This was my first try at drawing a horse since middle or high school, I guess. A friend and I used to sit in class and draw horses and unicorns all day (oh, and don’t forget rainbows) instead of doing classwork. I should have sketched this in pencil first, instead of going right in with the watercolor pencil, and definitely used too much burnt carmine, which looks brown until the water hits it (oops)!
But you know what? I had fun painting this horse. And you know what else? I’m going to paint more of them. And draw them, too. And probably try and do some really detailed work that’s not “at the end of the workday and I gotta get it done and then post it and then blog about it” type thing, you know?
They are just incredible creatures. So many shadows, so many lines. So much emotion in their faces, and in their bearing, too. I think I really just need to treat myself to some good, quality time with some horses. Some good sketching time. We have some out back, over the fence. They belong to the farm behind us. They don’t come up to the fence much. But I have a couple of friends with horses, so who knows? I may have some time to draw or paint them from life.
I’m going to enjoy the journey. The color and proportion may be all wrong, but it matters not, because I enjoyed it and I’m gonna get right back on that horse, lol, and try it again!
Hmm…..maybe we should have a Draw a Horse Day! 😀