This practical drawing guide reveals the secret drawing techniques of Sam Savitt, America's equine artist. He demonstrates how to draw the different parts of a horse, from the head to the hocks, the horse in motion, and the kinds of horse and riding techniques.
Table of Contents
Parts of the horse: skeletal structure; muscular system; the head; the ears; the eyes; the nostrils and mouth; bits and bridles; the legs; the feet; the body; the whole horse. The horse in motion: muscular system in a galloping horse; skeletal structure in a trotting horse; the walk; the trot; the gallop; the canter; the pace; the amble; the jump; falling; bucking; rearing; shying; getting down to roll; grazing. Variations of the horse: conformation; markings; conformation faults; from youth to old age; breeds - the thoroughbred, the quarter horse, the morgan, the saddle horse, the Arabian, draft horses, ponies; relative heights; different types of riding - hunt-seat (or forward-seat), equitation, stock-seat equitation, saddle-seat equitation, dressage, polo, fox hunting, wild horses. Drawing techniques: overlay method; drawing action; making corrections; using one silhouette to work two ways; placing the rider in the saddle; using photographs.