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07-09-2012, 10:00 PM
Title: Horse portrait
Dimension: 30 x 40
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
I wanted to do a different type of painting other than my surrealist pop art, so tried this horse portrait.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any suggestions appreciated...look proportionate?
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07-10-2012, 10:30 AM
neck seems a bit thick
head (upper, eye socket area) seems a bit narrow
otherwise a lovely dapple grey
07-10-2012, 04:48 PM
Couragous choice of colours. I like the impasto of the background although it imposes itself to us this way.
The head is well painted, but seems not rightly connected to the neck. After seeing the horse's head one should expect some more details in its body.
I like your painting, especially because of the strong background in combination with the well drawn horse)
07-10-2012, 09:37 PM
Looks like you have a bit fitted to a halter rather than a bridle? This is not usual.
The angle of the head with the body does not appear natural, and the neck does appear too wide.
There is also a problem with the height of the mane and the top of the head.
We should be seeing some better muscle definition in the neck and the chest area.
Where are the reins going?
07-12-2012, 01:41 PM
Thanks for all suggestions!! Worked on the neck a little more, but think I need to add more contrast to the neck so that it matches the head a little better. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2012/249851-horse.jpg
07-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Here's the latest version...think its getting better..
07-12-2012, 05:44 PM
Yes it does look better Lynda, nice expression
You have added some movement
07-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Yes looking much better -good improvements. I would tone down your background a little and bring in some other colours into the horse, maybe a golden brown...as the horse would have reflected colours, or bring in a rich red ochre in the shadows to harmonize with the background.
07-14-2012, 09:12 PM
I agree - the final version is a great improvement. The strength of the background hue overwhelms the horse head tho and I would think for another such you might consider no impasto and a receding hue. You draw very well.
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