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        02-26-2013, 03:35 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I can see you're off to a great start! Your outlining is very good for a beginner, you have an understanding that its just not circles and straight lines. There are grooves and dips and things that stick out. I don't know how much of a critique you are wanting, if you want more or less let me know.

    I agree with Flintlock, draw a lot lighter with your outlines. I can barely to get lines I draw to be picked up by a scanner and I still draw too dark. I would also encourage you to venture into some shading. Look for shapes in the horses face, see where the light hits (or doesn't hit) see where it creates shadows.

    Then from there the horse starts to stand out from the paper. There is shading that goes on under the cheek bone on both the neck and face. The face also has a lot of lines and wrinkles. There are a lot around the eye, and some major ones in the nose. Don't be afraid to look for and add those details!
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        02-27-2013, 12:36 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Horsesdontlie just did a great post, again, so I don't have as much to say!

    I agree with the other's that you could try using your dark, soft pencils to draw the shadows or dark places like the eye and nostril. You might even try drawing a picture with nothing BUT a dark pencil so you'll get used to it. I did that quite a bit when I first received good drawing pencils. And it might be easier to do that if you drew a horse that wasn't gray.

    Remember there are eyelids and sort of eyebrows near the horses eye. That will help to make it seem more expressive. They also have a hollow a little bit above their eyes.

    I like the muzzle-- you did a pretty good job with that. One thing is that the nostril comes out from the hole a bit-- if that remotely made sense... Ha ha. Here is a pic so you can see what I am talking about since I can't explain very well. It's super sloppy but you get the idea!
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    Stick with it! I really look forward to seeing any progress :)
         
        03-13-2013, 12:04 AM
      #13
    Foal
    It seems you are at a point where you clearly understand what you should be doing, and what you want to achieve, but just aren't there yet. Everyone goes through this, watch this video, its a wonderful explanation.

    Ira Glass on the Creative Process (www.getoutthebox.org) - YouTube


    Don't be afraid to push that value scale! I suggest starting out using photos that have very obvious shadows to them, one that shows many different shades of the value scale. If you come across ones that have subtle shadows and you don't like how it looks in your drawing, push that shadow even darker. I don't know if you do this, but use your computer to turn color photos into black and white. Your life will be a lot easier when you don't have to guess about shades of gray. Also if you get the chance, try charcoal. My favorite is vine charcoal, it is very soft and very forgiving. If you mess up it will erase almost completely. It is very messy though, but you can get a lot of different values in it.

    Good luck and don't give up!!!
         

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