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Horse and Unicorn critique/help, please :)

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Horse and Unicorn critique/help, please :)

Post by Sparklyone on Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:27 pm

I would be very appreciative for honest feedback on how to improve my horses and unicorns. The first one I did was for a little boy who wanted to match his stuffed animal and I just flew by the seat of my pants...the next one was a unicorn copied from a pic I found on the web. I feel like the heads are too wide and not defined enough but am not sure how to get them more realistic/pretty. I was using a small flat brush, applying head and ear color first then outlining and defining.... please help! lol cyclops


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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:32 pm

I posted a Unicorn step-by-step on my blog last week... http://shannonfennell.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/unicorns/

All I can say about making the horse more realistic or cartoonish is to look at images of them and break them down to parts - circles, triangles, squares... then connect them.

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Post by Sparklyone on Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:45 pm

Oh that looks SO much better and amazingly easier, too! I signed up for your blog newsletter/updates. Thank you so much! I love you

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Post by xtra12 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:49 pm

Shannon,
love the blog... I will have to look at some of your previous ones.

I was doing my horses as one big chunk of color... Am totally loving the idea of breaking it down... Hadn't thought about that...

thanks.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:31 am

Glad I could help.

I should do a horse/unicorn breakdown by geometric shapes... Wink

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Post by IamGinaW on Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:20 am

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Post by Sparklyone on Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:54 am

Thank you so much, your work is GORGEOUS! I liked you on fb and just enjoyed half an hour or so browsing some of your beautiful faces. I love you

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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:45 am

Great unicorns. I like to make mine a 1/2 face incorporating the mouth & eye of the model.
I sponge around the mouth & up the nose. Then across the eye & down the side of the face. I make sure to define the horses jawline. I also sponge on the ears by squeezing the sponge into an earshape. Then I add the mane with a 3/4" filbert brush & use a filbert for the horn(flat for the base of the horn & then twist to make the tip). I then add the linework/details w/ a round brush.

This was a request for Spirit(from the movie)
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Post by BluAngL83 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:43 am

Here is one of my most popular designs:
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Post by cattsy on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:33 pm

I think I'm going to have to practice my unicorns :p
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Post by Sunrise on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:41 pm

Psalmbook that is so clever! I want to try something like that.
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