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04-01-2003, 05:49 PM
This is my latest commission I have been lazy lately about getting them done . But I am rested now and ready to rock!!
Here is the referance photo first...
04-01-2003, 05:50 PM
here is my start....
04-01-2003, 05:54 PM
Okay I am not sure what I did wrong???
but here I'll try again...
Night Horse Studio
04-01-2003, 07:59 PM
Is this a WIP? If it is, what medium are you planning to do this in? Looks like you are off to a nice start.
04-01-2003, 08:39 PM
Yes it is a WIP!
And I am doing this in pencil (not color Pencil though)
Here is an update!!
04-02-2003, 02:09 AM
Lookin good, Christina!
04-02-2003, 10:49 AM
Looking good! I think you've given him a "quieter" eye than in the reference photo, though!
04-02-2003, 11:11 AM
Looking great so far! It's agreat deal darker than the photo, though. Looks like a black horse instead of a grey. Or is it just the scan?
04-02-2003, 03:07 PM
04-02-2003, 06:48 PM
Yes, the bad images were the scan... My scanner really ticked me off!!
But I finished it this morning and delivered it to the Owner...
She is thrilled with it!! She was so thrilled she want's me to do her Quater horse Tuffy too! He's a huge 16.3 hand Chestnut with lots of chrome!! He is to die for!! I went and took some photos to day of her two new foals and thier moms.
And some great action photos of her two year olds (including Sockett the horse in this WIP). They were running in the feild so Beautiful!!! I took 4 rolls of 24 exposures each!! I can't wait to get them developed!! I got some really great shots!!
But the owner of this horse is a web designer she is gonna scan it for me, so I can show its true look! So I am sorry you have to wait to se it finished......SORRY!!! But it will be worth the wait! She has a much better scanner and it will look much better!
By the way I changed the eye per the owners request, he got spoked in the photo from the flash, it looked unnatraul compaired to his nature. (he is the bigest baby!! So sweet he thinks he's a lap dog!!!)
Thank you to all!!!!!!
04-03-2003, 07:56 AM
Cant wait to see the final scan!!!! :)
04-03-2003, 09:04 AM
I am waiting for her to email it to me.... I hope she'll do it soon.... I called her last night but she was in the foaling barn!! Another baby!!! I can't wait to take photos of the new baby!!
Bye the way I have sent the contract to the art league to review the final copy... I will PM you when it is aproved!!
04-03-2003, 10:53 AM
Christina, I cant wait to see your final work! What you have shown us is wonderful..:)
04-03-2003, 05:01 PM
Thank you Caron!!
Unfortunatley I have to wait for the owner to scan the final???
But I will post it as soon as I get the scan from her!! I promise!!
My scanner kills my pencil darwings makes them look way to dark and just plain awful!! So I will try to get her to scan it on her really good scanner and send it ASAP.
04-03-2003, 06:04 PM
The suspense is killing me! LOL! I'm sure it looks great!
04-03-2003, 06:07 PM
I am so sorry!!! I didn't meant for this to go this way....:crying:
But I am at the mercy of my febile scanner!! Hey I have a new thread of a people portrait happening in Portraits forum!!!
Check it out!!! PLEASE!!! I want to know what you think!!
04-03-2003, 07:59 PM
Opps I forgot about this scan it was the last one before I finished it......
04-03-2003, 08:02 PM
:eek: This is great! What a difference a decent scan makes! Can't wait to see the finished project!
04-03-2003, 08:16 PM
Your a sweet heart, Wal!!!!
Thank you!! That was my biggest pencil drawing ever!! It is 11"x 14" which is alot of shading!!!:rolleyes: I am so glad its done By the way it took about 8 hours total time to finish..
04-04-2003, 08:24 AM
looking forward to the finish!! looks great so far!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
04-04-2003, 03:15 PM
Very nice Christina!!:clap: It's good to see you getting more work from it as well.
04-04-2003, 05:06 PM
I haven't seen you around latley??? I hope all is good with you!!
I missed you!!
Yes the owner is my old horse trainer she is a really good friend!!! I was really nervous to show her the final she is a very knowledgable horse woman!! But to my surprise she loved it!!
So, thank you!! I am picking up alot of work lately!! I am so excited!! It is nice to think that will each piece I am learning and to watch my own improvement is exciting!!
04-05-2003, 06:06 PM
Yes I have found it increasingly difficult to either paint or get onto the computer over the past few weeks due to working approx. 60 hours per week! In fact I am sending this from work!
I've got to get another job!!!!
I've got a couple of days off next week so I will be able to start a portrait commission I've recently been given.
I am about to check out your new web site so I will let you have my comments.
