View Full Version : Horse Sculpture WIP

11-07-2005, 07:30 PM
This is my second sculpture, and the first one that I had to actually build my own armature for. After trying to bend and cut 1/2 cm thick wire into the shape of a horse, I can truthfully say I've put my sweat and blood into this thing. :rolleyes: Obviously I still have a lot of work to do, but I really need to know if I have the basic structure and proportions right before its too late. Also, the head and neck seem horribly wrong to me, but I don't know exactly whats wrong, so any help would be appreciated. This is about 18" tall or so, and made of super sculpey. I included a pic of the armature in case anyone is interested.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2005/56619-IMG_0736.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2005/56619-IMG_0732.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2005/56619-IMG_0716.JPG

11-08-2005, 12:19 AM
Wow nice start so far! I'd have to say...hmm....check the depth of the throatlatch. It's a bit thick. Check the proportions of the upper neck/throatlatch/head to his body. It could be a little small but it's hard to say, could be the photograph making it look off too.

Valri Ary
11-08-2005, 08:01 PM
I think maybe it looks off just because we need to see the rest of the horse! Ya know, the ears, eyes and more jaw line.....I love it as is but I know you plan on more.
Can't wait to see it all done..........(pulling up chair to wait......waiting.....)

11-09-2005, 10:18 AM
Looking good to me so far. I remember your other one and it turned out great so I'm also pulling up a chair, filling my coffee up, and waiting...

11-09-2005, 10:39 AM
Hey. Wow, this is really amazing. I am no expert, but the head looks a little bit too tucked in. When a horse rears, their head is more out...maybe you just need to life the nose up a little and the appearance will change. Well, again, it looks really good!

11-09-2005, 01:15 PM
WOW! Another one on those great sculptures by BlackFox.....Oooo I can't wait! :clap: I'm so excited. Budge up guys! Dairy Milk anybody? Sorry Lets be healthy and have an apple ( the chocolate still sounds better though!) :wave: :D

11-09-2005, 01:26 PM
Do you think the rear legs are a bit too long compared with the front.. what would happen if this horse put his front legs down.. would he be down hill?????

11-09-2005, 05:15 PM
Thanks for replying everyone! I'll have some progress pics this evening.

11-09-2005, 06:12 PM
Looking really nice - cant wait to see this develop

11-09-2005, 08:19 PM
I didn't get a whole lot done, but I thought I'd post anyway. I think I'll leave the head and neck for later.
BTW, thanks for pointing out the legs equineartist21! I measure both hind legs, and the right one was good but the left one wasn't, so I hacked off the foot. Do the front legs look the right length now?


11-10-2005, 09:11 AM
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Wow this is looking outstanding! Pulling up a chair too watch you work!

Jody :D

11-10-2005, 03:04 PM
Fascinating! I well remember your last piece here and I will be back to see this one!

11-12-2005, 08:42 PM
Not much of an update, but....
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2005/56619-IMG_0751.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2005/56619-IMG_0755.JPG

11-28-2005, 10:47 PM
I've finally made enough progress to warrant an update. So far things are going smoothly, though I'll probably redo the tail a few times before I'm happy with it.

11-28-2005, 10:51 PM
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Still watching and still loving it!


Margaret Dent
11-29-2005, 10:26 AM

what an exciting project. I don't think I have seen a horse sculpture here before! It's looking very nice and I think the head issues were solved with adding more detail - it looks good now. I am not too sure about the back/abdominal area though. I happen to have a photo of a rearing horse on my desk here, in exactly the same position pretty much, and the curve of the back on your horse (where the saddle goes) seems a bit too deep as well as the abdominal curve on the bottom. When horses rear, they streatch their back and chest, and usually those lines are a lot straighter. i'm not sure if I'm making sense... Wish I could scan that photo right now...

I'm pulling up a chair though and I'll be watching closely - this seems like so much fun!