With the graphite... do you smudge all of your drawings?
Smudging often strips the horse of texture...try getting an HB, sharpen it, and put come texture into the horse rather than a smooth shading... it would really make your close ups sparkle!!!
I had somehow run across her on Myspace a while back and had followed her photos of her and Tristan and had seen that picture on there. She is a wonderful person and Tristan got me hooked on the bays with a lot of white and I was lucky enough to end up with one myself Posted via Mobile Device