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Drawing Animal Portraits – Inspired by Louis Wain

January 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Drawing Animal Portraits – Inspired by Louis Wain


Join us in learning to draw animal portraits inspired by English artist and illustrator Louis Wain who was best known for his drawings of anthropomorphized cats. Wain’s mental health had a significant impact on his work and soon after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, Wain’s pictures of cats morphed from large eyed caricatures, usually picturised in social situations, into colourful, geometric arrangements.

Perfect for all levels, this session will explore two phases of Wain’s artistic life. The first will focus on his signature feline portraits and your teacher will help you to emphasise a cat’s features such as its eyes and fur to create a similar anthropomorphized effect. The second will take inspiration from Wain’s dazzling, fractal cats. You’ll dive into the mindful process of patterning and shape making to create a psychedelic feline portrait.


Tuesday 25th January | 13:00 – 14:00 UK time


You will need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Biro
  • Eraser




January 25, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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