Will I EVER get better?/My art Journal - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Artwork

Will I EVER get better?/My art Journal

This is a discussion on Will I EVER get better?/My art Journal within the Horse Artwork forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category

    Like Tree1Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-15-2011, 08:20 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Hello!
    I see improvement :) The ears are much better in the second attempt!

    For colouring I like to do my strokes the same way that the hair goes.

    I'm just starting, but I thought I could give you what I've got lol
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        05-15-2011, 08:26 PM
      #12
    Banned
    Please post more. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Sometimes I sit in my room and spend 4 hours drawing a horse's eyes! If you want to get better you need to practice. If you need to practice you have to draw more and if you are you should have more drawings to post. So, show us your progress!
         
        05-15-2011, 09:45 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Phantom, whatever you do don't get yourself down, and don't compare to others.
    If you don't mind me asking, roughly how old are you?
    Developing drawing skills takes a lot of time and practice. Start by going to absolute basics.
    Draw a circle on a piece of paper - now turn it into a sphere by shading. Practice this until you can make your circle look 3D. Shading and tonal work is a very big part of effective and visually pleasing artwork.

    When you start drawing horses, as Spyder said, look into the horse, not at the horse. When I do my commission pieces, I spent hours focussing on the horse's eyes and trying to get a feel for the horse's personality. If you get the eyes perfect, the rest will follow.
    Maybe try to start drawing as many eyes as you can. Just work on an A3 sheet of paper, and draw eye after eye after eye until you can see an improvement. Use the circle-sphere exercise above, to help you develop tone and realism to the eyes. Observe where the light in coming from in a photograph, and try to mimic that in your drawing.

    I also suggest that you practice drawing fur detail. Get onto your computer, pick any old horse and crop it down so that you just have a patch of clear fur, that has light and dark tones in it. Try to draw these views as many times as you can, to get a feel for tonal work and how the light reflects off a horse's coat to create shine.

    I think Tiny suggested this as well, but allowing yourself a time limit of 1 or 2 minutes to draw as much as you can is a fantastic way to get a grasp of proportions. You tend to overlook the finer details in your attempt to draw the whole horse in such a short period of time. The more you practice this, you will be surprised to see how much detail and correct proportion you are coming up with.

    Hope that's helped you a little, I need to head off and get some of my own commission work done now!
         
        05-21-2011, 08:44 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Thanks!
         
        05-21-2011, 08:47 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    I am between 10-15. Why?
         
        05-21-2011, 08:48 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Just so I can word replies to suit - if you're an adult beginner in art I'd word any help a bit differently :)

    ETA: hit reply to quickly! It's also good to know your approximate age to gauge your drawing skills, for between 10-15, you're very good!
         
        05-21-2011, 08:52 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    I have a question to everybody; should I do Lila in graphite shading or colour?

    Kayty; Oh Ok, that makes sense!
         
        05-21-2011, 08:54 AM
      #18
    Trained
    I'd go for graphite in the beginning. Graphite gives you a very good idea of how to use tones and shading to create a three-dimensional drawing. To help you even more - edit the photo you use on the computer to make it black and white. This will help show you obvious differences in shading. When you draw it, try to match the tones in the black and white photo.
         
        05-21-2011, 02:03 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    I can't do that kind of stuff but if anyone on here can and would like to, I would be very grateful!
         
        05-21-2011, 02:16 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Is this what you ment by shading a sphere:



    It looks a bit better in real life.
         

    Tags
    art, colouring, drawing, phantomstallion, want to get better

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    My Art Journal MyLittleHunter Horse Artwork 13 02-06-2011 07:02 PM
    My Journal Fly Member Journals 2 11-01-2010 12:20 PM
    AMS art journal.. ladybugsgirl Horse Artwork 3 09-20-2010 11:33 PM
    My Art Journal lilruffian Horse Artwork 21 08-01-2010 09:46 PM
    My Journal. horseoffire Member Journals 5 11-22-2009 11:56 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:14 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0