View Full Version : Shire Horse at work and play

09-14-2007, 09:26 AM
Hi, i am posting a lot later that i planned because i have spent a lot of time reading artistdbs' article on how to sell your work and i was facinated and learnt so much. It was wonderful as i am new to pen and ink and this is only my second posting here.
Anyway, i did this from a ref photo here at wc by Crais (thank you Crais).
It is pen and ink and watercolour with a 1 inch graphite at the bottom depicting the play part.
c&c welcome
Thanks for looking

09-14-2007, 02:16 PM
The blue background really makes this beauty pop. I like the idea of a separate sketch for the play part. It makes the piece unusual and special. Good work, Daka.

Ranger Dan
09-14-2007, 04:41 PM
nice work. All done with brush?

09-14-2007, 06:41 PM
Really nice any chance of a close up? I can't really see the detail but what I can see is great

09-15-2007, 05:40 AM
A very imaginative drawing and very nicely executed. Great job:clap:

09-15-2007, 09:02 AM
Just beautiful!!! I love the colors and also how you've incorporated two works into one.


09-15-2007, 03:51 PM

09-15-2007, 04:01 PM
Thanks for all the lovely comments.
Ranger Dan, only the watercolour is done with brush the pen and ink was done with an Edding 1880 pen 0.1 size. on watercolour 140 lbs paper.
ARTMUTT, sure you can have a close up and thanks for asking. which part would you like?
I rally appreciate all the comments and they have given me confidence to do more pen and ink now too.

09-15-2007, 09:06 PM
Love draft horses!! Wonderfully done!!

09-16-2007, 02:24 PM
Any close-up you could provide would be nice--

09-16-2007, 04:52 PM
ARTMUTT I hope this close up is ok for you. please let me know if it is. D
Bergere, thanks for the lovely comment, i appreciate it. D

09-16-2007, 06:16 PM
Great job Daka, I love it... But here comes the question.
I see, the black is with a 0.1 ebbing, the sky is watercolour washes... what about the various grey tones on the horse!!! are those graphite or washes...
The close up i s very nice.

09-17-2007, 02:37 PM
They are watercolour washes Tammamo. Thanks for the comments too, i appreciate it.

09-19-2007, 02:22 AM
Daka, this is really nice. It kinda has a storybook quality to it. Great job!

09-19-2007, 12:16 PM
Thanks Dave. A storybook quality, wanna elaborate on that, might give me an idea. P.M. me when you have time.

09-19-2007, 06:17 PM
Fantastic--I really like your style!!

09-20-2007, 03:25 PM
Thank you Artmutt. I didn't know i had a style and have been looking for one for ages, lol

09-27-2007, 06:16 AM
Beautiful work Daka -- love the way you've put the coloured wash behind the horse, and also the little section at the bottom. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave: