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Old 04-29-2012, 10:53 PM
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Iíve been close to this horse. Maybe too close. I canít tell any more. Right ear too big? Too small? Nose tweaked? Background too dark? Bob-wire?
As with all my paintings a WIP. C&C most welcomed.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:34 AM
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Hi Eric.. Like always I like your bold approach to the the subject with those wonderful colors.. The horse's muzzle perspective and shape is not quite right.. I think if you take care with this the rest of your subject will come in line. The coat has a grand sparkle with the eyes really having one too.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:40 AM
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He's a cutie! You don't need photorealism to have a fine painting. Your style comes through again here, and I like him! I don't think you need to add any wire, though the white patchy bit under his mouth could be a bit distracting. Thanks for sharing! What is his name?
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:45 PM
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Another great one, Eric! You captured a lot of character in this painting. This looks like a wonderful horse.

I agree that the shape of the head is a little off, and yet, that doesn't distract from this great painting, I don't think. You have a style that is very much your own, and that's something to be glad for. The ears look fine...however, our left side ear does seem a bit larger than the right. I don't really think that barbed wire will add to this piece, as it might look harsh in this gentle portrait. All in all, I love this as it is. Great work!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:56 PM
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Best one yet, Eric.. and I like the use of cool and warm colors on his coat.

As Catherine suggested, the muzzle is just slightly out of whack drawing-wise.
Sometimes when I am having trouble with a drawing issue, here's what i do to help myself (besides going to get a cookie.. )
1. Look at it either upside down or in a mirror - that helps to change our vision of it enough to see it more correctly
2. Take a measurement. For example. look at your photo and using a brush, or pencil, or whatever, take a quick measurement of say, the length of his nostril.
Compare that with the distance from the bottom of the nostril to the bottom of the muzzle . Is it more or less? does your drawing follow that measurement?
That's just an example.. find something easy to measure on your photo, and then see if your drawing lines up with it.

And if that doesn't help, go get another cookie.
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I would leave out wire. Reads just fine as is. Good suggestions by others. Keep it up, your getting better and better!
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:50 AM
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I took your suggestion and tried to apply them. I put a small frame around it and for now calling it finished. You guys are the greatest and thank you so much for your help
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Nicely done Eric!
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What a great finish to this painting. Well done!
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Excellent. Your work is coming right along. Nice feeling to this one, I love horses.
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