Objects are really hard for me. I think it's because I can't draw straight lines. A little while ago, I tried to draw a horse with a halter, but couldn't get the lines straight enough. Same for other man-made stuff. Landscapes... I've tried some of that, and I am HORRIBLE.
Oh, and I went back and tried to draw a mane. Still looks pretty bad, but the terrible mane distracts from the basic terribleness of the drawing.
You like the original better or the newer, hairier one?
Also, trying to correct the eyes on the mule foal.
Haha I used to be like you, trying to make everything perfect and straight. In reality, that's not how it is though... One thing that helped me was to get a picture and make a grid on it. Get a blank paper and draw another grid (but larger in scale) really lightly so that you can erase it later on.
Draw EXACTLY what you see, not what looks right or how it "should" be. It will feel funny, but the outcome should look more realistic.
One more thing, try to add shading. :)
Keep up the good work! Those are really good, especially for your first tries!
I drew this while at school this afternoon. Tried the grid; I could use some more work at it, but made the portions a little easier. Also, I tried shading. This is based on a horse at my barn, Firefly. Suppose to be a buckskin quarter horse, but... I'm not sure it my drawing even strongly resembles a horse... I STILL can't get the eyes looking right... Way too small, but I'll go back, practice some, and correct it.
I'm still trying. Thanks for your advice! Lord, help me apply it!