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Sketch a Running Horse

By Dan Lewis

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Sketch a Horse
sketch a horse - the horse sketch in progress

The horse sketch in progress.

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Learn how to sketch horses following this step by step tutorial by Dan Lewis. Dan shows you how to use traditional sketching techniques, sketching the main directions and finding the big shapes of the composition to create a lively sketch. It's a little different to the photo-realist approach of starting out with an outline; for this tutorial, you need to learn to trust your own eye and hand. You can draw from Dan's reference photo or follow his example using a picture of your own horse.

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