Day 55 #100horsesbyroxanne

I'm continuing with my idea from yesterday of reducing unnecessary detail and it's starting to make me think about where my work is now and where I'd like it to be. I went back to the same image of the horse I drew for days 52 and 53. I used a combination of a standard 2B pencil and graphite sticks. I'm really liking the simplicity  and the ethereal feel, but I think it perhaps needs subtle contrasts in light? 🤔 

Most of the artwork I create is highly detailed, especially my animal portrait commissions and I've been creating in this way for a very long time. It all stems from my love of the Pre-Raphaelites. I've been inspired by these 19th century artists since I was a child at the age of 10. I admire them for both their subject matter and eye for spectacular attention to detail. Although my admiration for them will never wane, my tastes in styles have evolved over time. I now appreciate a variety of art, which includes both abstract and figurative.

I've not got to the point in my practice where I feel like it needs shaking up and in the past year I definitely feel like I've taken huge strides in the right direction. However, I'm still asking myself these questions: What is it that I'm wanting to say in my work? What is it I'm searching for? Why do I draw/paint what I do?  Obviously, I'm still in the throws of the 100 day project and continuing with commissions at the same time so any time spent on my personal work is minimal  at the moment, but this project is certainly helping to lay down all the foundations to help move my personal work forward once this project is over. 

I'd love to know your thoughts on today's piece 😊


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