Horsing Around in Pencil

Scouting Team, 6″ x 6″ pencil sketch

I like this one because there’s more of a story with the accessories and additional figure. But this horse is more cartoonish than I would like. Don’t know if I’ll color it.


Seaworthy, 5″ x 7″ pencil sketch

I did this one last weekend and I may be done with it. I do love the tiny ship! But the rest is all too close to the edge of the paper (again) and I sort of moved on to other things. But you never know what might show back up here!

Is anyone doing Inktober? Another month-long challenge! To draw in ink every day. Thanks for visiting!

8 thoughts on “Horsing Around in Pencil

  1. Leslie White

    I like both of these, Cindy. The second one does look like your own take on a horse tacked out in, is it called mail? Did I spell that correctly? Probably not. Takes me back to the stories I’ve read about knights in armor.

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Thank you! I don’t know, sometimes I have such a hard time judging my own work. You know, if I think it’s much better than two years ago, what will I think in a couple more years? Will I think this is terrible? I don’t know. It’s hard to know! It’s a tough balance between being too critical and not being critical enough. :)

  2. minnemie

    Beautiful! I especially love the shadows across the girl’s eye – adds mystery to the story:-) And the ropy haired horse – ingenious!!

  3. denthe

    Both of these drawings are awesome. Love the connection between the horse and the girl, and the boat in the 2nd horse’s mane. Thanks for letting us know about Inktober. Never heard of it, but now I’m so tempted …. (even though I don’t have time …)

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