Fanciful Pet Portraits


AGE GROUP:  Elementary, Middle School
TOPICS:  Markers, Paint, Pencil, Pet, Portrait


  • Paper
  • Pencils, paint, or markers
  • Pictures of the pet portrait gallery by Becca Fischer


  1. Have students choose an animal to look at while drawing. Becca Fischer looks at a photo to create her work.
  2. First sketch in pencil.
  3. Next, you may want to trace designs in a Sharpie marker.
  4. Fit colors and interesting shapes into your animal.
  5. Paint colorful outlines around your animal and create background
  6. Print name legibly on the front of the paper (at least an inch from the edge so the name will not be cut off).