Quigleyer: You're certainly not annoying, I enjoy the conversation and the opportunity to discuss what I'm working on. I've attached the original pony photo- I was leery of attempting this pose and one of the reasons is the weird head angle. I do see that in the wip I posted, the wrinkles in his neck and the rendering suggest that the pose is much more awkward than it already is in the photo.
I drew the pony again (part of the reason was because I want to be more prolific with my drawings and avoid treating each as though they are precious.) This time, I marked many points in the same manner as one would do a Bargue drawing and then drew the rest. It was interesting where my perception went off the map. Doing that made me notice that the ears on the first pony are HUGE. I already knew that the head was tilted the wrong way and my rendering caused some incorrect sculptural effects. Head-on is very difficult with a horse. The last drawing I did is looking better, I'll post it when more is done. Right now I'm missing a tortillion because my cat took it. He also left a crunched up niblet of conte crayon. Bad Kitty! I don't know why I ever took him in and fed him...
Thanks for the hand example. That makes more sense to look at it that way. I went through the page you linked last time and copied a bit of the construction sketches, but I don't think it's polite to go and post them on my own sketchbook. I have a Hogarth book, it might be the wrong one, though.
Thanks for taking the time, opinions, and advice