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post #1 of 36 Old 06-29-2009, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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I need practise!

Hi everybody.

I'd really love to get better at drawing horses, but I'm lacking good references. If you want, post a picture you want me to draw. Please limit it to one picture per person, so I don't have to choose which one to draw! :) Also, I don't really like drawing people, so could you please make sure the picture doesn't have a person in it?

I don't know for sure how long it will take me to draw each one, but I promise that once your photo has been added to the list, I'll finish your drawing!

Now, here are three of my more recent examples:

I used a step-by-step book for the horse, but I didn't follow it too closely. As you can tell, I really don't like drawing people!

This is one of my favourites, and I think I put the most effort into this one.

I just did this one today, the reference being the cover of one of my magazines. It took me a total of half an hour, but I despise the head and you can tell I rushed the mane P:

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post #2 of 36 Old 06-29-2009, 09:24 PM
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Good job. I'm an artist by day, and massage therapist by other days and you did very well on these. I can tell you have a good eye for detail and "see" things the non-artist folk don't. Keep it up :)

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post #3 of 36 Old 06-29-2009, 09:27 PM
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The first thing I noticed was your shading and muscle shading..They are wonderful! Adds depth and life..The person needs help but you have gotten a good start horse-wise:)

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post #4 of 36 Old 06-29-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, goldilockz and sunny06! :)

And yep ... I don't plan to try and draw people. Ever. I think I'd just embarrass myself further! Teehee P:
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post #5 of 36 Old 06-30-2009, 12:32 AM
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The shading is really good, especially in the second drawing. Some of the proportions are a bit off, but not distracting.

I do a similar thing on myspace , where I have people post pics of their horses so I can sketch them and get in some practice. It has REALLY helped me refine my skills. I may start one in here some other time.

Kepe up the good work.
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post #6 of 36 Old 06-30-2009, 04:24 AM
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I really love your artwork! Its brilliant, could you draw one of Chinga please I would be soooo happy if you could, here is a photo:

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post #7 of 36 Old 06-30-2009, 07:11 PM
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Wow! Your drawings are very, very, good! You do the shading really nicely! :)
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post #8 of 36 Old 06-30-2009, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everybody :)
Sure, ChingazMyBoy, I'll start later today. Chinga sure is cute!
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post #9 of 36 Old 07-01-2009, 08:56 PM
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Great drawings!
I know you said not to post two pictures, but these two are basically the same thing.

You can do either one, I didn't know which leg position would be easier for you (or harder, if you want a challenge )
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post #10 of 36 Old 07-02-2009, 08:50 AM
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I would love if you could do one of my boy. I'd love if you could leave out the rider and tack. Thanks so much!!

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