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The Art of Painting Horses


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Find out how to paint horses using easy-to-learn techniques for composition, color, value and texture. With professional artist Andrea Gianchiglia as your guide, you'll start by learning tips for choosing a reference photo of a beautiful animal and building a compelling composition. Once your composition is clear, Andrea will help you create a monochromatic underpainting of the horse's features, and add color to the eyes, muzzle and ears. Next, learn how to capture the look of the horse's sleek coat and mane as well as its hooves. Get tips for recreating the unique colors and markings of a variety of horses, before Andrea helps you paint tack and hardware. Then, discover how to give your portrait a realistic finish with layering, glazes, highlights and final details.