A warm-up sketch from today, and an experiment: trying out graphite powder for the first time. It's a bit messy, but I like it! I could be just a little inspired by The Scorpio Races...really enjoyed that story, particularly since it brought back memories of my own horse (not a kelpie -- ha) when I was a teenager. :)
Kelpie or "capaill uisce" or "water horse".
2H and 4B pencil with graphite powder on smooth Bristol paper.
Digital texture background.