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Had this finished the day before I left for Denmark, but didn't have time to take a good photo of it, as it was too big to fit in my scanner. Have it all framed back in Canada. Shoulda brought it with me, lol. I wish there was more detail shown, however, this is pretty great.

EDIT: Although this was non-harpg related and never intended to be related at all, the more I look at it, the more it reminds me of an old horse and rider team I had before their horrific accident. The star is different, but the rider here looks very much like Mathias on his beloved mount Suzie. But very few people remember that because it was 3 years ago.

<inserts crappy old art here> There is no comparison... the quality is horrid. Is this a race, Or a jump?

Here's a WIP pic that's a bit more detailed. Untitled

I've been extremely busy either working or running about doing paperwork and such before I have to leave, but I have a few personal projects I want to finish before I leave because I can't take them with me. This is the one I'm focusing on right now.

It's 11x16 colour pencil.


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Jumping stock 236
Landscape stock 42
Unrestricted Mountain Stock - II
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Fibonacho's avatar
Yay, there it is! :dummy: It is absolutely gorgeous! :faint:
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Thank you! :dummy: I'm pretty happy with how it had turned out. :D
Helsinge's avatar
It's a shame when photo/scanner quality sucks the detail out of traditional art, however I can see still that this is lovely work! The color tones in the horse's coat are really well done, and the background with the springy-looking trees, clear sky, and soaring peaks (A+ for distance fade on the far mountains btw) really give it that fresh mountain air vibe.
AthenaMyth's avatar
Thank you so much! I'm glad you noticed the fade. ;) Definitely what I was going for. It is a shame that photos never do traditional art justice, but this photo is better than the ones I did before I left, so I'm happy.
ThallenCambricaltran's avatar
*dies from pure amazement*
THIS IS SO PRETTY
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Thank you so much!
Fibonacho's avatar
Woah, that looks more than amazing so far! I love the horse's pose and the shading of the rider! :wow:
And the background somehow reminds me of a place I've been two years ago  Sherlock Holmes
Haha, I'm really excited for the finished piece of art (:
AthenaMyth's avatar
Thank you!

Lol really? It's basically a mash up of a few different ideas, haha. xD

It's actually finished, however I'm still waiting for my mother to send me a decent photo of it. I finished it the day before I left home, and the weather wasn't welcoming to good photo light. I have a crappy iPhone picture of it, but I really don't want to upload that as the example.
Fibonacho's avatar
Yeah, I understand that. Just did that once or twice for events which deadlines ended on that day and changed it later, but I didn't like it.
May I ask which horse will be shown here? :meow:
AthenaMyth's avatar
Actually, it's not harpg related. :D So.. it's a pretty bay horse.
Fibonacho's avatar
Aaaw, I actually like bay horses as showjumpers the most :giggle: Well, they're actually my favourite horse colour in general xD
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:giggle: I've come to appreciate them more as I've drawn them, but bay is definitely not my favourite colour. I prefer more 'exotic' colours or anything that's not common and popular, like bay, chestnut and grey. Although all the horses I've owned have been bay or chestnut or grey. xD
Fibonacho's avatar
Haha that's funny! :D
I liked the more exotic colours also more about a half year ago, but decided to go with the common since I sometimes think they're kinda neglected and I simply like them more now (:
AthenaMyth's avatar
Lol everyone has their preferences and I find preferences change after awhile, so that makes sense to me. :) I used to -love- silver black horses. Now I like it, but it's not my favourite colour any more.
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ANIMALGIRL1869's avatar
ohmywow this is turning out awesome so far sweety
AthenaMyth's avatar
Thank you! I'm really hopeful about the finished product. :)
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ThallenCambricaltran's avatar
Hot Damn. Your skills be crazy. Clap 
AthenaMyth's avatar
LOL Thank you! I dunno if they'd be classified as crazy tho. :giggle:
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You should mark all my art. My ego will go through the roof. :P
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I would do it. Lol.
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Lol I might be impossible to live with.
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