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By Dan Lewis

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Sketch a Horse - Correcting the Structure
correcting the structural sketch

Correcting the structural sketch

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Right away, I’m noticing my initial neck and back lines feel to high. This is the point to correct these big shapes and get them right, before you find yourself too far into detail that you’ll need to change anyway. The details will never be right if the big shapes aren’t correct.

I tend to move around the picture a lot at this point trying to “feel” my way around it while double checking proportions, angles, plumb lines, etc. At this stage, it feels a little like I’m sculpting in two dimension. I sort of push and pull things around a bit until I get a good feel for the shapes involved.

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