Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Horses, a hundred or so! Olympic inspired

I found a way to watch the olympic equestrian events online, the first time I was ever able to see as much of it as I wanted to. I find it thrilling. So began a huge herd of tiny pen horse sketches!   just counted the little sketches and that is about the number of horses I was taking care od at one time in the past!  Just to go through that size herd and look at and assess every pair of eyes, all eour legs, look at each one from head to toe and take care of all thier needs...... geeeze.... good thing I was young!

They evolved into these Winsor Newton ink painted horses, one elephant and one giraffe.

Quick gold sketches evolved into these:

Step 1, pick most defining lines from light pencil sketch draw with pilot gold marker

2 Add Shiva irridescent paintskik

3 Add gold colored pencil



21 comments:

Stevie said...

Very nice. I have a friend who has a five yr old daugher who draws hourses in motion. I will send this to her.
Really injoy your site.

kazumiwannabe said...

Awesome beautiful collection of horses! I love the golden majestic ones you did with horse and human, and I also loved the pages with all the little horses, an elephant and a giraffe : )! I'm bookmarking the page to show to my daughter when she's back, she's going to squee in delight!

Luba said...

Wow! Thanks for the detailed instruction. These look great.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great post. I love the sketch of the huge herd of tiny horses. The gold is very cool. Jumper is wonderful.

Glitz Ink said...

these are so beautiful! I'm glad you gave the details of the ones on black paper, because i've been playing around with an idea using black paper for my drawing class, and now i see it will work perfect!!!

Arty Velarde said...

lyn these are fantastic!
I liked the them all...

Monette Satterfield said...

So elegant! Horses can be a difficult subject but you have captured them beautifully.

Kristin said...

I love your horse! Very striking with the gold on black... beautiful!

Shirley said...

WOW!! Impressive collection of horses. The gold on black is spectacular! I'm still waiting to use my Shiva paintsticks on fabric.

Christie said...

Fantastic! Your first page reminds me of the doodling I always did in high school notebooks, but not that well, of course! I missed seeing the events, but they are my favorite - the only Olympic event where men and women compete as equals!

seesue said...

These are all wonderful. Love the full page of quick ones. They are sOo alive!

Leslie said...

Wow, these are fantastic! I especially like the gold on black. Your drawings are excellent.

freebird said...

All I can say is wow! From the start to the finish is amazing to me.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I've really enjoyed your varied art.
These drawings are wonderful!

Plain Jane said...

lovely!! just lovely and not an easy subject.

lyn said...

Thanks to all for your kind comments. I truely appreciate them! Wow its been almost a month since my last post. I have been busy! I can sneak in time to draw but it is hard to get to the posting!

Arty Velarde said...

Hi Lyn, Barbara Weeks gave me the arte de pico award which I am passing on to you. YOu have to go to my blog to get it.
Lydia
http://artyvelarde.blogspot.com

Margaret Ann said...

Holy Cats!!! These are gorgeous!!! Your vreative mind in overdrive!~ Welldone! :)

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