15-Minute Sketch: Goats

February 14, 2019

Please note: The video does not include audio. Five reference photos will be on the screen each for 3 minutes each. Think of it like your no-excuses reference photo slideshow. Ready, set, sketch!

 

 

Links to original images here:

Goat 1, Goat 2, Goat 3, Goat 4, Goat 5

 

 

 

Goat facts:

Wikipedia tells us there are 300 distinct goat breeds. Lady goats are called does or nannies, boy adults are called bucks or billies and both male and female juveniles go by kids.

 

Distinguishing Features:

When looking at goals you’ll start to notice some distinguishing features. First up, horns. Horns vary shape and size based on the breed. Horns and antlers are different as horns are permanent and antlers may shed. There is a bone inside the horn under a layer of the horn itself.

 

Another fairly distinct feature of goats is their eyes. Their pupils are both horizontal and slit-shaped. Goats often have pale irises, which creates dynamic contrast between their pupils and eyes. Other animals that have slit-shaped pupils may have darker irises so that shape isn’t as pronounced.

 

Videos to help you learn to draw and paint goats:

While we don’t have any painting or drawing videos on goats specifically, we have several that cover animals of other types. If you want to learn more, check out the titles below.

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN WATERMEDIA WITH PAT WEAVER

INSPIRATION FROM THE GARDEN IN WATERCOLOR WITH SUSAN BOURDET

PAINTING NATURE'S TEXTURES IN ACRYLIC WITH DAVID N. KITLER

DRAW WITH CONFIDENCE: FROM BASIC TO BRILLIANT WITH DAVID KITLER


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