What a contrast from yesterday’s effort. I tackled the horse picture and I loved it. I dashed it off in about 20 minutes at most and, though it’s got a lot of faults, I had few rubbings-out and enjoyed the process.
So, what made the difference? For one thing, it was a horse and horses make me happy. For another thing, I could sketch it fairly quickly and I wasn’t too worried about being precise. Broken lines, gentle strokes of the pencil seems to be the style I’m less afraid of, for now.
Turning it over and looking again, I can see that the horse’s face could be given much more definition. I’ve made an attempt at shading elsewhere and I think that I might try to improve this, if I can bear to revisit it. In fact, the more I look at it, the more there is to criticise – and yet, I am not inclined to. And the forelegs aren’t bad. The horse’s weight is on his left leg and the angle of the raised leg isn’t far off. Pity I didn’t do his lovely head justice, but never mind.
I’m sure it’s apparent that my effort is the third picture.