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Old 09-25-2019, 01:06 AM
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Here is my latest, gang! I believe wild mustangs qualify for the SW forum...right?? I saw this pic on pixabay and fell in love with it. This is Caran D'Ache luminance pencils on Bristol smooth 100# - 11"x14". Thank you for looking, C&C welcome!

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Oh, my goodness. This is beautiful! I can just feel the warmth on the necks and muzzles.
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Kathy - lovely work. The expression of both horses is well done and the detail in the veins, the shadows and the highlights is excellent. Question about the crest of the neck on the pinto to the right - is the line above the white mane from the original sketch/outline?
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Yes, Evelyn, it is. I am studying this for a few days, then I'm going to see if I can fix that. I used transfer paper that was WAY too dark, and I couldn't cover it up. My plan right now is to spray it with workable fixative, then see if I can put something down that will hide that line. Plan B is to work some cool greys and some darks into it and make it look like that part of the mane is salt and pepper. Pintos have can that going on too...so it would be believable.

I thought I would go ahead and post it here to get some feedback on what all I can tweak besides that part! LOL!!
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Love it!
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Kathy, this is hands down my new favorite drawing by you! Wow, this is outstanding! The details in the skin and hide - all those little nuances, veins, and bumps are outstanding. The manes, too, are wonderful! You've outdone yourself, girl!
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Kathy, this is hands down my new favorite drawing by you! Wow, this is outstanding! The details in the skin and hide - all those little nuances, veins, and bumps are outstanding. The manes, too, are wonderful! You've outdone yourself, girl!

Jenna, thank you! My husband saw it when I was almost finished with the paint horse on the right side, and said "your horse has dreadlocks!" I told him that's the best compliment I could get since he DID look like he had dreadlocks, and that's what I was trying to show! HA!
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Yes, Evelyn, it is. I am studying this for a few days, then I'm going to see if I can fix that. I used transfer paper that was WAY too dark, and I couldn't cover it up. My plan right now is to spray it with workable fixative, then see if I can put something down that will hide that line. Plan B is to work some cool greys and some darks into it and make it look like that part of the mane is salt and pepper. Pintos have can that going on too...so it would be believable.

I thought I would go ahead and post it here to get some feedback on what all I can tweak besides that part! LOL!!




Ah, no worries. I kind of like the plan B, as that definitely happens, or even just a black streak in the middle of the white mane, which happens to drape just right. Another option would be to darken the background, but I like it as you have it now.

It is a beautiful drawing as it is now, regardless.
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I'm in love with this! It's gorgeous!
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Evelyn, thank you. I'm leaning toward plan B as well...
Kay, thank you!!
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I wasn't happy with the foreground, or that heavy dark line on the paint horse's mane. So I adjusted. I think I can live with it now.
Final adjustment....I'm not touching it anymore!
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You can live with it? Why, Kathy, this is outstanding! I think you've done a wonderful job with this drawing - including those horse dreadlocks. Great, smart changes to the gray line on the right horse's neck and also to the foreground. Beautiful finish!
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It is a lovely drawing Kathy. Very nice work.
I have three groupings for my art work: 1) not sure, may need further work; 2) a "learning experience" and not to be displayed; 3) worthy of framing.

This is definitely a 3. Awesome.
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