The above pencil drawing of a horse is one of the finest illustrations of pencil shadings and line drawings I have seen. By varying the pressure on the pencil, the artist has put up the best example of line drawing. Look at the downward looking eye of the horse. It gives us the overall feel of looking at the ground. All the small strokes on light and dark shadings lead us to look at the downward as the horse itself sees. The artist here has succeeded in making the viewers participating in atmosphere itself. (Image Courtsey Photobucket)
When an artists is able to create a fine balance in line and shading, the pencil drawing piece of art become a master piece. Shading is an aspect that exploits an artist’s skills at the highest possible level. The creative shading of pencil can produce a picture as beautiful as in any other medium like watercolour or oil colour. An artist of imagination and skill can exploit the full tonal values of pencils while doing shading and line drawing in different manners.
Shading work of Animal Drawing: Horse
If you have some basic ideas about the art of pencil drawing, you can draw the faces of your family members. This is very safe region to start with! Or you just look at your cat or your dear pet, the puppy sleeping with you. Let us choose a horse, the head of a horse. Okay? We all see horses running and grazing in fields. It would be a lovely object to draw. Before starting to draw the horse’s head, just put some lines defining the size of the head. Care must be taken in drawing the position of head, whether it is downward or upward. Here it is downward.