July 27, 2007

EDM #129 everyday people

My youngest daughter has ridden for most of her life, she was a very strong, skilled rider training her young 'green' horse his 'changes' and dressage frame and gates and even did the Jumpers on him (timed tight turning courses with a variety of complicated jumps with many a blue ribbon) . To offset the expense she mucked stalls and exercised other people's horses every weekend. Picking hooves is a daily chore - very important to clean out rocks, and wet muck from the horse's frog (center soft portion of hoof's underside ) Here she is with Spike (who is actually black with white socks) Like others I cannot depict faces well enough to attempt loved ones . Quick pencil sketch followed by pen in journal.

11 comments:

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

VERY cool, Sandy, nice job! Good foreshortening...

shirley said...

Sandy,
Lovely sketch! I'm so glad that others also avoid faces as much as possible. Just came back from the Toy Boat Pond with my grandson and thought of both you and Casey lots!

mARTa said...

Sandy this is totally awesome!!! I stay away from drawing animals knowing how challenging it is...and people too! This truely is a great sketch and you should think of expanding on it...perhaps a painting?

Joy said...

Great sketch, Sandy! I am not at my best in drawing animals but you do well with both animals and people! Well done!

Lin said...

FABULOUS!! I LOVE THIS PERSPECTIVE, TOO!!!

Kristin Saegaert said...

This is great! Love the simple lines and your perspective! The proportions are just right too!

Tami said...

Great sketch! Nobody said we had to draw faces in this challenge... thank goodness! your perspective is right on!

gabi campanario said...

you captured a unique moment with just few lines and great composition, i like it a lot

bec said...

nice drawing -- I like the way it fits on the page --nice design.
by the way.... I was at a bluegrass festival and saw two fiddlers using "fiddlestix" ....like the name of your blog... while one fiddler played and the other used "fiddlesticks" further down the strings on the same fiddle. It was really cool!
Bec

Lynn said...

Well done, Sandy! Your proportions are right on.

CrumpledPaperbirds said...

Lovely scatch!
I, too, adore the perspective...the big horses bum:)
It really catches a moment!