Black Friesian Horse Tutorial


Peggy Osborne does it again with this beautiful Friesian Horse tutorial. See how she draws a black horse that’s alive with color.

18 pages


The Black Friesian Horse tutorial is a digital product only.

Black Friesian Horse Tutorial

Do you love drawing horses?

Is there something about drawing long, flowing hair that challenges or appeals to you?

If you can answer yes to either of those questions—and especially if you answered yes to both—then you’ll love this tutorial.

Peggy Osborne shows you how to use Prismacolor pencils and heavyweight Bristol vellum to draw rich color and fine detail.

And her subject? One of nature’s noble horses, a Friesian. She says:

I have wanted to draw this picture for a while. It’s a black horse but has so many lovely colors in it, it’s just beautiful.”

The paper is Bee Heavyweight vellum, and it works well for layering and burnishing techniques, which is Peggy’s preferred drawing method. If you’ve not yet tried Bristol vellum, this is your opportunity to give it a go with wonderful, step-by-step instructions.

The tutorial includes a full supply list (including a color chart.) It also includes a line drawing, as well as a full-size reference photo. Download the tutorial, print the line drawing (and even the reference photo,) and get a fast start today.

Learn How to Draw:

A horse’s eye that looks alive

Long, flowing black hair and short, straight hair

Vivid, colorful black colors

Fully saturated and realistic color layers

Intricate details

Also learn how to layer color for maximum impact, how and when to use Brush & Pencil’s Titanium White with Touch-Up Texture, and much more.

Skill Level

Intermediate and higher.

Are you a beginner? You can successfully complete this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of layering and understand the different pencil strokes. It’s also a great to challenge yourself and push your art to the next level.

The Black Friesian Horse tutorial is available as a digital download only.