I’m excited to share this fun project with you for D.I.Y. Monday! This project is a how-to for a pretty portrait of your little best friend. If you’re not an experienced painter, don’t worry. I’ll walk you through the steps and help you create something really adorable!
Step 1: practice drawing you’re pet. Don’t intimidate yourself by trying to create a photo-realistic drawing. Focus on your pets most distinctive features and create a cute cartoon version! Since I have a pug, i chose the wrinkles to emphasize. It’s a very simple character drawing, with an added bow.
If you try sketching your pet and aren’t feeling great about the results, try tracing a photo. I have tracing tips posted here.
Step 4: Paint the base colors of your design. Don’t worry about details at this stage, you’ll be adding them last! You may want to use several coats of paint on certain parts of your painting.