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Crimson Soldier

My half of an art trade with the lovely Laughing-Kelpie. This is her gorgeous boy Brocair who took me down memory lane to the times when all I drew were colourful fantasy equine OC's :heart:

Make sure to check out her half too c:
.: Snow White Queen :. by Laughing-Kelpie

So, I had an entirely different pose for this "military man" in mind at first, but when I sat down to sketch him, I was feeling up to a more serene setting instead, so I went with that.

This image makes me so happy, you have no idea. It's been such a long time since I last found the perfect combination of inspiration, motivation and time to draw something like this. I missed it <3

Hope you like him too gorgeous-face, he was such a joy to work with! Thank you so much for doing this art trade with me.

Brocair is © to Laughing-Kelpie.
Image is © to me. Only Laughing-Kelpie has permission to use it.

December 2017
Coloured pencils, mechanical pencil, soft pastels, soft pastel pencils and white acrylic paint.

Pose inspired by these photos
Brown Arabian Canter II
Brown Arabian Canter III
Thank you Jello88 for the wonderful stock!
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MarshmallowCoockie's avatar

wow!!! It's magestic (i spelled that wrong for sure lol) <3

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I love the colors you used for this!

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Thank you so much :heart:
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You're welcome! :)
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thanks for the Llama Hug 
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LeDaverix's avatar
wow... respect... this one really requires some skill to achive...   well done Thumbs Up 
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Why thank you so much for such a kind comment (:
ReQuay's avatar
Gurl, I have missed your art.  <3
This is absolutely stunning... so serene (you nailed that) and beautiful!
Brocair looks amazing, and that background is winter perfection!
Absolutely gorgeous art trade. 
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Thank you so much lovely-face :love:
I missed making art like this too!
kalmanen's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous piece <33
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ArcticNomad's avatar
Lovely! I like the pose of the character and the background is really beautiful
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Thank you so much c:
z0mbiekid's avatar
This is absolutely gorgeous! The detail you can get into your colourwork is just amazing.
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Thank you so much Mattie!
Alinwa-Abiska's avatar
Such an wonderful piece! What coloured pencils do you use?
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Thank you <3

I use a variety of them, but mainly I use Faber-Castell's Polychromos, along with Art Grip to work out the finer details that require a more sharpened lead. Some times I also borrow my sister's collection of Derwent pencils, but Faber-Castell is my go-to brand. I highly recommend Polychromos, though they're on the expensive side!
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