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5 star rating

I'm in awe!!!

Mariana Jones

Let me start by saying that I am NOT an artist, never have been, never will be. I can copy things (like henna designs, etc.) but to actually put pencil to pa...

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Let me start by saying that I am NOT an artist, never have been, never will be. I can copy things (like henna designs, etc.) but to actually put pencil to paper and have it look like a live being....? I never thought it was possible! I definitely struggled and most of my pictures don't even look like dogs but I had SO much fun doing all the timed activities and I learned some really good basics that with enough practice, I might actually be able to draw a true likeness of my dogs!!!! Lili was engaging and fun and I'm so grateful to Grisha Stewart School for providing this session!

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You will find your inner artist!

Clare Williams

This is a brilliant webinar both for those who can draw and those who think they can't. Lili guides you through all the key elements of how to draw a dog and...

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This is a brilliant webinar both for those who can draw and those who think they can't. Lili guides you through all the key elements of how to draw a dog and gives you lots of practice along the way. I discovered that I could actually draw - it's basic but I could do it. There's nothing like challenging yourself to try something different!

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Awesome!

Debby Lucken

thank you so much, Lili! You're a super talented artist AND teacher! thank you!! I would love to see how you would have done the 15 photos tasks and I wou...

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thank you so much, Lili! You're a super talented artist AND teacher! thank you!! I would love to see how you would have done the 15 photos tasks and I would love to do a course with you, or follow some tutorials, if you do them. Thank you again!! <3

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A lot of work and a lot of fun

Susana Zanders

Excellent class.

Excellent class.

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Draw Your Dog THUMBS UP!

priscilla walker

I consider myself fairly well skilled at drawing but going back to the basics always reminds me how much I have forgotten or still have to learn. Very enjoya...

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I consider myself fairly well skilled at drawing but going back to the basics always reminds me how much I have forgotten or still have to learn. Very enjoyable session. I was skeptical how it would flow with so many students attending via Zoom... but it was fine! I hope there will be more offerings with Lili Chin in the future.

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Drawing with Lili Chin

Caitlin Coberly

Super nice--basics covered really well, which is just what I needed. Lots of practice time!

Super nice--basics covered really well, which is just what I needed. Lots of practice time!

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Fantastic

Maren Holzinger

Thank you Lili for taking the time to share your process!

Thank you Lili for taking the time to share your process!

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Wonderfully detailed and hands on course!

Alex Jacobson

So much good information in this course, I can't wait to watch the recording and do it all over again! I have loved Lili's work for a long time, so it was g...

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So much good information in this course, I can't wait to watch the recording and do it all over again! I have loved Lili's work for a long time, so it was great to see behind the scenes on her process. I can already see my own progress in the short time that we had in the course, so I am excited to keep drawing and improving, the course set a great foundation to continue working from.

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Awesome!

Debby Lucken

thank you so much, Lili! You're a super talented artist AND teacher! thank you!! I would love to see how you would have done the 15 photos tasks and I wou...

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thank you so much, Lili! You're a super talented artist AND teacher! thank you!! I would love to see how you would have done the 15 photos tasks and I would love to do a course with you, or follow some tutorials, if you do them. Thank you again!! <3

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5 star rating

Informative, warm, fun!

Allison Frank

I found the webinar absolutely delightful! It took me back to Drawing 101 in college, and reminded me of my early animation days... Pros: engaging, inter...

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I found the webinar absolutely delightful! It took me back to Drawing 101 in college, and reminded me of my early animation days... Pros: engaging, interesting, insightful. It's not every day you get to see inside of an artist's head. I could tell people were fascinated to learn what artists know as skill, but outsiders see as magic. The back chaining you did by starting with contours was a really good idea! The fact that you ran out of time means people are itching for more. I myself would be interested in continuing lessons. The practice is invaluable! Cons: You may have spent too much time on the initial contour drawing. I understand the principle, but most people aren't yet invested enough to be that diligent. Then, once we got to Gestures, I felt the pacing was a little quick for the average beginner because I myself was struggling to keep up! I think some longer gestures before the 20 second ones would have been an easier transition. But again, it was hard to fit everything in, I think you did a great job considering!!! You ran out of time :( So you didn't get to show everyone how you can use the skills from contour to pick out details and find patches of color and shading. But again, it just made me want more. So.. is it really a con? I think perhaps in the future you should find a way to draw live on the call, so people can watch the process in real-time. Besides, that's what's so magical about animators. we can draw a strong pose in like 10 seconds. Show 'em what you've got!!

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Fabulous!

Helen Clarkson

I really enjoyed this webinar. It was informative and fun and I learnt lots of things that I plan to use with the children that I teach. It was surprising ho...

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I really enjoyed this webinar. It was informative and fun and I learnt lots of things that I plan to use with the children that I teach. It was surprising how much information you can get down in 20 seconds when we were doing the quick sketches. I'm looking forward to drawing lots more dogs. Thanks again.

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Awesome!

Kelly Daniel

This webinar was so much fun! Well-structured exercises that were hands-on, and allowed me in one session to improve my drawing, and understanding of some dr...

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This webinar was so much fun! Well-structured exercises that were hands-on, and allowed me in one session to improve my drawing, and understanding of some drawing techniques.

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“Life Drawing” With Your Pup as the Model!

Lili Chin is one of the most famous illustrators of dog behavior and training. Ask any dog trainer around the world, and they'll likely recognize her prolific work from all over, including my BAT book. Her accessible little Doggie Language book is already a staple in dog trainer's toolbars.

