This Han clay statue is at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This expressive horse and its unexpressive rider has impact so I decided to to it in a larger scale than I normally do. It is 16" x 21" on tan charcoal paper done in conte crayons and hard pastels. I am fond of Chinese pottery horses and like to draw them from time to time.
These sheds were interesting for their weathered textures and the contrast with the living pine tree. To help emphasize the textures this drawing is done on white charcoal paper with Derwent tinted charcoal. I attached the drawing to the wall and have decided to give the scene for contrast.