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The Rider

By PinkParasol
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A battle scene.

In retrospect, this was a very hard image for me to paint. Not only was it a unfamiliar subject matter, but it was also tricky medium to do an illustration in. I think next time I will have to work much bigger to get the details to show up more clearly. This image could have used a lot more work, but after awhile, I just couldn't look at it anymore!

Thanks to:
for their amazing anatomy reference!

here is the tutorial for this image: [link]

16x20 oil/acrylic/charcoal
Image size
813x1024px 808.19 KB
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
Shutter Speed
1/4 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 5, 2010, 11:09:08 PM
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artdibujar's avatar
great work - well done
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HighOnRealArtDrug44Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Alizadeh-ArtProfessional Traditional Artist
thats impressive,i must feature it in my group
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GoogulecHobbyist General Artist
Wow O_O
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He visto toda la encanta !!!-tus pinturas son hermosas.
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Fantastic painting. Enjoyed your gallery. This one is fantastic
eccentric221's avatar
Wow. That is awesome!
Rossamich's avatar
This painting really does evoke strong feeling. Nice work.

I also like the painting in your gallery named The Birdcatcher.
BenHammonds's avatar
This is a very powerful image, I like it very much. Great work !! :)
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Thanks so much, Ben!
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You are so very welcome, my pleasure :)
LordoftheBling-XXL's avatar
i really like the technique of how u rendered the musculature. it looks like u did it blocked in with darks and went in and highlighted it and such. great work as always, and congrats on ur contest entry !
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Thank you soo much as always <3
LordoftheBling-XXL's avatar
anytime, ur wurk is always amazingly wonderful:)
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TERMDYL666Student Filmographer
You are a master.
PinkParasol's avatar
I'm so glad you like it! Thank you!
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LeeAnneKortusProfessional Digital Artist
This beautiful artwork has been featured here: [link]
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Wow! Thanks so much!
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LeeAnneKortusProfessional Digital Artist
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almcdermidProfessional Writer
Hi Annie,

This is an excellent piece, so this isn't meant a criticism, but there is one detail here that may or may not apply since I cannot place the image historically, but the stirrups look out of place. If I knew the actual setting I could answer this. Of course, if it's fantasy, I guess it doesn't matter. :)

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Hi Al!

Thank you for letting me know. Since its just a fantasy piece, I didn't have a particular time period in mind. I will have to remember that when I revise this image!
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