Saturday, 28 March 2015

Showcase Saturday #4 - Horse (Number 2)

This week's Showcase Saturday piece is back to my favourite subject - horses. This particular drawing was part of my GCSE Art coursework, which means I drew it about six years ago. Where has that time gone?!

It was actually inspired by the work of another artist, but without my sketchbook I can't remember who. It was drawn using coloured pencil on paper, with the bottom half being a layer of brown sugar paper - hence the wavy line through the middle!

There are definitely a few bits out of proportion, but I love the warm colours of this piece and the dark outlines. I remember drawing a lot of this using the school pencils rather than my own, and it being quite difficult to blend the colours quite how I wanted. 

The rough background and dark outlines were inspired by the other artist and it's actually an effect I like- strong but without distracting from the main structure.

I've been getting such good feedback on this series so far and I still have a few more pictures in store so make sure you're back next week for another!


  1. This is amazing! I really miss art and drawing, it's just not something I have time for anymore. I always used to favor just using standard grey pencils - loved it! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank you! I know what you mean - I love drawing but it takes so long that I feel guilty spending the time doing it when I could be studying or something else instead. I have done a lot with just grey pencils too, but I find I smudge them terribly with being left handed!

  2. This is so good Jenny!

  3. This is unreal! If that was your talent at GCSE, I can't even imagine how good you are now! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Haha, thanks! Sadly my rate of progression has probably dropped off since stopping doing art as regularly as I did in those days! xx

  4. This is a really awesome drawing, I've always been awful at drawing horses but you're really good!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Aww thank you! Horses are known for being hard to draw, most people would say they were awful! :D


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