This is a drawing of a horse with other horses galloping. The 3″x5″ drawing was sketched with markers, pens, and paint pens. Multiple layers of deep red, orange, and yellow colors were used to build up the background. Black pen was used to draw the horses galloping, and water was used to blend the ink and add shadows and subtle blurring. The horizontal background line work combined with a quick and loose foreground sketching style help create a sense of speed and movement.

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Drawing of a Horse Galloping with Other Horses

Drawing of a Horse | Horses Galloping

10 thoughts on “Drawing of a Horse | Horses Galloping

  • October 13, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Hi Michael,
    I checked and checked- nothing new and suddenly Iโ€™ve missed 3 new blogs! I like the your execution of horses in this sketchy style. In school they used to call that a “confident line.” Also, the horizontal bending red background texture really defines their motion and energy of their movement.
    A little visit to your traditional starts- huh?

  • October 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Hehe, I’m sneaky like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the comment! I’ve been doing a lot more of these quick little notecard drawings to re-visit and flush out more ideas.

    Do you also do sketching and pre-vis work for paintings? I think early sketches are just as interesting as final pieces.


  • October 14, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I saw this post yesterday and wasn’t quite sure what to say. Your style is very unique and I find it extremely attractive – but it’s so far outside of my experience i don’t feel qualified to say anything other than I like it a lot.

  • October 15, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you Lou!
    That is a wonderful comment! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • October 15, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I actually do a degree of planning and sketching before I attack a canvas. If nothing more to define a good balance of elements on the page. I wish I did more, especially where it comes to a quick color study. I’m always so anxious to jump into it, but find the more preplanning I do -the easier the work goes. And I agree with you. The original sketches can sometimes be beautiful pieces on their own.

  • October 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Interesting… I like hearing about your process. Thank you for sharing that.

    I could probably use a little more deliberate planning myself. I’m still amazed at the tension between a blank canvas and myself a few moments before putting the first stroke on the page… what a nerve racking moment. Feels a little like the click-click-click going up a roll coaster before the big drop. Then whoosh! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • February 9, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    i really liked it im into it alot and i’ve drawn alot so far from naruto and puppys and more well thanks bye

  • February 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you lisa! Good luck with your artistic pursuits! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Wow sir micheal. im only 17 in high school and i find your style and ability extremly inspireing. Your work is sooo great expecially this peice!

  • July 8, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Regards from the paper that hangs of the spiral of iron.
    I devote myself to fill pages of notebooks with my dreams from my always, liberating the prominent figures who live pens and pencils one day and other one also.
    If you want to deal about that I speak, I you will be charmed with receiving, I put the coffee machine to the fire to the wait of your visit.

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