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12 - Swan by AmandaDrage 12 - Swan by AmandaDrage
5x7" oils. Reference: [link] thanks to ~Kiwiaa!

Number 12 in my Equine Speedpaints series (Mac counts as no.11)
More than that, this is a trade piece with ~crystalcookart. I am not supposed to be taking trades but I love Crystal's art so I had to make an exception! Hope you like it Crystal!
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:iconcaleex:
Caleex Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love your draws. Your draws is very beautiful
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thank you so much :heart:
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rieke-b Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks like any girl's dream... (...before they know how much work it is to keep a horse. ;) )
I just love your quick, but precise oil techniques! :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Haha yes!! I definitely would have had a white arabian on my wishlist about 15-20 years ago!
Thank you, that means a lot - the "quick but precise" look/technique is something I am always striving for in these speedpaints!
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. I love the mane in particular, it looks so soft and 'touchable'.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you very much indeed for the comment! :)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcuteheartz: You're so welcome :iconcuteheartz:
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice background color against his white coat...nicely done!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you very much! I like a nice blue :) it works well with most horse coat colours.
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes absolutely! :)
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akuinnen24 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, he's gorgeous! I love the delicate head and his expressive eyes; and the detail around his eyes really makes them a perfect focal point! This is definitely my favorite of your speedpaints, everything about it is perfect!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you very much :) I think this is my favourite of my speeds, too! And to think it started off looking pretty awful! It's funny how those can turn out to be the ones you end up really liking :)
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Julia-Caroline Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Love it!
Amazing! :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I say, lucky Crystal!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Haha, lucky ME! This is what I'm getting: [link] AAdfhjkjlkak. :la:
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
But I want that! Waaaa!
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KiwiCutiePie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you, glad you like!
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KiwiCutiePie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are most welcome
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you so much :hug:! ;)
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artistic-dream Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I love the colour scheme here ~ the blue just sets him off perfectly, and I love the contrast between the dark areas around the eye and muzzle, and the pale coat. The title's perfect too. Lovely work :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you! I'm quite fond of that blue, I meant to go for more of a purple colour but the blue looked so nice as it was, I left it!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo, gorgeous! I love that little "glow" around the edges--makes the horse look very dreamy. :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you!! I often seem to end up with that "glow" - usually totally unintentionally! I don't even know how it happens lol, but I notice it on a few of my pieces and I like the effect!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I love how it looks! They always turn out nice. ;)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, love his elegant head :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thank you Sarah! :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome Amanda ;)
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helekri Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love the eye! And the black around it, obv. I think you made the "pose" better than what it was on the ref, so great use of references!

I don't really know what else to say about this piece. "Swan" is a great title. The porcelain/glassy look just emphasises that. Well done. :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Glad you like it! And the difference from the ref was unintentional apart from the mane colour. But it's ok because I agree with you anyway ;) Thanks muchly!!
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crystalcookart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!!!!! Amanda I LOVE it!!!!! This is so incredibly beautiful! I am so honored that you wanted to trade with me. I just love this and can't stop staring at it. I love it, your talent is amazing. Thank you SO much!! I'll get mine posted as soon as the kids are at school. :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I'm so happy you like this :)!! You are welcome, I enjoyed it!
I will have to wait a week or two to send mine, as I literally finished it last night and it'll need a little drying time!
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crystalcookart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE it Amanda!! I seriously can't wait to get it, but I know it will have to dry. :) I think yours is ready to send if you want to FB message me your address I'll get it in the mail to you. :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I'll do that now!
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
Awesome work, Amanda, love the colour choice for the bg too! ;) Enjoy the trade! :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thanks Melly :hug: Yeah a nice blue! I originally meant for a slightly more purplish-reddish hint in there, but I like the strong blue better... :)
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
Most likely you would've made the purplish-red work just as well ;p
:hug:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Mmmmmmaybe! One day I'll do something crazy like orange... not yet though ;)
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Crimson-Mane Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much lovelyness. :love:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thank you so much :hug:!
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwwww! :aww: Wonderful!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
:w00t: Thank you!!
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Kiwiaa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
:faint: fantastic! :clap: It's great to see the photo like this :) Wonderfull job!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I'm glad you like it, and thank you for the stock! You have some other lovely ones that I may be using sometime... :la:
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Kiwiaa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome ^^ and that's great! already looking forward to it, but in the meanwhile, I'll just stare at this one :giggle:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
:lol:! :hug:
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's really cute!!! I've never heard of trades! Awesome!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
:) It's quite a cute one. Thanks Sarah! :hug: I've done *counts* four... I think??... art trades now... it's good fun. I wish I had more time for it!!
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