All I can say is…. “it was time”. Time to draw another beautiful race horse. When my family came in town for some Kentucky Derby activities, I asked my son for my framed horse back for the occasion. Since the framed horse is such a monster, It took up too much room in my previous home. It measures 49 inches wide by 36 inches tall (framed). I consider it my best piece to date.
It was 4 years ago that I completed that horse, and I’m curious if I can repeat the challenge of making another. I’ve been doing much smaller, “en plein air” drawings and haven’t felt the push to do something this big in awhile.
NOTE: Crescent #114 watercolor illustration board 30 x 40
First things first! Get that wash down.
Then I started drawing with WATERCOLOR pencils. There is a lot of play and adaptation with watercolor pencils versus straight brush work. Good for us more realistic drawers/ painters. I will bring out the Faber-castell regular colored pencils later, when it’s time for the finer detail work.
That stippling you see, will be smoothed out by applying water with a paintbrush. Gotta be careful here, cuz too much water will play havoc.