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12-19-2001, 09:33 AM
Ink & watercolor. 18 x 24 on canson montval watercolor paper.
I used a very fine dip pen, a liner brush, india ink and watercolor.



Comments welcome :)
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12-19-2001, 10:11 AM
Great combination of ink and watercolour - thanks for posting :)

12-20-2001, 04:06 AM

I like the colors you chose for this piece. The detail shot of the head gives a nice mix of line and brushwork. I am, however, wondering why you did not carry that line work out some more in the body of the horse. Your line work is very good, and could be used to really bring out muscular groups etc.... in the body of the horse. I think your backgroud would have been more effective with a simpler subject. I like the line work there also, but combined with the horse it is a bit overwhelming for my eye. The hoofs are wonderfully done. They give a sense of power and motion.

12-20-2001, 11:38 AM
Ginette, this is a wonderful work, very powerful and with lots of movement...

12-20-2001, 12:21 PM
I like the strong colours you have used, they suit the subject so well.

Good ink touches, and interesting watercolour technique - it looks almost like an oil painting in the close-up.

12-20-2001, 02:40 PM
Thanks Norath T, :)


Hi Sassybird,

You've touched on some very good points.
Actually this was my first ink line work piece.
I was inspired by some over at the general critique, so I'd ordered some ink and dip pens as well as a book on pen & ink.
Restless as I am I had to do something right away.
So I did that the first day after unpacking my news stuff..:)

I had thought about the line work for the musculature in the horse, but then I decided to stop with what I had and work the muscles in with watercolor only. I am a bit more familiar with watercolor.

I will hopefully, with more practice get a little more daring in the future.

Actually, I was so surprised how well this one looked at one point that I was afraid, if I added more line work I would mess it up. Especially since I have no real practice yet. *SMILE*

I also agree on the background, even though I like the movement in it, I don't particular like the area where the hoofs are. Someone over at the critique pointed that out to me as well.

Also the ears are a little small, I already fixed that, but have not had time yet to load the new picture.

Great comments from all of you... I appreciate it.
Also thanks to els & Ruth T.