Step 5: Roughing in the Background
For an asymmetrical composition, I drew the horse at lower right, leaving plenty of open space to the left. Working with the Spring Chunky brush, I roughed in browns, oranges, creams, and greens onto the composition to suggest an abstract landscape behind and below the horse, as shown in Figure 8. To rough in the landscape, use the Spring Chunky brush to paint sweeping, horizontal strokes.
Figure 8 Laying in the background.