Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Tutorial


Learn how to draw a realistic dog and the illusion of distance as you draw this endearing Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with pet portrait artist Peggy Osborne.

25 pages


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Tutorial is a digital product only.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Tutorial

The subject for this tutorial is an adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Brie. The photo was provided by Brie’s loving owner and rescuer, Verity Camp.

“Verity saved Brie from the hell she was living in, and shared almost seven more years with her, giving her the love and affection she had missed all those years. That makes this tutorial very special to me,” says artist Peggy Osborne. “I wanted to honor the life of this precious pup. Seeing her lying in the grass looking at me with those beautiful, big soft eyes touched my soul. I hope it touches yours, too.”

Peggy draws Brie on tan Strathmore Toned Paper, and she uses Prismacolor pencils. She walks you step-by-step through the process of drawing multi-colored fur, ears with lovely long fur, bright, shining eyes, and a nose that looks wet. You’ll also learn how to use odorless mineral spirits, a colorless blender, and Brush & Pencil’s Titanium White mixture to draw a realistic dog portrait.

The tutorial includes a full supply list and a line drawing, as well as a full-size reference photo. Download the tutorial, print the line drawing, and get a fast start today.

Learn How to:

Draw a realistic dog with colored pencils

Draw grass that looks real

Create the illusion of distance on both the dog and the background

Blend by layering, using solvent, and a colorless blender

Add highlights and details with Brush & Pencil’s Titanium White and Touchup Texture

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.

You can also complete the tutorial on other drawing papers if you don’t have Strathmore Toned Paper. Your results may vary depending on the paper you use.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel tutorial is available as a digital download only.