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Ginger War Pony by Adorael Ginger War Pony by Adorael
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This is stunning.
As a lifelong horse owner myself, due to experience I know a lot about anatomy, and this is not only correct, but perfect in that sense.
The muscle shading on the face I find particularly accurate, as well as that on the neck.
I adore the stylised way in which you have drawn the mane and tail, and let's face it, who doesn't like war ponies?
If there was one thing in which to mention, maybe you should have considered setting the ears forward a touch.
Other than that, this is an awe-inspiring drawing with precise attention to detail and a beautiful, finished quality.
You must excuse my critique writing, as I am new to writing them and I am terribly sorry if I have offended you in any way.
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The shading is so real, and the teal accents are amazing. The wide eyes show so much fierce bravery and power. The beads are glowing and only someone with an artist's eye would ever notice. The way she/he is standing makes you feel like she/he is winning, like he/she is a model of power and energy, and doesn't stop or waver. He/she is a leader, and no-one is afraid when this one is in control. The matching eyes and feathers and neckpiece seems to me as though it symbolizes the bravery in this horse. The ability to be fierce, ever doubting if he/she will win. The ability and belief of flight, flying and the freedom of the birds. This horse looks as though it never is afraid of loosing. If any picture ever should be used as a symbol of bravery and freedom this would definitely be the one.
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NSmithy Featured By Owner 1 day ago
very nice!:)
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sp33dy801 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
This is incredible!!
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Amazingamaan007 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Professional Digital Artist
Great and Stunning!
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PrismaticSiren Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! I used to draw horses all the time, actually it was the only thing I drew for awhile. Amazing work!
And thank you for checking out my stuff too.
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PerilousGlory Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. It is so beautiful and well done. :O
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schretien Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  Very Beautiful! 
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Haxan76 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant colors!
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Pantherfox101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Artist
Wow this is just so amasing
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IuliaCaerulea Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this!
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MasterTattooIns Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  New member Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing. You have the kind of artwork that makes people stop and notice. 
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Jaymongo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member
That's awesome
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:iconquinstiff:
Quinstiff Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Piewi-tu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist
the colors and contrast are perfect.
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MazUsKarL Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
the colors are excellent
high contrast composition with much momentum
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CNWhitney-Designs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
absolutely stunning. I love horses as well, this is a very inspirational piece for me. Just beautiful
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pureatheism Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. I love the native american feel, the war paint, and the vibrant colors!
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Winyletitpanda Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this one. the colors are appealing and the horse itself is amazing *o*
wonderful work ! La la la la 
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Namwhan-K Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
I love it !! 
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Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, I thought I had already added it to my favs.  I must do so right now:):clap:
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rana210 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Very beautiful !
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winniekay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
This is so beautiful!
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reem99 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
Very very nice
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Carbofos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  New member Professional Artist
Beautiful!
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joshuapseymour Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  New member
I like this!
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arwaalghadeer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing color
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catheartstripe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student General Artist
So beautiful! I ride and attempt to draw horses and it is dead difficult. I love this<3
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Adorael Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Digital Artist
That sounds awesome I'm so jelly! I can draw them but cannot ride them :>
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catheartstripe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Believe me it is so much fun! And anyone who can draw horses deserves a llama which I have already done <333 
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Bankass-Bear Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely AMAZING! I love war painted horses, and this is definitely one of my favourites!! Stunning. :heart:
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patronelle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member
amazing+fav Nod 
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Amberleaf776 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing. It looks so realistic, I too love drawing horses but I can't get my colors to mix right when painting to end up with results as realistic and beautiful as yours:)
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Adorael Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Digital Artist
My colors on this are hardly realistic, they are way too vivid for that, which is what I was going for. If you want to improve your colors first look at color theory to learn the basics and second look at references and try to duplicate what makes the colors you like, the way they are :D
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Amberleaf776 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
I know, I meant to say they were really well done. Thanks for the advice, my biggest problem is the fact that I feel like I'm wasting paint when I mix my colors together. I'll look up all of this info. and maybe some youtube videos too, thanks :)
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Adorael Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   Digital Artist
It depends on what paints you are using. For watercolor the best technique is to keep layering colors until you build to the desired shade and tone, so start with the lightest colors and work your way to the darkest shadows (though I don't recommend using much black, it looks muddy in watercolor). If you are using oils you should keep in mind that each color has it's own pigment (that's why they're called titanium white, chrome green etc) which on their own produce vivid lush colors. But these don't mix very well to create secondary colors, the mixed colors will always look a bit less vivid because in essence they will contain two pigments (or more depending on the mix). What colors do you use? C:
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Amberleaf776 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the advice:) I have been using watercolor and sometimes I use acrylic. I like to use the colors blue, green,purple, and red. My green and orange usually come out looking wierd.
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Adorael Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   Digital Artist
I've noticed that orange gets dirty real quick so try not to mix cool colors in it (like blue, green or purple) where you want it to look vivid. As you can see here D00R: Vidu and Sedna by Adorael   I have that problem (mixed some dark reds).
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Amberleaf776 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the advice. It still looks amazing though. I like the bright colors in the background.
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PetitChatCombatif Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
wow, wonderful color. It reminds me of "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" :)
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MODalineARTisTree Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautiful
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional
exquisite work 
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shaun2k Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  New member Professional Traditional Artist
awesome
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JamieK07 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Impressive use of colours. Good job!
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lcbailey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   General Artist
Every time I see this it gets my attention...love it!
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lino5 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is incredible! I really like this!
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LuckyTraveller Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
wow! very expressive :) (Smile) 
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RainMoon11 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is so beautiful! Great work!
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
LOVE this!!
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DancesWithSeatbelts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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Apollo-fatmah Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AmazingHapPY RALPH 
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silver1964 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  New member
Stunning Colours
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