Horse in Graphite..

A friend mine asked if i could draw her horse for her, i will have a go said I, but you will need to provide a decent photo for me to work from.

A few day later she arrived at work and handed me a picture, that is really nice I said, good, she said, a friend took a photo for me, now get on with it. The next decision was how much of the photo to include, as the background was rather busy and could be said somewhat distracting.

I decided to just draw the horse and leave out everything else, that way she could have a tight frame around the subject.

I used an F pencil to draw the horse and shaded using 2B, 4B,  with occasional use of a Derwent Onyx pencil,  paper stump and paintbrush to blend.

When i had finished and showed her the finished result, she was delighted with it, she took it to the local art shop and had it framed, I class that as a job well done.img_0325

She took the framed picture to the stables where she kept the horse and showed it around, i was asked to produce 4 More pictures, i am delighted to say that all 4 sold.

Dora Fitzgerald Daffyd



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