Monday, September 17, 2007
Shires on Black WIP #2
So here are another 2 progress shots of the Shire horses. I finished up the white face on the young one and started to put his/her fuzzy forelock in. I can tell a few places that need to be darkened; the side of his face, and areas of the hair but I might wait to do that until more of the picture is finished. I made sure to follow the direction the hair grew when filling in the white areas, it really helps a lot to make the horse look less flat.
I had to redraw the right ear, I messed it up in the original line drawing so had to change it a little bit. You don't notice it when the hair has been roughed in, but you can see the changes I had to make in the ear above.
When trying to get the fluffy/fuzzy look I kept my pencil strokes very loose and messy. The horse looked like it hadn't had a brush near it's head for weeks, so I was hoping this would look the same. I still need to add a few more messy layers and add some more hair to the fuzzy ears to complete the look.
I'm not going for a photo-realistic look with this drawing. I'm trying to draw something cute, (don't ask why, I have no idea)
Todays Scottish word:
Answer to yesterdays Scottish word:
1) laverock is a skylark. Doesn't make any sense to me