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        02-23-2013, 08:47 PM
    Originally Posted by Elana    
    (I think she means to make him an Arabian....) (Shhh.. don't let anyone know...) LOL
    Who, me??

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        02-23-2013, 11:40 PM
    Green Broke
    Subtle, WSArabians. Subtle. Lol
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        02-23-2013, 11:48 PM
    Originally Posted by Roperchick    
    subtle, WSArabians. Subtle. Lol
    That's my middle name!
        02-23-2013, 11:51 PM
    In all honesty, I think that you should take a picture of a moving horse that you like along with the picture you've drawn, and find a tattoo artist who as done animal-type work before. Ask them to turn what you have into a more realistically proportioned line drawing. A good artist will give you one or two options (maybe more!) and transfer a mock-up of the tattoo on to your arm so that you can critique it and make it "just so" before they start inking!
        02-24-2013, 12:28 AM
    What you have sketched reminds me of the ford mustang logo a bit. Not sure if you intended for that or not. I know it is different, but the flowing mane and line drawing has a similar feel to me.
        02-24-2013, 06:06 AM
    Originally Posted by Tryst    
    What you have sketched reminds me of the ford mustang logo a bit. Not sure if you intended for that or not. I know it is different, but the flowing mane and line drawing has a similar feel to me.
    Hahahaha oh my goodness it does! :P definitely a crazy horsey car girl :P
    Thank you everyone for your advice! I really appreciate it :)
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        02-24-2013, 01:05 PM
    Okay here it goes..... stay with me if you can!

    My first bit of advice is to not draw it yourself unless you are a experienced artist. I would suggest commissioning an artist to draw one for you. But if you really want to draw your own, here is my advice:

    First I took your drawing and made a very rough sketch here:

    I would suggest studying the musculature of the equine form, I suggest some simple bone and body anatomy reference studies: (De)Constructing the Arabian Head by *Ehetere on deviantART / Horse Skeleton by ~Tikall on deviantART / Equine Proportions by =ElaineSeleneStock on deviantART / Horse Muscles Anatomy by *DarkKenjie on deviantART is great tool.
    Then combining your reference pages find a photography of a horse running, and carefully reconstruct the shapes within the image while following the general horse shape. Your can see how I have done this in my sketch some notable examples looking at my sketch, (which could be refined to a much higher degree but I kept is simple)are the neck and shoulder shapes, as well as the head attachment which is slightly lacking in your drawing. Also notice the rear legs, yours go straight, while a horses have a triangular hock.

    But I put yours next to mine so you can see the differences yourself, Hope I helped a bit. I'd be glad to answer and questions.

    For further reference of what I mean by refining the sketch which I think is what you need to do, here is fully refined (or fully fixed & edited lining) of my own:

    This started as what I have exampled as a sketch for yours and I kept using smaller and more exact lines until it became acceptable to my own artistic vision.
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        02-24-2013, 05:34 PM
    Great links Sunny Meade!!
        02-24-2013, 06:29 PM
    Originally Posted by SnowCowgirl    
    great links Sunny Meade!!
    Thanks, I love to wealth of information on, these are just a few of the better ones I have found, but there are much much more.

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