Welcome to The Critterfied Main Classroom Page!
Hello fellow critter lovers!
The classroom officially opens on October 16th at 8am EST. I will be sending out an email announcement at that time. Don’t forget to join the Jennifer Steck Arts FB Community where you can share your work and ask questions. Everyone is wonderful and very supportive. I will be in the group several times a day.
Lesson 1: Background Magic
- Creating abstract backgrounds
- Finding critters and characters in the paint
- Bringing them to life
Lesson 2: Stretching the truth
- Sketch play
- Exaggeration and distortion
- Critterfying your critters
Lesson 3: Bits and pieces
- Focusing on the details
- Body pieces and parts
- Constructing unique and fabulous critters
Lesson 4: Telling the story
- Building the set
- Adding the characters
- The final act
As always, I encourage you to use what you have and especially the colors you love. Watercolors, craft paints, collage, watercolor pencils…there are so many options. Below is the list of supplies I used in these lessons.
Golden Fluid and High Flow Acrylics-
Titanium White, Carbon Black, Titan Buff, Sepia, Shading Gray, Yellow Oxide, Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Van Dyke Brown Hue, Green Gold, Diarylide Yellow, Teal, Sap Green Hue, Ultramarine Violet, Naples Yellow Hue, Phthalo Blue (Red Hue)
Daler Rowney FW Inks-
Flame Orange, Scarlett
Stabilo Marks All Pencil-
Nib pen with 512 tip
Waterproof table cover
Tools to make marks
Brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes
140# watercolor or mixed media paper