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Zoo Sketching with Aaron Blaise – Drawing Lions, Tigers and Bonobos

December 19, 20175 Comments

Masterpiece Demo
Make sure to also check out Aaron’s Masterpiece Drawing Demo. In his demo you’ll get the opportunity to shadow him in his studio and watch him draw a large lion portrait from scratch. Starting with his process of selecting a photo and then moving onto sketching the layin and figuring out the anatomy.

Zoo Sketching with Aaron Blaise

Can you believe I got to sketch at the zoo with the animator of Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Brother Bear? Aaron Blaise is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to drawing animals. The time I spent with him was super educational and humbling. It was also just a really fun few days.

Make sure to check out his channel.
While he was in San Diego he interviewed me.
I also painted him as Santa last week



00:00 – Intro
01:35 – Aaron schools Stan on cats
05:00 – Cat head anatomy demo
08:00 – Gorillas
09:55 – Chimps
10:55 – Orangutan
12:30 – Police Sketch Challenge
15:32 – Drawing misc animals
16:15 – Giraffe runs away from Stan

Creature Art Teacher – Aaron’s Website

Here’s a peak into Stan’s sketchbooks to see some of the animals he drew:


Here’s a look at Aaron Blaise’s sketchbook:

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  1. please who can tell me the name of the camera that Proko use when he draw and where I can buy that?

  2. Another great video, high on content and insights (with a dash of humor.) And, for your artist geek viewers – the answer to what’s that thing on your drawing pad. You inspire…

  3. Anisha says:

    Hello Sir, I am from India. Do you have some tips about career as an artist.
    Actually I can do smooth work but I dont have a good hand in rapid sketching. Please suggest me something so that I can improve rapid sketching and complete it within a limited period of time.(It took a lot of time to complete one sketch).

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