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Old 04-21-2003, 11:19 PM
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I need another project like i need another hole in my head, yet here i am... sometimes an idea just takes over and won't leave you alone till it's on paper. so, after spending far to many hours watching Robin Hood: men in tights and A Knight's Tale , i feel inspired to do a medieval jousting pic. here, i have the first horse. once i'm happy with him, he will get armor and a knight. ditto for the other horse. thehorses are going to be of draft type, to be able to carry about 300 lbs of armor, etc. the final will be cp or possibly acrylic on very large paper (this horse alone is about 9x12) any advice (or armor referance pics!) would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:34 PM
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gah! as soon as it showed up on my screen i started gettin twitchy...here's the first of what i'm sure will be many revisions.
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:39 PM
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Sounds like a neat idea. It'll be fun to watch this one develop. I wish I could draw from my head!

My only comment so far is that this does not read as a draft horse to me. His/her neck is too thin and bone structure too light. If you need some draft reference PM me and I can send you a few (granted not in this position!)
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I loved both those movies. I think you have a great idea here. I don't see many pieces of art of jousting. I will stick to this thread to see how this turns out. I know it will be wonderful & interesting!
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Ooh! ooh! a free plug for my former employer! www.medievaltimes.com I wouldn't steal their photos (I'm pretty sure they still have the galleries up) and they ride normal size horses, but maybe you can check them out for ideas also maybe do a Google search for renfaires and armour... lots to see!

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here's horsie #2. they don't necessarily have to be draft horses, just of heavier type to be able to move quickly with weight on their backs. i shall work on beefing them up tomorrow...
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*tweak*

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My first impression is that the front legs are a tiche too long. Heavier type horses (regardless of whether they are full draft), generally have heavier shoulders, slightly shorter and thicker looking legs in relation to their bodies, a shorter back, more rounded croup, and larger hooves than regular riding horses. IMHO, I would shorten up the front legs a little (forearm a bit heavier, knee slightly larger, cannon shorter and slightly thicker than it is now, with larger hooves), make the crest of the neck more prominent, and possibly consider making the head a bit longer and wider to balance the rest of the bigger horse. As for the rear, I think you're getting there with your adjustments, but remember that draft bellies don't tuck up as much as other horses, either, even if they are in tip top shape.

But, those suggestions are just my opinion. It's easier for me to judge them on the hoof than on paper!

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i'm gonna fail my chemistry midterm, and i blame this
well, here;s an update- more minor changes. thickened, shortened, fattened- yes, it's the stumpy version! thanks suzy for the advice. does everything look pretty good? also, is there any way to delete previous pics so this doesn't kill people with slow connections? thanks all! (oh and they are about the same size in RL!)
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ooh, what a great idea! Looking good!
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looking good so far!
I LOVED A Knight's Tale...they can come joust in my backyard anytime
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proposed positioning- done digitally because i don't have paper this big!
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Just a thought, if you have got any of these films on DVD and you also have DVD on your computer could you capture some still shots of the horse's in armour?

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Paul, when i read your post, i quite literally slapped myself upside the head! you see, i've now spent at least two hours doing research for the peice, because i want it to be fairly accurate. i'll use the dvds this weekend when i have access to them...here's the armor so far on one horse. he's about ready for the knight to be positioned on him. c&c still welcome!
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Hey why not get some shots from the DVD's in mid joust? You could capture the one where the joust breaks and splinters into the air! Talk about an action painting!

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