Thank you Equusketch
I did do freebies once upon a time but people got too demanding wanting it done at that very moment when I had a few things to do, it was frustrating. With commissions I would be more inclined to do them quickly as I get somthing out of it. Not to sound selfish by that, do you know what I mean?
Caitlin: I use a variety of shades of pencils for my drawings. In the darkest bit it is a 2B. And I do LOTS of layers. First off, a very light shade then I start at the nose and work my way down to the tail in a darker shade. I repeat this until I get near the shade I want and then I go through and do all the shading making the non shaded areas darker as I go.
Highlights: I just keep the origional layer (the lightly shaded one) showing through a little and then "clean" it up with a putty rubber. Not that hard, you just have to make the highlights the right shape to make the horses muscles and shape look normal.
Hope I have helped