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  • What do war horses look like
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    06-07-2009, 01:51 PM
Horse model (WIP)

Hi all I am working on a horse model for a school project and would love some feedback from horse experts and artists in this forum.

I don't have access to the type of horse I'm creating which is supposed to be a generic draft type heavy horse with features mixed from various type of such horses.

If anything looks wrong let me know especially proportion and anatomy. Thank you.

Also some quick questions. Do horses have expression? What do horse look like when angry/fierce? (Its going to be a armored war horse in the end)

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    06-07-2009, 02:21 PM
I can't comment on the horse itself except to say it looks great.
Yes, horses do have expression in the eyes. Very much like humans, you can tell when they are sad, worried, happy and mad.
Its in the brow above the eye.

I assume you are adding mane and tail later
    06-07-2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks for the feedback makes me feel like moving on the next steps.

Yea there will be mane and tail hair and feathering on the legs. There will also be veins, teeth and maybe a tongue once I am satisfied with the basic structure.
    06-07-2009, 05:20 PM
I would personally give your draft a bigger hind-end. He's looking a little under-muscled back there. ;]

As for expressions, it's like Vida said - you can see it in their eyes. When a horse is feeling aggressive, attacked, angry, frightened, they will pin their ears back and narrow their eyes.

Sorry that pictures are so big.

Hope that has been helpful. Looks great so far!
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    06-07-2009, 08:06 PM
I agree that his backend looks off, specifically in the first picture for me.

As far as angry horse expressions go:

    06-07-2009, 08:20 PM
Bigger hindquarters and could use more definition in the stifle and hip area(so it doesn't just look straight). Looks good!
    06-07-2009, 08:21 PM
Originally Posted by BluMagic    
Bigger hindquarters and could use more definition in the stifle and hip area(so it doesn't just look straight). Looks good!
I agree with this. He's looking a little camped out, but I think it's the lack of butt/stifle/hip muscling.

I like how I am critiquing this as though it were a real horse. Lmao.
    06-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Wouldn't hurt to make him less uphill as if he were the perfect Draft haha ;)
    06-08-2009, 02:20 PM
Thanks for feedback. I will work on the hind end more and update as soon as I can. The photo references rocks. I like the energy in fighting horse picture.

I don't think I will move the ear back and flat, I need the ear to be in a neutral position.

BluMagic I don't understand what you mean by less uphill, you mean bring down the back portion?
    06-08-2009, 04:58 PM
His hindquarters could come up more but the extra muscling and such should clear that up. :) Great job!

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