Horse Art Study

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

Horse Art Study

This is a discussion on Horse Art Study within the Horse Artwork forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category
  • Horse study art

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-17-2012, 06:18 PM
Horse Art Study

So, I'm an artist of course , and I love to draw animals, especially horses, since I love them a lot. I'll be doing a horse art study, drawing nothing but horses and horse stuff to see how good I can become at drawing them in a span of time. Here's a piece to start out, I'll update this thread when I draw new stuff ^^. Would love feedback!

Sponsored Links
    06-19-2012, 02:49 AM
Well, C.C. (my initials, too, btw)

There's some interesting things going on here. The ears are really attractive. Horse ears have very complex Concave/convex curves and lines. I think you have a good feel for that. The throatlatch area and neck is good, too.
The muzzle is, hm m m. Almost there. I think the nostrils are a bit overworked. They, like the ear, have complex curves, but it's ok to make them a bit simpler for clarity, unless you want theat to be the place people spend the most time looking.

The eye on this horse is what's off. You have it looking more like the eye of a human , or dog or cat; an animal whose eyes are in the front plain of its' head, and this view is a bit from the side.
A horse's eyes are more positioned on the side of his head, so when viewed from the side, you are actually viewing it full on.

Look more carefully at the skull of a horse and how the eyes fit in, and where the ears are (further back than in your drawing).

I hope you don't mind my nitpicking, but if you are doing a focussed study, some attention to anatomy will be essential.
    06-19-2012, 08:43 PM
Green Broke
Not bad! Can't wait to see how you progress.
I agree with tiny, though I might add the cheek bone is set a little too far back and high up and the chin could be a bit more defined.
It's amazing how the tiniest things can affect a drawing.
I too like the ears (which I personally hate to draw lol those and hooves)
Keep it up!
    06-19-2012, 08:57 PM
This work is amazing and the shading is great, you made the horse look strong and valiant - great job!
    06-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Is the study intended to have you drawing a realistic view of horses, or a cartoon version?

Your drawing is very 'cute' type drawing that would look great as an illustration. However it is not terribly realistic.
If you want to get your portrait realistic, as Tinyliny explained above, you need to practice, practice and practice the proportions of each 'landmark' of the horse, until the proportions are correct, the horse will never look realistic. The tones you use in a realistic portrait are also extremely important, especially if you are working in graphite. You need to have some area's that are black, and some that are white, and then the rest inbetween. At the moment your drawing does not have evenly dispersed tonal values which makes it look quite 'blocky'.

If you are aiming at illustration/cartoon style drawings though, what you are doing now is lovely and with some tweaking on proportions you'll be doing a brilliant job :)
    06-21-2012, 12:22 AM
Your profile pic is really cool! Did yu draw it too?

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

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


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
Horse Forum Study Group. ChingazMyBoy General Off Topic Discussion 27 03-14-2012 03:57 AM
Questionnare about dust in horse stables, from a Dutch girl for her study. linites Horse Health 3 10-18-2009 08:10 AM
Study! LOL WSArabians General Off Topic Discussion 4 08-29-2008 06:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0