Equines for artists: Horses & Ponies

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If you love horses and want to develop your talents and techniques for drawing them, this book will be an excellent guide. It is helpfully divided by mediums, types of horses and horse features and also includes numerous how-tos. The many tips and projects, along with the excellent photographs and illustrations, will help you as you progress. So much is demonstrated in these pages, even including how to sharpen your pencils! Enjoy your creations. They will be gorgeous.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. The opinions are my own.

 

HORSE DETAILS

MUZZLE

EYE Horses’ eyes have a lot of detail,

EARS Render the horse’s forelock hair with long, slightly curving strokes. Then shade the interior

MUZZLE

The muzzle has subtle, curved forms, which are defined with careful shading. The area around the nostril is raised, as is the area just above the mouth; indicate this shape by pulling out highlights with a kneaded eraser.

EYE

Horses’ eyes have a lot of detail, from the creases around the eyes to the straight, thick eyelashes. To create a sense of life in the eye, leave a light crescent-shaped area to show reflected light, and leave a stark white highlight above it.

EARS

Render the horse’s forelock hair with long, slightly curving strokes. Then shade the interior of the ear with upward, parallel strokes, making them darkest at the bottom and gradually lighter as you move up the ear.

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