A Dead Horse In A Sketchbook

14 Jan

mari 2 2020

Husb and I went to the Gower Wassail and Mari Lwyd festival last weekend, where there was a gathering of Maris. Normally they’re jumping around the place, up to mischief, but this one had been propped up against a pole and was sat quietly, so I had a chance to draw her in more detail than normal. The sketch on the right was the first and I made her face way too long. I know that horses have long faces anyway, but this one was foreshortened and the drawing on the left is more accurate. Some people might think it a bit strange that people choose to keep company with dead horses, but it’s what we do in these parts 😀

To find out more about the Mari Lwyd tradition in Wales, please click here

4 Responses to “A Dead Horse In A Sketchbook”

  1. Alli Farkas at 21:27 #

    Since I have no idea what the original model looks like, I have to say I like both versions of the drawings!

  2. Phil Cooper at 22:57 #

    Terrific drawings of the Mari , Rosie, that drawing on the left is scarily alive!

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