Close up studies are a great way to get to know a painting subject. In this free online course you will get an introduction to the approach and techniques I use when I create my realistic paintings.

The full tutorial is approximately 2.5 hours, divided into 7 modules (all available in full screen).
Do them all in one session, or one at a time whenever it fits your schedule.
My recommendation is to first watch the full module, before implementing the steps shown in the video.

Follow along at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home in the step-by-step, fully narrated tutorial videos.

Put on your favorite tune and dive in!

Happy Painting!


PS. I´d love to see your finished painting, so be sure to post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #jessicabolanderart.

  • Reference PDF – includes the reference image in color and grayscale, and a line drawing to trace (opens in a new tab).
  • Supply List – includes the equipment used for this painting (opens in a new tab).

Video 1 – Transfer Drawing, 3:05.

Video 2 – Base Colors, 14:03. 

Video 3 – Fur part 1, 10:54.

Video 4 – Fur part 2, 25:42.

Video 5 – The Eye, 29:27.

Video 6 – Black Fur and Eye Details, 49:35

Video 7 – Final Details, 11:54.