Draft Horse Finished

08 Jul

At long last, after working on this for the last six months, I am finally calling this piece complete.  It was worth the time…I had a lot of fun with this drawing, and I’ve learned a lot, too.  The variety of textures in the reference made this very challenging, but as I’ve said before on this blog, I do love a challenge. 🙂

Draft Horse

– 8×8 inch Ampersand scratchboard.

– Tools used: Mostly an X-Acto Knife with a #11 blade, and also two sizes of fiberglass brush, and Faber-Castell Pitt pens.  I used the black pen for correcting mistakes, and various gray shades to add depth and dimension.  The leather and fabric textures were done by “whitening” out the shape with a fiberglass brush and X-Acto Knife, and then going over them with pale gray pens to obscure the individual marks and give the surface a soft, even texture.  In the leather parts, I went in stages.  White out, soften with pen, white out, soften with pen, and finally ended with bright, worn spots where they were needed.

Draft Horse Finished CR

Some close ups for those interested in seeing the details. 🙂

Draft Horse 12 - Finished - Crop 3 CR

Draft Horse 12 - Finished - Crop CR 2

Draft Horse 12 - Finished - crop CR

Thank you to everyone who followed along and commented along the way.  The company makes me happy.  I hope you’ll join me for the next work in progress!


Posted by on July 8, 2015 in All Artwork, Scratchboard


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10 responses to “Draft Horse Finished

  1. Jo Castillo

    July 8, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Jenna, this is amazing with so much variety in texture. Just gorgeous. Will be the centerpiece of your show.

    • Jenna

      July 8, 2015 at 8:52 PM

      Hi Jo. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! It means a lot! 🙂

  2. Killing Jar Studio

    July 9, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Hi Jenna, you have rendered an outstanding piece of artwork! All of your work has paid-off and then some! It’s been a pleasure watching the progress.

    • Jenna

      July 9, 2015 at 8:44 PM

      Hi Leslie. Thank you so much for taking a minute to leave a comment. I really appreciate it! I’m happy you enjoyed the progress of this. 🙂

  3. Mary

    July 9, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Jenna I am always amazed at your incredible skills with drawing. You exhibit a complete command of the pencil, management of values and attention to detail. This is an exquisite piece of work.

    • Jenna

      July 9, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      Hi Mary. Thank you so very much! That’s so kind of you. 🙂

  4. Jocelyne

    August 20, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    This is a remarkable drawing, you are a great artist and you should send your portfolio to the best museums out there ! 🙂

    • Jenna

      August 20, 2015 at 6:44 PM

      Thank you so much, Jocelyne! That’s so kind of you! I’m working to get my work out and about (just had an art show earlier this month) – it’s a big job, but I hope it will pay off in time. 🙂


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