Saturday, May 2, 2009

Welcome to Horse Month!

May is Horse Month at Miss Julie's Art School
and to kick things off, we started off with
a horse sketch done in the style of Leonardo daVinci

What you will need:

brown washable marker

1. We started out using a large oval, a small oval and a medium circle to begin.
We drew in pencil first.

2.I did not use a circle and tube method for the legs as most drawing lesson books would have
just because the original sketch seemed very loose and gesture like, it it also not completely finished as the hoof comes off the page and we don't really see the 4th leg.

3.We did add a mane and tail.

4. Once you are satisfied with your drawing, go over all the lines you are keeping with the brown marker. Then you can erase all the guidelines that won't be part of the finished drawing.

5. Lastly go over all the marker lines with a wet q-tip.
The water based marker will smear and create a "sepia" effect.
There will be enough "paint" to create shadowing
effects as well or even color the entire horse.
Take note of the areas on the horse that are more rounded
or very muscular as those shaped create shadows.

Stay tuned all month as we explore many ways many different artists have portrayed horses!

1 comment: said...

Yay! I am so going to follow along with every one of these. I love drawing horses. I'll be linking as well.