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Random Horse Portrait II by Aisling88 Random Horse Portrait II by Aisling88
Another random horse done for the fun of it. I'm on a horse painting spree at the moment. :D I orignially started with no specific horse breed in mind, but I think it looks like an Andalusian, or some other baroque breed.

This one is the most realistic horse I did so far, I think. I even tried to add a fur texture, and experimented with putting the main light source behind the horse for a change.
I'm not entirely satisfied with the mane, it looks too random, but fixing that would probably involve a complete repaint, and I'm not in the mood for this right now.

I worked on this whenever I had half an hour or so of time, so I can't really say how long it took me. :shrug: Has to be somewhere around 8 hours.
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:iconkrizok:
krizok Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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HorsePonyGal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
How do you do these? It's amazing! :)
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ascendingeagle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
still one of my all-time favorites (formerly lyghtkeepr)
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xXWildHorseXx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
wow! this is amazing!!
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bramley Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
This is absolutely stunning! I love the mane, looks brilliant :)
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:iconlyghtkeepr:
lyghtkeepr Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
somebody should suggest this for DD. Just beautiful and stunning.
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Aerayne Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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Embers Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Really beautiful work. The eye is wonderful, so expressive - and I like how you've done the fur and mane textures. Very nice. :)
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:iconmouskat:
Mouskat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Amazing, amazing, amazing x3! :O :D
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I have featured ur work in my blog :)
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:iconlyghtkeepr:
lyghtkeepr Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
this is still my top favorite horse image on DA. You deserve DD.
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:iconhydroequine:
HydroEquine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Omg I thought this was real for a minute!! :faint:
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:iconaisling88:
Aisling88 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconhydroequine:
HydroEquine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Welcome! :D
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SilverNight1079 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! It looks so real!
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:iconaisling88:
Aisling88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thanks. :)
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Kaylied-Estal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW It looks like a photo (good thing), i want your skills, my paintings never turn out any good, i think you amazing

The mane looks soo lifelike and as fuxfell said, "I want to give it a carrot"

very well done
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
And just keep on practicin and your paintings will look great eventually. All I did was practise, too. :)
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RazzyTazzy Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
:la: Beautiful :3
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:iconaisling88:
Aisling88 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconfiliana:
Filiana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
:wow: this... is just amazing!
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:iconaisling88:
Aisling88 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Thanks! :)
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Filiana Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
You're welcome ;)
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D-W-H Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh my god :o
Amazing!!!
I love andalusian!!! WOW !!!
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:iconlyghtkeepr:
lyghtkeepr Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
too beautiful for words
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kamakoiji Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous ♥
I love the expression on the horse's face, and the way you've painted it, it's really beautiful 8D
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Black-Platinum Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Great job. I love it.
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL work! :clap:
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Natt2004 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Absolutely amazing! Looks so realistic! :D
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likeiamhome Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
hi, do you do work for commission? i'm trying to find someone to make a digital piece out of a quick sketch my mother-in-law did. it's a logo she wants for her business cards.
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Well, I haven't done a commission before, but I'm generally open for it, if I like the subject. :nod:
Maybe you could send me a note, showing me the piece you want to have made and telling me what you imagine I should do, then I can decide? :)
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acmilangurl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student
Hey this amazing and there is nothing wrong with his mane, it is not random. Andalusians just happen to have a crazy pretty mane.
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Yeah, you're right about Andalusians having crazy manes. :D
Thank you for commenting, I'm glad you like it.
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criminalsheep Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
O.o *gobsmacked* I'm not even going to think about how you did that...
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
With a lot of patience, trial and error and good references. :)
I'm glad you like it!
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luzdeluna1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I swear when I saw it I liiked like.. WOW for like 3 minutes. It looks like I could reach out and stroke it. Amazing work!
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Thank you! :blushes: Saying it looks so real you think you could touch it is one of the biggest compliments you could give me, since this is exactly what I want to achieve.
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luzdeluna1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
No problem!
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Margolite Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Photographer
Congratulation
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Kichigai-Coz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
it looks really realistic with the fur texture
it looks so cute :)
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. :aww:
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Equinoart Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
The mane is so smooth and elegant.. i like it.
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Your work ha been featured! [link]
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
It's a bit late, but thank you! I haven't been around much in the last two months, but I'm still happy this painting got featured. :)
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
your welcome
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Pantherhawk4441 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautiful :love:
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Aikya Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best digital paintings of a horse that I have ever seen. You can even see the little hairs on his face! The light source really works well-I like the reflections on his/her neck ^^
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Aisling88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Oh wow, one of the best digital horse paintings you've seen? Now I'm kind of speechless ... :blushes: Many thanks for the nice words. :)
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Aikya Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is-you use the colors and blend them together with such confidence! :love:
Amazing work!
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Flaming-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Student Photographer
W-O-W! :jawdrop:I can't believe how lovely, and life like this is, it's so beautiful, and amazing!:heart: :D I really REALLY like it! :D :love:
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