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Cat52
02-28-2001, 09:45 PM
Hi, I'm a new member to wet canvas and I had posted a pic in the drawing forum. Animal suggested I post it here too but before I do I want to remove the copyright notice that I have plastered across it, untill then here is another for you to see. 11x14 graphite
Thanks Animal!!!
Christine
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animal
02-28-2001, 10:49 PM
Welcome to the Animal And Wildlife forum Cat52(Christine). http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Hope you post more of your work here. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif

Mayet Ankh
03-01-2001, 04:38 AM
Hi Christine,
I am glad you have posted more of your work. I really like this one - the horse has a wonderfull look on his face - like a sly grin! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I love the tones depicted here - very nice.
Mayet

dduchene
03-01-2001, 11:03 PM
Welcome cat....this is really nice..I guess I missed it in drawing forum. Love to see more.

Darrell

Roan
03-01-2001, 11:49 PM
Cat,

Can you post a much larger scan of this showing more detail?

Thanks!

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bbbilly1326
03-02-2001, 10:12 AM
What great drawing skills. Looks like a photo.

Bill

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Cat52
03-02-2001, 11:26 AM
O.K here it is bigger.....hope its not too big.
Christine
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Roan
03-02-2001, 06:53 PM
Now this is wonderfully done. Thanks for posting a bigger picture.

The only thing I find a tad distracting is the "line" that runs from the cheekpiece, through the hackamore, and down into the side of the nostril. It almost looks like a continuation of the cheekpiece.

But, hey, that's nit picking.

This is damn fine horse work, Cat. Damn fine.

ps. from the pants in the boots and the hackamore, I get the impression that this is a gamer. Barrel racing?

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Sandi
03-02-2001, 11:27 PM
Welcome to WC, Cat!
Your works are beautiful!

Cat52
03-05-2001, 01:38 PM
Hi Roan,

It's not nit picking! the same thing is bothering me about it I just haven't gone back and fixed it.....maybe I will now. I have a small farm near me where the have team penning, it's really fun to watch i'd love to get out there with them but I am horseless at the moment. Someday.....
Christine

Roan
03-05-2001, 09:02 PM
Wooowooo! Team penning! Fun stuff :P

I did a bit of roping when I was very young, and then took up cutting in my 20s. That's as close as I got to it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

I love cutting. Man, what an experience! Wish I had been able to stick with it, but it's a REAL expensive sport if you don't already have access to working cattle.

Love your drawing!


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-- <FONT size="1">Friends are lost by calling often, and by calling seldom.</FONT s>
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LarrySeiler
03-06-2001, 06:56 PM
A very nice drawing indeed.

Preference on my part is it would be nice to see the highlights tweaked up a bit more. You have great midtone values, and darks, but a little more lighter values would pop it out even more.

Also...I'd like to see rounded edges softened a bit which would make it fit more in real space and time...otherwise it'll give that "decal" pasted on sorta look to it.

I don't know much about breeds of horses, but it strikes me that this horse's mane must be extremely fine...as it appears absolutely flush with the contour edge of the upper neck.

Mainly though, I think it would improve by increasing the contrast of values by tweaking up the highlights.

I am otherwise quite impressed. Nice work, and nice to have you here! Very cool...

Larry

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Roan
03-06-2001, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by lseiler:
I don't know much about breeds of horses, but it strikes me that this horse's mane must be extremely fine...as it appears absolutely flush with the contour edge of the upper neck.

Larry,

Just for your FYI bucket: a lot of Western riders -- especially western pleasure, equitation, halter, anything competition that that the horse's looks are judged on -- use "mane tamers". It's a strip of thick cloth that goes over the entire of the horse's crest and fastens underneath the neck. The purpose is to make the mane flatten down so that the neck is more accentuated.

A lot of western horses also get their manes and tails pulled to thin them out.

Not saying this horse had any of this done, but who knows? Just something I thought you might find interesting.

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<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">Call caraid tadhal tric, 's call caraid tadhal ainmig.</FONT c>
-- <FONT size="1">Friends are lost by calling often, and by calling seldom.</FONT s>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) <-- pastel open stock vendor sources & reviews!

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LarrySeiler
03-07-2001, 07:21 PM
Indeed..very interesting! I appreciate having learned this. One more thing to pay attention to now when equestrian things are on television...! Thanks...

Larry

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Cat52
03-07-2001, 07:25 PM
Roan- Dont know if any were used on this horse...but this is how it looked in my
photo very fine and flat.

Larry- thanks for the advice, I have been photographing my work and having it put on CD so it it easier to get into my computer and they always look a little darker then they do in person, the highlights dont show as well on screen.
thanks
christine

taghera
03-07-2001, 10:47 PM
Brilliant!!!!!!!!

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