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Drawing lessons by Leontine van Vliet

Colored pencil | Pastel pencil | Graphite

​’Practice beats talent’ , A quote I always kept in mind in my journey to becoming a professional artist and a quote I swear by when teaching! You can learn how to draw your favorite subjects!

I am Leontine van Vliet, a professional pencil artist based in the Netherlands. In the past years I’ve established myself as a popular pet portrait artist and art teacher. I love teaching my colored pencil, pastel and graphite techniques to help you improve your own drawing skills.

If you’d like to learn how to draw your favorite animals in a photo realistic style, you’re in the right place!

Learn with me!
Frog in pastel pencils
Youtube channel

On my Youtube channel you can find lots of free drawing lessons and tips.

Rose in colored pencil
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New tutorials
Bernedoodle puppy in colored pencil

Learn how to draw this poodle/bernese mountain cross puppy with me! This tutorial takes 7 hours and is focused on curly fur, both in black and in white. Great practice!

Snail in pastel pencil

Learn how to draw this little snail! It’s only 2 hours, so really nice for students of all levels. You’ll learn how to build the colors and create the 3D effect in the drawing!

Graphite Course

This course will teach you all about sketching cat’s and dogs! You’ll learn about anatomy and how to get that on your paper accurately. A great course for beginner artists!

Upcoming tutorials

Grebe in pastel pencils

I spent some time looking for new subjects to draw this month! For the pastel tutorial I chose this beautiful grebe! Amazing birds, we see them a lot here in the Netherlands. The lighting in this reference is beautiful so I think this will make a great pastel drawing! We’re focusing on dramatic lighting and creating realistic water.

Beetle in colored pencil

Then for the colored pencil tutorial I decided to go for something beginner friendly. The colors on this beetle are still amazing though! Creating the highlights will make a great challenge for this one.

Both these tutorials will be released in the drawing club membership in september. References are royalty free.

Students in the picture!

Find some awesome student results below. Some of them have just started drawing!

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