Observe and draw wolves with wildlife artist Jennie Webber
Feared, hunted and now extinct in many countries, few animals evoke such strong emotions as the wolf, or have suffered so much as a result of human misunderstanding.
The 'wolves' we will be drawing are in fact British Lupine dogs – friendly and loyal domestic pets as well as being wolf look-a-likes – as they have pure wolf in their bloodline. They still retain their pack mentality, eat only raw meat, and howl at the full moon!
The class will be introduced to the animals with a short talk from canine behavioural scientist Natalie Lagstrom, and we’ll look in detail at their anatomy and how they’ve evolved to adapt to a variety of habitats across the globe.
In this session open to all abilities, artist Jennie Webber will guide you in the process of drawing animals from life, with a focus on mark making to capture a true sense of the wolves' character on paper.
Jennie Webber is an illustrator whose inspiration is drawn from animals and nature. She creates paintings, etchings and children’s books that aim to encourage an understanding and appreciation for the natural world. Her first book ‘It Starts with a Seed’ won the Margaret Mallet award for Children’s Non-fiction in 2017 and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award. Her latest book ‘The Coral Kingdom’ highlights conservation issues affecting the Great Barrier Reef. In 2014, Webber founded Wild Life Drawing, a class that aims to reconnect Londoners with animals through creativity.
Image above © Spencer Wilton for Wild Life Drawing