Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix!
This past Memorial Day we were invited by good friend Paula (who just so happens to be a Lone Ranger fan! :) to the Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for the Horse Jumping Contest. What a sight to behold! These magnificent animals and their riders competing in an obstacle course from one hurdle to another. At any of these types of events I can't resist the urge to draw and this was no exception... (and Paula got a surprise Lone Ranger drawing too!) In this case I happened to take a large pad and had my trusty pencils and pens with me that I try to carry all the time. You'll see my animation background seeping through as I sketched a sequence of action drawings while the horse and rider made their jumps. Now I didn't witness this per se, I decided to draw it from an angle I was comfortable with while watching them do this. I'd look up every so often and having the live action reference right in front of me was wonderful. Fun stuff to do! If you ever get an opportunity I encourage you to check out these types of event... and if you're an artist, don't forget your pad or sketchbook! Photos by our friend Tika and myself.