The Nuzzle – An Acrylic Painting Lesson
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Come learn how to paint The Nuzzle, an acrylic painting lesson. This painting captures a special, intimate moment between two beautiful horses. If you ever wanted to paint horses this is a great lesson to view.
In this lesson I use the grid method to sketch out our horses and composition. Using the grid method allows anyone who hasn’t drawn a lot, or isn’t quite sure about their drawing sills the ability to capture an accurate sketch. From that sketch we will lock in with a tonal drawing and then tone the canvas.
From there I will take you through each brush technique and layer to create every muscle, ridge, vein and hair on the horse.
I use a limited color palette to keep all of the color mixtures simple and much easier to achieve. Come have some fun with me and create this beautiful painting in this 2.5 hour lesson.
Colors Used: Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre
Canvas Size: 16 X 20
Drawing and sketching tip for animals
When drawing it can be difficult to get the eyes, ears, nose etc in the right spots. One method is to use imaginary plumb lines and horizontal lines to line things up. What I like to do is start with a main feature like an eye and then work my way out. The reason the grid method works so well is because those lines are actually there, but as you progress you can just visualize those lines in your head. Look at the eye in the above picture. If you were to draw a straight line down from the left corner of the eye, the line would line up with the middle of the nose. If you drew a straight line down from the right corner of the eye it would line up with the very bottom of the nostril. These types of visual checks is what keeps you on track when drawing. Find features and then imagine lines going off those features and see what they line up with. That way you can visualize when things are off center or in the wrong spot, and you can correct them.