Monday, August 22, 2011

Guess I'm Open For Business




Since sketching this crappy picture for my friend Ayla and her horse Fancy...


Tons of people have been emailing or FB me for portraits. SO. I guess I am open for business!

Sketches I will do for free and simply upload them to FB and tag you in it. Sketches are on 10x10 paper, and take me about 20-30 minutes. The above picture took me about 25 minutes and it was a rough drawing, not done very well actually. Gancy's neck is a bit off, and Ayla is way too big. Sketches are in graphite or vine charcoal.

Otherwise, if you want me to take some time and really get the proportions and lighting correctly done (NOT like in Ayla's drawing-it has some major obvious flaws) the pricing is as follows...
10x10 portrait in charcoal, pen or graphite $40
18x24 portrait in charcoal, pen or graphite $70
Any size, add color, +$10

So yeah, if you want something done, I would love to give you something other than a photograph to represent or remember your special ponyface by :)


Example of the beginning of a portrait for a friend and her horse named Chance

Beginning of  sketch for Stacey and Kleinmare, much needed to fix here, just an example of the beginnings


An example of some pen and color work. This was part of a 30 panel storyboard for a class


Sorry its sideways but this is an example of charcoal. Black and white charcoal on brown paper. This took me 11 hours. Life sized, for class.

So if anyone is interested, email me at mavg24@mail.missouri.edu

ALSO, tons more examples on my FB :)









Sunday, August 21, 2011

Recovering



My sadface. My burns hurt! !

Hoping, praying, pleeeading my bad luck ends soon. Please? Pretty please? I can't handle much more.

Tonka says "preeze Gawd, let mah mommee stop stressing over splited milk"

So now we get to see how destroyed my Brandon's car is, and what we are going to do about getting him a new one. He still had 14 months left on it to pay off, so I don't really know how this is going to work. I feel like the worlds biggest asshole :/ 

Our insurance companies aren't agreeing either on coverage...awesome guys! Lets throw more on the shitpile that seems to be my life! My insurance believes that Brandon's is responsible for both vehicles, whilst his thinks mine should pay for repairs on the other car and his will cover his car. Personally, I think my insurance should cover it all...

OK moving on from all that junk.

I rode the ponyface today...bareback...DON'T TELL ANYONE! 

He was super sweet and loving today and our ride was brief but excellent! It was rather moist out, and we were both sweatin after about 10 minutes, but I just hopped on bareback and rode him down the lane a bit.

 We cantered on a little grassy knoll and I couldn't help but feel giddy all over! I was tingley I was so happy! My hair was blowing in the sunshine and my beautiful sweet horse was beneath me and I was ALIVE! I will NEVER take for granted again the little things...after coming so close to near death, I am just thankful to have a horse who will let me hop on bareback and canter him in the grass along a road and be so kind and gentle with me :) I love him!

The dirty fat pony before I rode, nommin on some breakfast. God is he bleached!! But look at his dapples, they ARE there!


I've been sketching a ton over the weekend since I am houseridden (sort of, just scared to drive mostly!).

Been in a racehorse mood I guess. I also have begun my sketch of Kleinmare and Stacey who BTW are kicking major pa-toot-tay at Goose Downs this weekend!

In other news, classes start tomorrow AKA "My relative freedom is ending".



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