Draft Horse, Pencil Drawing, Uncategorized

Draft Horse Drawing

Draft horse drawing16×20 Pencil Drawing

I went to Heritage Park in Forest City, IA for their horse and mule show and I knew a couple that owned a team of Percherons. I took several pictures for them but this horse and I had a bond. Her name is Frannie. Once I saw this photo, I thought, I need to draw that. I will find that I could be holding on to an idea or image and it will stay in my head until I put it down on paper or canvas.

I have been painting horses lately but I knew right away that I wanted to do this in pencil. It may be that it was a black horse with a black harness. I feel that I was able to get more detail in the harness with pencil then I would have in paint.

I was told from the owner that Frannie is the more spirited one of the two. Maybe that is why she kept looking for me when I was taking her picture. I wonder how they can tell them apart.

Pencil Drawing, Uncategorized

Portrait Drawings

16×20 Pencil and Charcoal on Canson 70# paper.

I made these for two of my nieces that will be graduating from high school this Spring.  I had taken their senior pictures this past Fall  and asked them to pick their favorite photo and I surprised them with these drawings. Of course adding the horse to one of these made that drawing take longer.

I do feel bad that I didn’t start doing these to my other niece and nephews. I have only done one for my son, years ago, and it sits in a drawing tablet. I wasn’t crazy about it. I may have some catching up to do.

I do really enjoy doing this so I hope to do more in the future.


I did this drawing, of the same girl without the horse, many years ago.