8" x 10" colored pencil on bristol
So, originally I had planned to just have a rough sketch of this horse. But then the more I worked on it the more I realized that it didn't really suit her. She was so elegant and refined, like an equine Audrey Hepburn, that I kind of felt like she deserved a more finished piece.
And I'm pretty sure that I used up an entire colored pencil in this process. Those big, dark shapes on her shiny coat and pretty face from the sun made this drawing go pretty quickly, even if it did wear my pencil down to a little, tiny stub.
I think I'm going to use this drawing as my reference for an acrylic painting. I'd love to experiment with some different colors in her black coat. And I think the simple shapes on her body would leave a lot of room for some nice, expressive brushwork.
What do you think? Acrylic or watercolor for this girl?
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