Thursday, January 27, 2011

Horses

Work in Progress
Copyright Laura Hardie 2011

With so much going on in my life just now, I don’t like to plan too far ahead as more often than not something gets in the way of any I make therefore best to say that, all going well, it is my intention to spend the next few months working on various drawings of the horse. Hopefully I will have a drawing or two I am happy with for the SEA Exhibition in August. This is an exhibition I’ve thought about entering work to for the past couple of years but haven’t for one reason or other. Want to make more of an effort this year with exhibitions and shows – no excuses this time!

On my drawing board just now are two horses in a Point-to-Point race and up to this stage I have thoroughly enjoyed working on it. It has been one of those drawings where I have struggled to put the pencil down when other things have needed doing, wanting to finish another part first, then another, and another. But as is nearly always the case when I’ve been working on a drawing for a long time I reach a ‘boredom stage’ nearing the end and can struggle to find the motivation to work on it. I find a short break away from it or working on something else helps to get the motivation back. I’m on the home stretch with this drawing now although lots of fiddly, time-consuming bits still left to do.


Copyright Laura Hardie 2011
My thanks to Sarah Clegg for allowing me to use her photograph

14 comments:

Angela said...

Wow! Your work is just amazing! :)

Sadami said...

Dear Laura,
Fanta~~stic!! So gorgeous! What could I say more?
Cheers, Sadami

Juana said...

your work is beautiful! I just stumbled upon it.

Bev said...

I love your work especially your horses. Beautiful detail. Good luck with the exhibitions and shows.

Amanda Le Prevost said...

have stumbled across your blog, I'm in awe, your work is stunning. What a talent. wishing you all the best in your art career. Amanda

Lene said...

Stunning work!

Meowlissa said...

Again, amazing work as always :) Love the horses!

Willa Frayser Studio said...

Hi Laura - it is nice to meet someone who also enjoys pencil as much I do - although I only work in graphite, I do love your colored work as well. Hope you visit my Blog when you have some time - Horse, of Course! Willa

Laura said...

Thank you all for your comments - they are much appreciated:-D

Willa, I do love my pencils and will definately visit your blog - in fact, on my way over there now:-D

Life Cycle of Chaos said...

I grew up with horses and I am truely amazed at the work you put on your blog. Amazing! Please check out my blog: http://lifecycleofchaos.blogspot.com/
any advise would be appreciated
Thank you,
Shannon

AutumnBoy said...

Marvelous, just marvelous. You have awesome command of those pencils Laura

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MBowers said...

Your work is stunning!

adebanji said...

This is just fantastic!

Bz said...

AWESOME! picture perfect!! it is am.a.zing!!