this pony has many layers of color and refinement of areas. i started with a sketch i had in my sketchbook, and went with the flow. this sketch had no real value contrast to it, so i had to wing it until i came close to the ending layers, when i went to find some photos on the internet just to see basic anatomy where the horse would have shadows and light.
heres work from yesterday;
he came upstairs with me and i sat with him, stewing over the parts of him i wasn't pleased with. the pushes and pulls of this type of artwork is what makes it fun, but also frustrating at times.
today i fixed those problem areas, and he sits with me again, waiting to see if he is complete or if i will decide to push him further.
fixed his mane, added glazing for more shadowed areas
adding, taking away...
fixed his eye, fixed a neck area i wasn't happy with
more color shaping for his nose
i'm enjoying working with this lil guy, and am happy he came into my life!