Dru Blair: Airbrush – Wildlife – Wolf Workshop


26. – 29. April 2018 – Painting the WOLF – Early Bird price extended till 25.03.2018

Skill level required: Knowledge about the basics of airbrushing is recommended

In this workshop, Dru will share the techniques he uses to create a photorealistic wolf painting. Besides learning how to render fur, eyes, and teeth, the students will also learn how to merge the fur into the background scene to avoid a “cut-out” appearance. Students will also learn to quickly match colors with extreme accuracy and precision through Dru Blair’s Color Buffer Theory.

 Day 1 – 3
10:00 class begins
12:30 lunch
14:00 resume class
18:30 open studio
 Day 4
10:00 class begins
12:30 lunch
14:00 resume class
17:00 end of workshop

What you will learn

  • How to create fur texture
  • How to discern problems in your paintings that might otherwise have gone unnoticed
  • How to develop observation techniques to expand your visual discrimination
  • Rendering details such as fur texture, eyes and background with accuracy
  • Split paper/frisket techniques
  • Different types of shields and when to use them
  • Why value matters
  • When to use the bounce method
  • eraser techniques that will make a difference in your art
  • discerning and managing edges and transitions
  • masking techniques that work
  • When and where detail matters most
  • How to survive catastrophic errors
  • Opaque or Transparent? How to chose
  • A simple household product that can enhance your painting
  • Understanding simultaneous contrast and the role it plays in your paintings

On-site accommodations are available:

  • Picturesque rural setting in the Flumserbergen
  • Rooms with 2 – 4 beds and a washbasin with cold and warm water
  • Big kitchen with the possible to prepare own meals
  • Possibility to continue working on the portrait in the evening

Early Bird Price*: CHF 590.00 / € 495.00

Regular Price: CHF 633.00 / € 529.00

Accommodation costs without meals per night: CHF 45.00 / € 38.00


In principle, all materials are provided. If you already have an airbrush and a compressor, please bring it with you.

* Early Bird Price valid until 25. March 2018

To book your place, please send a eMail to: Trinity Beauty & Boutique