Thursday, April 16, 2009

Horse Head

I did this drawing while my family stayed for a week on Fire Island, during the Summer of 1979, which would make me eleven years old when I drew it. I copied it from a book on how to draw horses by Walter Foster, which I still have. Walter Foster published a great series of 'how to draw' books, covering all kinds of areas, from painting humans to animals and working realistically to cartooning. And most of them were only $2!! They were oversized, paperback books, almost portfolio sized and each page was filled with great art and tips. They still publish lots of art books, though the books I had as a kid are no longer in print. The new books are also a lot more expensive!

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