Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Horsing Around


















Here's a really rough sketch.

When I was a kid I pretty much only drew horses. In elementary school I had a wonderful art teacher who was endlessly patient around my obsession. If we were doing collage, I'd make a horse. Painting? A horse. Working with clay? Why, I'd make a horse, of course. I think my teacher, in his wisdom, let me be creative with my passion rather than squashing it at such a young age.

Thanks, Mr. Fay!

8 comments:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Woaw! I love this sketch!! So much movement in those lines!! Yes, it sounds like that was a great teacher :o)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Alicia! Yes, he was a gem. I'll bet he'd be tickled that I'm still drawing horses. :-)

Elizabeth said...

It looks as if the horse is going really fast......
Nice that you remembered your art old teacher.
Mine was called Vivian Cooke -who used to say
"You're left handed
I'm left -handed
and so was
Leonardo da Vinci"!!!!
Hmmmmm..........

Jennifer said...

Wow, Elizabeth-- now THAT's what I call encouragement!

Julie said...

Great sketch! Nice perspective. I love viewing the action from above.

Frank Gardner said...

There is nothing better than a teacher who lets their students be creative.
It does look like this horse is going pretty fast.

Dawn Colclasure said...

That is pretty good for a rough sketch! :) That teacher sounds awesome!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, guys!

And thank you, Dawn-- glad you stopped by! Yes, teachers like that are priceless. It's wonderful how they stay with you through your life.