View Full Version : WDE 03-10-12 Not so grey horse

03-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Thanks Kate, for some great photos.
This week, I read about someone who draws every day on the train going into work. It has inspired me to stop looking for subjects and just do it!
I decided the horse would be a good candidate for color. This is digital watercolor done in Painter 9. I did a quick sketch and then just kept adding soft diffused color-avoiding black and grey whenever possible.
I'm not sure when, but I'd like to try him in different colors and different digital media and in watercolor pencils- just see where I take him.

All comments and critiques welcome.


03-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Not sure why but he uploaded twice- exactly the same- Sorry.

03-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Wowsers, Elaine, he's very powerful and I love the spring colors you used of lavender and pink, etc. Lovely digi!!!!!

Charlie's Mum
03-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Love the colours Elaine - soft and nice:)

I took out the extra image for you :)

03-10-2012, 11:31 AM

Round 2, I decided to try the chalks in Painter. I wanted a dark background, but trying to keep myself away from grey or black. He certainly has personality if not anatomical acuracy.

Again, C&C requested.

Valri Ary
03-10-2012, 11:49 AM
I like the second version best of all!!

03-10-2012, 12:11 PM
Hey Elaine:wave: coming along nicely:clap: love your colours

03-10-2012, 01:46 PM
The old grey mare looks happier in the first picture and sad in the second. Looking forward to your additional creativity digital art works. Just do it, is a good attitude towards art procrastinators, of which I am one.

03-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Love your great horses, Elaine! Reminds me of Wizard Of Oz's "Horse Of A Different Color"! :)

03-10-2012, 05:59 PM
Oooh I like version 2

03-10-2012, 06:34 PM
Personality indeed! I almost felt sorry for him before; he was a bit plain looking. You made him gorgeous!

Vivien Maloney
03-10-2012, 10:07 PM
I'm not sure which version I like the best. Both are really great! I like the soft look of the first and the pastels in the second. Great digis!

03-10-2012, 10:16 PM
Both are really great - love your colours - and great experimenting different effects. I wish I could sketch every day but at least I can find inspiration here in wde for a few a week.

03-11-2012, 11:37 AM
well i love the not normally chosen colors and think they both are super!~

03-11-2012, 12:17 PM
Thank you all for your encouragement. Looking at the second on this morning, I realize he looks sad, because his face is just too thin. I'll work on it later. Looking at something fresh the next day does wonders!

03-11-2012, 12:22 PM
I love the second one. The horse with many colors!

03-12-2012, 11:56 AM
wow this is a wonderful digi!! I love the pastel version

03-13-2012, 01:36 AM
Lovely horse and nice pastel looks with more colours.

03-13-2012, 04:20 AM
Very nice digis Elaine I like both versions:thumbsup:

03-14-2012, 06:04 AM
I liked the first one and then I saw the second and thought wow. Excellent horse of many colours, love it.

Leya Lakshmanan
03-14-2012, 12:39 PM
I love your colours!

03-14-2012, 08:39 PM
I like both of these. The different media gives him two completely different characters.

03-14-2012, 11:01 PM
NIce digi.