Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Currently Maine, soon to be Purcellville, Virginia!
They're really cute! The second one is my fave, it reminds me of a pic I have of Danny :)
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Your proportions are very good as you said, but some little details need adjusting and then they'll be really awesome. QUestion; do you work from pictures or from memory? If you work from memory,wow :) That's a hard thing to do.
What I did that really helped me nail proportions was buy a cheap sketchbook JUST to keep for learning. That way you can have your nice sketchbook to show off to people :) Then I got a ton of horse pictures - rearing, standing, rolling, trotting, etc etc etc, and I did quick sketches - like super quick, gve yourself like ONE minute to do a lightning-fast one looking at the pic. This sounds ridiculous but after a while you'll see an improvement!
Then, pick a specific body part to work on, and just draw it for as long as you feel you need. I worked on ears forEVER! Also, try to look at the equine body as a series of shapes stacked together (like those wooden moveable people that artists use - you can get horse ones!) Figure out those shapes (an oval for the head, an arch for the neck, big circle for the shoulders, bigger for the hips, etc etc) and just draw horses using those. The great thing about that is it really helps give you an idea of super realistic horses, and if you do it in pencil (which you should!) you can erase the inner parts of your faves leaving just an outline that you can turn into a real drawing.
Anyway, I hope that made sense and helped! Good luck and good job so far!