Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sleeping Princess

Here's the Belgian filly Princess, a sketch I did nearly six months ago, July or so.

She's a big horse now, about the size of a standard riding horse. The farmer, Lenny, says she may end up bigger than her mom.

Here are those sketches from last spring when she was just two weeks old. The technique is water-soluble colored pencils and water-brushes, one of which was filled with dilute brown fountain pen ink.


Evan T said...

I always love your watercolor sketches. Pencils, inks, and watercolors are my favorite medium. I've gotta say though, I don't think there's ever been a beautiful way to convey "baby animal laying in poop" until now!

Craig Elliott said...

Great watercolors Jim! your sketches have a wonderful jewel like quality. I remember flipping through your sketchbook a few times and am always struck by the precision and sensitivity as well as how much you get into such a small space.

This little one reminds me of my neighbor's baby horse. they are so awkward but cute- you really captured that in these!

Craig Elliott Gallery

Erik Bongers said...

Clearly Belgian.
Performing our favourite national activity.