Black Friesian Horse Tutorial

Black Friesian Horse Tutorial

Black Friesian Horse Tutorial

Black Friesian Horse Tutorial

Do you love drawing horses?

Is there something about drawing long, flowing hair that challenges or appeals to you?

If you can answer yes to either of those questions—and especially if you answered yes to both—then you’ll love this tutorial.

More About the Black Friesian Horse Tutorial

Peggy Osborne shows you how to use Prismacolor pencils and heavyweight Bristol vellum to draw rich color and fine detail.

And her subject? One of nature’s noble horses, a Friesian. She says:

“I have wanted to draw this picture for a while. It’s a black horse but has so many lovely colors in it, it’s just beautiful.”

The paper is Bee Heavyweight vellum, and it works well for layering and burnishing techniques, which is Peggy’s preferred drawing method. If you’ve not yet tried Bristol vellum, this is your opportunity to give it a go with wonderful, step-by-step instructions.

The tutorial includes a full supply list (including a color chart.) It also includes a line drawing, as well as a full-size reference photo. Download the tutorial, print the line drawing (and even the reference photo,) and get a fast start today.

Learn How to Draw:

A horse’s eye that looks alive

Long, flowing black hair and short, straight hair

Vivid, colorful black colors

Fully saturated and realistic color layers

Intricate details

Also learn how to layer color for maximum impact, how and when to use Brush & Pencil’s Titanium White with Touch-Up Texture, and much more.

Skill Level

Intermediate and higher.

Are you a beginner? You can successfully complete this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of layering and understand the different pencil strokes. It’s also a great to challenge yourself and push your art to the next level.

All tutorials are available as digital downloads only.

About Peggy Osborne: Peggy is an accomplished self-taught artist living in Canada specializing in creating beautiful realistic portraits of pets and family members. She’s had an on going love affair with colored pencils, loving their simplicity, for as long as she can remember. She started out using graphite pencil so it was an easy transition to carry on with colored pencils. Love of animals and art go hand in hand. Peggy is in awe of what can be accomplished with colored pencils. See more of Peggy’s work at Pet Portraits by Peggy. You can also meet Peggy in the January issue of CP Magic.