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Horse Head - Ballpoint Pen on paper.
This is my first drawing of a horse head with Ballpoint Pen. Commissioned for a book cover.
The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC. Horses in the subspecies caballus are domesticated, although some domesticated populations live in the wild as feral horses. These feral populations are not true wild horses, as this term is used to describe horses that have never been domesticated, such as the endangered Przewalski's horse, a separate subspecies, and the only remaining true wild horse.
Took aprox. 60 hours to finish over a period of 60 days. Lost about 30% quality during scanning.
The size is 90% of a standard A4 sheet.
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Materials: 2 Bic Cristal Pocket Scents colored ballpoint pens and mostly Classic black Bic ballpoint pen on 300g/m2 A2 smooth paper.
Artwork © Samuel Silva - VianaArts 2013 All rights reserved.
Reference photo © Dan Eisner (commissioner) All rights reserved.
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