Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Horror, The Horror! (or not)

Heyo! (Or should I say Hey'a?) I finished the Lion Vrie and have been bored for a few days, looking for a good fantasy book. Alas, all I had was a horse book I was only half enjoying. We had a very eventful weekend... My younger sister's fish was luckily alive when we got him back from the neighbors, and he seemed to be getting better. But, poor Aneth, was still sick. When Manny was changing his water, he flopped out onto the floor. I scooped him up, and when I put him back in, he seemed fine, but the next day (yesterday) he died, and my sister took it hard. She cried and buried him in our backyard, and cried some more. She needs some prayers right now.
Good news! I gave away two of my drawings to someone three, a girl who turned nineteen and loves to draw Anime. She loved them. Before I gave them to her, I took pictures of them, and while I'm not the best photographer, they should work. The horse is the very first one I did in my new sketchbook, and also the very first time I tried to shade with charcoal. I did it earlier this month. The dragon is one I did a few days before her birthday.
The Dragon:




The Horse:
Somehow, I have forgotten what else happened this weekend... Maybe I'll remember later... *goes off to think* *returns* I forgot to say something... 
Farewell and Stay Well,
--Vrenith Sylversmith
*poofs*
P.S. I accidentally did the nose of the horse wrong... I made it too thin... and shaded part of it too much... Wait! Why do I have to do this to myself? I need to stop and look at the good things... Farewell, again!
--Vrenith

12 comments:

Leauphaun said...

Nice job!!
The dragon looks AMAZING!!! It must have taken you hours to draw in all those scales! And I thought I put detail into my drawings :)

The horse looks great, kind of like its relaxing in the sun but not letting is guard down in case it needs to bolt off quickly

God Bless!! - Leauphaun

Squeaks said...

Those are awesome pictures, Vrenith! I love the horse...very good job :)

Squeaks.

whisper said...

Vrenith, that dragon is BEAUTIFUL! You did an amazing job! :) And please tell Manny that I'm sorry about poor Aneth.

Creative Artist said...

@Whisper
It was actually my younger sister's fish-- Manny is older than I. But I'll tell my younger sister!
@Squeaks
Thanks! The horse wasn't that hard because he was so round I could shade him easily...
@Leauphaun
Strange though it may seem, it actually took very little time to do the scales... ten minutes, maybe, at the most. All I did was color him all blue, then use the black to create the ridges. I like to make the neck scales longer, as well as the chest ones.
Thanks, all of you!

whisper said...

Oh, sorry, I got your sisters mixed up. :P My apologies, and I hope your younger sister is faring well!

Leauphaun said...

@Creative Artist
Wow! It would have taken me at least half an hour to do them! You're very efficient at doing them :)
and I conquer with whisper

God BLess!! - Leauphaun

Creative Artist said...

Its quite simpler than it looks(I don't think simpler is a word...<_<) it all you have to do is rows of it-- and curve the rows with how the body curves.
By the way, I LOVE your picture. Aragorn is one of my favorite characters of LOTR. Sadly, I cannot draw people, or even a likeness of one...
--Vrenith
P.S. Did you ever take art lessons?

Leauphaun said...

Still, WOW! ;)
awww thank you :D It's Eldra's favorite character in LOTR, and my second favorite. Legolas has captured my #1 attention block in LOTR, but Aragorn is soooo my second.

Yes I have taken art lessons. To keep it short, when I was 11, I started taking art lessons with this awesome artist. I continued to get 1-on-1 attention, once a week, for 4 years after that. I have since moved away from where she lives and haven't found another 'artist' person to paint with so I work alone at home.
yeah, she was the best art teacher ever. She only charged $50 a month (as opposed to other art teachers who charge $50 an HOUR), and would spend 6 hours a week on helping me get to where I am.

whew...that was really long. Please excuse the largeness of this comment. lol

God Bless!! - Leauphaun

Creative Artist said...

You're excused. :)
I have never taken art lessons for drawing... I mean, I had a home-school art class once a week when I was little, but we rarely drew or painted. :P Also, when I went to public school, I had art classes, but I couldn't be creative... you had to do it in a 'certain and exact way'. I was the kind of kid who liked to be creative and try new ways... I mean, most of the time it was more like crafts than drawing... *sigh*
So, all I've had to learn to draw things was a few books and pictures... but I do it well enough. :P I can usually look at a picture of a horse and draw it; but I always make it different. Give him a strip, not a star, change the colors... yeah, things like that. Sometimes I accidentally make it bigger, and the legs are cut off on the bottom of my picture--but it looks okay.
--Vrenith

Leauphaun said...

thanks :)
Yes, unfortunately that is the way with most kids. Having to 'do it a certain way' can really limit what a person can do; good artist or not. You're in the good artist catagory

That is exactly how I used to draw horses, doing it how it is but changing it up, if you get what I mean. As for making the drawing bigger and cutting off the legs...that TOTALLY happened to me too! :D haha all the time I would not center the horse and, voooopp, he would end up not having any tail, legs, etc.

God Bless!! - Leauphaun

Creative Artist said...

But sometimes it looks as if the picture was MADE to be that way, I mean, it still looks good and beautiful.

You did? I learned how to curve the horse's outline a few years ago, and how to do the legs better. I hope I can get better than that, though! A woman on my Grandmother's street was an artist, though she mostly painted people. She looked at her dog for the leg part, but she showed me the rest by herself. I used to draw horses with straight lines... except for the muzzle. :)
I hate using graphs, though. They mess me up and I don't have the materials... so I go without.

Leauphaun said...

Yes, sometimes it DOES look good :) I totally agree
Yup, I used to draw horses like CRAZY!! They were the only thing I would draw.

http://mylifeasadrawer.blogspot.com/2010/12/really-old-work-beware-only-view-at.html

Here is a link to one of my oldest pieces of artwork. Mind you, I was under 7 years old when I drew this so brace yourself.
uggh, graphs are the worst! I agree that they confuse me :) Drawing horses with straight legs...ALL THE TIME :D hahaha we seemed to have the same problems when we were started drawing horses!! lol
Drawing is the way to go for most pictures :)

God Bless!! - Leauphaun