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Old 12-23-2006, 06:13 PM
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This is the portrait of the horse who was recently deceased. At least the person who picked it up seemed to like it.



These are the color xeroxes I worked from, the one on the left was for the pose, the other to show how much he'd lightened up over the years.

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Old 12-23-2006, 06:28 PM
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I don't even know what to say...I'm in awe. You are an incredible talent Snark
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:03 PM
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Wow! I'm officially impressed!
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Wow. What striking work. So impressive.
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Awesome--love the expression!
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:47 AM
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Beautiful, Snark!
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:29 AM
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WoW stunning
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:53 AM
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Thanks everyone. I really wasn't sure I could make this work and I'm still not sure I 'caught' him. The pose xerox was fuzzy and and with the one showing him more white, I couldn't tell what was shadow and what was coloring. He almost looked flea-bitten (for non-horse folk, that's what they call speckles on a white horse).
I keep a 'morgue file' of horse photos from past portraits, so I wound up looking through that for a horse with a similar build and pose, just to find some detail for the muzzle and eye areas.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:42 AM
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Oh its so beautiful!! I LOVE it .
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:31 AM
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I was thinking from looking at the photos..how in the world were you suppose to tell where the dappling ended and the shadow began. THat was a difficult one! White and silver are so hard to begin with. You did a magnificant job.
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