Synopses & Reviews
Appealing to budding artists and horse lovers alike, this collection of five rousing, step-by-step projects applies various mediumsfrom graphite and ink to watercolor, gouache, and acrylicto re-create equestrian subjects. This guide begins with simple drawing exercises that study horse head and neck detailsfirst experimenting with scribbles and basic shape drawings and evolving these images into more refined works that reveal shadow, tone, and movement. Painting projects emphasize color and technique to achieve the realistic texture of a horses coat and other markings. More challenging subjects include a horse cantering through water and an inspiring herd of mustangs in the wild. Providing reassuring advice along the way, instructor Eva Dutton encourages confident artists to move beyond step-by-step exercises and offers additional guidance about finding new inspiration, drawing from life, and discovering reference materials.
"Horses are nototiously difficult to capture on paper, as in fact are all animals, but the advice of equestrian artist Eva Dutton should help your confidence grow." —Leisure Painter (April 2012)
"Books on horses are few and far between, good ones almost unique and this is one of the best. Eva Dutton is clearly at home with her subject." —The Artist (April 2012)
"There are five projects in here to test out your skills, complete with what you need to buy and lots of illustrated stages. If you want to get to grips with painting horses this large format hardcover book is an excellent purchase." —www.MyShelf.com
Equestrian artist, Eva Dutton, shows how to capture the beauty and movement of horses in drawings and paintings. From scribbled sketches and shape drawings, through to more developed drawings and painting techniques, this book is packed with advice, tips and inspirational illustrations, and there are five beautiful step-by-step demonstrations. Beginners will gain confidence with Evas easy to follow approach and more experienced artists will find this book a wonderful source of ideas and reference.
About the Author
Eva Dutton is a professional artist, an illustrator, and a qualified riding instructor and stable manager. She is the author of "How to Draw: Horses."