Originally Posted by ConfusciusWasAGreatTeachr View Post
Lovely work here! I've love to see lots of progress pictures please! Especially when it comes to the horses themselves.
In response to the extreme dished-ness of the faces, I do see some arabs that are naturally like that in photos in real life.
Looking forward to seeing more stuff.
I will definitely be posting frequent progress photos for ya'll. And if it turns out that I DO have to start this painting over I'll be sure to post more photos showing my canvas prepping and image transfer process as well!
And yes, it's really not as uncommon as some may think to see an Arab with a really extreme dishy face. And it is very desirable.
Although, I do realize that it's not everyone's cup of tea - and there's nothing wrong with that!
Here are just a few of my favorite extreme Arabs:
Pianissima (I've met her multiple times in person and she is truly exquisite!) pianissima7.jpg 100510055627207506.jpg QR Marc
- really pretty face and tons of style! WH Justice
- a total spitfire of a stallion :)
Justice's first baby and one of my all-time favorite mares. Panarea by Palawan Ajman Moniscione
- Really extreme face. Arbiteur
- beautiful World Cup Supreme Champion stallion.
BUT - I do think my artwork tends to be a tad bit too extreme. I have really been trying to paint more realistically...but old habits are hard to break! And I struggle finding the 'happy medium' of having a painting that is extreme enough to sell well, AND be believably realistic. I'll get there someday. I hope!
Your work is beautiful! How did a sheik find you? I think that is great! Loved looking at all your work and how you perfect it.
Thank you so much, GreySorrel!! He saw some of my artwork on facebook and contacted me about painting for him. That was a few years ago and this is actually the fifth painting that he has commissioned from me :)