View Full Version : More horsing around--Arab portrait

03-20-2001, 07:19 PM
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New person here, been lurking for quite awhile. Feel like I know you all. I love drawing horses and dogs! This is an 11x14 graphite from a photo. Now that I'm recently retired (all smile please) I can draw all day if I want. Comments please, self-taught, need to learn.

03-21-2001, 02:23 AM
Hi Shirl...welcome to wetcanvas...yes i lurked around for 6 mths before i got game to post.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif...glad to see you here..wendee

03-21-2001, 09:51 AM
The portrait of the Arabian is beautiful.
I have always loved greys best in the equine world. Great job! Keep up the great work.
A Fellow Equine Artist
Sheri Cook www.happyhorsestudio.com (http://www.happyhorsestudio.com)

03-21-2001, 09:56 AM
I think you have mastered it! Very nice and I love Arabs especially. That dapple gray area looks really nice.

03-21-2001, 09:58 AM
PS. Hi Sheri! nice to have another EAG member.


03-22-2001, 12:39 AM
You can tell it is an Arabian for sure. Very good.

Don't worry, its gonna be all right....
Tammy's Home for Artists (http://tammy.artistnation.com)

03-22-2001, 06:49 AM
Beautiful, very elegant.
I want to get closer! It has the look of almost being a monochromatic watercolor from here.

03-22-2001, 09:00 AM
I like how you did the horsres textures. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif How did you get the horse and background so smooth?

03-22-2001, 10:53 AM
Thank you all for your comments!

Animal - I really think my drawing was too enhanced with my camera. A lot of people thought it was a watercolor also. At my house it's plan old graphite drawing. But I recently got a 5B Derwent graphite pencil and I can really get smooth shadings with it. I've done entire drawings with it, just using pressure. The background, however, was interesting in that I used an HB, over and over and over, different directions--reason being there was some very interesting stuff going on out my window all day--involved sheriffs and a dead body http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif ....


03-22-2001, 07:14 PM
Thanks Shirl for telling me how you did this. <IMG SRC="http://www.radiks.net/~ghb/UhHuh.gif" border=0>