Almost Goal!

During last Sunday’s polo match in Germany, I made two pencil sketches.  It rained on and off, unfortunately, which means that I couldn’t focus well with raindrops falling on my sketchbook and getting everything wet.  But I had the ideas fresh in my mind.  Did the preliminary sketches and figured I could work on it more at home.  This is the first one.  Tomorrow (I hope) I will post up the other one.

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Was best started with circles and squares and working my way to the shapes then once satisfied, erasing the circles and squares before shading.

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When I got home I continued and decided to add some cuteness by filling in the horses with the “duo penotti” pattern and another one with “salt and pepper”, two of the horse breeds I really thought were unusual.

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I could’ve made the horses a bit bigger to fill in the paper space.  First planned on drawing more horses but thought nah, so left it as was.  Maybe next time I will keep that in mind… either draw more horses or draw them bigger.  Not to worry, practice makes perfect!

img_7724Everything in the sketch was purely by pencil but of different graphite lead content ranging from 4H to 9B to demonstrate varying intensity.  I recommend Caran d’Ache’s 15 Graftwood Graphite Line.  A bit pricey but great quality and besides you can tell the pencils apart easily as they are colour coded.  Comes handy in a can with a sponge on the inner lid so no damage done.

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