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post #1 of 22 Old 05-14-2011, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow My first ever horse in colour

So i've been drawing horses forever, but i only use graphite pencils. I've never really tried coloured pencil, so I decided to have a go. I kinda started it like a year ago, then lost it. I found it yesterday and decided to finish it. It's not great, but I thought i'd share as it's a first for me.

Feel free to critique but please don't kill me. I'll try and get better I promise!

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post #2 of 22 Old 05-14-2011, 08:08 PM
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That looks better than what I can do and I have been using coloured pencils for 4 months now!!! I think it looks great

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post #3 of 22 Old 05-14-2011, 08:37 PM
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Not too bad actually. I'd suggest adding a little more black for shadowing in the legs, but for the most part you did pretty good layering and changing colors ;)

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post #4 of 22 Old 05-14-2011, 08:46 PM
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lol, i hate colored pencils, but you did an awesome job! You can also use watercolor pencils for better shading, I've found. I dip them in water, and viola! shading!
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post #5 of 22 Old 05-14-2011, 08:49 PM
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Wow!! I think thats fantastic!!! Great job!!!
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post #6 of 22 Old 05-14-2011, 09:30 PM
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I love it! The slightly "choppy" feeling of the shading gives it real energy! Was it hard to do?
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post #7 of 22 Old 05-15-2011, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!

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I'd suggest adding a little more black for shadowing in the legs, but for the most part you did pretty good layering and changing colors ;)
Thanks, I totally see what you mean about the legs, I might try touching them up. I think I have some watercolour pencil around that I had to buy for my art GCSE, so i could try Indigosblue's suggestion.

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The slightly "choppy" feeling of the shading gives it real energy! Was it hard to do?
ooh, i'm glad you say that, I wasn't sure if I should try and blend it more, but I kinda knew I would overwork and ruin it completely, so I kinda stepped back and left it there. I found it pretty difficult. I normally work with graphite pencil so I can rub it out or smudge it to blend, which I can't do with colour. I guess the choppy shading is because I shaded the same as I would with graphite but can't smudge it afterwards! haha

I'm pretty disappointed with the leatherwork though. I think I did a pretty poor job on it. i think I could have done her eye better too

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post #8 of 22 Old 05-15-2011, 10:19 AM
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Pretty Cool!

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post #9 of 22 Old 05-16-2011, 04:56 AM
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that is amazing nice job

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post #10 of 22 Old 05-16-2011, 05:30 AM
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So cool, It looks amazing! Can we see a graphite drawing maybe? :)
(i cant even shade!)

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