I have had this gorgeous horse image in my image bank for months now and have been building up to painting it.
I finally completed it and enjoyed getting the muzzle min particular to a high degree of finish – something I have never done before as I found it very hard.
That was remedied in part thanks to 10 weeks spent studying cast models at the Welsh Academy of Art in Brecon with Lucy Corbett. Courses are available year round for those interested in getting expert tuition on classical drawing approaches including sight-size – http://www.welshacademyofart.com/
This time I spent a lot of time applying colour in veils and then lifting highlights out with a thirsty brush. Finally I added dark accents to make the other tones pop.
Here is a horse tutorial if you would like a try.