How to Paint a Horse (Sketch) in Oil – Narrated

How to Paint a Horse (Sketch) in Oil – Narrated


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will paint a small sketch of a horse. To begin, let´s tone the canvas. I do this with burnt sienna
with a lot of medium. For medium right now I´m just
using odorless mineral spirits. I apply it like this rapidly
and unevenly. And now with a small brush,
which has mineral spirits in it, I take off some of the wet paint
to sketch the horse. I am pulling lights,
so I´m taking the paint off the areas of light. And now with a Sepia
Extra, that´s a dark brown, I paint the darkest areas.
So after this we will end up with the top lights and the top shadows. This is not meant to be a
very in-detail painting, I want it to be more like a sketch
so that it looks nice and loose not stiff… and let´s correct
this leg which I made it way too long. That´s better! The back legs
and the flying tail. With Titanium White I go over
the areas of most light. This is going to be a white horse
however obviously, we will not paint the whole animal white, because
all the areas that are in shade will be much darker. I know here, we are going very fast!
and I want to show you the overall procedure. But I am uploading
a long version of this tutorial, very much more in detail,
to my Patreon account. The link is in the information
below the video. And also in the information or
the description of this video, will be the exact list of materials
that I am using. I´m making the head a little bit bigger,
both, wider and longer because it was too small. I think that looks better!
and we give some light to the body. You may erase with a rag
if you put paint in the wrong place like I just did. Let´s darken and blur
these areas a little bit more. And I´m going to double check
the proportions, by measuring the head which in this pose one head down should arrive
right above the pectoralis muscle where the tool lighter
spots are on the chest, and one more measure down goes to the wrist of his right
front leg. Good! Let´s paint the ground and then, em… the dust that it´s been lifted
by this powerful run [laughter]. I love horses! they have so much energy
and personality. And we will paint a light background
too, because I want this to be an elegant little painting and
everything will be like on lighter colors. Even though of course will have some shadows, like here. A good thing about oil paint is that it is very friendly, in the sense that
you can always do corrections. We do the tail, blurred at the end, and talking about corrections,
I don´t like this brownish thing on the ground, because I changed my mind
a bit and now I want everything on blueish tones, more or less. I think that is looking more like it,
much better. Now let´s increase some of the lights like the dust and here on the body, and on the face. All these areas that are facing up
and that are catching more light. Also some highlights on the tail. All right! I want even more dust on the
lower part. Like so. I will shape this side a little
bit smaller. All right! Since the whole painting is wet,
I can keep easily modifying the colors or the shapes. Good! ¡Excelente! I like it how it is looking! I painted his mane, now
I want to soften some of these edges here on the back. I think what is in front, like
the front legs and the head should be a little bit sharper.
And what is farther away, softer. We give it the last touches,
the last details, and it´s ready! If you enjoyed it please
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and to Patreon. You know where to follow me
the links are below. And I will see you
on Tuesday 😉 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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