View Full Version : WDE 5th June - A Horse

Ruth Grinstead
06-06-2004, 03:06 PM
This is my first WDE and I have only just started using graphite.
C & C welcomed.

06-06-2004, 03:19 PM
WOW Ruth, he or she is so beautiful, I absolutely love horses, this one is so soft and delicate, very refined look. YIPPEEE :clap: :clap: :clap:

06-06-2004, 03:25 PM
Very enchanting work Ruth...the regal look to your subject enhances your super rendition. :) :clap: :clap: :clap:

06-06-2004, 03:26 PM
Hi Ruth, welcome to WDE it is a fun event and each time you learn more just by doing and doing quickly.

I love your horse, looks like a horse to me, has the sparkle in his eye, you have gotten texture on his mane, very well done.

06-06-2004, 03:32 PM
Just started using graphite? I guess I figure everyone uses it to make sketches before painting, etc. :confused: Anyway, WOW, your horse is an excellent drawing in graphite! :clap:


Ruth Grinstead
06-06-2004, 03:42 PM
Thank you Zoe, xreader, Judy and Kathy for viewing and your encouraging feedback.

I liked doing a horse because I can just about remember the feel and smell etc and like to use as many senses as possible.

Kathy - I think it is about the fourth picture I have attempted in graphite. I don't like to use graphite much when painting I often only put a horizon line.


06-06-2004, 04:28 PM
The post is a little light and hard to see any detail, but I can tell that you have good shading, and form in this. Good work.

06-06-2004, 06:27 PM
:clap: :clap: Ruth............. every reason to tell us in the Wash ;)

06-06-2004, 06:52 PM
A beautiful drawing, especially for a relative new graphite artist....... the horse is nicely drawn, in good proportion....... don't be afraid to use dark and medium tones to bring out depth in your drawings........ I hope to see more of your pieces in the future.......


06-06-2004, 07:43 PM
You've done a nice job on this...nice drawing :clap: :clap: You did a nice job capturing his expression.

06-06-2004, 07:50 PM
This is my first WDE and I have only just started using graphite.
C & C welcomed.

WHEW! :clap: :clap: :clap:

06-06-2004, 08:01 PM
You should be proud!!! :clap:

Cathie Jones
06-06-2004, 10:14 PM
Great first WDE, Ruth! Way to go!!!!

Ruth Grinstead
06-06-2004, 11:34 PM
PJ, Jaytee, Celia, Mary, JJ and Cathie thank you very much for viewing and your comments.

Celia - yes I think I may add more dark and medium tones, but the 2 hours seemed to rush by and this is where I had got to at the end.


06-07-2004, 12:42 AM
I love your horse, Ruth. I love using graphite too...it's lots of fun...it's just getting the time to do it between the watercolours...so much to do. :)

Lee :clap: :clap: :clap:

06-07-2004, 11:33 AM
Congratulations on a very accurate drawing. All the features are right on. The textures and shading are great. As previously mentioned, once you add some darker values, it will really have power. :clap:

Ruth Grinstead
06-07-2004, 11:49 AM
Thank you Deano and Lee for viewing and your comments.

I have managed to do a little more today, but I am not sure how to handle the mane.


06-07-2004, 02:33 PM
Beautiful smooth texture on the horse's face. I love it.

06-07-2004, 03:49 PM
gorgeous! pat yourself on the back! And welcome to the wonderfully addictive WDE's! :clap:

06-07-2004, 06:24 PM
Welcome to your first WDE !! (Beware- you are likely to become as addicted as the rest of us who hang out here ! It's the absolute bestest thing happen'in)
A very fine graphite rendering indeed !! I can tell your hands have stroked a muzzle and your mind recalls the velvety contours ! I also like his kind eye and the lovely graceful arch you've put on his neck . Well done ! :clap: :clap:

06-12-2004, 11:20 AM
Thanks for coming, Ruth. :) This is a very nice drawing. I thought the first version was good as it was, but I really like the refinements you made in the second version. You've done especially well at handling the nostril and eye. Good job! Hope to see you here again!