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