Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Horse Breed: Irish Draught

Well lookee here, two drawings I can be proud of. :) I really don't know why drawing is often such a pain for me...I think mostly I am just too impatient! Doesn't this horse have such a cute face?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Horse Breed: Peruvian Paso

This last week's breed I didn't get around to doing a lot for. But they sound like delightful horses. One of their special characteristics is a natural gait which is a very smooth trot. They are descended from Spanish stock brought to the New World and are known for their great endurance and ability to travel over difficult terrain.

Horse Breed: American Bashkir Curly Horse

Last week's horse breed was one which I was not familiar with, but I fell instantly in love with them, the American Bashkir Curly. As the name indeed implies, these horses have fairly long coats which are, to varying degrees, curly. I just want to give them a big ol' hug!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Horse Breed: Percheron

I really hesitate to post these, quite honestly, they are so bad. :) But you know, I'm going to do it anyway, because you win some, and you lose some, and then you learn and improve. In theory. :) The drawing isn't really "so" bad, though I'm still struggling with the pencil-only drawings, it's just not my medium.
This one, though, looks like a third-grader did it. I can't believe it's so terrible. But it's okay. I can laugh at myself. This is actually my very very first try with gouache, and I really like the properties of the paint, I just need to learn how to use it and such. I keep wanting to go back to fix this, but the paint's already getting a little thick and I'm sure it is going to threaten to flake off the page eventually, anyway. Well, all I can say is that a black horse was *not* an inspired choice for my first foray into this medium.