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Lesson 2: Sketching Imaginary Pets


We will look at reference photos of different animals and make sketches of imaginary pets. Students will be able to interpret the lines and shapes needed to draw their imaginary pets.

Grade Level



Drawing, Clay, Sculpture

  • Unit & Lessons
  • Teaching Tools


  • Ebony drawing pencils
  • Drawing paper – 12 x 18″, folded in half
  • Resource: photos of animals


Step 1

Show reference photos and have students notice the lines, shapes, and textures.

Step 2

Demonstrate drawing one part at a time while looking at the image.

Step 3

Have students fold their paper in half and choose an image to work with. Encourage students to work slowly and continue to look back at their reference. Make a second drawing, if time allows.


Imaginary pet, unique features, texture, details


Photos of animals