Art Progress - Page 4
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Artwork

Art Progress

This is a discussion on Art Progress within the Horse Artwork forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category

    Like Tree105Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-18-2012, 11:58 PM
      #31
    Started
    Wow that is defiantly you're best one yet! That's amazing can't wait to see your next one!!
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-20-2012, 03:47 AM
      #32
    Yearling
    Project that I'm starting on hopefully it will be good enough to give my dad for Christmas. I've posted the outlines do both horses look decent enough or does anything stand out that needs to be fixed?
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg image.jpg (22.8 KB, 91 views)
         
        12-20-2012, 03:58 AM
      #33
    Started
    Nothing comes to mind when I look at it. Looks great! Can't wait to see it done!
         
        12-21-2012, 10:14 PM
      #34
    Yearling
    Thanks caitlinpalomino! I grew frustrated with the cantering horse so I made a few edits, making the face narrowed and the cannon bone on the front extended leg. I finished shading in Jessie the standing horse. That was my dads police horse.

    Edit: the photo is sideways gotta fix that...
    Edit edit : fixed!!
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg image.jpg (32.9 KB, 84 views)
         
        12-21-2012, 10:47 PM
      #35
    Started
    That looks great! Charcoal?
         
        12-21-2012, 11:34 PM
      #36
    Yearling
    Yup, Charcoal!

    I'm afraid to start the next horse, little detail, the light source is in the wrong sport compared to the first horse. He is also darker in color which I haven't tried doing a more solid colored horse yet with the charcoal.
         
        12-22-2012, 10:30 AM
      #37
    Weanling
    Horsesdontlie,
    In the charcoal portrait, can you also see where the outlines are "fuzzy"? It takes some practice, but if you sharpen the pencil (and vary your pressure to get the values you need to go with the rest of the image) and smooth that out.

    You can also suggest detail; I'll message you close-up pictures of my gray horse portrait and show you the "suggested details" that are still aesthetic but didn't take too much time. :)

    Always here if you need any critique!

    ~ Carrie
    Horsesdontlie likes this.
         
        12-22-2012, 03:34 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    Just now seeing this thread. I LOVE your charcoal drawings and how your strokes have purpose and leave me looking across the whole drawing. That's the mark of a great piece of work. It's amazing how much your drawings mature the more you post them.

    Just a word of advice if you are taking pictures with a camera. It looks like a few of your drawings are not proportionally correct and I suspect it is more tha angle at which you take the pictures and not the drawing itself. I have learned the hard way that if I do not align the camera exactly straight on with the drawing, the proprotions look way off. If you want to advertise your work for future commissions, you may want to either get a scanner or make sure when you take pictures that the camera is pointed directly at the drawing and not at an angle. Your work is definitely good enough that you an start charging people for them. Keep up the good work!
         
        12-22-2012, 07:29 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    Equusketch : Thank you so much! I am flattered! =) Some of these are scanned and some are from a camera. My two recent charcoal sketches are in a notebook that is 11x14 and my personal scanner is only 8 1/2 x 14 (Somewhere around that, I just know its narrow) I will try to get more straight on with the camera though. The one with the horse and rider jumping (pencil first page) and the charcoal rider and jumper is plain just out of proportion on paper. I had trouble with making the head way too small on both of those.


    The fact that your suggested that I could do paid commissions just made my day. Yet I am still hesitant as I am not consistent in quality yet. Until I am constantly putting out good work would I consider doing anything paid. I always would like to be able to draw more than just a horse and possibly head gear well. I feel like I am still so narrow with my skills.

    EDIT : Out of curiosity (I've been wondering) what medium did you use for your avatar? I love the solid look of it. It looks like possibly just pencil...but I'm not sure.
         
        12-22-2012, 07:59 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    You don't even want to see my earlier drawings that I charged money for in the beginning...lol. I just started out very low and gradually increased my prices as I gained experience and nicer materials. I think I started out charging $15 for
    8 x 11 pencil drawings and now charge $50 for the same size. You could certainly ask at least $15 for that size. And don't be afraid to turn down commissions if they are out of your comfort zone. I have a bad habit of accepting commissions that I am not 100% confident in, especially using poor quality photographs.

    The drawing in my avatar was done on 5 x7" paper with no more than a mechanical pencil I got at staples and one of those blending stick thingies. I bought a set of like 10 nice graphite pencils and never really got the hang of them. I'd say a good 90%+ of all graphite drawings I do now are exclusively with a standard mechanical pencil.
    Ripplewind and HorseCrazyTeen like this.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Any progress? Cowgirls Boots Horse Conformation Critique 11 06-14-2012 07:11 AM
    Progress! DealingJacks Horse Pictures 11 03-20-2012 10:46 PM
    Progress :) EveningShadows Horse Training 8 03-06-2012 09:40 PM
    Progress!!! Let me know what you think! AussieDaisyGirl Horse Pictures 4 07-05-2009 10:14 AM
    A work in progress **Updated progress 7-31-07** MorningDusk Horse Artwork 5 07-31-2007 02:23 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0