In the end, I decided on this final one which is in my opinion, passable only after I cropped out the largest image of the rider plus make the foreground much shorter!
"Riding into the sunset" was referenced from today's Star,
based on a Reuter photo of horseback riders at Gaza City….
which caught my eye because it heartens me to know in that troubled land~
good people could still snatched moments of joy ….
so I wanted to capture its essence
I had to tear up a few sketches :
- first my main horse kept turning out looking like a donkey :(
- second the angles/proportions were problematic because I have never tried drawing horses?
- and the overall photo just had too many elements , making it difficult for me to focus….
the final decision to keep it to 2 small riders ended up working better!
- I must alway keep things simple so that there's fluidity, I think I must learn to be more decisive which elements to retain and which to discard!
Definitely have not nailed the exercise yet….more work needed on my drawing board…..
If I could do what Samantha Hahn has done for her silhouettes…..that's when I will say I have nailed it!
Ahhhh but is ok…..after all I still learnt some things , so all in , I wont say it was a wasted morning's work of art ?
which reminds me……now I've got to find time to go back to horseriding in 2011~