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post #1 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Any ideas for a background?

So I just finished drawing this draft horse! Any ideas on a background? I'm terrible at making backgrounds lifelike compared to the horses, though. Should I just shad the background?

Also, any tips on to make the horse look better? Thanks!


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post #2 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 02:49 PM
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looks good the only thing I can offer fro the horse it to take the pointy thing off its nose. And cos its a draught, put more feather to make its lower leg seem more bigger and have more bone.
Background: I reckon a nice mountain scene or even a beach.....

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 10:29 PM
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Ugh, I suck at backgrounds and therefore avoid them like the plague. I don't have much to offer in the way of backgrounds, but one thing I have learned to do "any" time I draw a full body shot is to at least draw some semblence of a ground or shadow beneath the horse so it doesn't look like it's just running on thin air.

As far as the horse itself goes, I like it a lot.
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Ugh, I suck at backgrounds and therefore avoid them like the plague.
Bahaha! ME, TOO! So I ended up just drawing some faint grass where the hoof is on the ground and some to show the shadow of his front hooves in the air. :)

Pointy nose removed! :)

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hahahah I want to see the finished product onxce it is finised so remember to post it!!!

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