It’s the new year, and a supposedly fresh start. New beginnings. Cold weather. And it’s time for this blog to celebrate six years!
This is two ponies dressed up with ribbons in their manes and tails, done in colored pencils. The first one is on “good” paper with many light layers of different colors and barely any gray pencils used and the second one is on really cheap paper with fewer layers and less mixing of different colors and a blurry photograph.
It’s a random horse drawing in #2 pencil on printer paper that I think might be an Arabian mare (not sure what I was drawing).
Breyer 2018 Flagship horse Kodi (only 3,000 made)!!!! This horse has to be one of my favorites. It looks so realistic. The trees ended up nicely in scale in the background.
Drawing of Katie! She is a Miniature Horse (essentially a Shetland Pony). I think I overdid the hairiness, but Shetland Ponies sure are furry! She has Catfish-like whiskers, so I added those too.
(Photo used with permission.)
I’m going to make another drawing today, this time of Katie, a cute and furry Miniature Horse mare from The Katie Chronicles (The Katie Chronicles link). < I know the name on the URL looks kind of weird, but it’s actually just the name of a Miniature Horse. The name of my web page also doesn’t match its title (Hooves and Claws). I wasn’t sure what I wanted to call the blog when I made it, so I chose “hensandhippology.” It’s a mix of several words: “hens” because I love chickens and own a bunch of hens, “and,” and “hippology,” which is just a technical name for “study of the horse” because I like learning horse facts!” Anyways, watch for a drawing inspired by Katie later today!
This is the third piece of art that I have ever posted on this blog. This is a Morgan or Arabian mare. She has a dappled Wild Bay coat. Painted in PhotoShop (digital art).
As someone said during the Space Race, “We don’t do this because it’s easy; we do it because it’s hard.” Tobiano Paint mare drawing (digital). I think its head is too tall by its ears. Oh, well. It’s a cartoon made without looking at a picture or a real horse so it’s going to be distorted.