January 09, 2005
01: I Have A Horsey
"I have a horsey. Neigh…" – Milhouse, at show-and-tell, on The Simpsons.
My first thingamabob: A horse. I wasn't sure what to do, so I delved into my stash of photos from a trip to London in 2003 in a random search for inspiration. I noticed this picture of a guard in the Parliament district and decided, since I had never drawn a horse before, that I would attempt to…well, draw a horse.
My first pencil sketch not shown was a bust (too careful). But my second crack over lunch at work on Thursday was better, and by this time I had decided I would take the sketch and simplify it into a more stylized jobbie – something 'snowboardy'. I used FreeHand to draw and Photoshop to add the textures, which consist of a cracked-earth layer and an aerial photo of horse-themed petroglyphs.
Created by Jeope at 18:34