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Colorwonderful by handstands-for-you Colorwonderful by handstands-for-you

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Horse's name: Crayola Marquers
Breed: Irish Sport Horse
Gender: Mare
Age: 3

Handler: Naomi Ross
Representing: Dilettante Stables

Show Host: ~PaintedPintaloosa
Show Name: Annual Color Breed Congress
Class: Pinto Hunter In-Hand and Most Colorful Pinto


Story

Crayola Marquers, being the spacey, unfocused young mare she is, obviously didn't make show halter-training easy for the stable's staff. If she wasn't whipping her head left and right to see everything around her (like an ADHD squirrel), she was falling asleep- droopy lower lip, rested foot, and all. The poor trainers never seem to get a break with our bizarre, quirky horses :lol:
But today was the day of the show. No pressure XD . At least her class was going to be held indoors, which helps reduce the amount of distractions. Naomi had devised several clever tricks to keep Crayola's attention: if the mare ever seemed to start falling asleep or breaking the square pose, Naomi would either wiggle her fingers at her side, hum a quick, high-pitched tune, make a quiet "psst" sound, or zip her zipper a tad bit. Anything ever so discreet, as to not cause a huge commotion or create the impression of a poor horse. The little pips, squeaks, flickering fingers, and zips were just enough to make her ears perk, her eyes sparkle, and her feet to balance out.

The black and white mare stood oh so pretty. You could tell she knew she was a cutie..... if she wasn't dozing off!


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Here she is, Crayola Marquers (voters' #1 choice) in her first show!
Oh lookie there, she has a left side!


Woot! Soft cell shading style again :w00t!: I'm really digging this, even if white spots are a pain in the buttocks to shade. I'm also having fun with the different composition placements (this one: with the long foreground; the Fiddler one: the large space on top and right). It makes the whole piece more interesting, IMO, than just the standard "crop square around the horse" haha.
Also! I'm getting better at hand-painting backgrounds myself. :deviation: such pretty sand again...!

If you couldn't tell, I'm pretty proud of this piece :3





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codfishing Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, she looks SO much like a horse I used to ride named China: [link] only mirror flipped! haha Very nice work :)
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Elchanted Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Definately my favourite from your stable! Ive missed her :heart:
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cali13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
i freaking love this mare!
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littlehummingbirdy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Arrrwww i just love black sabinos....
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Sannesaro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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Avidest Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. Beautiful horse!! She is the cutest thing ever :) Shes going to be a star!
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Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You have every reason to be proud on this! It`s simply stunning!! The composition, the background, the sand, the shading, the horse .. i mean WOW! :love:
I am always blown away by the amount of details you put into your art, and this pictures has to be one of the most amazing pieces I have seen this week! I love how you do the cell-shading, and I am also drooling all over these hand painted backgrounds of yours! :drool:

And what a pretty little mare! I adore her! Best of luck in the competition!
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handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm all warm and fuzzy inside now, haha :cuddle:
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NightingaleStables Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, her markings are beautiful!
And I so love this style of shading. :)
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
U ARE KILLING ME WITH THIS STUNNING PAINTERLY WATERCOLOR. Like, seriously. PLEASE make a tut, or a speadpaint... OR SOMETHING!!! *seriously begging you*:iconbeggingplz:
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