Ron Burns is an Ohio native whose professional life started in Los Angeles where he founded the graphic design company, Ron Burns Design. Burns is advocate for animal shelters and donates to many animal causes. Ron is known for his colorful dog portraits. Ron begins each portrait with the eyes. "Their eyes hold nothing back, whether it's love or fear, heartbreak or admiration. Every portrait begins with the eyes, they have to because from there all the life and personality radiates outward," he says. In our lesson we are inspired by Ron’s painting “Frenchy”. We focus color and space.
Materials: sketching pencils, and oil pastels
Step #1: Draw guidelines across the middle and down the center of the page. Draw a large oval for the dogs head near the center of the page.