WHOAH! I have to sub to this.. that is amazing.. no doubt..
And the horse is going to be a paint;) huh.. haha
Thanks guys, and I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised by his coat color, although I can make no promises. Haha!
Originally Posted by csimkunas6
Op, that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen!!! Look forward to seeing you continue! I think her skin looks fine, love the shading on it! Your incredible!!!
Thank you very much! That's really nice of you to say. I'm glad her skin looks good also; I've not been able to look at it on a desktop yet, so I have no idea if my laptop is making my colors look wonky!
I was really asleep or something while finishing this -- I didn't get any screenshots of coloring his coat or the background! Sorry about that. It was pretty basic stuff anyway, so at least you didn't miss much. Anyway, this took about a year to do, as I originally sketched it sometime in February or early March. However, the actual time spent on it was only about twelve hours. I've gotten faster since then, so the next picture of this size and style I expect to have finished within seven or eight hours of starting the sketch.
I see many, many anatomy errors, but I swear I would do a hundred things differently if I did this again. I may redo this picture in a couple of years when I've gotten more practice and more skill, but until then, this is the final version.
Also, he's a grullo! Haha. Allegro is his name, and he's been a grullo quarter horse-type gelding ever since I "designed" him and Dae (his rider) back in 2009. Next time I'll spend more time on the coat and make it look like it wasn't rushed -- because the coat was actually mostly done during psychology class last semester.
I'm just going to blame college, work, and my health for making this picture take so long to finish. Anyway, hope ya'll end up liking it!