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A Full Creative African Animal Design – Creating a Giraffe Design Part 1

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Video DescriptionAbout Angela Kumpe





Angela Kumpe is a leading creative pet stylist. With over 25 years’ experience grooming, she is one of the leading influencers and educators in the world of creative pet styling.

You have seen her brilliant creations ringside. In her booth at tradeshows around the country. At seminars and workshops around the country. In photos. In books. Magazine covers. Even on national TV. Angela has been at the heart of the advancement of this creative outlet for groomers for an exceptionally long time.

This is going to be a FULL-BLOWN creative design. From start – to finish. It is going to be a lot of work, but it is a lot of fun! In total, this is a 2-HOUR creative styling lesson!!

We have broken it into two separate lessons on the website so you can follow along easily. Each Full Feature lesson has broken into three sections for a total of six parts. You will want to begin watching A Full Creative African Animal Design – Getting Started and Creating a Giraffe Design. Then follow up with the second lesson, A Full Creative African Animal Design – Creating an African Crane and Finishing Details.

Angela is going to walk you through the carving and dying process of an elaborate creative design. She starts with a white, fuzzy, grown-out miniature Poodle. What she ends up with is a vividly colored dog with a unique themed design. One side of the dog is a giraffe. On the opposite side of the dog, Angela created an African Crowned Crane.

For our L2GD viewers, you get a front-row seat as she brings this intricate, three–dimensional creation to life! And the end results are amazing!! The concepts are easy to identify. The colors are crisp, clean, and brilliant. The details pop, bringing clarity to this entire theme.

Whether you are just starting to dip your toes into the creative world – or trying to perfect your artistic designs for the ring, this lesson is for you. Angela shares ideas that can be applied to simple, everyday client creations or full-blown, competition-level designs like this.

Due to the length and amount of content Angela shares, this full lesson runs about two hours. We have broken the lesson into six parts and will be airing it as a “double feature” lesson. This series is the first three-part lesson, with the other three-part lesson here.

Check out Angela’s online store called a Creative Collection to view products she uses to create this African Animal Design.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to block in a design concept
  • How to get clean, crisp color lines
  • Different ways to apply color so it’s rich and vibrant
  • Where to get products and supplies
  • Why it’s important to add depth and details to a design

Approximate total running time for Lesson A;

A Full Creative African Animal Design – Creating a Giraffe Design: 66 minutes 43 minutes

  • Part 1: Getting Started and Blocking In the Design (28:35)
  • Part 2: Apply Color to Longer Coated Areas (21:29)
  • Part 3: How to Create a Spotted Giraffe Pattern with Hair Dye (16:05)

Angela Kumpe

Angela Kumpe is a world-renowned speaker, judge, retailer, author and competitor on the creative styling circuit. She is passionate about pets and innovative force in the world of creative pet styling.

Angela is a self-taught pet stylist. She has worked professionally since the mid 90’s in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, she closed her salon, A to focus on her mobile grooming business, Designer Dogs and teach creative pet grooming to aspiring creative pet enthusiasts.
She was fascinated the first time she saw a creative design on the cover of a Groomer to Groomer magazine. In 2001 , she entered her first creative grooming competition and been hooked ever since. She has had countless awards in creative grooming competitions around the country. She has won the Barkleigh Honors Award for Creative Groomer of the Year four times and made the coveted cover of Groomer to Groomer Magazine seven times.

Angela is a published author. In 2007 she wrote a one-of-a-kind book, ‘A Creative Collection.’ Her book helps other pet stylists master the art of creative pet styling. In 2013, she published a second book ‘The Ultimate Guide to Salon Creative’ focusing on creative styling for everyday salon settings.

On her website at A Creative Collection, Angela has products and education material to assist other creative pet professionals. Today you can find Angela and her team attending industry trade shows teaching, competing, and running A Creative Collection booth around the country.

Angela’s creative styling abilities have been featured on several national TV and news programs including; TLC’s Extreme Poodles, Animal Planets Most Extreme, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and The Today Show. She’s also had numerous articles in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times. Angela is also featured with other creative stylists in an amazing documentary called, “Well Groomed.” The film has been featured in numerous film festivals all over the country. Recently, it was purchased by HBO and is set to air sometime in December 2019

Affordable private, hands-on classes are available in Little Rock, Arkansas. Angel also offers hands-on seminars together with creative legends, Adrian Pope and Lori Craig, around the country. To book/host a seminar, contact Angela directly.

You can find more information about creative styling, products and educational events on her website.

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