An Experimental Post and Pic

Today I won’t be able to post my regular post, as i will be out of the range of the internet (what?!? is anyplace out of range of the internet nowadays?). I’ll still be drawing, but will have to post it tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m trying out the “aside” button in the format column to see what it looks like on my blog, since I’ve never used it and have no idea what it does! (Artists are adventuresome)

And to complete the experiment, I’ll try adding a picture.

"Sir Michael" — this one didn't make it into the life drawing post the other day, but it makes me laugh so I'm posting it here. The model posed on a chair, saying we could draw him an imaginary horse. There wasn't much time after I got the knight sketched (yes, he really had armour), so the horse is pretty imaginary indeed!

“Sir Michael” — this one didn’t make it into the life drawing post the other day, but it makes me laugh so I’m posting it here. The model posed on a chair, saying we could draw him an imaginary horse. There wasn’t much time after I got the knight sketched (yes, he really had armour), so the horse is pretty imaginary indeed!

4 responses to “An Experimental Post and Pic

  1. Hi, Karen, Glad I found you. I didn’t realise you were on wordpress. I just followed you.

    Some lovely pics here, but, I’m not surprised you’re laughing at this one. Sadly, this one brings out the (long ago ex) riding instructor in me. If I was his horsemaster I’d slap him upside the head. Though the drawing is great, and the horse, for an imaginary one, works well, was your rider supposed to look like he’d never ridden a chair/horse in his life before? If you wanted to show an inept rider about three seconds from landing on the floor, congratulations, you’ve captured it perfectly. 🙂

    Otherwise… knees up like a jockey, toes pointing down (which puts all his leg muscles in the wrong position) and the reins held the wrong way round (the nearest end of the rein to the horses mouth should be the end entering the ‘grip’ at the little finger end of the hand, not at the thumb end). Of course if he was fooling about deliberately – forget I said anything.

    Next time your guy rides a chair get him to lengthen his stirrups and shove his heels down (and back) then line up shoulder, elbow, hip and heel so he’s balanced and ready to move when his horse does.
    http://appliedpostureriding.com.au/tag/dressage-riding-position/

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    • Hi Jacey!!! I didn’t realize you were on here either! Cool!

      Yeah, he’s a very bad, and tired rider, about to fall off for sure. And his squire sure didn’t set up his saddle properly for him. I think maybe he just got done with a battle and someone sliced his stirrups off and he had to tie them back on with a shoelace, about a foot shorter. The model was just joking around, and I don’t know if he really intended for anyone to actually put him on a horse (it was just a seated pose) but he did say “I’m on a horse”…

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      • Ah, that explains things. he wasn’t actually being serious about being on a horse. That figures. I thought he was specifically modelling the act of being on a horse – ot trying to. if it was “Look I’m on a horse,” it’s kinda the equivalent of “Look, Ma, no hands!” isn’t it? No wonder it made you laugh. 🙂

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        • Yes, he’s one of the most relaxed models I know, and often does funny or dramatic poses. It was for a whole class, so people were getting all kinds of different angles as well, so most people just drew him sitting on the chair. A couple of us took him up on his comment, though!

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