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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I agree. Often, minute details are what kills a picture, and brings the focus away from the main object. I absolutely adore the soft, homey feel that it gives off...if you were to ask me, your painting is even better than the original photo! xD the horse is much better rounded in yours than the refference photo.
The only thing I'm noticing is that you've make the withers very round and high. I realize that this is how they are portrayed in the reference picture, but since you've tucked the horse into itself very cleanly, the wither ought to blend in lower. The reason for this is that the horse in the ref is way in front of the verticle, and this isn't rounding it's spine and bringing it's legs under itself fully. In your picture, the horse is giving off very nice head carriage, making it flex the spine and drop the shoulders.
That's being super picky though ^^
It's a beautiful piece. I'd have no patience for that!
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