Chip brush horse

For decades, I have loved the lively illustration work of that master of historical illustration, Victor Ambrus. And so it was Ambrus — and his lovely smudges and splatters — I had in mind when producing this demo for the online class, Draw Horses and Ponies. And when the technique includes lots of round inky droplets, the spots on an appaloosa seem like the natural place to go. I have experimented with fancier brushes, but this sort of serendipitous messiness seems to work best with a 50-cent chip brush from the hardware store.