This was my entry for The Pony Club's yearly art competition.
My entry incorporates 10 5"x7" drawings and one 8"x10". All the different elements were mounted on an A2 piece of paper and made to look like photographs that had been scattered on a desk.
The theme this year was the pony club in the past, present and future and you could represent one or more of those themes.
I chose primarily the past, with pictures dating back to 1990, up to 2014 from my branch of The Pony Club.
I was delighted to get through 2 rounds of judging, placing 2nd in my age category, before I framed the drawing and shipped it down to the final. I didn't place in the final but I got a very snazzy rosette with a tail that is almost as long as the picture!
A little description of each picture (starting at the top left, going clockwise, and then finally the middle)
~This was the first picture I attempted, and it took me 3 days of work, coming in at about 15 hours. It is from the 1990s and depicts The Pony Club senior games team
~Admittedly my least favourite, as it was the last I completed and involves solely people. It was from a dismounted games evening
~A picture from the early 2000s I reckon, of the stable owner's son riding in the local county show
~The same boy and horse from the last picture, this time a nice headshot. Again, people aren't exactly my strongpoint but I liked the horse
~This was a picture I took of my current rosettes, featuring in the middle a rather lovely one I got for full attendance at pony club a few years ago
~This is a drawing of me and a horse named Oscar who I had for pony club camp in 2012
~A recent picture, of a boy on the newest pony to the stables, doing some games
~This is the pony club camp cake from 2011(?)
~The same boy from the portrait picture, riding a different horse, who is still doing some games now into his late teems/early twenties, despite being a little less dappled!
~This pretty hard to draw, I had a picture of the filler I wanted to use and had to put it all together, from a different background, different horse and a different jump. I really don't like the trees in this but by that time I'd been working on this piece solidly for over two weeks so I'd just about had enough really!