Donnerstag, 17. September 2020

Thursday Art Date and Paint Party Friday: Horses and Bridges

Good morning! Usually I write two posts, one for Thursday Art Date with Rain (TAD) and one for Paint Party Friday (PPF). But tthis week, I lost track on what I drew, painted and made for which challenge, so here's a collection. Some of them were already linked to TAG TUESDAY (TT), too.

Last week I drew a horse eye for TAD with Rain and someone suggested to draw a whole horse.

 

OK, it's only the head, but here it is. Love how it turned out. The original photo of a Trakehner mare was taken by Tanja Davis. When I realized how much my drawing of this young mare looked like a horse my great-grandfather owned (I have a photo of her), I became sad, that I never had the chance to get to know him.


This week's theme for TAD was architecture and for decades now I admire this old bridge (who was replaced by now with a concrete one) in my area. I sketched it back in 2011 with charcoal.


And now again with an ink pen. One day I'll do a more detailed drawing of it.


And then I realized how much I missed drawing horses. Didn't draw one in ages and a friend asked me to draw her Iceland mare called Fluga. Here's a first attempt. It's a bit "Fluga", but not really THE Fluga. *LOL*


For TT's "Down on the Farm" I made these three tags so far. No guarantee, that there will be more, when I draw more farm animals. All three are made with miniature drawings of some of my farm animals and they almost look like stamps. Love them!






Kommentare:

  1. Interesting that your architecture is of a structure rather than a house, you must be a very 'outdoors' person :) I am distracted by the horses, they are full of personality.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm definitely an outdoor person, love gardening, hiking or just going out into the woods.

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  2. Your bridge is incredible. It reminds me of one in Los Angeles, California. You draw SO well. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the horse. It is absolutely incredible.

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    1. Thank you! I think there are a gazillion of these old steel bridges around. I'm sad that they took it down and replaced it. The new concrete one has no soul.

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  3. interesting your painted architecture of the bridge. The horses are drawn very lovingly. The trailers with your animals are adorable.
    I wish you a happy day, Elke

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  4. I Love those old bridges, always sad to see them pulled down for modern monstrosities. Lots of fab art this week! Have a great day, Valerie

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    1. Yes, it really is. The new concrete one has no soul! Thanks and have a great day, too.

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  5. Beautiful work, I love horses, your drawings are beautiful! The bridge drawings are wonderfully accurate! They truly are such wonderful structures.

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed drawing the horses so much. Need to make more.

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  6. Lovely detail and perspective on the bridge. Love your horse's eye.

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  7. Nice response to architecture

    Much❤ Love

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  8. you make me giggle. You lost track. ha ha ha. I love all of your art so no matter what you show I enjoy it all.

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    1. *LOL* Your comment made laugh out loud. This week was like huge whirlwind of papers, pencils and colors! Didn't know what to draw next, as there were so many interesting things.

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  9. The tags are lovely and they do look like stamps. The bridge drawings are amazing. The mare is really beautiful, and so is "Fluga". I look forward to seeing more drawings of THE Fluga.

    -Soma

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  10. You have busy! The horses are so well done! That bridge is just amazing. Happy PPF!

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  11. I love the old architecture ... they were designed as art as well as being practical, but today most have forgotten the "art" part and just strive to be big and impressive without feeling. We actually have some of those old iron bridges around and better yet, in the southern part of the state they have covered bridges which are so beloved they are protected and can not be torn down. So I hope that "progress" doesn't deprive us of the beauty that our architecture once held. As for your horses, they are drawn from the heart and look alive with spirit. Your art is amazing ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  12. Both horses and bridges seem very hard to draw to me but you've done a wonderful job.

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  13. Happy PPF! Congratulations on you Animal paintings from last week's drawings - I love them!

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  14. Really love the horse, I know how hard they are to master but there is so much movement in your pencil work. Fabulous perspective in your bridge too. Big congrats on making the PPF spotlight awesome work.
    Have a great weekend Tracey x

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  15. That was a nice surprise. I love your horses, you are really good at that. :) And the old bridge. Really good those too. Those old ones are great subjects for sketching.

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  16. Love the horse drawings. I grew up doing those-never had a real horse though! Love your tags too-and the bridge is great.

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  17. Ich wünschte, ich könnte so zeichnen wie du. Wenn ich versuchen würde, ein Pferd zu malen, würde es bestimmt immer noch so aussehen wie meine Vesuche vor 50 Jahren - zu langer Körper, zu kurze (oder zu lange) Beine und zu kleiner Kopf!

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  18. Halli hallo, da bin ich doch nach Deinem "hereinstoperer" bei mir, auch mal bei Dir vorbeigekommen und es gefällt mir hier sehr gut! Die Pferdezeichnung ist klasse! Sowas kann ich ja gar nicht!
    Ich wünsche Dir noch einen guten Wochenstart!
    ♥️ Allerliebste Grüße, Claudia ♥️

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  19. Hi Kokopelli! :) I LOVE YOUR HORSES!!! They are so pretty and you've done such a great job with them! They are beautiful! And your bridges too, very nice for the architecture theme!!! :)

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