Posts Tagged ‘equestrian life drawing’

Lighting the artist’s model…human or equestrian

October 11, 2012

Starting to think about tone, value and mood Above: Edward Hopper “Seated Male Nude” 1923-4 A tonal approach to life drawing Going back and forth to repeated life drawing sessions, it is easy for artists to run out of ideas and inspiration. Why not just stay at home and work from photos (we have no […]

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How to draw horse eyes part (3): Expression and mood

September 29, 2012

  Above: Detail from “Equestrian portrait of Charles I” by Anthony Van Dyck, c1637-8 Some thoughts on horse eye expression for artists To complete my thread on eyes for equestrian artists, here are some thoughts on eye expression. As any horse handler knows, the mood of a horse can be undertood from their body language. Eye expression does […]

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How to draw horse eyes, part 1

September 10, 2012

General structure and position of horse eyes  Above: Leonardo da Vinci’s “Studies of horses’ heads” c.1481, metalpoint Introduction This post is the first of a short series on “how to draw horse eyes”. Instead of giving you step-by-step instructions on copying a horse eye, I shall provide plenty of tips and ideas that you can apply to your […]

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The next horse life drawing workshop will be on 30 September 2012

July 14, 2012

Life drawing with a difference: The model is a horse! Above: J.S.Sargent “Saddle Horse, Palestine” (watercolour,1905)   What happens in an “equestrian life drawing workshop”? One or more horses are used as models during the day. These are held as still as possible by experienced handlers. Artists draw or paint at easels around the horse, just as in a […]

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Yesterday’s equestrian life drawing session

May 14, 2012

    Photos and a short report from the 13 May 2012 horse life drawing day       Thanks to the people and animals who made this all possible Yesterday’s equestrian life drawing session was a great success. The setting was lovely, the horse behaved beautifully and the sun even shone. We are extremely grateful […]

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Equestrian life drawing, Sunday June 17

May 14, 2012

Date: Sunday June 17 2012 Time: 10am-3pm Venue: Standon Green End Farm, nr. Ware, Herts, UK Cost: £25 if you bring your own easel and backing board, £30 if you need me to bring an easel for you. I shall provide drawing materials for everyone including paper, charcoal, chalk and graphite. You need to bring: […]

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Equestrian life drawing May 13

May 7, 2012

Sunday 13 May 10am-3pm: “Equestrian Life Drawing” **One place has just opened up. Please get in touch if you’d like to come** This day is planned much like a day of tutored life drawing in the studio, except that we have horses to work from instead of humans and shall be on a farm. Handlers […]

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