Pet Portraits for Fun and Profit -Maryellen Vettori



Get ready to enter one of the most lucrative areas of the airbrushing world ~ painting powerful and profitable pet portraits. In this completely hands-on course, you will learn how to create lifelike, detailed pet portraits that capture your customers’ hearts. Instructor Maryellen Vettori will guide you through the skills and insight it takes to achieve what can be some of the most eye catching and alluring artwork in the industry. Each student will be guided through the fundamentals it takes to create these beautiful images as well as more advanced professional secrets that will set your artwork apart from the competition. Don’t miss this chance to learn all secrets from one of the industry’s best and most talented artists.


Over the four days, the students will be introduced to two projects utilizing these elements:


  • rendering fur (of course!)
  • eyes ~ the soul of the portrait
  • elements of shading
  • monochrome painting ~ a tonal study
  • color selection and placement strategies
  • choosing the right photograph to maximize effectiveness
  • cropping the image
  • multiple methods for transferring images
  • highlighting techniques
  • prepping the substrates of wood and canvas (but metal will also be touched upon)
  • ‘whisker’ing ~ the finishing touches that make the portrait pop
  • background selection
  • effective masking techniques
  • marketing strategies for your new-found skill

Instructor: Maryellen Vettori
Date: May 17th-20th 2018
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Park Inn by Radisson
3011 Maingate Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34747

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