Friday, August 8, 2008

sam savitt info from Daily Brew 8/13

Here's that saved info from 8/13:

"I watched the Olympic equestrian events on TV last night and was reminded of one of my all-time favorite artists (and a writer too!), Sam Savitt (1917-2000). There's a link to the Sam Savitt website at the start of my blog. We all know horses are the most difficult animals to draw, and Sam was a master, especially of horses in action! I wanted to tell you all about this great poster of his work, that has all kinds of info on horse anatomy, colors & markings, and a terrific series of sequential drawings of the different horse gaits. I'm trying to see if this poster is still available for purchase. Sam's "Draw Horses with Sam Savitt" book is available for sale via the Sam Savitt Estate on Ebay ( -BOOK_W0QQitemZ140237630254QQihZ004QQcategoryZ378QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262 If I'm able to get more info on the horse chart (i hope :), I'll post it here on the blog.

UPDATE: Just heard from Bette Savitt (this web thing is really something, isn't it...) and here's the great news, there are many Sam Savitt posters available online at Half Halt Press (from their home page go to "black horse press: the sam savitt charts"). The Horse Chart is full color, $16.95. Here's the link:

And I learned about something else... "Draw Horses with Sam Savitt By Sam Savitt in chart form, the whole process of drawing horses can be seen at once. He also shows his overlay method of working, and how this can be used to correct mistakes. $11.95 Printed in two colors."

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