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Have you always wanted to learn how to draw realistic animals?

Then come and sign up to Danielle's exclusive real-time tutorials over on Patreon! Throughout the videos, she will talk you through each stage of the process and show you the best way to achieve realism and lifelike textures using pastel pencils.

 

The membership is a small monthly fee (cancel anytime) and there are three levels to choose from. There are videos for both beginners and those who are more advanced.

Click the button below to visit Danielle's Patreon page where you can find more information and become a member!

Silver Tier

The Silver tier is the perfect introduction to pastels for those wanting to learn the basics and focus on gaining an initial understanding of the medium.

 

Each month I will release one new tutorial where you will learn a brand new technique, e.g. short black fur, curly white fur, feathers, coarse fur, different eyes, backgrounds etc. We will be focusing on one small section so that you will be able to practise the technique without feeling too overwhelmed by drawing a whole animal. (I will of course provide the full reference photo so that once you are feeling confident enough, you can put your newly learnt technique to practise and complete the drawing if you wish to.)

 

You will also have access to the private Facebook group where you can share your work and chat to other students in the community.

Gold Tier

The Gold tier is perfect for those that already have some experience with pastel and want to expand their skills. Each month we will be drawing one new animal that is more complex, using more advanced techniques. Gold tier will also have access to all Silver tier lessons.

You will have access to the private Facebook group where you can share your work and chat to other students in the community.

 

As a Gold tier patron, you will also have exclusive voting power and will be able to vote in the polls to decide on which subjects we draw in future lessons.

Platinum Tier

The Platinum tier is perfect for those that have some basic experience with pastel and want to expand their skills. As a Platinum tier patron, you will also have the opportunity to receive personal critique from myself once a month with suggestions on how to make improvements and tips for future projects.

 

Each month I will release one new lesson where we will draw an animal from start to finish, this will be split into multiple videos and will also include the silver tier lesson.

 

You will have access to the private Facebook group where you can share your work and chat to other students in the community.

 

You will also have exclusive voting power and will be able to vote in the polls to decide on which subjects we draw in future lessons.

Testimonials

"First of all I want to say thank you to Danielle for opening my eyes on the magic of pastel pencils! This tiger is my first full drawing with pastels and I can't even begin to tell how happy I'm to discover this path.


This drawing has a special meaning in my growth as an artist as well in my confidence. I picked up pencils for the first time in my life just a year ago, and it was my dream to be able to draw animals, especially big cats. That dream is coming true....I'm eager to learn more!

Thank you, Danielle, for sharing your knowledge and skills!"

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"I have been a member of Danielle's tutorial group for only a couple of months. In this time I have completed 3 beautiful pastel drawings. I am not a beginner but wanted to expand my knowledge of pastel painting. I have learnt so much in this short time, including new techniques that I will continue to use. I am so grateful to Danielle for bringing my artwork back to life! I would highly recommend joining, the tutorials are easy to follow and you will learn so much​."

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"Absolutely loving the tutorials so far, you're making it feel so manageable and I also like the motivational comments along the way as I definitely notice myself wanting to withdraw when things are not perfect!


I've just finished your tiger tutorial and thought it was absolutely brilliant!! Your tiger was absolutely stunning. You make it seem so simple and I genuinely can already see an improvement in my art."

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Tutorials

Below are the available with tutorials with new lessons being added monthly!
Click on the tutorial you are interested in to view the materials list for the project.

FAQ

What materials will I need?

You can find a full list of materials needed by clicking on the tutorial you are interested in.

 

How long do I have to sign up for?

Once you have signed up you are then you have a month’s access to your selected tier’s videos. You are welcome to cancel anytime. 
 

Am I allowed to share and sell my progress/finished drawings?

Yes! I ensure that all of the reference photos we use in the tutorials are royalty free which means you are welcome to do whatever you’d like with your drawing. (A credit is of course always appreciated but not essential)


 

I have never drawn/used pastel pencils before, will the videos be suitable for me?

If you are a beginner then I would recommend subscribing to my Silver tier to start with, these tutorials are aimed more towards beginners. You can then move onto Gold or Platinum once you feel a bit more confident!

 

If I have missed this month’s tutorial, will I still be able to do it at a later date?

Yes, you will always be able to access any past tutorial. They will never be removed from my Patreon so there is no rush to finish your drawing quickly, you can work at your own pace. 

 

Can I connect with other Patreon members?

Yes of course! Once you have signed up to my Patreon you will have exclusive access to the private Facebook group where members can share their work and get to know each other. It’s a really lovely and friendly community. :)

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