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LoveTheSaddlebreds 06-06-2013 08:04 PM

Graduation Present for a Friend :)
 
Working on a grad present for my best friend! It's of her on her 6yo TB gelding, Sailor. This is just a work in progress, but it's nearly finished. Any and all comments are welcome! Critiques encouraged :)

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...53661045_o.jpg

Skyseternalangel 06-06-2013 08:45 PM

Did you do this all from scratch or??

It's amazing! I think the only thing I'd change is the color of the bonnet and how the inside ear looks. When it's in an ear bonnet, there should be fabric fully covering the ear and it's kind of looking shredded?

The ankle of the rider looks just a little too narrow in comparison to her thigh. It could just be the angle though.

I'd add a little highlight on the tail since right now it's blending too much with the outside hind's shadow.

Where is the noseband?

~~~

Obviously those are little changes, because like I said..it's gorgeous! What a thoughtful gift :)

LoveTheSaddlebreds 06-06-2013 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel (Post 2727938)
Did you do this all from scratch or??

It's amazing! I think the only thing I'd change is the color of the bonnet and how the inside ear looks. When it's in an ear bonnet, there should be fabric fully covering the ear and it's kind of looking shredded?

The ankle of the rider looks just a little too narrow in comparison to her thigh. It could just be the angle though.

I'd add a little highlight on the tail since right now it's blending too much with the outside hind's shadow.

Where is the noseband?

~~~

Obviously those are little changes, because like I said..it's gorgeous! What a thoughtful gift :)

Noseband, tail shine and other things have yet to be added. She has ridiculously tiny ankles! haha The darkness on the bonnet is meant to be shadow, but I can make it less extreme if it's looking shredded. And I have done this from scratch, yes :)

Skyseternalangel 06-06-2013 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds (Post 2728250)
Noseband, tail shine and other things have yet to be added. She has ridiculously tiny ankles! haha The darkness on the bonnet is meant to be shadow, but I can make it less extreme if it's looking shredded. And I have done this from scratch, yes :)

Awesome work!

Sounds good... and I made a slight error. I meant in comparison to her calf, not thigh.

I'm sure she'll love it!

tinyliny 06-06-2013 09:28 PM

No, that HAS to be a photograph that is manipulated. NO?

pretty darn nice work!

LoveTheSaddlebreds 06-06-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 2728330)
No, that HAS to be a photograph that is manipulated. NO?

pretty darn nice work!

No! Just a painstaking painting lol Its HUGE and I'm forcing myself to put in every detail. I'm using a few different references, too.

tinyliny 06-07-2013 01:58 AM

Unbelievable! Amazing! Wow! Fab! Awesome!

Can we see a close up?

Chokolate 06-08-2013 02:11 AM

Yes, please! I'm just getting into digital artwork and...wow. Just wow.

A-m-a-z-i-n-g.

LoveTheSaddlebreds 06-12-2013 12:05 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Here's a zoomed in version of the face. I've started adding the fur.

Full view: http://oi41.tinypic.com/2u61oow.jpg

LoveTheSaddlebreds 06-12-2013 12:11 AM

Thank you for the lovely comments, everyone :)


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