View Full Version : Horses: experimenting with new works

03-24-2017, 10:40 PM
Hi everyone,
I haven't been on for a while and almost just gave up on my art. (I know I'm not the only one) :angel: Anyway, I'm trying out some new.....styles, I guess. Please tell me what you think.

03-24-2017, 11:44 PM
Good base work..
Maybe a grid to get main features lined up?
Study your ref image to re check lines, angles for best results..
I tried to find head shots with similar angled pose , but not much luck...

Then add some shadows under the halter edges..

water girl
03-25-2017, 01:09 AM
Welcome back! Sorry to hear you almost gave up. You are on the right track now. You didn't mention which paper you were using.

03-25-2017, 04:33 AM
tj84, thanks for your suggestions. I will definitely use them, and Karen, thank you too for the words of encouragement.

03-25-2017, 04:34 AM
oh, Karen, I was using some velour paper, I had not worked with in awhile.

03-26-2017, 12:04 PM
Don't give up, you really have nice things happening.

03-26-2017, 02:36 PM
The more I paint, the better I get. When I don't and start again, the eyes see; the brain knows; but, somehow there is a failure to communicate with my hand! My first horse portrait took FOREVER.

You have made a grand start. Please show us the finished work!

03-31-2017, 12:28 PM
I'm glad you haven't given up; this is good work. With just a few "tweets" it can be great work. I see since you've signed the painting you consider it finished; indeed it can be considered such. Leaving part to the viewer's imagination is intriguing. You may want to be certain all of that which you've chosen to paint is in correct proportions. For instance the ear on the last painting looks a bit small in comparison to the rest of the face. However, I could be wrong about that.