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The Spare by SamsBee The Spare by SamsBee
The spare pony at a polo match. Just chilling out and watching the game.
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For start, I think this is a fantastic picture. The detail is stunning and the artist left nothing out. The horse is in a natural position that matches what he is doing and his eyes are bright and looking in a visible direction.

Maybe just making everything a tad darker would have allowed it to stand out more from the white background. Some of the highlights and light zones don't stand out very well and sort of blend with the paper. The horse's blaze, for example, kind of merges with the white background. This is the same for the rider's right sleeve.

The detail is amazing. Each of the horse's muscles and veins are in the right place and in perfect proportion. You can clearly see how realistic the horse is and the strokes blend perfectly, giving him the hair effect.

The shadowing and highlighting is perfect. A tone darker on the whole images, like I said before, would have helped the horse to stand out more but I have nothing bad to say about this picture. It is stunning!! Keep up the good work!

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This is a very detailed piece.I love the postion of the Horse and Rider. I feel like I'm right in front of them and can almost see what the horse has turned its head to look at. I know it been said before, but if some things were just a tad darker it would stand out more. I would also add just a bit of details in the background like some shadows or other objects or horses. Some shading would help too. Otherwise your anatomy is on point along with your perspective and use of space. Keep up the good work!
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luckydesigns Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! I love the face :love:
Oliver-Splane Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifull work!
I love it..
TobyJo Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoopwhoopadoodle you have a remarkable eye for detail love the movement in this piece wondrous shading , superb gallery by the way
Thank you very much ^^
And thank you for the favourites and the watch!
sentientmaster Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing, lovely even smooth appearance, which preferably I would have loved if it was a lot darker, but thats just me, so take no notice of my preference its a very beautiful piece, thank you, Mike.
Thank you, the actual drawing is darker but my scanner pales everything out :)
sentientmaster Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, sorry I forgot you were busy with judging the comp, the horse and rider are beautifully done, didn't realize it might have been your scanner, both are very well drawn with lots of extremely nice detail, I dread doing horses they are notoriously hard to get all features right, but yours was perfect, thank you, Mike.
arsenyer Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Horses on your drawings are beautiful!
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