Animal Anatomy Seminar

In-person seminars suspended until further notice. See my 2022 webinars for other courses.

If you’ve ever wondered how masters can draw a horse leaping or a bear dancing without copying photographs, this crash-course is for you! It will show you how to confidently draw animals from imagination as well as to interpret what you see when drawing from real animals — those mysterious bumps on a lion’s limbs will make sense when you know the underlying structure. This course is similar to the Human Anatomy for Artists Seminar but focused on animals. We will compare various types of four-legged animals with humans, always with an emphasis on how to master “form in space” so they look realistic, alive, and authoritative.

This course meets for multiple 4-hour in-person sessions. If you want to study with me online, go to the PRODUCTS menu.


SESSION 1  Comparative Torso Anatomy; Form Studies of Horses
SESSION 2 Comparative Hind Leg Anatomy; Form Studies of Big Cats
SESSION 3 Comparative Foreleg Anatomy; Form Studies of Deer & Cattle
SESSION 4 Neck & Head Anatomy; Form Studies of Miscellaneous Animals

This seminar focuses on Anatomy, Form and Gesture — the three essentials for mastery.

For those of you who took my Animal Drawing courses at CSF or Laguna College, this concentrated crash-course boils down the best of those semesters. These sessions are packed with instruction so be prepared to learn.


Bring a sketchpad and a mechanical pencil or pen or some other non-messy point media. No charcoal or dusty media or anything that leaves shavings.


This is not a university curriculum course and you will not receive college credit for it.