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Draw a Horse Portrait in Colored Pencil

Warmblood Hunter in Colored Pencil

(c) Janet Griffin-Scott, licensed to About.com, Inc.
In this step by step tutorial, Janet Griffin-Scott takes you through the stages of creating a beautiful horse portrait drawing in colored pencil, from the outline through building tones and textures. Janet has drawn an outstanding Warmblood hunter horse for this lesson. By adapting the color choices appropriately, you can also modify the steps to create a picture of your own horse. Because of differences in colored pencil brands, Janet isn't always too exact about naming the colors, and of course they look different on different screens too, so just use whatever seems like the closest choice from your own selection of colors.

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