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just
08-14-2015, 08:39 PM
Sarge has the most detailed face. This will take some time. I have drawn this picture 2 years ago. Now I am drawing it from a photo instead of a cell phone.

TerryCurley
08-14-2015, 10:33 PM
I love all your work Dave. Looking forward to seeing Sarge develop.

just
08-15-2015, 10:21 PM
I did not get a lot done today.

TerryCurley
08-16-2015, 07:18 AM
The eye is looking good.

just
08-16-2015, 05:54 PM
Not even near done

chanda95
08-17-2015, 11:53 AM
This is looking very very nice. Watching this one closely.

just
08-17-2015, 05:03 PM
You'd think that I would be faster now.

Susan Mulno
08-17-2015, 08:25 PM
You'd think that I would be faster now.

Take your time. It is looking great!

TerryCurley
08-17-2015, 09:08 PM
He's coming along great.

Erilia
08-18-2015, 10:26 AM
It looks great :biggrin:

just
08-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Ain't he pretty?

leighann
08-18-2015, 02:24 PM
He is beautiful :-)

chanda95
08-18-2015, 02:49 PM
Very pretty! I agree!

As usual your use of lighting is wonderful.

Erilia
08-18-2015, 02:52 PM
Sooo pretty :vs_blush:

just
08-19-2015, 02:22 PM
:vs_whistle:

chanda95
08-19-2015, 02:37 PM
Your drawing comes more and more to life with each update!

TerryCurley
08-19-2015, 03:11 PM
He's beginning to look like an older horse to me. Is he old? Great work as always.

just
08-19-2015, 03:12 PM
No he's only 10.

TerryCurley
08-19-2015, 03:15 PM
So how old do horses get?

chanda95
08-19-2015, 04:03 PM
He doesn't look old..He looks kind. He has a very large and kind eye based on your drawing.

Horses can get up there in age Terry. Our mare is 20 right now. I have seen some live into their 30s if well cared for. My sister's gelding was 29 when he passed..

just
08-19-2015, 05:21 PM
When my daughter was five, she took lessons on a 39 year old horse named cowboy.

just
08-19-2015, 05:37 PM
He doesn't look old..He looks kind. He has a very large and kind eye based on your drawing.
..

He is very gentle and loving. He is also selfish with a sense of humor. He let's very few people near him. I originally bought him for my daughter but she gave him back because he was so attached to me. He will let her ride him but he follows me. He won't let another horse near me. Once he saw me mount other horse. He was on the other side of the fence and had such a fit I rode him instead.

chanda95
08-19-2015, 05:39 PM
When my daughter was five, she took lessons on a 39 year old horse named cowboy.

LOL. That's an oldie. Not a lot get to that age!

just
08-19-2015, 05:41 PM
He did not make it to 40.

just
08-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Pictures of Sarge and me.

TerryCurley
08-19-2015, 07:08 PM
How cute. I can tell you really love him.

leighann
08-19-2015, 08:38 PM
Awww...what a sweetie! (the horse, of course!) ;-)

just
08-19-2015, 09:21 PM
Awww...what a sweetie! (the horse, of course!) ;-)

Of course :biggrin:

chanda95
08-20-2015, 10:14 AM
Love your pictures. Horses really speak to the heart. I was raised with them and don't want to imagine a life without them. Too bad the stinkers are so expensive. Hay is through the roof and it's not like a cow where you can feed them a lower grade hay. :-/ At one point I was paying $22 a bale. stinks..

just
08-20-2015, 10:19 AM
I only need to feed them hay 3 to 4 months a year. Alpha runs $15 a bale.

chanda95
08-20-2015, 10:30 AM
I only need to feed them hay 3 to 4 months a year. Alpha runs $15 a bale.

Nice on both ends. We don't have sustainable pastures for horses here. We have plenty of land but horses can wipe it out if its not an irrigated pasture with rotation practices involved. No irrigation for us..just rangeland and I would rather use that for the cattle because they feed us. My mare has also been slightly foundered so she can really only be fed a quality grass hay and not turned out on green rich pastures. I hay year round...most horse owners around here do. It's nice that you have the ability not to do that.

just
08-20-2015, 11:10 AM
I understand. The trouble here's the heat. Shade and water are required. I have two irrigated acres. I can maintain two horses. Though I have threatened to replace them with cattle when Veronica is neglecting the horses.

just
08-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Working on the zine details so it's going slower.

TerryCurley
08-20-2015, 12:54 PM
He is come out wonderful.:laugh:

just
08-20-2015, 01:06 PM
He is come out wonderful.:laugh:

Yes even he likes it.

chanda95
08-20-2015, 02:38 PM
:vs_clap: Loving this. I don't care how long it takes. It's fun watching the progression.

