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        06-02-2011, 10:06 PM
    That horse is hard to draw :) so it's pretty good

    Maybe try doing a horse that's side on... I love drawing portraits of people and the best one i've ever done was of my bro when he was playing his d.s!!
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        06-02-2011, 10:09 PM
    Originally Posted by Phantomstallion    
    I have an update on the horse's head, which by the way I have called Izzie;)

    And I was doing a card for my BFF and I drew a pony inside so I'll post that too:

    I didn't worry about the shading or anything in this one just so that it looks like a pony.

    Double post: sorry, the horse I was referring to in my last post was the one you posted in your first post (hope thaty makes sence lol)

    'Izzy' has a very nice head, but maybe try making the neck thicker and larger eyes.

    BTW completley in love with the buckskin pony (by far your best one!!)
        06-03-2011, 12:00 PM
    Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea    
    double post: sorry, the horse I was referring to in my last post was the one you posted in your first post (hope thaty makes sence lol)

    'Izzy' has a very nice head, but maybe try making the neck thicker and larger eyes.

    BTW completley in love with the buckskin pony (by far your best one!!)
    Thanks. I try to make adjustment tonight. Have you changed the colour of the image I PMed you?
        06-03-2011, 07:47 PM
    Yes.... i'll send it now because I can't work out how to send it on PM
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        06-03-2011, 08:16 PM
    Great job so far! You have seen some of my drawings before and they are far from good, I would be the first to admit that! Any way, A few tips that make drawing easier for me: First off, you need to "Feel" the horse, understand his personality, make him who he is. Second of all, Like the people above me said, you need to do a quick sketch of the horses outline, don't take 10 hours on the outline. Another thing, I like"Dramatizing" my pictures, like I like drawing Arabians with their dish in their head and I like to make them look... Overly fragile... With a very nice dish in their head dramitizing them a bit. Third of all, Its way easier to look at a picture when starting off, then you can see the shading. So, here is a picture that took me less than 2 minutes. You start off like this, then, slowly erase the circles and shapes and start shading and before you know it you got a master piece. Try drawing Arabs, make them have a personality and a great big dish, make them look natural. One last thing, When the wind is blowing the horses hair doesnt just sit stiffly on them, it has movement, ALWAYS has movement, make the horses "Flow" (I was drawing the picture of the Arabian Stallion photo I uploaded) (Its a random horse off the internet, my favorite when drawing :)
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        06-03-2011, 08:21 PM
    Pretty good but this is not the place to show off your work
        06-03-2011, 09:00 PM
    Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea    
    pretty good but this is not the place to show off your work
    Lol, sorry, I wasnt meaning it in that way! Didnt mean to make mine look better or anything. Sorry.
        06-04-2011, 09:39 AM
    Marlea, I think Gallop On was posting their picture to try and illustrate the point they were making, and to help Phantom. I actually think it was some very good advice, and Phantom may well be able to learn from it. I don't think Gallop on was trying to hijack the thread or show off.

    Phantomstallion, I think you have gotten some very good advice so far. I think your drawings are good for your age, and practise is always the key. I am very confident that you will improve.

    I think putting the picture in black and white when you do the shading is a very good idea, I do that myself sometimes if i'm struggling with shading. Gallop on also has a good point about breaking the image up into shapes, it will help you to give a sense of shape without focusing too much on the outline.

    A couple of other things you can try are to try turning your refernce image upside down. I used to do that because then you have to draw what you see, not what your brain thinks a horse looks like.

    Another very good technique I used to use is griding. If you can print a picture off and draw a grid over it (I think I used to do square inches) then grid up your paper you can draw each square individually. I don't know if I explained that well, if you want I can post a picture to show you what I mean.

    Other than that, focus on shading in the direction that the hair would sit as Kayty said, and Gallop On had a good point about trying to create movement. Practise, practise, practise!

    You will get better, I know it. Good luck. Hope this helped.
        06-04-2011, 02:30 PM
    Thank you SkyeAngel, that is exactly why I posted the picture. And great idea on turning the reference sheet upside down, I will have to try that! Also, the grid paper is a good idea. That why I use lined paper, its easier to keep the photo in proprtion than with a plain piece of paper. Very great tips SkyeAngel! Phantom, "practise makes perfect" (:
        06-04-2011, 07:11 PM
    Sorry about that :)

    I used to do the upside down thing too :)

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

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