Quick, Quick!

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I thought the horses out back would be easier to draw than my cat.

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Because they graze slowly?

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Slow is relative when you’re trying to draw from life.  Oh, ignore the eye….this sheet was a portrait fail.  (I rarely trash art fails.  I figure I can always collage them!)

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I did get some photos, so I can try and draw them in some detail later.  They are so beautiful.  I’ve always loved horses, but seeing them with an eye to drawing them is just a totally different experience.  It’s like finally getting glasses after years of fuzzy vision!   So, considering these were all drawn in a minute or two, I’m pretty happy with them.  I am starting to feel that fast, broad strokes are the real truth, and everything else is a bit of a conjure.   Quick is good!  I plan to do more quick sketches in the future.   They ramp up the alive in me!  πŸ™‚

Enjoy a gorgeous spring Tuesday.    Yesterday was beautiful!  I’m soaking up these coolish warm temps while I can!

24 thoughts on “Quick, Quick!

  1. I think drawing from life is the real deal; we’ve just got to keep at it, taking the rough with the smooth. These are a good beginning, I’m not surprised you’re pleased. Someday I’ll post up the cows I did from life (with mixed success) πŸ™‚ .

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      1. You are way ahead of me girlfriend!! Still trying to get my artist baby wings. Problem is I want to do and try so many different things. I’m a jack of all, master of none! πŸ™‚ But that’s okay too.

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        1. You’ve had the wings all your life. The challenge is opening them. (Oh sounding like the great Swamee and still preaching to myself! And I’m the same as you. I wanna try literally everything. It’s so cool. I haven’t been this excited about everyday life in a decade. πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œ

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          1. someday – I declare you and Jo and I are going to meet up somewhere in the middle and have coffee or wine and give a big group hug, and then DANCE! πŸ™‚ You hear that Jo!?!

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  2. Lovely horse sketches! And I agree that drawing quick and from a real subject is truly exciting! I think it also improves our ability to really “see” our subject. YAY! Laura! 😊🐴🎨

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! I definitely will! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you agree with me. I felt like I was going way too slow trying to get the whole animal down before I had a totally different view of him.


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