There is a painting project at Painting Friends called "Seating" so I chose a photo of Abby, one of my nieces, sitting on Bucky, the quarter horse. I will eventually do a more accurate sketch for transfer to watercolor paper. On a side note, Abby loves horses and is now taking riding lessons.
I really do enjoy sketching because I am not looking so much for accurate shapes but more for feeling and essence of the subject. Of course, it helps when the sketches do resemble the subject *grinning*. I so admire those sketches that have such movement and energy, with a special quality that catches the eye. Those artists do it with a minimal of pencil strokes or marks and each stroke has a confident quality instead of the hesitant marks that show in my efforts.
Below are a few more sketches done this afternoon of different horses using a 2H graphite pencil.