(I know it's a niche prop, but if you are interested, it's right here!!)
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This is so awesome! I share your love of the proper velvet-covered helmet, although mine is tails-up. The image totally reminds me of books from so long ago I can't remember the name or the author, but they were cartoon/comics/whatever of ponies being their evil little selves and the kids riding them. You totally nailed the expressions on kid and pony both!
haha!! that's awesome to hear!! as for the comics, you're probably thinking of the Thelwell pony comics - I grew up on those. They were pretty much required reading, and I had a real life Thelwell pony - the look, breeding and sass!! So very glad you like how it turned out - THANK YOU!!
Wonderful, cute and above all fun. I love it, so expressive and full of character. You have outdone yourself with this little project. and while not a nerd of riding helmets, I am a nerd of great many things (basically just knowing for knowing), and I am curious about what you meant by "the tails are down?" I strive for accuracies in my work, and I have been thinking about drawing a character in a riding hemet and would like to get it right.
woohoo!! I'm so happy you like how this one turned out!! THANK YOU!!
haha! and yeah, riding helmet nerd works - love that! my family owns a riding stable which I manage with them, and I have been riding for 40+ years and coaching for 30 - I'm pretty easy going about most things in life, but I take my choice of riding skid lids very seriously anyway, traditional English riding helmets are covered with velvet so black they look almost deep blue in certain lights and on the back is a small black ribbon flat bow (a couple inches across) with two tails running off the bow. when the helmet is new these tails are stitched upright attached to the velvet. if left this way that indicates for anyone watching that the rider is a man. when the stitching is cut and the tails hang down, it means a woman is in the saddle. I realize that doesn't really mean the same as it did way back when, but I was raised using traditional velvet with the tails down, so when I saw the prop, it just hit me in the right place. I don't usually get to see my stuff and the 3d world collide so well and accurately :)