Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mustang digital drawing

A horse is a thing of beauty; none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.


-Xenophon




A picture drawn on Photoshop CS3.

I was inspired to try and draw a mustang as digital art.

 Horses are a wonderful art subject! Whenever you go to a sales room, maybe with a horse show or rodeo or some other horse event, there's almost always a few vendors set up selling artwork or prints of horses. I've always been blown away by some of that art. It can be simply breathtaking!

The picture turned out rather well, although I think I may go back and add in a stronger outline.

Notes on this picture:

I used the heavy brushes mostly and then either blurred or smudged them for the body part and coloring. The mane I first drew in entirely black and the used the smudge tool to reconstruct how I wanted it. I used another layer for the pastel colors over the picture with a low opacity. I used a "underpaint" filter on the entire picture except the mane and the outline.
Just if anyone is curious...

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I worked pretty hard on it.

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  2. Thanks for stopping in to my blog and commenting, it is always interesting when new people come for a peek. I just got Photoshop, but am very proficient in Corel Draw. I'm sure it will be quite the challenge! I'm mostly interested in enhancing my photos! I'll be sure to come check out your fun with your Mustang often! Very cool job you obtained!
    Cheers...
    Mindy

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