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HorsePaintingGurl
04-18-2011, 05:14 AM
Hi!

THis is my first EVER oil pastel drawing. I was concentrating on the colouring so the actual shap is traced(on a TV 'cause I don't have a lightbox:D). Please comment.

P.S Lucado is not the acutal name of the horse.Just mine of the picture.

Lucado Referance(far bottom):

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/6407/lucadoreferance.jpg

Lucado- Just drawing(I only traced the outline, not the bridle, maneetc.):

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8179/lucado.jpg
Lucado- All Coloured:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3577/lucadocolored.jpg


I was going to do it in colour pencils but then I changed my mind do the nostril is pencil.

chanda95
04-18-2011, 02:40 PM
So you said you were just starting out in art right? I think you are off to a good start. Do you draw a little bit every day? If not, and if you are really interested in it, I might suggest you start doing that. Do a little bit everyday. Draw EVERYTHING. draw pencils, apples, whatever you find. Work on shading. Even just do a sketch page dedicated to only shading.

As for this picture an idea maybe is to start working on your shading a little bit more and the coloration of your horse is different than the coloration of the actual picture which uses blacks, browns, oranges - even yellow. Also - rarely does a horse have a blue eye. They can be found in the cremellos or paints but in general (and in this case as well) you would find a brown eye.

If you weren't looking at the horse having an exact likeness to the one in the picture then I would for sure suggest working on the shading and try to eventually get away from outlining it. Let your shading do the outlining. :-)

Keep drawing and experimenting. Horses are not an easy subject to tackle so kudos to you for doing it! Keep posting your work!

TLA
04-18-2011, 04:22 PM
chanda - actually it is pretty common for blue eyes in horses. :) If you look at the WIP of mine, and the actual pictures of the same horse, he does have blue eyes. They are very desirable for some people and a turn off for others. They are not limited to paints and cremellos, etc.

HPG - chanda has some really good advice. Something to work on also in shading is shading circles and wavy lines. That will help when it comes to shading horses.

chanda95
04-18-2011, 04:40 PM
LOL - Well admittedly that came out all wrong. I have had a crazy morning and "brain + function = zero" for me. And you are right they are not limited to cremellos and paints. I will say that they are a VERY rare sight in my country. In my part of the world a blue eyed horse is not appreciated or wanted AT ALL. Cowboys around here aren't fond of them and quite honestly they aren't a favorite of mine either. I've had/been around horses for 31 years and nobody I know will own a blue eyed horse. It's nothing against them - it's the potential for health issues I don't like. The sun is pretty intense here, its arid and hot and really dusty and a blue eyed horse is a tidbit more work in terms of maintenance. I don't believe it impairs their eyesight any but I do think some are more sensitive to light and if they have light skin and a blue eye they need a little more care. Obviously that is generalizing because not all blue eyed horses have problems however the risk is greater that they will considering where I live and I don't want to take the risk.

But yes - back to the drawing - try the shading in circles and wavy lines. Great suggestion there!

TLA
04-18-2011, 05:44 PM
lol I think we all have the brain not wanting to work moments. I usually do at least once a week. >.<

Totally off topic here, but what country are you from if I may ask?

chanda95
04-18-2011, 06:57 PM
US - New Mexico - Near the Navajo Rez...very MUCH like another country - trust me. ;) Sometimes I wish I lived somewhere green and lush where it rains and the springs winds don't blow a hundred miles an hour and the dirt isn't so thick you have to cover your mouth to feed your livestock. blech.

HorsePaintingGurl
04-19-2011, 07:38 AM
Thanks and will try that.

US - New Mexico - Near the Navajo Rez...very MUCH like another country - trust me. ;) Sometimes I wish I lived somewhere green and lush where it rains and the springs winds don't blow a hundred miles an hour and the dirt isn't so thick you have to cover your mouth to feed your livestock. blech.

LOL:D