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        09-16-2010, 03:36 AM
      #251
    Trained
    Thankyou for the compliment rraylutz210 :)

    That is an amazing piece of art for your first attempt :O
    Hmmm I didn't have a clear 'start' to my art, I just practiced my backside off, would draw as much as I could, and was very fussy on getting proportions exact before worrying about colours/shading. Try working in a variety of mediums to find one that really suits you, and make sure you get a good understanding of light and dark tones. Drawings that are just middle of the range in toning look flat and boring. It's the ones that have a deep black in some sections, and white in others to highlight, that stand out from the crowd.

    As for how I got into commission work, I just started by putting my work up on local horse forums. A lady asked me if I'd draw her stud colt, I charged her very little for it, and it just went from there. I made myself a website, and started advertising on horse forums/classifieds. Then I got some business cards made up, handed them around, etc.

    It's not easy to get into, it took me years to get a constant stream of work, but at the moment I am working flat out with commission after commission, it makes all the hard work setting yourself up worthwhile
         
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        09-16-2010, 04:09 AM
      #252
    Foal
    Thanks for the advice, I will definitely keep it in mind!
    As far as doing commission work I am not quite sure yet.. seems like alot of stress. I give you props for putting up with it.
    Well best of luck in all your work and again thank you =)
         
        09-16-2010, 04:12 AM
      #253
    Trained
    Haha yes there's a lot of stress involved, getting them done on time and when they don't go according to plan, but it gets evened out when you do the really good ones :)
         
        09-16-2010, 11:58 AM
      #254
    Weanling
    You're right Kayty-that reference photo is awesome. I'm still awestruck at what you do with pastels.
    Can't wait to see more of the progress. Maybe it'll be an incentive for me to get drawing again. Haven't had time for quite a few weeks!
         
        09-16-2010, 02:39 PM
      #255
    Green Broke
    That IS an awesome reference photo! Half the time what happens with me is they send a couple pics & I have to redraw the horses lol oh well... can't wait to see how it progresses! Looking great already ;)
         
        09-20-2010, 07:43 PM
      #256
    Foal
    Your pictures look so realistic!! I really wish I was on the same level of talent as you!!
         
        10-02-2010, 07:22 PM
      #257
    Trained
    Latest installment. Haven't had much time lately with Uni and horses, will hopefully get the second dog done a lot quicker!

         
        10-02-2010, 09:28 PM
      #258
    Green Broke
    It looks wicked! ;) Love the detail in the fur.
         
        10-25-2010, 02:06 AM
      #259
    Trained
    Latest

         
        10-29-2010, 04:49 AM
      #260
    Trained
    Amazing!!!!!
         

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