I was looking back in my journal last night and realized that I wrote about the day I started this draft horse drawing…it was way back in February. Not sure why it’s taking so long with this drawing, but I don’t mind. Just as long as I can get it done before my upcoming art show in August!
So, what else can I say about this drawing? The neck is mostly in place, and now I’m working on the leather collar part. The smooth texture is a bit difficult to get right with my X-Acto knife, so I’m using a fiberglass brush for that. For anyone unfamiliar with this tool, this is what it looks like. It’s a sort of fine sandpapery texture that rubs the ink off the scratchboard in a softer way than a blade.
I’m not thrilled with the way the leather and fabric looks, but with some more layers, I think it will get better.
I hope you like it. Thanks for looking! 🙂