Saturday, July 23, 2011

Horses. Part 3

I have now completed basic drawings of all the horses and started to compile them into one image, and refined it somewhat. There are things at this point that I still need and want to rework, but because this is a commissioned piece, I feel that this is a good place to start getting some feedback from my client, before I take the drawing too far. She will let me know if I'm on the right track with character traits, and any other changes she would like to see.

Pencil sketch #3, horses © Beatrice Bork

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Everyday wonders...

Just thought I'd like to share this image, the beauty of nature is all around, you don't have to look very far... this was just outside my door.

Photo © Beatrice Bork

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

horses: initial drawings part 2

After I have roughed-out a basic first draft (which gave me a general idea of where the horses will be positioned), the next step is to work on each individual horse. I am studying movements now, and will work-up each one into a sketch using vine charcoal. From here I can move and position them in order to create the next step which will be the initial sketch for the client, who will then let me know how the personalities match up with the real horses.

I'm working on having the image be about 3 feet long. (once this is matted and framed it will be close to 4 feet in length). At this point I have a fairly good idea of not only where the horses will be but a good idea of how I'm envisioning the color and style, but I won't worry about that too much until I get the horses tightly drawn.

© rough sketch of paint horse by Beatrice Bork — work yet to be titled. 2011