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The Comic Life Of Pets

Pop Art Pet Painting

Virtual Workshop - Online via Zoom!

Price: $25 +
Duration: 2 hours

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About Jessica

Pop Art Puppy Dogs Artist

Pop artist and devoted dog mother, Jessica Marie, has a specialty of painting colorful pet portraits that are full of spirit and character — just like your pup! She shares a studio (and couch) in Melbourne, Australia, with her super quirky and total sweetheart whippet, Budd.

Jessica creates oh-so-adorable dog portraits on her iPad, as vibrant digital illustrations. Plus she also works in acrylics on canvas to hand-paint masterpieces in her signature pop art meets manga style.

Inspired by the unique personalities of each pet, she brings joy to fellow pet parents by painting beautiful portraits of their fur-babies. And in case you are wondering... yes, she also paints cats!

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Capture your pet's personality by painting a portrait of your pet in a Pop Art style!


  • Learning basic functions of Autodesk Sketchbook App

  • Utilizing basic shape to create Dog & Cat’s front, side face, and body.

  • Practicing on different animals with the images provided.


  • You will be drawing your own pets in this session. Each person uses the method learn in Part I

  • Demonstration of outline and colouring techniques for different fur types

  • Learn different brush types in the app

About The Workshop:

Our pets bring so much color to our lives, they love us unconditionally, make us smile, and are our best companions through all of life's ups and downs. Whether your pet is cheeky, energetic, lazy, loyal or anything in between — they are all true characters! If you think your pet should star in their own story, here’s your chance. Learn how to paint your pet in a pop art style that highlights their unique personality. Beginners welcome and happiness is guaranteed!


Starting in 2021, we will be inviting different independent artists from all over the world as guest instructors to teach their version of The Comic Life Of Pets. Isn't this exciting? What's better than learning from the bests? Let's get together online via Zoom and explore ways to turn our flurry loved ones into art.


What We Will Do:

Let’s unleash our creativity and celebrate the love we have for our furry friends by turning them into a work of pop art! In this workshop, our featured artists will take you step by step on how to create a portrait of your pet in pop art, comic book style. Feel free to join us with any painting or drawing medium of your choice.

Based on your photos, you will finish the session with a colorful pop art portrait of your pet that captures their unique features and personality! Join us on a monthly basis to build your gallery of pet art and start your pets’ comic book story.

Don’t have a pet? You can pick an adoptable animal from the ASPCA shelter to paint, remember to share your artwork to help their visibility and increase their chance of finding a forever home.

What Do You Need?


For digital painting:

  • Graphics Tablet (for example iPad, Android tablet or computer graphics pad)

  • Stylus (a digital pen that draws on your graphics tablet)

  • Digital painting app — use your own or download Sketchbook Free

  • A digital photo of your pet

  • Or paint an animal from ASPCA, Choose Here →


Or, you can use any traditional medium you prefer:

  • Any paint, pencils, markers etc. in the colours of your pet

  • HB or 2B graphite pencil (for sketching)

  • Black fine liner or art pen for your chosen medium (for drawing outlines)

  • An eraser

  • Tracing paper

  • Paper to match your medium of preference

  • A printed A4 photo of your pet

  • Or paint an animal from ASPCA, Choose Here →

Need A Kit?

Check out our Acrylic Painter Kit →

For Private Events:

Why we are supporting



ASPCA was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. More about them →

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