Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Drawing the American Saddlebred - The Barrel

All the lines on the barrel are curved as though to wrap around the body and create the illusion of roundness.

The darkest shadows of the underbelly are put in first, and gradually the depths of values are built up, leaving only the highlights which is created by the white of the paper showing through without any graphite.

The excess graphite is carefully removed and a light coating of workable fixative is applied.

It is time to move onto the forequarters.