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HorseArtist 05-14-2009 12:13 PM

Grey mare - pastels on velour paper
This is Sulaika, a German mare (Arab X Westphalian). She's in her late 20s and suffers from Cushing's syndrome so her coat is long and shaggy all year round. However, she's doing great and is much loved by her owner. Pastels on velour, A4. My scanner has swallowed her whiskers but they are there (you can just about see them if you look closely).

BackInTheSaddleAgain 05-14-2009 02:37 PM


MovingOn 05-14-2009 10:37 PM

Wow! That is awesome!

RoosterDo 05-15-2009 01:19 AM

really pretty

Sixxofdiamonds 05-15-2009 10:50 AM

Very nicely done! I love that it was done in white pastels. Props to you for working with pastels - they aren't my favorite because they're SO messy!

jwhisperj 05-16-2009 12:14 AM

beautiful, I love how 3d and life like you are able to make them! Very nice work. You really have an eye for muscle and bone and draw the hair accordingly. How long does a piece typically take you? And how long have you been doing this?

Rissa 05-16-2009 01:23 AM

Remarkable. :)

HorseArtist 05-16-2009 06:30 AM

Thank you guys! :D

@jwhisperj: Thank you! The time it takes me to complete a piece depends on the medium, size, pose and also the quality of the reference photo. This one would have taken about 15 hours. I've loved drawing since I was a little kid but I have only been doing this 'seriously' (i.e. accepting commissions) for about 4 years. It was also 4 years ago that I first picked up a pastel pencil. :-) I also work in charcoal, watercolours, graphite and coloured pencils.

Fire Eyes 05-16-2009 07:40 AM

Incredible. You're talented.

jwhisperj 05-16-2009 09:54 AM

Well I think that they are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing always look forward to seeing your work.

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