Pet Art

This is a group that celebrates art inspired by pets! Drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage...anything goes. Share your pet art and your pet art stories here with fellow animal lovers.

Our group image that you see on the left is currently "Chester" by our member, Fran Downs!

Members: 160
Latest Activity: Jan 8


Hello and Welcome to the Pet Art Group!

If you would like to share your pet art or animal art, you can either post in the Show & Tell section at the bottom of this page, or you can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button near the middle of this page.. You will likely get more views and replies if you start your own discussion.

If you would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, feel free to start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button near the middle of this page.

If you'd like to share your step-by-step process to create a finished piece, that would be great too!

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Just a few simple guidelines:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to pet art and animal art.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum


Started by Richard Giordano. Last reply by Richard Giordano Aug 28, 2019. 2 Replies

I did this for one of my co-workers and she was amazed as how this came out (even me, as this was my first pet portrait. I think it is more as realism than anything.Enjoy!!…READ MORE


Started by Christopher Bentley. Last reply by Christopher Bentley Jun 15, 2019. 3 Replies

I have just started on pastel doing my cocker spaniels, i would appreciate any tips or comments , i am afraid to use a fixative as i have read that many of them darken the picture or at least white when used over a dark colour. any advice ?…READ MORE

china ..No animal laws.

Started by beverley Nov 18, 2018. 0 Replies

With the internet now we see what goes on around the world . the whole world is guilty of human and animal abuse. china is one of the top offenders. The dog meat trade is one that is very disturbing as they believe the more the animal suffers the…READ MORE

Remembrance Portraits

Started by Danette Malerich. Last reply by beverley Nov 18, 2018. 6 Replies


Animal Holidays in the Month of May

Started by Sandi Vince. Last reply by Sandi Vince May 5, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi friends of Art Colony, I pray you are all well.  I am hoping you will all join me in celebrating our wonderful , sometimes funny, cute, wild, dangerous and every other kind of animal that we celebrate this May.Please show your support in any way…READ MORE

World Day for animals in Laboratories today the 24th April to the 29th April

Started by Sandi Vince. Last reply by Sandi Vince Apr 28, 2018. 6 Replies

This is a movement that fights against the use of animals in laboratories.  So let us support it with our Art and make a statement, that says NO to the cruelty of animals in Laboratories.  Monkeys and Dogs  are the poor creatures that suffer..So…READ MORE

Draw A Bird

Started by Jean Cormier. Last reply by Barbara Cullen Apr 20, 2018. 3 Replies

One of the few birds I've ever drawn, the Cara Cara, an opportunistic sort that soars with the eagles and also dines with the vultures.   We are blessed to run across them here in south central Florida!READ MORE

Draw A Bird for the whole of Spring

Started by Sandi Vince. Last reply by Sandi Vince Apr 17, 2018. 24 Replies

 Dearest Friends and artists, I have a challenge for everyone and hope you will join me in this challenge.  There is a special story behind this challenge which I am sure you will all enjoy and perhaps it can be encouragement as well.Lets have some…READ MORE

17th April is National Bat Appreciation Day

Started by Sandi Vince Apr 17, 2018. 0 Replies

hi dear friends, It is as the heading states, NATIONAL BAT APPRECIATION DAY today. Let's try to support this fantastic day and draw , doodle paint or collage all kinds of bats except the cricket bat..lolHope to see your  fun BatsA little inspiration…READ MORE

The First Red bird I ever did

Started by Joan Elizabeth White. Last reply by Sandi Vince Apr 16, 2018. 1 Reply


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Comment by Justyn S Simon on November 8, 2019 at 4:48am

Hi, I'm Justyn and I like dogs so I made this for Halloween

Comment by Sandi Vince on April 15, 2018 at 10:08am

hi Nick, Birds are wonderful and there is such a variety of different birds.  look forward to seeing some of your bird works.  Seems a long time ago that this group was active.  Lets all start waking it up with cat screams, bird squarking, dogs barking extra as animals are great fun and we so can learn from each other how to get the fur or feathers and scales right.

Here is one of my bird drawings.  I am no expert when it comes to birds, just like to have fun.  Not too into making a painting to realistic either, as I feel if I wanted real I could take a photo or see the animal in its real surroundings, but that may be an excuse because I am still new to this genre.

This is the Cape Ring dove (Streptopelia capicola), also known as the Cape turtle dove or half-collareddove, is a widespread and often abundant dove species in East and southern Africa.

Comment by Nick Nicholson on April 13, 2018 at 5:18pm

Hi I’m into drawing birds anyone else into the same thing

Comment by Barbara Cullen on April 4, 2018 at 4:26am

The Main Man, is not my pet, but is a stray cat that comes and feeds at my place each morning.

Comment by Alaa Shokry on October 25, 2017 at 8:18am

Comment by Laura Luisa Cowell on October 2, 2017 at 2:50pm

Just curious, why no white?Picasso-Portrait-2.jpg

Comment by Dallas Nyberg on October 2, 2017 at 1:10pm

Hi Nick Nicholson...
I paint a lot of furred creatures....
This is the rule of thumb method I use for colored fur

This is one of my paintings showing this furred technique......
I hope this helps... Cheers

Comment by Nick Nicholson on October 2, 2017 at 10:04am
I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips and the best way to draw fur please.
Comment by Judith Diskin on November 24, 2016 at 4:09pm

Just a sketch of a cute pup.  pen on paper.

Comment by Stefan Tornquist on November 20, 2016 at 8:10am


Engraved on glass using small grinder with diamond burr. Black card backing to show scratches


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