Portrait of a Black Horse Tutorial

Portrait of a Black Horse Tutorial

Draw this beautiful black horse using only 12 colors with the Portrait of a Black Horse tutorial.

Portrait of a Black Horse

Carrie used only twelve Prismacolor Premier Soft Core pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes Steel Grey paper to draw this beautiful, black horse.

That’s right! You don’t need hundreds of colors to create beautiful colored pencil work, and Portrait of a Black Horse shows you how. Nor do you have to use white paper for every drawing.

Portrait of a Black Horse Tutorial

“I know from personal experience that drawing a black horse can be both frustrating and satisfying. Just how do you draw rich black color so it looks real and living?

“That’s the purpose of this tutorial.” — Carrie L. Lewis

Now she shares her drawing methods in an easy-to-read and follow tutorial.

The tutorial includes a full supply list, a line drawing, and full-color illustrations. You’ll learn valuable tips for creating rich, dark values, preserving or creating vibrant highlights, and even correcting mistakes.

Learn how to:

Draw short, sleek hair

Create a full range of values by drawing light and dark values on a medium-color paper

Draw leather, metal, and reflective surfaces

Correct mistakes

And more.

Skill Level

Intermediate and higher.

Are you a beginner? Carrie believes you can successfully complete this tutorial, too. A basic knowledge of layering and blending is helpful but not absolutely necessary.

Carrie provides a complete supply list and tells students what colors and strokes she uses at each stage. She also explains her choices so students can begin to understand how to make decisions for their own projects.

The class includes a color list for easy reference, but it also includes color swatches so students can match colors.

Students also receive a complete line drawing so they can transfer the drawing to drawing paper for a fast start.

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!