Blue Eyed Aussie Tutorial


You don’t have to be intimidated by fur of many colors any more. Peggy Osborne shows you just how easy it can be with this lovely Australian Shepherd tutorial.

18 pages


The Blue Eyed Aussie Tutorial is a digital product only.

You love drawing dogs, but getting the fur right is a challenge. Fur of one color is difficult enough, isn’t it? Where do you begin to draw fur that’s a mix of colors? It looks impossible.

Pet portrait artist Peggy Osborne shows you how she draws fur that’s a mix of colors with this lovely Australian Shepherd tutorial. She also shows you how to use pencil strokes and pressure as well as color to create realistic variations in the fur. You can’t go wrong with her stunning, step-by-step teaching, and you’ll gain confidence in your ability to draw any type and color of dog fur.

Blue Eyed Aussie Tutorial

This is Roxy, a blue merle mini Australian shepherd.

“I truly enjoyed every minute of working on this beautiful dog. Doing fur, for me, is very relaxing and therapeutic. I just immerse myself into the piece and let the world go away.” – Peggy Osborne

Learn one step at a time how to draw merle colored fur, blue eyes, and a nose that looks real with Prismacolor pencils and Stonehenge paper.

The techniques in this tutorial include layering and blending, as well as using different types of pencil strokes to draw long or short fur. In addition, you’ll learn how to use Brush & Pencil’s Titanium White with Touch Up texture to create details like flyaway hairs and whiskers.

The tutorial includes a full supply list, full-color illustrations, and a line drawing so you can get started on your next project today.

Learn How to:

Layer and blend colors without using solvents

Create complicated-looking fur colors, and blue eyes, and a nose that looks real

Use Brush & Pencil’s Titanium White Mixture (including Peggy’s mixing process)

Peggy’s unique method for checking color and value accuracy

And much more

Skill Level

Intermediate and higher.

Are you a beginner? You can successfully complete this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of layering.

Don’t have the same pencils or paper Peggy used? That’s okay! The tutorial includes color swatches so you can match colors. You can successfully complete this tutorial with any brand of pencils and on most traditional drawing papers.

The Blue Eyed Aussie tutorial is available as a digital download only.