Saturday, July 17, 2010

The American Saddlebred – Finishing

All that remains is to add the grasses beneath the horse's feet where the shadow will fall. This serves to ground the image giving the illusion that the horse is actually standing on the ground instead of floating in the air.

Remove any slight smudges that may have occurred during the course of layering in all the details. At this point I like to spray a final light layer of fixative over the surface to prevent any of the graphite moving from where it has been placed.

The final step is to sign the completed 5-1/4" x 5-3/4” graphite pencil drawing of the American Saddlebred.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the way I work from the original idea through to the completed drawing.

This framed original is available for $150.00

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork.