So, remember that miscellaneous artwork I was going to post today, before getting to those horse portraits I keep going on about? I’ve gotten ahead of myself again, there’s something else I want to post first.
When I first learned that the machine shop I was working in was going to close down, I decided it was time to kick-start my art career. I did a bunch of small horse-related pen-and-ink drawings and submitted them to two or three horse magazines that use just those sorts of illustrations.
I got back form letters saying that their files were full at the moment and that I should try back in a few months. So I did, and added some breed pics to the submissions.
I got the same form letters back again from all the magazines. I concluded that there was no shortage of hopeful equine artists out there trying to break into the industry, and I decided to look in other directions for my big start.