In this unique online seminar, Lili will introduce you to a few art exercises which will help you see your dog in a new light. You don't need to have drawn anything before. There is no right or wrong way to do this and you will not be judged or critiqued. This is a safe space to let your artistic self go!

What you need:
* Two photos of your dog
* A real live dog, if possible
* Something to draw with (pencil, tablet stylus, pen )
* Something to draw on (paper on a pad, or digital tablet)

The live session is on Tuesday, November 2 at 10 am to noon (also Election Day in the US). The session will also be recorded for registered students to view afterwards.

  • Suitable for everyone. No previous art experience required. Seriously! Tell your internal critic that you can do this.

  • Learn to see lines, shapes, spaces, pose, & action.

  • Have fun looking at your dog in new ways and capturing what you see on paper.

  • To get started; Lili will first demonstrate how to draw from objects and images which are not your dog; just to get those creative juices flowing!

  • Handouts, and video recording for you to reference .

  • Please note that this is not a course for producing photorealistic portraits of your dog.

  • Signing up for a lot of online courses? Save some money! Diamond Members get ALL webinars and courses in the school for only $29.99 a month.

Make Your Own Dog Drawings

Great for explaining to clients or maybe even sharing on your wall!

  • Video & More

    Includes a video recording of the live presentation with Q&A, session transcript, and a PDF summary handout to further assist your learning.

    2 CCPDT Dog Trainer CEUs.

  • Great Examples

    You'll love the way Lili breaks everything down, with clear step by step instructions to draw your dog. I also think she's just one of the sweetest people!

  • Learn in Community

    Webinar attendees are eligible to continue the conversation in the Grisha Stewart Learner Support Facebook Group.

    Diamond members can watch the live stream and chat in the exclusive Diamond Member Facebook Group.

About the Instructor

Illustrator, Author

Lili Chin

Before illustrating her own wildly popular Doggie Language dog behavior book, artist Lili Chin was already well-known for co-creating the Warner Bros hit animated series "Mucha Lucha" and her fantastic dog art. She’s the illustrator for my BAT book and Ahimsa Dog Training Manual.

Lili's dog illustrations have been used by dog trainers in books, educational programs, and even a World Health Organization dog bite prevention campaign. A partial list of prominent behaviorists, authors, and organizations that have used her dog art include Dr. Sophia Yin, Fear Free Pets, RSPCA, and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and her viral Doggie Language poster has been translated into many different languages and is used by dog rescues and shelters around the world.

Lili's story and work have been featured on websites ranging from Dogster and The Dodo, to the American Geographical Society and Scientific American. She also manages DoggieDrawings.net, an online shop of her stylized prints and gift products. Lili's inspiration is Boogie, her rescued blue-eyed Boston Terrier (12.11.04 - 10.20.20). She currently lives in Los Angeles with a growing collection of boardgames. 

Pencils at the Ready?

It's your choice: buy this webinar individually, as part of a class, or don't buy it at all: or get it (and a lot more) for FREE as a Diamond Member.

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    $29.00Draw Your Dog with Lili Chin

    One-time payment to add the streaming video recording of this webinar and supplementary materials to your online library. Your access will not expire.
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    $29.99 / monthDiamond Membership All Access Pass

    Great value! Access to ALL live and on-demand streaming content on the site, including this webinar. Over 70 courses with several hundred hours of video, growing every month! Also special events, student coupons, and other perks just for Diamond members.
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More student reviews

5 star rating

Loved it!

Cathy Lau

I didn't know I could draw before attending this webinar. The explanations, demo videos and exercises during the webinar were really good. Thanks Lili!

I didn't know I could draw before attending this webinar. The explanations, demo videos and exercises during the webinar were really good. Thanks Lili!

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This one is special!

Birgit Steinich

This webinar is so nicely presented by Lili Chin! For the ones of us who enjoy observing dogs: it fine tunes the brain for seeing the essential elements of d...

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This webinar is so nicely presented by Lili Chin! For the ones of us who enjoy observing dogs: it fine tunes the brain for seeing the essential elements of dog movement, relevant details of expression, and definitely adds an additional (artistic) dimension to the skill of perceiving what really matters!

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dog art

Connie Baird

really enjoyed this class - clear instructions and demos

really enjoyed this class - clear instructions and demos

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4 star rating

All the basics

Karen McMillan

Lili’s work is amazing and inspiring and she showed us how to break it down so we can, with practice, draw dogs ourselves. The extra reference drawings at th...

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Lili’s work is amazing and inspiring and she showed us how to break it down so we can, with practice, draw dogs ourselves. The extra reference drawings at the end are super helpful and I appreciate the exceptional customer service!

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More please!

kiem sie

What a nice option to offer dog professionals! The approach she took worked very well in an online environment. While the exercises had me a bit squirmy and ...

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What a nice option to offer dog professionals! The approach she took worked very well in an online environment. While the exercises had me a bit squirmy and out of my comfort zone, I learned some great tips and approaches on trying to draw dogs! I'm appreciative of the ability to go back and review the video and will keep practicing! I loved the different types of body language images that were used and definitely will work to hone my skills in noticing subtle body positions and direction of movement etc. LOVE LOVE LOVE. When is part 2?!

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draw your dog with lili

lianne van der linde

I liked the webinar very much, and I have learned a lot. I think that I will watch the webinar again, because it contains a lot of information. I'd love a co...

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I liked the webinar very much, and I have learned a lot. I think that I will watch the webinar again, because it contains a lot of information. I'd love a continuation.

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Awesome class!

Stevie Mathre

I've never drawn before, and the exercises were fun and challenging. I feel encouraged to continue to learn to draw.

I've never drawn before, and the exercises were fun and challenging. I feel encouraged to continue to learn to draw.

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