Posts Tagged ‘arabian horse’


423. Horse

December 1, 2010

November 2010, graphite pencil on paper.

A bit sketchy and not 100% happy with the proportions, but it’s the first drawing I’ve done in a while.



319. Trotting Horse On Red Paper

February 23, 2009

20081230-scanart-flokot-15Felt tip marker on paper, 2008.

I was spending an evening just practising quick sketching and – as usual – the horse theme happened. I was trying to do something different from my usual attempts at remotely reaslistic Arabian Horse faces… I like the freedom and simplicity of line sketches made using humble children’s felt tip markers.


318. Colourful Horse

February 16, 2009


Watercolour pencil, ink liner and coloured pencil on paper, A7 (yes, that’s right, A7!) watercolour paper, 2008.


302. Arabian Yearling Colt

November 19, 2008


2007, oil pastel on canvas. Re-edit November 2008.

This sketch is inspired by one of the pure Arabian yearlings that once stayed with us for a gloriously horsey 6 months back in 2000-2001. The colt, a straight Egyptian Arabian, was wonderfully mischievious and a beautiful chestnut colouring. He also liked to bite but thankfully, I managed to avoid being bitten.

Can be viewed in larger format at:


Quarab Horses

November 10, 2008

Regularly reading Australian Arabian Horse magazines, I kept coming across Quarab horses. While I guessed that it probably meant an Arab Horse with Quarter Horse blood, I figured I’d better investigate further.

Basically, the Quarter Horse x Arabian is called a Quarab. There is a breed registry for these horses in the USA, the International Quarab Horse Association.

Some useful links (with photos):

They look like beautiful horses, some more Quarter Horse type, others with the distinctive Arabian conformation often coupled with striking colour markings.


294. Not Perfectly Proportioned Mare Sketch

October 1, 2008

Pencil on paper, April 2008.

Can’t quite work out what went wrong here, but I’d say at a guess that her nose is too short. Inspired by Arabian Horses but once again failing to capture the essence of their beauty!


281. Sketch – Arabian-Inspired Horse

August 29, 2008

Pencil on paper, July / August 2008.

A quick sketch inspired by photos of Arabian stallions.

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