(Please disregard the faint black lines in the demos below, which are from a previous drawing)
Another thing to note here is the curves... like the one that cuts across the upper part of the near, front-leg, connecting upper chest area with the neck. There is another one, albeit faint, that curves across the belly, connecting the front of the far, rear-leg with the dorsum (where the rider sits). Continuing such curves through the substance of the body is another important tool to establish way or navigational points, so that body parts stay coherently connected and is not seen to be floundering in space. The entire body is connected by a fantastic sense of rhythm, and our drawings need to reflect that.
|Slight correction in the figure above: 'No. 5 - Light reflected from the |
shadow and the ground. The source for this being the ambient light and the ground reflection...'