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willie

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Re: A dark horse
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 06:08:03 PM »
Let me make a suggestion on this subject. Many moons ago I recommended a book Horse Color Explained, by Jeanette Gower. A Breeder's Perspective . It covers all the colors and patterns of horses and has lots of color pictures for those who just look at the pictures. So go down to the local Libray  :o and see if you can check it out or buy one ::) Willie

errant49

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Re: A dark horse (folowing)
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 08:31:25 AM »
Then starts the work of progressively deeping the shadows and lights untill I am satisfied
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A little point of red is added at some places to color a little
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And here is the last step before adding some details
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See the final result in the Gallery : Riding School , Xenophon time


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A dark horse
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 08:16:36 AM »
I will explain here how I paint a dark horse (or let's say a dark brown horse)
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I used the following colors
  Basic tone : Van Dyck brown + ultramarine blur + alizarine carmine (a little) ; this gives me a very dark violet
  Lights : Ultramarine blue + alizarine carmine + white ; to obtaine a light blue violet
  Highlights : Titanium white
  Shadows : Ivory Black


As usual I cover all the figure with the basic tone; the hair and legs are in ivory black to make a difference with the body
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Then I take the color off where the lights must take place
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Then the light blue violet
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Smooth the paint between each step
 
First shadows with ivory black
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Some yellow ochre comes on the unders
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Following nest post


 

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