Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art Project Cont'd and Breeches Death

Its true. After 6 years, they have died a tragic death.

I ripped a giant (and by giant I meant= ass-baring, drafty cold large) hole in the seat. Not to mention they were a size 24....I wore that in like, sophomore year in HS. And ridiculously black from the saddle and my boots.

guess I will have to get new ones now. Drat. (TACK WHORE INSIDE ME GETS EXCITED!!!)

In other news, I am working on a rather large, difficult project for my advanced color drawing class. We had to take 5 artists and compile a composition based off those artists work.
I am a HUGE fan of Kim McElroy as well as Marcia Baldwin, Jana Fox and the 1700s artist, George Stubbs, so that is what I tried to base my drawing off of. I also referenced cave drawings and other random artists I found on Amazon.
This was the first step in my drawing. I did several prelim sketches and color combos as seen on a previous post here but this is what I came up with. I was going for a fight persay, of good vs. evil. Top, good, bottom, evil. Its NOT supposed to be proportionate or very life-like.
Adding some color to the "good" horse

So this is all I have 3 hours into it. I hope to get more of the red/purple swirls in, but I don't know if it will ruin the picture or not. The manes and tails of both horses will be intertwined too, which I think will look super neat! The bottom horse will be black, red and orange and have red eyes.
 I wish I could have done just the heads because I adore drawing equine faces and then I could have made the distinction between good and evil better, but then the composition wouldn't be as good as it is. Since its for a grade, I have to do it the way it was assigned, and that is compostion and fillling up the page, along with some other junk like color relations and using techniques from the artists I chose.

I will hopefully be finishing it up in class tomorrow and will be able to show you guys the finished product!

And for a few gigs (thanks to EN for sparking this beautiful idea), this is the story of my everyday life.


  1. Nice Katy Perry poster lol! And cool beans on the picture!!

  2. Haha, love the caffeine curve!

  3. Dude, my breeches are dead too. Except in a different, a size or two too big. :/ So I walk around with saggy baggy breeches.

    Potential replacements for you? :D

  4. I freakin' LOVE that drawing!!!!!

  5. the breeches died when my fat ass tried to squueze into them! ROFL

    and thanks everyone on the drawing comments :D

  6. That drawing is awesome! I love your artwork. I can't wait to see the end result.

    Hehe the caffeine curve is funny.

  7. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I am wanting to start taking horse joint supplements I need something to help get my joints back to restoration. After all of these years of gymnastics I need something to help get that back.

  8. They are also known as Jodhpur pants or royal riding pants (baggy - tight, horse riding trousers).