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03-25-2001, 05:45 PM
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This little guy was so cute I had to give it a try. Graphite on 11-14 plate-finish bristol.


03-25-2001, 06:32 PM
This is very nice! I especially like the way you did the colt`s textures. What type of pencils do you use? Also does bristol have a smoother texture for drawing animals?

03-25-2001, 07:55 PM
Thanks for your comments Animal. I still used the 5B graphite, but the eye was done with a 7B. Yes, the plate-finish bristol is very smooth but durable. I want to try another type finish with the bristol.

Don't know how to answer your other post. I usually just do shading in my drawings, a cross stroke with an HB.


03-25-2001, 09:02 PM
This is excellent you are very tallented http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

03-25-2001, 09:03 PM
I'm totally speechless, Shirl.

Ain't that grand? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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03-26-2001, 02:11 AM
Shirl...this is just gorgeous...what talent http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

03-26-2001, 05:54 AM
Very nice head! Cute foal.
One thing though, the shadows are wrong. If the light is coming head on the right shoulder should not have a shadow.


03-26-2001, 06:11 AM
Shirl this is beautiful!
Since I have been seeing such nice graphite work, I started one the other night. I picked up a woodless graphite pencil. (never tried these before) The question I have is do you sharpen these in a sharpener like a regular pencil? I like really sharp points. Or do I need to use sand paper or something like that? I am not sure I like this woodless graphite better than drawing pencils. But I am giving it a try. I need to go get some softer pencils for the very darks I think and then I may be ready to post it.
Thing is, I am tempted to do it again in colored pencil and then again in watercolor just to have them all to compare. I may do just that if time permits before I am drawn to do something else.
I just got back some great reference photos so I may be off and running in another direction.

03-26-2001, 07:30 AM
Absolutely stunning! Beautiful handling of the graphite!


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03-26-2001, 09:02 AM
Thank you for your comments! Drawing this little guy was a pleasure. Goodness, only took me 2 hrs.

Barbara, I've never tried that type pencil. I just purchased a set of Derwent graphite pencils, 12, from 9B to H, with a coupon, for $8.00! Thought that was pretty good. Would be fun to see one subject in different mediums and compare!

Rosemarie, if you're referring to the colt's right shoulder, I imagine his head is casting the shadow; anyway that's how the ref pic had it.


03-26-2001, 04:58 PM
This is wonderful. I'm gonna try horses again. Well..one of these days! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

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03-26-2001, 07:03 PM
Super... I want to kiss him!


03-27-2001, 02:18 AM
Well Shirl if the shadow on the right shoulder comes from the head the left cheek should not have a shadow. So where from comes the light?


03-27-2001, 10:37 AM
Looked back at the photo of the colt and the shading is exactly as I drew it, actually darker in the photo. I usually don't take liberty with lighting/shading since I'm no pro. The light must becoming slightly from our left, but not far enough to hit the cheekbone. I'd try to post the photo but batteries getting low in my camera...