You definatly have talent! The only thing funky about the first ones legs is the left front might be a tad to long, & the second ones head is a tad to small for his body, but wow , very good!
Yeah, the leg is definitely too long. The second one's head...I don't even know how it ended up so teeny. thank you!
Well I think you are very talented.
You just have a little problem with proportions. I'm not sure what your steps are when you draw. I personally start with a rough sketch. No details just the main stuff. What really helps take a break for few minutes once you get that done. Than turn it upside down and look at it that way. Also try looking at it from farther away. At this stage it shouldn't be too hard to erase something and fix it. Hope this helps.
Part of my problem is probably that I don't sketch anything out beforehand...I just kinda start from the left and work my way over to the right. I know i probably should sketch them out beforehand, though. Here was the first drawing about halfway through: link
the legs were more sketched out then usual, I think I was about to start on them. Also, I really don't draw full bodies very often [these are like, the only two I've done in the past year] so I do need to practice my anatomy haha. Thank you!
How do you get the mane and fur to look like that? I always try but it looks horrible and then I just smudge it to look like shadows and highlights.
I'm actually kind of horrible with manes and tails. With the running horse I just went hair by hair, drawing in the whole thing with a light pencil and then going back with increasingly harder ones to get depth. I never smudge things...personal preference.
Thanks, everyone! I'm actually working on an appaloosa at my barn right now...he's got so many spots!!