Brush Technique

Brush and ink is an excellent mediurn for drawing animols. Since the fur textures of animals vary, your brush technique will vary olso. To show the high sheen of a race horse, for example, I keep my brush stroke thin, close together, ond even, leaving open areas to suggest high lights.

Shagginess, which is a characteristic of some camcis, dogs, etc., may be conveyed by a dry-brush style. This is obtained by thinning out your brush on scratch paper after you have dipped it in ink. The desire here is to hove the tip of the brush flat, with the thin edges of the hairs of the brush just wet enough to give a sofl lone. The wetness of the brush and the pressure of the brush on the paper determine the tone value you will achieve.

Regardless of the technique, I always hold my brush as I would a pencil, using wrist action for my brush strokes.

Here are some practice exercises for the two styles described.

Animal Bones DrawingPencil Drawing Bone Horse

THE HORSE FAMILY- Bone Structure

Now attach skull.

Skull Column Brush

Next add the vertebrae, simplified again. Note variety in shape. The two high points are support for leg bones.

Bones The Horse Spinal Column

Starting with the spinal column, treat it, for the sake of simplicity, like a rubber hose, tapering down to o point ot the tail end.

Anatomy Drawing Practice Exercises

showing shape of skull.

Without knowtodgo of tho principles of bone structure, it would be difficult to show construction, animotion, or coricoture. Naturally tho skeleton varies with the conformation of each type of animal, but there is a basic similarity in the skeletons of all animals. Here is a simplified approach for the skeleton of o horse.

Next add the vertebrae, simplified again. Note variety in shape. The two high points are support for leg bones.

Now attach skull.

Next ottach the »copula. Arrow points to socket for humerus bone.

showing shape of skull.

Starting with the spinal column, treat it, for the sake of simplicity, like a rubber hose, tapering down to o point ot the tail end.

Spinal Vertebrae Plastic

Perspective view of back plate and socket.

Bone Structure Knocked KneesSceleton Head Drawing

Study each skeleton with the related drawing. Observe how flonks turn out ond knees turn in on hindquorters— also slight knock-knee in standing pose.

Anatomical Drawings Horses Knee Animal Drawing Structure

MUSCLE STRUCTURE

Nolo undorlayer of musclas loadhg t head. Il would bo a good exerche t> drow in (he skeleton over this drawirç since il would show clearly where hi muscles wrap around various bon?:

MUSCLE STRUCTURE

Horse Facial Muscle Structure

Nolo undorlayer of musclas loadhg t head. Il would bo a good exerche t> drow in (he skeleton over this drawirç since il would show clearly where hi muscles wrap around various bon?:

Wrap Around DrawingsDrawings Horses Heads

HEADS

Tk«r« no oo»y way to block in a horse's head, since there are so many planes to consider. Once you are familiar with the skull, the job will bo relotivoly simple, especially since much of the'bone structure of the head is very pronounced.

Simple Drawn Dog Head Ears

Thinking of the head in two sections may help you. In the lower right-hand sketch, note how both the neck muscle and the bone behind the eye follow around the ear.

Cool Animal Bone Structure
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  • Muhammed
    How to draw a horse structure?
    3 years ago
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    How to draw bones with pencils strokes?
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