Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ink and Wash, New and Old

Two days ago, I did a bit of studio cleaning. I found this old ink and wash picture I did a couple of years ago. (I believe that is the 2007 Kentucky Derby winner.) And over breakfast the next day, I wondered, why is this the only image like this that I've ever done? So I set out searching for a likely sketch to try it again.
I came across this terribly failed watercolor painting and thought it would make good practice. Unfortunately, I think I did some of the same mistakes as in the first (too much ink in some places and not enough control overall), but at least I can look at this and not cringe now. :)
Also, I'm pleased to note that my anatomy knowledge has grown a great deal since the first image!

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