Learn to create detailed, realistic horses in graphite pencil from basic shapes.
Drawing: Horses shows you how to render a variety of beautiful horses in graphite pencil, with tips on choosing materials, building with basic shapes, and shading to develop form and realism. With a wealth of detailed step-by-step projects to both re-create and admire, Walter Foster, with assistance from Michele Maltseff, teaches artists how to develop a graphite pencil drawing to its fullest.
With this step-by-step book, Walter Foster renders a variety of horse breeds in pencil and provides tips on adding touches with charcoal, crayon, and brush and ink. He explains not only a number of drawing techniques and special effects but also his own method of developing a drawing. You will learn about various horse breeds—including quarter horse, Clydesdale, Arabian, and Shetland pony—and their proportions, starting with their heads and then progressing to full bodies. And in addition to helpful drawing instruction, Drawing: Horses also contains a wealth of beautiful equine drawings you can both copy and admire! It's a fabulous addition to any artist's drawing reference library.
The How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Horses allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.
About the Author
More than 85 years ago, Walter Foster—a well-known artist, instructor, and collector—began producing art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, California. He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues in a growing product line. Walter Foster Publishing now provides how-to books and kits to millions of enthusiastic artists worldwide who enjoy the rewards of learning how to draw and paint. People who have never before picked up a paintbrush or drawing pencil have discovered their artistic talents through his easy-to-follow instruction books.