Originally Posted by drop_your_reins
Oh my, how do you do such remarkable work? I have shading and porportions problems like you wouldnt believe and usually do a lot of tracing (from photos) because I am too much of a perfectionist and too impatient to fuss with a rough sketch for hours on end.
I agree with you and have done outlines similarly lately after drawing free hand outlines for about 55 years. With all my experience and practice my horses were great but now........ they are professional. I'm too old, too tired, too perfectionist, too impatient to draw free hand outlines any more. I do all the details free hand within the outlines.