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Leeloo885
02-25-2017, 04:40 PM
Bay horse on black paper - A3 size. I am following a tutorial from the Ann Kulberg site which uses prismacolors, rather than doing my own thing, so despite reviews I decided I would try the prismacolor pencils and have to say I really like them so far :) Still a fair bit to do...

photo taken on phone so not the best by any means and looks worse as I had to compress the file loads to get it to upload - sorry!!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2017/1662249-rps20170225_220902.jpg

banananna20032003
02-25-2017, 05:30 PM
You've done good work with your first Prismacolor piece. If I may add a nit, it would be that his nostril facing us is too small and should be level with the other nostril. I like the expression in his eye, and you've done a good job with his bridle.

rmorrisonjr
02-25-2017, 09:57 PM
Incredible work! I recently purchased prisma colors for my next piece. Really phenomenal! Is this on black paper? Any tips for another prisma color newby?

Thanks,

Rob

Leeloo885
02-26-2017, 04:15 AM
You've done good work with your first Prismacolor piece. If I may add a nit, it would be that his nostril facing us is too small and should be level with the other nostril. I like the expression in his eye, and you've done a good job with his bridle.

The nostril of doom lol. I have tried fiddling with this but even using blutack I can't now lift enough pencil from the paper to alter it properly and am not sure of any other fixes. This is really a practice piece to get the feel of addiing colour to a black support, so it may have to just stay as is and I will do better next time :) Am getting better at bridles - considering I ride they are an embarrasing week spot!!

Rob - yes, this is on black paper but I'm not hugely impressed with the pad I am using so will try another support. Tip from the tutorial I am following is to use white pencil first as a tonal map and barrier between the black paper and the colours you want to lay down. Can't help with prismas on white as this is my first go with them :) One broken lead so far in the cadmium orange hue but very smooth lay down

For info, below is my white pencil (luminance and polychromos) "underpainting" for this horse:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2017/1662249-underpaint.jpg

Again this was taken on mobile so not the best quality. Now I look at it I think I prefer the underpainting lol.

Good luck with your pencils :)

She-She
02-26-2017, 08:54 AM
Your drawing is looking really good. The nostral is at the right level, just needs to be bigger, it's much too small. Take a look at my photo.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2017/12788-fairdays_002.jpg

She-She
02-26-2017, 09:11 AM
Another example. Sorry, picture maybe a bit small.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2017/12788-rambo_edited-1.jpg

Triduana
02-26-2017, 10:40 AM
It looks great to me! I am far from an expert on horses and you seem to have to good pointers here. There is some lovely detail in this piece and I really like the eye too. :)

jonc50
02-27-2017, 11:13 PM
Nice work Sheila, good advice on the nostril.

KreativeK
02-28-2017, 12:22 PM
Leeloo, wow, what a fantastic vignette of this handsome horse!

Leeloo885
03-03-2017, 03:34 AM
Hi all

Thanks very much for the comments :) I have altered the nostril of doom lol and it looks better but still not absolutely right. However this was only intended as an exercise in layering colour pencil on black paper to get a technique going, so I'm not hugely worried. If it was a commission that would be different!

;)

Vivien Maloney
03-05-2017, 12:39 PM
Yes the "nostril of doom" is far too small! And unfortunately, even though its only a exercise piece it is jumping out at me all the time - so Im sure you will get it right in your next painting!
The rest of the horse looks great and everything well rendered.