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Time for myself by Catiza Time for myself by Catiza
This drawing might look a bit different from the way i normally draw. I want to learn how to use greyscales properly and this was my first realistic attempt at is. It was a good learning experience and i will draw more in greyscale in the future.


Raven was sick of training. Sick of waking up so early. Sick of the unwanted and strict movements she had so make. She needed a day off.
It was a gloomy day and it just stopped raining. Raven hadn't trained today and because the indoor arena was occupied and the outdoor arena was filled with water
she was put in the pasture. It was a bit muddy, but Raven didn’t sink in the ground while walking. It had been storming for a few days and Raven liked the fact that
had stopped for a while. She started to walk around the pasture when she noticed something. A few parts of the fence were missing. Raven walked closer and saw
that the wood was almost hanging loose. She got an idea. Raven turned around and gave a solid kick to the wood. It broke immediately. Raven made a happy oink-like
sound and walked back to start her jump over the fence. While she was getting ready to jump she heard her owners screaming to Raven to not try to jump away. Raven
ignored it. She wasn’t going to stay here anymore and do things she didn’t want to do. She jumped and started running away as fast as she could.

After 30 minutes of running she slowed down her pace. She was still on the open fields, but she saw a forest close by. She took a break and decided to eat some grass.
Sadly for Raven that break didn’t last long. The rain started slowly falling down the sky until it was pouring again. Raven quickly ran towards the forest in hope to find some
shelter there. Luckily for Raven it was a close forest and the trees blocked the rain pretty good. The forest smelled lovely. She never smelled anything so good. The plants
gave a lovely aroma and Raven enjoyed it with every breath she took. The ground was getting muddy and harder to walk on.

After a while Raven was sick of the sticky ground. Her whole legs were filled with mud and the rain attracted mosquitoes. She found an big old tree and decided to stay
there and take a rest. She fell asleep.

Raven woke up. She fell something on her head. She opened her eyes and was startled for a moment. Leona, Caithlyn and Dante were standing next to her and Leona

just put a halter on her head. Caithlyn also had a bag of potato chips in her hand.
“You must be hungry. Staying here al night without any food” said Caithlyn with a calm voice. She couldn’t be more wrong. Before Raven fell asleep she found a bush filled
with good tasting berry’s. But it’s not like Caith knew that and Raven quickly stuck her head in the bag. Dante inspected Raven to see if she had injuries, but she seemed
completely fine beside a small scratch on her knee. After Raven finished the potato chips she stood up and walked to a car. Raven had never been in a trailer before and
with this muddy ground Leona decided that Raven and Caithlyn and Dante had to walk home with her. Leona started the car and drove home to the stable while Dante and
Caithlyn walked back to the stable.

Back in the stable Raven was spoiled with a freshly cleaned stable, a net filled with hay and a feed basket filled with potato chips. Raven was happy. The stable was a lot
warmer than that gloomy forest. She enjoyed every second of getting brushed and she also decided to put a little effort in training.

604 words

    :bulletblack: Groundwork | Wake up
    :bulletblack: Lunging | Learning to listen
    :bulletblack: Accepting a saddle/rider | I don't know
    :bulletblack: First ride | x
    :bulletblack: Discipline training | x

    :bulletblack: Good/bad day | Time for myself You are here
    :bulletblack: Play time | In the snow with a beauty

    :bulletblack: RFS Raven
    :bulletblack: No reference for pose. Shading references: Twister stock, Welsh cob stallion
    :bulletblack: 5 hours
    :bulletblack: PS CS6, Wacom Intuos Pro
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TheChotta Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!!! I love your shading here :squee: and the horse is just stunning :o  and I love the background!! 
Catiza Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Haha thanks for the compliments ♡ it makes me really happy to hear that.
Amd i though i already followed you. Your art is amazing 0.0
TheChotta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw you're very welcome!! :D

Omg *w* thank youuu <333
Delorya Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The body is a bit too long, and the front looks more chunky in comparison to the back of the horse. Shading, markings and background are amazing tho!
Catiza Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm still practicing with the length of the body. But what do you mean with chunky?
And thanks for the compliment :)
Delorya Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I mean is, the front of the body looks muscular and the hind part looks like slightly less muscular in comparison to one another. It is not a big difference though. Maybe it is just me.. Sweating a little... 
Catiza Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I can see what you mean. I'll try to pay more attention to the muscles in my next piece.
Thank you :)
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