Layer The Undertone And Begin The Background

Base in the undertone of the horse with a light application of Orange. With Terra Cotta, create the patterns of muscles and contours of the horse's body. Where the light heavily reflects off the shoulder of the horse, it resembles the ripples seen in a moving body of water. Use Terra Cotta to build the dark areas here and add color to the mane.

Start the blue background from the top and work down, carefully layering Non-Photo Blue. Allow the blue to outline the horse's face, especially where there is the white blaze down the front of its head and nose. Use True Blue around the area of the nose and continue the color down to the lower edge. The sky gently fades from light to dark as it moves down the paper.

Horse Face Front

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