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Horse skeleton, part 2

14 Aug

I’m trying to get a better feel for drawing horses, by copying the excellent illustrations by Ken Hultgren in his book The Art of Animal Drawing.

Horse skeleton, part 2

I guess that was kind of the intent of the book, since the detailed instruction on how to draw horses only starts at page 19. Before that, Hultgren gives some general tips on drawing animals, with some exquisite illustrations as examples. Perhaps those illustrations should be seen as an inspiration, or simply be copied and understood. Who knows.

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Self-portrait in only a few lines

14 Aug

I tried to draw myself in the mirror with only a few lines of a pencil. It was an exercise in concentration.

Self-portrait in only a few lines

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Rodeo horse drawing

14 Aug

I decided instead of using construction to draw from direct observation. This really is another mode of drawing than drawing in construction, based on what you know rather than what you see. If I had my brain examined with functional MRI I’m sure there would be other parts of the brain active doing the one or the other method of drawing. It surely feels different. The pencil sketch was converted into black and white using GIMP on my Mac.

Rodeo horse sketch

As before, I made a time-lapse video recording while I was drawing. Judging from the time of the recording (57 s), it took roughly 23 minutes to make the sketch.

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