Saturday, 12 March 2016

Scurry racing


For some time now I've fancied trying to draw something bursting with drama and action but finding a suitable subject hasn't been easy. A few weeks ago I had the idea of Horse & Carriage racing having seen a photo of Prince Philip doing just that. Searching the web I discovered the Facebook page of photographer Paul Orchard whose wife Chris Orchard races scurry's. Paul's site is oozing with fabulous photo's of this action-packed sport and one photo jumped out at me. Dropping him an enquiring line I was delighted when he replied saying I could use his photo as a reference.

The picture is of Chris Orchard (driver) and Charlotte Kenyon (counter balance) and the scurry is being pulled by ponies "Rough and Tumble". The event was the Horse of the Year Show  at the NEC in October 2015.

15 comments:

  1. You have captured the moment beautifully John. Great drawing.

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  2. There`s nothing wrong with your Deawing John. Brilliant. All the best.
    Vic.

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  3. Amazing drawing John!!! You can feel the movement ...awesome horses!!!!

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    1. Thank you very much Hilda. Glad you're on the mend.

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  4. That feeling of movement is soooo successful

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  5. Wow what a great scene to draw, and you did it so superbly!

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    1. Thank you very much Judy, I really enjoyed it.

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  6. Wow! This is so full of energy and movement! It's a beautiful drawing!

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  7. Very interesting art blog and so amazing art work !!!

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