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: Horse portrait - in progress


Hickory67
03-26-2012, 04:47 AM
Hello everyone - new artist here. This is my first horse portrait and is still in progress. It is of my mare, "Lusty" (I didn't name her), reference photo first:

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g439/hickory67/Snapbucket/BD4A10CD-orig.jpg

Outline and first layer:

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g439/hickory67/Snapbucket/EE126D8E-orig.jpg

Second layer:

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g439/hickory67/Snapbucket/2315FB58-orig.jpg

On the next layer I'll deepen the shadows and accent the facial features some more. What else can I do with it?

PencilMeIn
03-26-2012, 10:04 AM
The photos are really light and somewhat blurry, but could just be my computer, so I'm having a hard time seeing your details. I think there's a definite likeness to Lusty, I'm thinking maybe the eye is slightly too large in comparison to her photo. Overall, though, great job!

Hickory67
03-26-2012, 07:02 PM
Yes, the eye has given me fits! It is still very light though - I do that all the time and need to correct it.

DoodleBug
08-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Its very good, I myself own a horse and use him alot in my GCSE studies. The eye is quite bug, but that is easily fixed and its still quite light. Overall though its a lovely picture adn you have a beautiful horse.