With a horse sanctuary in my neighborhood, I have no excuse not to stretch my drawing skill. Whether drawing a tree or a horse, if one can see the shape of the subject, that's half the drawing. I like to lay down a general outline of the shape onto tone paper. For this sketch, a soft 8B pencil on pastel paper gives me nice grey shades when I do a little rubbing over the lead.
I use a kneaded eraser to lift off some of the grey to indicate the muscle of the horse. Just a little light is enough to show the forms.
The final step for this sketch is the high light. I use a white conte pencil to show the sun light falling on the horse.
|behind the wheels, my car as my studio|