Sumi-e is Japanese ink and brush drawing. I have a stick of ink, and I mean literally a block of ink, that I grind on a stone to make the ink, watered down. In this case , it wasn't strong enough so I had to go back over it with pencil. Then I added some details with pencil and got kind of carried away there.
I like the way Sumi captures action and fluidity. It's a one shot deal. I lay down a line and cannot erase it. So, I have to kind of FEEL the horse's movement , then commit and go. I throw away lots of them, or I get a good one and then, "blob", I get a huge ink blot on it and it's ruined. It's very precarious , but sometimes I get surprising results and since it isn't a perfect likeness to any particular horse, we can all relate. It is " Horseness".