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Cortana by AmandaDrage Cortana by AmandaDrage
"Cortana" is a PRE x Appaloosa mare. Referenced from a photograph taken by Merel Bormans, with kind permission. [link] Website: www.merelbormans.com

Again the white areas are all conte stick, with some pastel and Derwent Drawing coloured pencil details. A4 size Daler-Rowney Ingres pastel paper.
I was originally going to add snowfall and some cold breath (inspired by the snowy weather here right now!) but decided if I did that, I'd have to add a background... and I hadn't planned ahead for that so I left it.

Not sure what to do with it right now - the conte is quite loose on the pastel paper so really it would need fixing, but fixing ruins the whites...! Maybe put it somewhere flat and just never touch it again :XD:
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mshell27 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
She reminds me of my first horse, she looked just like her. This is absolutely beautiful and brings back fond memories of my old friend.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it. You're lucky to have owned a horse like that. I adore pale horses with freckles.
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Cylistarr Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Simply incredible. This is so beautiful and realistic, I bow to your talent!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Wow, thank you very much. :) Glad you like it!
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ChristianCowgirl116 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing! Just STUNNING!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :heart:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Freckles! :XD:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Got to love a horse with freckles! And people with freckles too. ;)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed! :D
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Scotston Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You have been featured :)

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