Its a Crown of Hearts and Double Diamonds for this gorgeous mare ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ’Ž (Her name is Princess by the way!) ๐Ÿ’–

Here you can see the two diamond shapes were created using two different styles. There is no right or wrong way to express your creativity! Often, people ask me which the correct way to creatively clip is, my answer is; donโ€™t be afraid to develop your own styleโ€ฆ everybody is unique and has their own unique style to be discovered, nobody can compare to you, so you should not compare yourself to others! I can however help you find your unique style and stamp with my education.

If you put the work in, you will improve and grow as an artist and a horse clipper. The first point I try to get across to people who are eager to learn is that you are an individual with your very own way of doing thingsโ€ฆ embrace your differences and trust that you can achieve great things. Alongside this I can offer valuble insight to the design process, as well as creative and traditional horse clipping practices. Here is some advice for all my followers and budding horse barbers.. ( thank you for your patience I have been meaning to get the ball rolling for a while, but now is the time so thank you for bearing with me )

โ€˜Positive and negative spaceโ€™ , as seen in this creative clip image above, the diamond closest to the flank is using negative space (fur clipped away) to create the shape. This differs from the diamond closest to the tail, which is using โ€˜Positive spaceโ€™. (fur left on)

Simply put, positive space is best described as the areas in a work of art that are the subjects (fur left on). Negative space is area around the subjects, or areas of interest. (In this case, used as empty space to create the inner diamond ) The negative space is very much as important here as the positive spaceโ€ฆ. Both styles create a visual design, just in different ways – Which diamond do you prefer?

๐Ÿ–Š๐ŸŽ“ If you like this, be sure to sign up to updates for the next major creative horse clipping project by The Horse Barber! The project is in motion and it will be released in early 2021! (Excited, much!) This time, you will have the opportunity to see behind the scenes footage and online training videos, to see and learn exactly how it is done from start to finishโ€ฆ simply sign up with your email and you will be notified when this is released ( sign up at the bottom of this web page )

Please feel free to leave your questions in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them ๐Ÿ–Š

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