I did this drawing as part of a trade for an edited photo from a friend. It wasn't intended to be anything uber special, just a thanks for editing a picture of my late horse Tailor. So while I was at work, I grabbed a piece of printer paper and a mechanical pencil I had in my purse and worked on this over the course of several lunch breaks. When I got home I touched up a few of the darker areas with an 8B pencil. I haven't done any blending yet, and I don't think I want to. I think it looks good the way it is, but any advice on what to do would be appreciated. I am quite shocked this came out as good as it did.
Honestly, Liz, skip the blending, it'll just sap the energy out of it---this is fantastic, one of your most dynamic yet, great technically. Don't know about the elbow, maybe, but I didn't notice it on my own.
Thank you everybody...funny thing about that elbow...I struggled alot with it and although I used my eraser VERY little for any highlighting, I did take my eraser to the elbow several times because I wasn't happy with either the shape or how I was shading around it. I also wasn't too thrilled with the left hoof. That one gave me trouble too.
I also noticed that the scanned image didn't pick up as much of the cross hatching that shows up in the drawing, but even still, I am going to leave the drawing alone.