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dunalino 02-15-2012 08:23 PM

Acrylic Painting Critique
 
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Hey if you could critique this painting for me that would be amazing! It's not finished...I still need to paint the eye and mane/forelock and develop the chest/leg more. My main problem is the ears i think. Are they in an ok position (I haven't worked on shading and highlighting them yet)? Ears are my weakness haha. I took this picture with my cell so the color is off and lighting is weird but I tried my best :/ It's a large painting too...the largest I've ever done so far! I'm fairly pleased but I needed other opinions to see if there's anything off. Thanks! :)

equiniphile 02-15-2012 08:39 PM

Looks good to me!

The ears do seem a tad off; I think they need to be not as pointy and also have more dimension from front to back. Hope this makes sense!

dunalino 02-15-2012 08:44 PM

Ya I really don't like the ears. By dimension do you mean give them more shading and tones and whatnot? Or something different??

equiniphile 02-15-2012 08:55 PM

It has more to do with the shape of the ears, I think. If you look at a picture of a horse with his ears pricked, the ears are deep and not as narrow.

This is the best picture I can find ATM to describe what I'm talking about:
Horse Ears | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

See how they're more triangular that oval? For lack of a better description, if you were to stick your finger horizontally into a horse's ear, your finger would go farther back than what you have now.

I could be completely off the deep end; I'm no artist! You definitely have talent, though. I'll be interested to see the finished project.

dunalino 02-15-2012 09:23 PM

Wow I totally understand. I can't believe I didn't see that earlier! Thanks so much! Ill get right to work fixin them ears. Oh and thanks for the compliment :) I really enjoy painting and I'm trying to improve. Ill try to remember to post it when its finished :)
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Caitlinpalomino 02-16-2012 01:08 AM

That looks really good so far! I agree with the ears but other than that I love it!

Snizard93 02-16-2012 05:03 AM

Subbing! Can't wait to see it finished :-)

JessXxX 02-16-2012 04:14 PM

This is beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished!

Endiku 02-16-2012 05:30 PM

also subbing. This is beautiful!

CLaPorte432 02-16-2012 07:48 PM

I think is looks beautiful!


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