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post #1 of 12 Old 11-25-2013, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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Friesian Stallion

Hello everyone. I wanted to share a painting I have just completed of a Friesian Stallion. It is done in a mixture of oil paints and oil pastels. It was really challenging, because Friesians are SOOO dark, it was hard to retain life and movement whilst conveying depth of colour...black is hard to work with, I think! I'd LOVE comments and feedback, so PLEASE comment! Thanks.
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-25-2013, 07:39 AM
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This is a beautiful piece of work.
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-25-2013, 11:36 AM
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Absolutely stunning. You do fabulous work! <3

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-25-2013, 11:37 AM
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That's gorgeous!

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post #5 of 12 Old 11-25-2013, 01:24 PM
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i know the challenge of black! you've done well.
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-25-2013, 02:14 PM
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Interesting stylization. The forward movement is evident.
What is going on with the neck and shoulders? Is he wearing some kind of cloth there?
Was this from memory or are you painting from a picture or photograph?
Overall it's promising! Keep up the good work.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-30-2013, 11:34 PM
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I love how you really went in there and hit the blackest blacks in the shadows like the nostril and the inside of the back leg. I think you need just a little bit more of that in the inside of the front leg to add some more contrast. I also think the white highlights you added specifically in the tail add to the drawing in a great way, they really help with movement and shine. The only part where I get a little lost is the front hoof as the rest of the image is very stylized but that front hoof looks very defined- it could be the way it is rendering on my computer though too.

Overall I love your style, the mane and ears have so much character. I feel like you know the form of the horse well.
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I also love it. Would love to have a piece like this on my wall.
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I love it!

I have to agree with Roux about the front hoof. Otherwise I do get a little jumbled in the mane/neck area and would like to see a darker front right leg. As it is it doesn't look on the same plane as the right hind.

Really beautiful job.
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-31-2013, 12:09 PM
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I do love the movement and overall feel of this piece. It's lovely and free flowing. I do agree that maybe it's a little bit jumbled in the shoulder area however I don't think it takes away a tremendous amount from the overall feeling of the picture.
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