Day 40 #100horsesbyroxanne
I've been studying many horse anatomy books for my 100 day project but for me the books written by 'Horses Inside Out' founder, Gillian Higgins have been by far the most helpful and easiest to understand.
Gill is an artist in her own right. She spends hours painting the anatomy of the horse onto the horse itself to show her students how everything works as the horse is standing or moving. Her work is absolutely incredible!
The purpose of the award-winning organisation, 'Horses Inside Out', is to give those working with horses or anyone interested in horses the chance to discover more about this incredible animal from an anatomical point of view. For more information go to the 'Horses Inside Out' website. There is some fascinating content on there. Gill's books are also available to purchase here on her online store.
Today's drawing is all about practising drawing the horse's skeleton from the front which I have referenced from one of Gill's amazing books. Again, this is the first time I've ever done this so it's not 100% accurate. It's been really interesting to start to learn what all the different parts of the skeleton actually are. I'm quite excited at the thought of taking some of my images down to the stables when I go life drawing on Saturday to try and place them in my mind on the real thing 😊