Blue Roan Horse Tutorial & Artist’s Journal

Blue Roan Horse Tutorial & Artist’s Journal

Blue Roan Horse Tutorial & Artist’s Journal

Blue Roan Horse Tutorial

Do you want step-by-step instruction with something more? The Blue Roan Horse Tutorial launches a new kind of tutorial at Colored Pencil Tutorials.

More about the Blue Roan Horse Tutorial & Artist’s Journal

The Blue Roan Horse tutorial walks you step by step through the process of creating a portrait from client photographs.

It also introduces you to Clairefontaine Pastelmat and Brush & Pencil’s Powder Blender, ACP Textured Fixative, and ACP Final Fixative.

Carrie also shares artist’s insights into the creation of this portrait. Not everything she tried worked, and not everything that did work worked as well as Carrie hoped. But she was faithful in recording those trials, errors, and successes, and we’ve been faithful in sharing her successes and failures.


Carrie says, “Portrait of a Blue Roan is the best horse portrait I’ve ever done, bar none. That includes over 40 years of doing portraits in oils, as well as nearly 20 years working with colored pencils.”

That’s important because every artist struggles with something. When you try something that doesn’t work the way you expected (or at all,) you need to know you’re not alone.

This tutorial helps you see that!

This is an advanced tutorial because it uses so many advanced products. But any artist at any level can learn from this tutorial and Carrie’s experiences. Any artist can successfully complete this project.

Would you like to see the supply list before buying this tutorial? You can download a free copy of the supply list here.

Learn How to:

How to use Brush & Pencil products

Create smooth transitions in color and value

Develop soft, velvety skin, long hair, and the unique coloring of a roan colored horse

And much more

Skill Level

This is an Advanced tutorial

Advanced colored pencil tutorials from Colored Pencil Tutorials are designed to assist beginner and intermediate artists transition to making their own art. If you enjoy doing tutorials but want to start making your own great art, this tutorial will help you.

Before you move to advanced tutorials, you should have a clear understanding of basic skills such as layering and blending.

The Artist’s Journal Series

These tutorials provide the same great, step-by-step instruction you’ve come to expect from all the tutorials at Colored Pencil Tutorials. But they go a step further than the standard tutorials.

They also offer personal notes from the artist. Notes that help you follow the artist’s train of thought in creating each piece; the successes they experienced as well as the setbacks they overcame.

The series begins with this stunning blue roan horse portrait from Carrie L. Lewis.

All tutorials are available as digital downloads only.

About Carrie L. Lewis: Carrie has been painting and drawing for over 50 years. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been creating beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States ever since. In the late 1990s, Carrie began doing more colored pencil work, which is now her primary medium. Her favorite subjects are still horses, but she now also draws landscapes. She is a current member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and publishes the monthly e-zine for colored pencil artists, CP Magic!