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How To Draw Horse Eye With Step By Step Drawing Tutorials

  • October 16, 2021
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How To Draw Horse Eye With Step By Step Drawing Tutorials

Draw Horse Eye

This is where you can get an introductory look at the individual draw horse eye. You have chosen for your subject. It is also here where we see we can successfully capture the critical expressions that are so very necessary. Notice that the horse has horizontally placed, oval-shaped slits instead of the vertical slits or the perfect rotation in the middle placed pupil in the human eye. Hither is what the final eye drawing will seem like. This tutorial will take you through the steps of drawing this eye with a colored pencil.

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Draw Horse Eye – Preliminary Sketching

We start by drawing the horse’s eye with an initial sketch. Draw very little, to begin with – these drawing ideas darkened for screen viewing. Draw the eye in light pencil boxes to provide yourself guidelines. Outline the actual eye and eyelash structures and make a rough rule for creases, wrinkles, where the lashes come from, what direction they will go, and how long they will last. Rough on the guides for the eyelids.

Horse Eye – First Color Layer

Sketch on the pupil and eyelashes, with your blows going in the same place as the hair becomes. The eye reflects a lot of detail and light at close range, so in photos, it is possible to see yourself holding a camera reflected on you. They remove distractions when the eye draw. The eyelid apex’s wrinkles, size, and shape vary widely from horse to horse and from race to race. It is important to study different horses and observe the differences, so you will be better able to accurately describe the shape and structure of the individual eye and the expression of each horse. Note that there is more detail in this sketch than in the finished cool drawing ideas because it is very close up.

Horse Eye – Continue with Color Layering

Continue to add detail in and around the eye, varying the length of the pencil strokes to match the length of the wrinkles and hairs you have noticed. Use Burned Sienna pencils and Raw Umber shades to heat the external stroke from the pupil. Continue to darken the creases with grays and blacks lightly apply and soften with Qtips. Detail should add to the hair around the horse’s face structure around the eye socket, so the strokes should be small and follow the directions that the hair grows. Horses have another inner blindfold in the corner of their eyes that you can see for a moment when they grin. It quickly covers the eye and then returns to the area when the main blindfold opens. It is easily visible in the corner of the eye, so it should increase with increasing strokes of grays and blacks. Small gray and black blows on the lower eyelid assist to define the eye. This horse has its eyes open but not very wide, so the shape forms an elongated oval.

Highlights and Lashes

Add a white highlight above the pupil and add small strokes to the lower eyelid. There are usually long eyelashes above and below the eye that can add in the last step. But lashes usually have a small raised area where hair grows. For horse shows, these lashes above and below are usually dressing. Horses are prey species; their eyes are placed on the sides of their heads, compared to a predator that usually has their eyes placed in front of their heads. They cannot be seen directly in front of their faces, so when approaching a horse for a pat, it is always safer not to surprise them by pressing them to the neck. This horse has a relaxed, gentle expression that starts to take shape. Additional layers should add with Ultramarine Blue pencil strokes to highlight the top of the eyeball and darken the pupil with black. The radiating stroke can be deep here as well as in Burnt Sienna and Raw Umber. A small area of white can be placed above the pupil and extra detail in small strokes with a very sharp point. I prefer small hands sharpeners when getting sharp points. They are less than electricity.

Horse Eye Completion

Everything comes together in the final stages of 3d drawing. Ensure the eye is a lovely even oval, with smooth strokes outlining the upper and lower lids. Re-frame the lashes, and put some going in different directions. Notice that the eyelashes are not evenly arranging in a nice straight line like a person’s eyelashes, but see how there are several random rows of lashes altogether. The lashes act as a protector for the eye’s cornea, and the lashes can be too bushy and long. Cut the crease lines of the eyelid. I use Kleenex and Q-tips to remove and knock out more significant areas. Add long lashes about earlier above and below the eye. Add two or three more layers of Ultramarine Blue for highlight, and the eyeball should have a few more layers of black at this stage. Hair under the eye on the cheekbone should add to it and longer strokes down to suggest the beginning of longer facial hair. The white highlight gives a few more layers of the pencil so that it contrasts against the pupil’s dark and brown tones of the cornea. It was painting from a photo taken in the winter, so the horse has a longer coat and darker hair.