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Hi all, I finally drew a horse that I鈥檓 somewhat proud of (ish). I was wondering if y鈥檃ll could critique it? The proportions seem off to me- I spent forever working on them but I think his body is too long and his legs are too short. And maybe his ears are too big? I feel like the barrel could use more shading but I鈥檓 not sure exactly what to do there. And his right hind hoof might be too small. Thank y鈥檃ll :)
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Thank you so much! I think that went well but the rest of him slipped
 

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I don鈥檛 think that鈥檚 true! His legs do seem a little short, but some horses are built that way. I just really liked the detail of his face and neck. I love his shoulder muscling too!
 
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I don鈥檛 think that鈥檚 true! His legs do seem a little short, but some horses are built that way. I just really liked the detail of his face and neck. I love his shoulder muscling too!
Yes there's a pony at our barn who has pretty much exactly those proportions.
 

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It totally doesn't suck! Good grief, if I could do even 1/4 that well, I'd be thrilled. Since my drawing efforts start and end with this kind of picture, I have nothing to say. 馃槀
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Heck, I stole this off the internet, my drawings aren't even close to this good,.
 

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It totally doesn't suck! Good grief, if I could do even 1/4 that well, I'd be thrilled. Since my drawing efforts start and end with this kind of picture, I have nothing to say. 馃槀
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Heck, I stole this off the internet, my drawings aren't even close to this good,.
Thank you :)
 

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Wonderful job drawing the legs! I struggle severely with both those and detailed eyes. The barrel is a little flat, but that's easily fixed if you add a medium shade to the belly and spine, blend, and erase a small bit of the middle of the barrel for some shine. It looks great as it is though!
 

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Wonderful job drawing the legs! I struggle severely with both those and detailed eyes. The barrel is a little flat, but that's easily fixed if you add a medium shade to the belly and spine, blend, and erase a small bit of the middle of the barrel for some shine. It looks great as it is though!
Thank you! I knew the barrel wasn鈥檛 done well but I wasn鈥檛 sure how to fix it. This is super helpful :)
 

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Fabulous job! Do more!

I like the almost geometric patterns in the head and the dabble effect in the neck. Well done!
It's very nicely done - Good on you! I can't draw that well, though I've been trying for years. :LOL: I agree with @Knave, the legs should perhaps be a bit longer. But other than that this is almost flawless!
Thank you both :)
 

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Hi all, I finally drew a horse that I鈥檓 somewhat proud of (ish). I was wondering if y鈥檃ll could critique it? The proportions seem off to me- I spent forever working on them but I think his body is too long and his legs are too short. And maybe his ears are too big? I feel like the barrel could use more shading but I鈥檓 not sure exactly what to do there. And his right hind hoof might be too small. Thank y鈥檃ll :)
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OMG! That is amazing! I love that horse drawing so much. You see i have been trying to draw them to, I'm good at sketching things that I see, but the only problem is, is that I have to see it. So if I want to do a drawing of my horse that means he can't move so it's really hard but i love that drawing it's perfect.
 

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Hi all, I finally drew a horse that I鈥檓 somewhat proud of (ish). I was wondering if y鈥檃ll could critique it? The proportions seem off to me- I spent forever working on them but I think his body is too long and his legs are too short. And maybe his ears are too big? I feel like the barrel could use more shading but I鈥檓 not sure exactly what to do there. And his right hind hoof might be too small. Thank y鈥檃ll :)
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How did you get the shading inside the horse?
 

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Hi all, I finally drew a horse that I鈥檓 somewhat proud of (ish). I was wondering if y鈥檃ll could critique it? The proportions seem off to me- I spent forever working on them but I think his body is too long and his legs are too short. And maybe his ears are too big? I feel like the barrel could use more shading but I鈥檓 not sure exactly what to do there. And his right hind hoof might be too small. Thank y鈥檃ll :)
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Also, I think you drew a Hanoverian right? Because that looks like the breed.
 

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How did you get the shading inside the horse?
Thank you so much! I actually did this from a photo because there鈥檚 no way I could do it just from memory or watching a live horse. Hopefully this makes some sort of sense and answers your question (I鈥檓 not good at explaining things): I used an HB pencil for most of the shading 2B for the darker areas like his mane, tail and legs, and for the lighted parts I used a 2H pencil. This was how it progressed:
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Jaw Gesture Art Tail Drawing
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Also, I think you drew a Hanoverian right? Because that looks like the breed.
I鈥檓 actually not sure what he is. I drew him from a dressage teaching book and it didn鈥檛 say. I can post the original pic after, but the horse鈥檚 name is Ribery
 
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