I have just completed a horse portrait in charcoal (size A3) – and thought you’d like to see how it came to life! Meet ‘Cassedy’, a beautiful dark bay Hanoverian mare. I had a lovely reference photo to work from so this portrait was a real joy to draw.
Personally, I really love charcoal, especially for horses as you can achieve a very realistic effect. It’s also cool that I only need about three charcoal pencils for this kind of horse drawing, as opposed to dozens of different pencils and sticks that I need for a pastel pet portrait.
More artwork in progress
If you would like to see more examples of my horse charcoal portraits, click here:
Horse Portraits in Charcoal