The Happy Sheltie Tutorial


Draw this bright and cheerful Sheltie on toned paper step-by-step with Peggy Osborne.

20 pages


The Happy Sheltie tutorial is a digital product only.

Happy Sheltie Tutorial

The subject for this tutorial is a Shetland Sheepdog, more commonly called a “Sheltie.”

Shelties are proud and animated, swift and light-footed. They’re also agile, graceful jumpers and can be seen often at agility trials.

Peggy loved the expression on this lovely dog’s face. Maybe this cheerful smile and those alert eyes will speak to you as they spoke to Peggy.

Peggy shows you how to use Prismacolor pencils, layering and blending with solvent to draw richly saturated, vivid colors on toned paper. She also shows how to adjust the colors in a reference photo to more accurately match the true colors of your subject. A valuable tool for any portrait artist or anyone who hopes to become a portrait artist.

Peggy used Strathmore Toned Mixed Paper and Prismacolor pencils, but you can use any tan-colored paper and artist-grade pencils and still complete this project successfully.

The tutorial includes a full supply list (including a color chart.) It also includes a line drawing, as well as a full-size reference photo. Download the tutorial, print the line drawing (and even the reference photo,) and get a fast start today.

Learn How to Draw:

Dog eyes

A wet looking nose and tongue

Long hair in several colors

Vivid, colorful black colors

Fully saturated and realistic color layers

Intricate details

Also learn how to layer color for maximum impact, how and when to use Brush & Pencil’s Titanium White with Touch-Up Texture, 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 and understand the different pencil strokes. It’s also a great to challenge yourself and push your art to the next level.

The Happy Sheltie tutorial is available as a digital download only.