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Aztec by AmandaDrage Aztec by AmandaDrage
Derwent soft coloured pencils, white conte and a bit of pastel, on velour paper. A3 size.
Reference many thanks to ~venomxbaby [link]

(More neutral colours than the WIP - I was looking at that under yellowy artificial light! In natural daylight the colours are much more like this.)

Sold May 2013 at The Gallery, Sutton Bonington.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-26
The suggester said: That's one plain amazing drawing full of detail and nearly photorealistic Aztec by *AmandaDrage ( Suggested by Nameda and Featured by Astralseed )
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StormsDestiny Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful i love it! 
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Phenomi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice detail! I love the work you've put into the mane, wrinkles in the skin and the fur. It's cool that it's not a typical pose to draw of a horse as well. 
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Attyyay Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
gorgeous, love the blues in the mane - I can feel the movement!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you very much :) glad you like!
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YaNeferMaat Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wonderful texture to his/her coat.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you very much :)
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anniecanjump Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Superb!!!!!!!!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Thank you very much indeed!
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anniecanjump Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
You are so welcome.
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Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
you have been featured here: [link] have a look and see if you find some new faves there and if you like please fave the journal too so everyone of those featured gets more exposure :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Oooh! Thank you! I'm late seeing this, haha! :heart:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
np hun :hug:
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Finnisterre Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I keep trying to describe my response to this picture, and I honestly can't. Every time I start to try to explain how beautiful the textures are on his flank, or how light and delicate his mane looks with those flicked up ends, or how gentle his expression seems... words fail me and I can only look and appreciate. This picture more than deserves the DD, because it's truly fantastic :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Wow, thank you. I'm glad you like it! :hug: Many thanks for the comments, it's much appreciated! :aww:
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Finnisterre Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! Glad you managed to make sense of my waffling after all ;P
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I'm very familiar with the language of waffling. :lol:
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TackRack Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow, I can't believe I missed the fact that you got a DD! Congratulations hun, it is very well deserved. This is the kind of stuff I like to see featured as a daily deviation.
The colors in this are so soft and pleasing to the eye, yet the pose holds such movement and action. Plus the technical skill it took to make this is hard to comprehend, you've got such talent and patience!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Ahhh thank you so much. :) I'm really enjoying this combination of soft CPs and soft surface at the moment... they go so well together! I'm still stunned this got a DD, lol. Glad you like it! :heart:
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tamielise Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the perspective ~ wonderfully done!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you so much! :) I'm glad you like.
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tamielise Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are so very welcome!! :)
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LouiseMarieFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Many congratulations Amanda
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you!! :)
I ought to say, I followed your advice and got some materials from SAA (I didn't join yet though, maybe next time). What a good deal. I now have ten huge bits of velour paper waiting for me!
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LouiseMarieFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay, can't wait to see what ou produce on it. Your velour work looks fantastic it hasn't taken you long to master :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Ahhh thanks :D I had done a little bit of work on velour before, that was purely with pastels though - using coloured pencils on the velour is fairly new to me!
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LouiseMarieFineArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for that tip Amanda, I might give it a try myself, especially for smaller work :)
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WhiteWolvenSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No works for this peice. I Love it too much.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Aw, glad you like it! Thank you :)
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little-las Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love that pose and very nice work!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you very much indeed :) glad you like!
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write-a-lot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
This is stunning!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you :hug: Glad you like it!
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PortraitsbyCaroline Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful Amanda, love it :-)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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Cantabiles Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
The perspective is stunning!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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carlnewton Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Congrats on the Daily Deviation :) x
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thanks Carl!! :dance:
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scarecrow2003 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: you drew a paint horse
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I did indeed! I'm glad you liked it. :)
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scarecrow2003 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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ZsofiaGyuker Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
OMG congrats!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
:w00t: Haha, thank you!! :dance:
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ekramygazzar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
nice
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Many thanks! :)
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AskTheScorpion Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Holy Crap This Looks Like A Real Horse!!!!))
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Haha, thanks! Glad you like! :)
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AskTheScorpion Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
welcomez))
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional
nice job
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you kindly!
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