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Rolex By The Numbers

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Here’s my final for Vertebrate Illustration—a three-layer illustration of a cutting horse in action, and an informational poster about equine maneuverability in cattle cutting. The first piece, the whole horse with the cattle, is colored pencil on tinted illustration board; the skeleton, musculature, and hind leg diagram are all colored pencil on drafting film. For the full skeleton I painted the skeleton in on the wrong side of the film in white acrylic paint, so the pencil on the front would show up more strongly. Final poster in Photoshop.

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The horse in motion, illustration by Eadweard Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 2 frames showing diagram of foot movements.

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Mini Horse Teeth


Great information on how to take pictures of hooves for the most accurate representation. Cameras aren’t perfect, so if you’re looking for a mark up or just want to have documentation, this is the way to do it.

Picture from “Natural Hooves, Barefoot and Bitless”

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For thousands of years, the horse was an indispensable part of the war machine. Here, a white horse stands in the middle of smoldering destruction in a Polish battlefield in September 1939. via wiki

I always find these photos chilling…

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