This is how the actual Hoves were done
Part 5: Painting the hoves
The Hoves are painted in several steps. I prefer to use a method called 'drybrushing' and Acrylic Paint.
Pirst we undercoat the complete Hoof with black or the darkest color you are going to use.
The left Hoof on the right picture already has a second coat of dark gray.
With every coating the color get's lighter and we use less paint on the brush until alt the last coat we use a nearly dry brush (hence the name 'drybrushing') and just barely strike abross the most prominent features of the Hoof. This gives the Wole thing mor dephth and makes it look very natural.