Day 98 #100horsesbyroxanne

Using a different reference photo I wanted to go back to using a stiff bristled oil paint brush as I did on day 96 to create today's drawing and this time I'm using Quink Ink along with a water spray to create certain visual effects. My aim was to simplify the horse and rider even further and focus more on the lines which show the effortless movement of the horse and the human weight of the rider. 

I took a more considered approach with this one and didn't set myself a time limit. I feel that the drawing exercises I've done throughout the project are really starting to pay off as I'm noticing that when I'm working accurately, I'm also working more quickly and much looser than before but still retaining that precision. This is something I've wanted to achieve for a long time and is only now that I'm finally beginning to understand how I can accomplish it. 

I remember a time when I would never have dreamt of leaving a drawing at this stage and would've worked more and more into it, adding more and more details, thinking that detail equals finished. However, I'm learning that it doesn't always have to be about the minute detail. It could be as simple as how light or dark or how thick or thin a line is that could make or break a drawing. Even if a drawing looks relatively straight forward doesn't mean that it's any less complex in its process and It's taken me 100 days of drawing to fully understand this. The last 100 days has been my process in order to get to this point. 

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