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    07-09-2010, 04:22 PM
  #1
Foal
My Insane Horsy Sketchbook Challenge

Being the crazy person I am, on June 19th I decided to start a new sketchbook with the goal of making 60 (or 59, depending on whether I'll leave the first page empty like I usually do) horse sketches/studies during what's left of 2010.

Currently I'm at 4 studies/sketches due to other commitments taking a whopping chunk of my time during the past few weeks (mostly commissions and editing a novel), but let's see how this takes off.

So, without much further ado, sketches 1-4, a Russ pony filly (aged a month to a year on these).





Sorry for very bad photos, I'll try and scan them when I have the chance!
     
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    07-09-2010, 05:42 PM
  #2
Yearling
For my advanced art portfolio I had to do a different drawing every day. O.o it got VERY time consuming. But Its nice to see your progression over time :) keep up the good work! You have a very uniquw style, I like it.
     
    07-09-2010, 06:19 PM
  #3
Foal
I also did the sketch a day thing for a while, but I just can't keep it up... I work very periodically: I can go a week without doing so much as a doodle and then crunch out 6-7 finished things in the space of two days. And hey, it's about the quality, right? ;)
Thank you very much, hope I won't disappoint you!
     
    07-09-2010, 06:51 PM
  #4
Weanling
I like! I may have to do a sketchbook challenge myself. . . I'm a lazy lazy artist!!
     
    07-10-2010, 11:39 AM
  #5
Weanling
I think that's a great idea. I may have to steal your idea if that's alright. And maybe make it a sketch a day type thing. The problem with me is that when I intend to just "sketch", the perfectionist in me comes out and then I start in with the blending and fine tuning and then it looks like a finished piece.

I love your rough style and how much emotion you can capture with that style. Very reminiscent of an artisit I admired as a kid, Sam Savitt. I think it's just the motivation I need to get back to being more free with my art. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see your progression.
     
    07-10-2010, 12:44 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I wish I was as amazing as you! I love to sketch! But im not the best... not even close! LOL I only do it for fun tho, I wish I knew how to upload pictures too! That would be helpful lol I did a pretty good drawing for my art class but I don't know how to work computers lol!
     
    07-10-2010, 09:42 PM
  #7
Foal
@ Equusketch: please do steal the idea! It's not an original and I'm happy if I can inspire someone in any case. :) I'd love to see what you come up with, if you start a similar project.
I also have the need to fiddle endlessly even if I start with the idea of quick sketches. These are suffering from exactly that: I concentrate on something completely inconsequential (like a strand of hair - wth?). Instead, I'm actually trying to go back to the 15-30 minute studies/sketches I did earlier this year.
And thank you so much! I did some googling for Sam Savitt and wow. I think I need to buy that "draw horses with Sam Savitt" book...

@ Ray MacDonald: I wish I was as amazing as I seem to be. ;D tinypic.com is very easy to use image hosting if you have your stuff already photographed/scanned in. Computers are a mystery sometimes...
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More sketches! Bad photos and bad sketches, but what the hell. First one was a "just get it done" sketch for a (completely unrelated art) challenge I'm doing and the three others are for an upcoming oil painting. (The first one I did a few weeks ago, actually, just forgot all about it for obvious quality-related reasons.)

Sketches 5-8. Scans if and when.


     
    07-11-2010, 09:34 PM
  #8
Foal
... and one more for today. Been sick and used what energy I had for pushing forward with some commissions.

Sketch 09, horrible photo! And not much to cheer about the sketch either: kind of lost interest when I realised it wouldn't finish as beautifully as I thought. (Again for the oil painting.)
     
    07-12-2010, 01:38 PM
  #9
Weanling
HM...my sketchbook is almost full and when I get a new one I may have to do this for the remainder of the summer. :) I tend to not draw for WEEEKS and then scrape up one drawing...then not draw again. I used to sketch and doodle all day every day...but now I'm too much of a perfectionist :\ I can't help it...I don't like leaving drawings in just a sketchy stage. Maybe this project will force me to relax a little, hahaha.

By the way, I loooove your style, and the amount of detail and emotion you capture!!
     
    07-12-2010, 04:48 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kayhmk    
@ Equusketch: please do steal the idea! It's not an original and I'm happy if I can inspire someone in any case. :) I'd love to see what you come up with, if you start a similar project.
I also have the need to fiddle endlessly even if I start with the idea of quick sketches. These are suffering from exactly that: I concentrate on something completely inconsequential (like a strand of hair - wth?). Instead, I'm actually trying to go back to the 15-30 minute studies/sketches I did earlier this year.
And thank you so much! I did some googling for Sam Savitt and wow. I think I need to buy that "draw horses with Sam Savitt" book...

@ Ray MacDonald: I wish I was as amazing as I seem to be. ;D tinypic.com is very easy to use image hosting if you have your stuff already photographed/scanned in. Computers are a mystery sometimes...
__ __ __

More sketches! Bad photos and bad sketches, but what the hell. First one was a "just get it done" sketch for a (completely unrelated art) challenge I'm doing and the three others are for an upcoming oil painting. (The first one I did a few weeks ago, actually, just forgot all about it for obvious quality-related reasons.)

Sketches 5-8. Scans if and when.


I love the first and third ones. I've been trying to get back into the basic sketches/studies. But since I've been prepping for my mini-showcase-thing in August I've been working mainly on polished pieces.
But the idea for your sketchbook is awesome. Like Liz, I may steal that idea if you don't mind I like drawing with a purpose...most of the time. Like if someone asks for a specific drawing I'm much happier with the finished piece that I am with one I do casually. Sometimes I contradict myself and the opposite is true. But that's me!
Anyways, though, very very nice sketches.
     

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