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post #1 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my drawing? :)

This started out as a bit of a throwaway drawing...I wanted to try something with my mechanical pencil, and at first it looked HORRIBLE...the neck was reeaallyy bad. But, I pushed my perfectionist self to the side and forced myself to finish it and just pretended that the awful roughness of the neck was on purpose. -_- I think the ear is my favorite part bahaha.

Anyways...I think I'm going to give this to my aunt because she's been asking me to draw her something for a while [she's one of the few people in my family who's always supported me drawing]. Before I do that though, I wanted to know if there's anything you'd fix? I know the eye looks HUGE and the nose looks a little...off(?) but is there anything else you can see?

Sorry for the crappy picture...I don't know why it's so dull and gray [I don't have *many* dark darks, but there are more than the picture shows...for example, the eye and surrounding shadows are very very dark, as is the nostril].



Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 06:05 PM
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I think it looks amazing! You have definite talent! The only thing I would change is to add a little mane before fading out. The way the mane ends now makes it look incomplete. But the rest looks absolutely terrific. Great job!
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 09:14 PM
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I agree, it's a pretty drawing (assuming that the angle of the photo doesn't correct some hideous hidden distortion), but you should add a tad more of the mane before fading out.
Otherwise I think it looks good after taking into account the effects of photography. :)
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 09:17 PM
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It looks very good, the only thing I see is that the throatlatch is a bit coarse and unrefined. Try to give more highlight to the cheekbone by making a clean-cut throatlatch . You have amazing talent! If you'd ever like to practice....well, you're welcome to use my horses to practice on and then mail them to me haha!!
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 09:29 PM
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It really is a pretty nice drawing but I would define the halter more. Also, the way he's drawn now makes him look extra shiny, it might be the picture but there a lot of really light spots that too the eye read as highlights and look a little off to me. Other then that I would vary the values a bit more and it'll look even better!!
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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I forgot to mention if but the mane and the chain on the halter haven't been started yet. -_- I haaaaate drawing manes so I always put it off as long as possible [I do that really with any hair haha].

In the reference picture I drew from, the throatlatch honestly was that thick...but I probably should have made it thinner in the drawing to look prettier. I do need to stop being afraid to edit the drawing to make it look better. I dunno why...but I have this problem with doing something other than what the picture shows. *sigh*

Zeke - I think it might be the picture. I'm looking at the drawing right now and while it does need more variation in values, it's not *that* bad. If only I could get an accurate picture, haha.

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post #7 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 02:31 PM
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Trust me I know how that goes! I'm an art major and photographing my work is a real pain without the right camera and lighting. I like taking pictures when my pieces are propped up at an angle, that way I have a less chance of casting a shadow and obstucting light while standing over it on a table.

It truly is a well done piece, I belive you when you say the photo doesn't do it justice!
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-16-2010, 05:08 AM
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wow I really like it! Super shading and the eye is... great!

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post #9 of 14 Old 07-16-2010, 03:30 PM
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Beautiful drawing! Makes me want to start drawing again.
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-16-2010, 03:51 PM
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I think this is your best drawing so far. Just work on the mane a bit more and you've got a stunning piece of art!!!
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