I'm not REALLY an artist, but....

Discussion in 'Crafty Cabin' started by eliya, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. eliya

    eliya New Member

    I was in the mood to draw the other day and so tried drawing a couple of my goats with colored pencils. The scanner did a TERRIBLE job on them (these are about 10X7 drawings) so I took pictures. They still didn't turn out very well, but are o.k. What do you think? I kind of 'cheated' on them as I printed the goats picture out and then partially traced the photo... Not all of it, but it's not completely free hand. I combined several pictures to get the best pose. You know how goats always make themselves look bad in photos. :roll: Anyway, here are the drawings:

    Trillium my 3rd generation MiniNubian doeling from '08:

    Sapphire, my 4th gen MiniNubian doeling from this year ('08):
    (I couldn't get her head/eye to look right for anything!)

    I figured they were a fair start for my first time ever really drawing goats. Hopefully if I practice I can get better. Not sure if I feel like practicing, or if I'll have the time... but if I do I hope they will get better.
  2. creaturesall

    creaturesall New Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Langdon, AB Canada
    You shouldn't be so hard on yourself.
    Your drawings look a lot closer to how a goat should look than do my real goats when I go to wake them in the morning.
    :thumbup: Keep up the good work. :thumbup:

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    ooo they look really nice!
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    They look great!!!! Colored pencils seem to be a lot harder to use, but you did a great job!
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    you are better than you think....that is real good..... :) :thumbup:
  6. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oh wow Eliya! Those look REALLY nice!! Great work!
  7. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Oh wow I love the first one :drool:
  8. eliya

    eliya New Member

    Thanks everyone.

    Kylee, colored pencils are harder than what? I've preferred colored pencils since I was a little kid. They've always been my favorite to color with. I never was much good at painting!!!
  9. farmgirl1

    farmgirl1 New Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    Monroeville, NJ
    Those look amazing!!!! I cant draw a straight line (well I can if i have a ruler)
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    looking good, you might want to try a stronger paper though, helped me out :)

    I cant draw a straight line, thats why they invented rulers :)
  11. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    I'm giving watercolors a try. I used to do koi fish in another lifetime... :sigh: I've nev
    er tried a goat before.... Hmmm, off to find my camera. :p

  12. The first is my favorite but they are GREAT!