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post #1 of 10 Old 02-08-2012, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Which would be easier to draw?

Okay so my friend wants me to draw her cute 4 year old gelding. I had to pick a picture from her album on Facebook. I selected the following out, which one would you use?









Please note that for this one above, I would only draw the face.





Of course, if you don't think any of these should be my referance, then feel free to say so, tell me what I should look for and I will choose another
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-08-2012, 08:37 AM
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I personally would pick the third one, you can see all of his features perfectly. If you're better at doing side angles, you should pick the second one :)

Make sure to post pics of it when you're finished!!
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either 2 3 or 4 because they don't have much of an angle to them :)

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Thanks

Yes I will definitely post the finished drawing. I have my own art thread if you wanna check it out. It's not great at the moment, I only just started getting back into drawing
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I like the second one, with the red halter. Why? Because the halter breaks up the longness of the face and will help you if find it hard to get the face shades right. There is also some nice shades of sunlight hitting his face and his features are more defined. Don't do what we say though - go for your gut instincts!
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I like the second one, with the red halter. Why? Because the halter breaks up the longness of the face and will help you if find it hard to get the face shades right. There is also some nice shades of sunlight hitting his face and his features are more defined. Don't do what we say though - go for your gut instincts!
I did choose the second one. In fact, I just finished drawing it. I will be putting it in my art thread within a couple of days. I would love your opinion Confuscius
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I cannot see the first one, for some reason it doesnt' show. The one at an angle with the red halter is best for a traditional portrait. You'd be surprised at how hard it is to make a straight on shot (where the eyes are on both sides of the head at equal distance) look right.
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I cannot see the first one, for some reason it doesnt' show. The one at an angle with the red halter is best for a traditional portrait. You'd be surprised at how hard it is to make a straight on shot (where the eyes are on both sides of the head at equal distance) look right.
Yes, I did choose the red halter picture I have finished it and will upload it within a couple of days. I would very much value your opinions on it.
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Oooh I can't wait to see it!
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Oooh I can't wait to see it!
Thanks I will be posting it in my art thread.
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