Erilia
08-20-2015, 03:35 PM
He's looking good :vs_cool:

Susan Mulno
08-20-2015, 07:56 PM
I am still trying to figure out how to fit a horse in my RV lifestyle! :biggrin:

just
08-20-2015, 08:03 PM
I am still trying to figure out how to fit a horse in my RV lifestyle! :biggrin:

Horse trailer

Susan Mulno
08-20-2015, 08:19 PM
We tow our car behind our motor home. :unhappy:

just
08-20-2015, 08:22 PM
And what is behind your car?

chanda95
08-20-2015, 09:03 PM
They make living quarter horse trailers.Very nice ones with slide outs. If you are independently wealthy..lol. Dixie horse and Mule co. has nice one..they are in Alabama..got great prices..:biggrin:

Eh??? http://www.dhmco.com/lakota-horse-trailers/living-quarters/4-Horse/7284/

just
08-20-2015, 10:32 PM
I should have thought of that.

just
08-21-2015, 12:26 PM
This is it for today.

TerryCurley
08-21-2015, 01:21 PM
The day is too young to say that. He's looking good.

chanda95
08-21-2015, 02:44 PM
This is it for today.

Details are really starting to pop. What I like about your work is that it is an awful lot like my favorite artist - you are able to draw out emotion from both man and beast.

just
08-21-2015, 03:02 PM
Details are really starting to pop. What I like about your work is that it is an awful lot like my favorite artist - you are able to draw out emotion from both man and beast.

Thank you. That's real high praise.

just
08-21-2015, 09:07 PM
The day is too young to say that. He's looking good.
I thought I was going to be gone all day.

just
08-22-2015, 09:52 PM
Today's installation

just
08-24-2015, 05:18 PM
Almost done.

just
08-24-2015, 09:00 PM
I thought I would add one more while I still had enough natural light.

Susan Mulno
08-25-2015, 12:06 AM
I am really enjoying watching him come to "life".

Do you only work in natural light?

chanda95
08-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Fantastic! This is looking so good.

just
08-25-2015, 04:24 PM
I am really enjoying watching him come to "life".

Do you only work in natural light?

Yes I started working only in natural light about 1 year ago.

TerryCurley
08-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Yes I started working only in natural light about 1 year ago.

That would definitely be the best way to do it. I can do that during certain hours in my room but then the sun moves (actually the Earth rotates) and I lose the light literally.

just
08-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Not yet but very close

TerryCurley
08-25-2015, 08:08 PM
You did a lot on him today. He looks fantastic.

just
08-25-2015, 08:42 PM
I got in some more before it got to dark.

chanda95
08-26-2015, 10:58 AM
I agree with Terry, you really did quite a bit yesterday. He looks so good.

just
08-26-2015, 11:10 AM
I always speed up at the end.

Erilia
08-26-2015, 11:37 AM
I feel like that horse is looking inside my soul :surprise:

just
08-26-2015, 11:39 AM
I feel like that horse is looking inside my soul :surprise:
Maybe you are looking into his.

Erilia
08-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Yes I think I am, and it's a beautiful one.

just
08-26-2015, 01:49 PM
A few touches and I'm finished.

chanda95
08-26-2015, 02:46 PM
WELL DONE!!! Love the emotion and lighting of this drawing....especially the lighting, that jumps out at you right away. Super nice use of light and dark. Beautiful detail work as well.

:cooltu:

just
08-26-2015, 03:19 PM
Finished finally

leighann
08-26-2015, 04:56 PM
I love horses...and our 6 year old niece is currently horse crazy, so every time she spends the night, I have to take her to this spot down the road that has horses, so she can go pet them. :)

FanKi
08-26-2015, 05:42 PM
Great job Just. I love how you draw

TerryCurley
08-26-2015, 07:09 PM
I love the way your horse looks. You did a great job as always Dave.

Can I ask why there is no gleam in his eye?

just
08-26-2015, 07:39 PM
It's in the shade.

TerryCurley
08-26-2015, 10:07 PM
It's in the shade.

OK, that makes sense.

Erilia
08-27-2015, 11:30 AM
He looks perfect :vs_closedeyes:, it was nice to see the work step by step, I hope you make more.

just
08-27-2015, 12:22 PM
He looks perfect :vs_closedeyes:, it was nice to see the work step by step, I hope you make more.

If you look closely through out the drawing forums, you will find around 10 of my step by step drawings. Some under this name and some under dleeg. Those not all of those still have pictures.