All the best
04-05-2003, 06:27 PM
Lovely work on your web site! I do think you are a little to cheap though. I mean $110 (about £70) is a bit cheap for all of that lovely time consuming but enjoyable work.
Saying that I am also to blame for undercharging on my web site so who am I to moan!
I find it difficult to work out a price for a painting because you don't want to be to cheap but you also don't want to scare them away with a hefty price.
You don't want to charge by the hour as for one I never count how long a painting actually takes simply because I paint for the love of it and a means of getting away from every day life. I am sure all artists have the same feeling that when you paint/draw whatever everything around you just disapears! It's great when you have got a nagging partner!!!:D
Keep those excellent paintings flowing, I'm certainly going to try!
04-06-2003, 11:52 AM
I am so glad your doing well!!!!! I was sincerly conserned!! I am glad your are well, but I do hope your job allows for more art and WC time in the future!! I miss your witty commentary!!!:D The WC is is no fun with out you!!!;)
You liked my website, Thank you!!!! I love your website!!! It means alot to me to have a positive resonce from you!!
On the subject of prices, it is hard to price art I agree!! I have a hard time with knowing what to charge simply because in my area the price of art varies greatly and due to the economy it makes it even tougher!! But I plan to raise my prices as my knowledge and experiance grows!! :) Right now I am just thrilled to have people want my art!!!! I guess i am still in the star struck vase of my short carrer!!
But in any case it is great to see you on the WC even if if it is only for a brief moment!! I can't wait to see your new portrait, You wiil post it won't you??? Oh, I do hope so!!!
take care and I hope all things work out for you!!!!!
God bless, Christina
04-06-2003, 12:08 PM
Christina, the drawing looks great, but I'm wondering about your scanner--is it going to black and white when you scan? If so, try adjusting the setting to true color and letting all the grays come through. Right now I can't see the front of the horses face, and it looks like an ink drawing.
Keep up the good work,
04-06-2003, 12:22 PM
Wes, my scanner is a peice of poop!! I have a: hp psc 750. I have tried to reset it three times now but it is still doing the same thing!!
I have given this portrait to the owner of the horse and if she gets time she is supposed to scan it on her scanner..... But I have caught her in the middle of foaling time! she has a rather large farm and she is so busy she's not even able to come to the phone more or less scan the finished portrait!!
I am gonna try to go out thier to day and take a couple digital photos of it in natrual light if I can.... I hope that she doesn't mind....
Thank you so much, Wes!! I qam gonna play with my scanner today and see if it wont help!! I am starting another portrait of her All around show Quater horse "Tuffy" today that I a want to post but... if my scanner keeps acting up I won't be able to!!
Oh and the front of the horses face was completely white, in the last scan it came through correct.... I hadn't done anything to that part except a few slight marks to give me an idea of where it ended... I fixed in the finished portrait but I have to wait to show you it!!!! Sorry!!:rolleyes:
Thanks again!! Christina
04-06-2003, 04:58 PM
Tell you what, let's see who can find the time to post another animal painting first. Oh hang on I'm just about to!!!!! Beat yah!
04-06-2003, 08:54 PM
Oh Poo...... you won!!:crying:
I'll beat you next time!!:D
04-07-2003, 12:11 AM
Here is the finished portrait I just recieved it from her.... I hope you all like it!!!
04-07-2003, 12:17 AM
Heres a closer look.....
04-07-2003, 12:22 AM
04-07-2003, 12:24 AM
And another...lol trying to get a bigger image...
04-07-2003, 12:28 AM
Is this better...
04-07-2003, 03:04 AM
That turned out pretty great, Christina. Way to go!!:clap:
04-07-2003, 04:50 AM
Lovely work, well done!:clap: :clap:
04-07-2003, 07:41 AM
This came out great! Well worth the wait!
04-07-2003, 08:44 AM
Thank you Lorna, Paul and Jennifer!!
I am so glad you all like it!! It was not as hard as I thought it might be being as large as it was 8"x11" in pencil that can get tedious!! But I working on his Show/Stable mate tuffy now. If you care to watch you can find him on this forum under "Strutin Tuff" Quarter Horse Wip.
Thanks again guys!!!
04-07-2003, 12:08 PM
That turned out really great!
The first few scans really looked more like ink than pencil But the now ones show it much better!
04-07-2003, 03:25 PM
Thank you, Twyla!!
Yea my scanner and I went a couple rounds in the last week, but the owner has a better one so she helpped me out with a better scan!
04-07-2003, 11:06 PM
Yes! I agree with the others. This did turn out better. I really admire the detail in the headstall / bridle.
04-07-2003, 11:12 PM
Thank you she she !!
Check out my other pencil portrait I just finished at
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