Grazing Horses: In-Depth Tutorial

  • Learn how to draw these two sunshine soaked horses grazing in a lush meadow.
    Follow along step by step as Carrie Lewis shows you her crystal-clear process for trees, grass and animal hair.

    What you'll learn
    Composition: Not all reference photos are created equal. Carrie explains how she combined two flawed references to create one beautiful landscape.

    Establishing Depth: Carrie begins this project by showing you how to map out values in the foreground and background for the entire piece to provide the perfect foundation for your drawing.

    Luscious Greens: Light layer by light layer, you'll learn exactly how to create just enough detail to keep the background trees from looking flat, while saving you the time and headache of drawing every leaf.

    Majestic Horses: Getting shadows as accurate as you can is the key to making horses look like living, breathing animals instead of flat drawings. Carrie's instruction will help you achieve that stunning, shiny coat. 

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    Carrie's thorough instruction includes plenty of extra tips along the way that will help save you time and frustration. Get started today and you'll have a beautiful landscape drawing in no time!

    Draw... Frame... Bask in your talent!

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    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: July 2017.
    • 32 full-color, step-by-step images / 24 pages.

    • Free Quick Start PDF with full-size Reference Photos & Line Drawing to transfer.

    • Highly detailed instructions for every step.

    • List of all materials needed.

    • You'll find no clearer or more thorough colored pencil instruction online.

      Note: Save a trip to the store and add 4 pre-cut sheets of Bristol drawing paper to your print order.

  • Use the Choose Options dropdown menu above to add the following time-saving extras to your order:

    - 4 sheets Bristol Vellum Finish white drawing paper, pre-cut for this tutorial.
  • PAPER:
    Bristol Vellum Finish, 148lb, white

    - Graphite pencil, 2B, 4B or 6B or carbonless transfer paper
    - Low-tack masking tape (painter’s tape works great)
    - Good pencil sharpener (electric is best, but hand-held is also adequate)
    - Sticky stuff (brand names include Handi-Tak,Blu-Tack, Poster Tack)
    - Click eraser
    - Cover sheet to cover the parts of the drawing you’re not working on (glassine is best, but tracing paper or ordinary printer paper also works)
    - A drawing board or a drawing pad with a cardboard backing
    - Drafting brush or any large, soft brush for brushing crumbs off your paper (optional)

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Doris W.

Lots of detail

Lots of details. Just what I was looking for. I do wish the paper supplies could be purchased or sourced.

Marion W.

Grazing horses

Very detailed instructions with illustrations. Still working on it but feeling confident.

Laurene S.

As usual excellent tutorial.

I have never been disappointed with any of the tutorials I have purchased. I have long been a fan of Carrie Lewis and was happy to see her in depth tutorial available here. I have just started but I am pretty sure I will be pleased with the final result.

Shirleen L.
United States

Grazing Horses

I have only done the line drawing so fast but it is as well written as the several other tutorials I have bought.

Karen M.
United States

Graqzing Horses

I did it twice and didn't get any better. I was disappointed because I have been so pleased with other tutorials. My main problem was the many steps that essentially kept repeating the same colors. There are 20 steps for the background and 12 steps for the horses that got smaller and smaller as the endless background steps encroached on them. The result was way too much color build up even though I tried to be very light. Also, I did not find the drawing of the background helpful. I realize one doesn't draw every detail, but I found it especially difficult figuring out the placement of colors in the foreground trees. The shown end product is lovely, but I couldn't even get close to it. Maybe some steps could be consolidated.

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