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Andrew Malone by AmandaDrage Andrew Malone by AmandaDrage
8x10" commission portrait of a Tennessee Walker gelding named Andrew Malone. Coloured pencils and pastel on velour paper.

I was given a range of photos to work from, and the one I was drawn to most happened to be the commissioner's favourite, because she said it caught his "Pasture King" character. Andrew fractured his shoulder last year and has been on paddock rest since. From what I've been told, he sounds like quite a character.
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feldrand Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so nice, wonderful fur... :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thank you very much :)
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PortraitsbyCaroline Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work again
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Thanks Caroline :)
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artweak Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Wow you are really a good artist. Great galleries, lots of well painted horses. Instant watch, keep it up my friend! ;)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thank you very much indeed! I'm glad you enjoyed my work! :)
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artweak Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
;)
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LouiseMarieFineArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure your client was thrilled with this it's so beautiful :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thank you Louise :) Yes, it's been received and she liked it more than the photo - it's a relief when they receive the velour pieces, because the photos never do them justice as I'm sure you're familiar with! I can never get photos that quite capture the softness.
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Alexap12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow, it's lovely :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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sunwolf29 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Such character in his expression! Lovely job.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you very much indeed :)
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hennap Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hes quite the looker!!Congrats on the commission and great job!!!! :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you very much :) He's a cute boy!
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hennap Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome :aww:
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bramley Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
This is lovely :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you! :) It was an enjoyable one. The mane wasn't my favourite, but they never are!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very beautiful Amanda, love the way you did the manes :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you very much Sarah :hug:!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconywsmileyplz:
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PortraitsbyCaroline Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nicely done :-)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you Caroline!
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KiraArts Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So cute, well done
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:iconamandadrage:
AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks very much! :)
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you Jenny :)
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Terramoo Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing. I love the texture.
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:iconamandadrage:
AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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Terramoo Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My absolute pleasure.
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crystalcookart Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What a beautiful sweet expression! And you are great at painting hair, this is so well done Amanda! :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thanks Crystal, hair is one of those things that I find the most difficult (usually). The paper ran out of tooth on that mane, so I know I could have pushed it a little more if I'd been able. But generally it's getting easier with each new piece. :)
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
Excellent work, Amanda, and he really does look adorable!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you Mel :hug: He did turn out looking rather sweet and innocent!
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
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Oh I thought of you yesterday when I saw a coupla upside-down-owl-head photos. SO weird! Have you see those sorts before? Probably, ey? Because you look at a lot of bird photography! [link]
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
No I had never seen THAT before!! Haha. Thanks Mel. What a cool birdy.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a cutie! I really love how you've done this one too. You seem to be having fun with these. :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you! I am, especially after many years of wanting to be doing this kind of work. I am enjoying it a lot!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So good to hear! There's nothing better than thoroughly enjoying what you do. :aww:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Now I've just got to work on quitting the day job ;) and everything will be complete! *evil laugh*
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, exactly! Once you figure out that secret, you'll have to let me in on it. ;P
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a teddy bear face! D: Wonderful portrait, and almost-touchable fuzzy coat. :D Such sweet eyes, and such amazing capture of texture and detail as always! You have such a way of showing individuality in your horse portraiture.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thanks very much :) That's a benefit of this paper - it makes everything look soft and strokeable! Maybe I should try drawing an armadillo or a pufferfish on it and see what happens :XD:
Thank you for the compliment, it means a lot since capturing the characteristics/personality is what I strive for, usually above all else. I think a lot of it has to do with careful choice of reference, but I like to think I go some way to injecting some character into the piece too :)
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please draw an armadillo someday, hahaha. <3

I think regardless of reference, it takes a special touch to capture life, and you do it really well!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
I ought to, really. It would definitely not be what people are expecting. Surprises are good!
Well that's encouraging to hear. So thank you. I hope you're right :lol:
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awwwww this is brilliant Amanda! What a cutie!!! <3 <3 <3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you Sarah! I hope I captured some of his personality. :hug:
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
You sure did! He's so cute!!
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work !
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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