The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses

The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses

Children love drawing horses! Here’s a book that can guide them through the process in a fun way.

The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses by Barry Stebbing starts with the basics:

  • Shading.
  • Mixing colors.
  • Using shapes to make drawing easier.

Then on to a number of discussions on drawing different breeds, markings, gaits, and poses. Interesting activities liven up the lessons.

The intermediate section of the book helps artists to develop their skills in a number of ways:

  • Understanding horse anatomy.
  • Copying from pictures.
  • Drawing from life.
  • Exploring more advanced shading techniques.
  • Keeping an art journal.

Then follows an excellent exploration of a number of master artists who drew horses:

  • Eugene Delacroix.
  • George Stubbs.
  • Charles Russell.
  • Frederick Remington.
  • Leonardo da Vinci.

Stebbing wraps up with a few fun activities.

This book provides young artists with an excellent way to practice basic art techniques on a favorite subject, but it also presents more advanced skills in a friendly manner. Furthermore, The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses goes beyond art and provides information on horse breeds, care, and anatomy.

So if you need a book for a young horse enthusiast who also happens to be a fledgling artist…this is the one!

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.