Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Just horsing around

I'd taken some photos of a horse display in China (attack of the Mongol horde) but had real problems when I came to draw the horses. So I got a copy of "The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Gottfried Bammes and had a go at some anatomy/structure drawings.

First sketches of the stages of a gallop.

Back and front legs

Then some practice from a book on Arabian horses

When it came to adding a rider I couldn't get the proportions right and ended up with something more like a lego figure.