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        09-12-2010, 07:01 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by juniormylove    

    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!
    I think you should try to sketch it first. I don't know what it looked like before you started on shading. But the sketch you have there is exactly what you need. Even at that point where you were. If you walked away and came back after a while you would have noticed stuff that is not proportionate. Try to turn the picture you gave me link to upside down and look at it. You'll see what I mean.

    I think you did a great job on the head portrait. His left ear is not weird at all. Put a little bit of shading on the back of the ear and it will look right.
    Not sure why you don't like the nostrils, they look good and you got the proportion just right. Nothing wrong with them!
    You could have made the eyes slightly smaller.
    But I like it a lot!
    That was a really hard angle to draw. I'm impressed how you handled it.
    And I do not agree with you. You are very good at drawing the tack.
    Good job! I'm looking forward to your next drawing! :)
         
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        09-13-2010, 03:11 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by All4Crystal    
    I think you should try to sketch it first. I don't know what it looked like before you started on shading. But the sketch you have there is exactly what you need. Even at that point where you were. If you walked away and came back after a while you would have noticed stuff that is not proportionate. Try to turn the picture you gave me link to upside down and look at it. You'll see what I mean.

    I think you did a great job on the head portrait. His left ear is not weird at all. Put a little bit of shading on the back of the ear and it will look right.
    Not sure why you don't like the nostrils, they look good and you got the proportion just right. Nothing wrong with them!
    You could have made the eyes slightly smaller.
    But I like it a lot!
    That was a really hard angle to draw. I'm impressed how you handled it.
    And I do not agree with you. You are very good at drawing the tack.
    Good job! I'm looking forward to your next drawing! :)
    Yeah, I should. But my problem is that I can only spend so much time on a drawing before I get frustrated and want to quit...and once I stop a drawing I very rarely finish it on another date...so if I spend time sketching it out then I just frustrate myself if/when things aren't coming out well, and then at that point I don't have anything to keep me going. I just need to work on my self discipline, lmfao. On the appaloosa...I was planning to try and sketch, but I forgot bahaha.

    After posting that picture I noticed that there were areas that I completely forgot to shade [the ear was one] so I did fix that, so the ear looks better to me now.
    Nostrils always frustrate me, hahaha.
    By smaller, do you mean the entire eye or smaller as in not sticking out so far? Someone told me they stuck out too far from the head.
    I used to be horrible at tack, it always looked super cartoonish.

    Thank you so much!
         
        09-13-2010, 06:41 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Oh you're welcome. :)
    Lol it sounds like you need a little more patience.
    I don't get frustrated. My problem is that sometimes my back starts hurting really badly, so I have no other option. I have to take breaks.

    You really should try to do little bit at a time. You'll get better doing that. ;)

    On the eyes, I'd make them little smaller and less sticking out. Also try to spend little more time on the eye lids.
    Maybe try to draw a picture just of the eye. To get used to how the eyes and eyelids are.
    And I think an eye would make an interesting drawing. ;)
         
        09-14-2010, 03:00 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    I am an incredibly impatient person haha.

    Hehe I actually have drawn just an eye...er, well...mostly. I also have a few pages in my sketchbook where I did nothing but draw eyes for like, a month [a while ago]
    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...k/SDC10200.jpg
         
        09-14-2010, 03:31 PM
      #15
    Foal
    I love the eye one! That looks great!
         
        09-18-2010, 09:26 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    Thank you :)
         
        09-18-2010, 09:57 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Beautiful! I started my life as an adult with aspirations of being an artist... you mention using an eraser, do you mind if I make a suggestion? If you do, please don't read further, haha... I'm only suggesting because I notice some variability in the shading (it looks FANTASTIC, btw!!!!!!).

    To get better and more controlled hand/eye coordination (for smoother shading), try working with the idea that your eraser is useless all of time, refuse to use it. Start light and then get darker! We were not allowed to use erasers or "smudge" our pencils (learned there are much better tools out there to smudge with, my favorite medium of all being soft pastel) for shading.

    I know there are a ton of artists out there that are way better than me: especially at this point because I havn't drawn in a while (art school burned me out, sadly... however, I'm just now getting back into it). My own horses are way disproportionate as of now :-/

    I should post some of my art!!! Hmmm... I'm going to go sit in our rainy barn right now and see where I end up!
         

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