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Ebony by AmandaDrage Ebony by AmandaDrage
Another one done today. Sketch on A5 cartridge.
Reference thanks to ~hoodsey [link] and it is of course the beautiful Friesian stallion Teake van de Noordhof.


maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane !

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PortraitsbyCaroline Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this Amanda great sketch.... and of course you know I like my friesians !!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Thank you! Yes indeed I know you do, and I don't blame you!!
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PortraitsbyCaroline Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Do some more girl!! ... haha
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Ahhh yes. I should draw some more Friesians. Heck everybody should draw more Friesians, haha!
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PortraitsbyCaroline Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm missing doing one.... I'm on with a very detailed oil painting and something I have never painted before... but I am on with reference material for my next friesian whatever at the same time lol :-)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
:thumbsup:
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maaaaaaane indeed haha :D

I love the sketchy feeling on this one <3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks! :) Hmmmm I feel like doing some more sketching tonight :la:
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay :la: I love your sketches, they're always so beautiful and full of movement and emotion!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Haha I sketched some gannets but they failed. Ah well. XD
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Kelpie77 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like the immediacy of the sketch rendering. Lovely.

and yes... MAAAAAAAAAAANE :D
does that make him the mane man!?!

(sorry - I go now!)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
HAHA yes I suppose it does! And thank you :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this one! Looooooooong manesssss. :D I need to make a friesian painting or something with a really long mane one of these days.....Thanks for the further inspiration!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Haha I'll agree that you do because then I'll surely get return-inspiration from that. And everyone loves to see a nice long mane :D Thank you!!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're super welcome! I can't wait to see more sketchies from you. :D
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greenstables Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your anatomy for horses is perfect!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you, I try my best ;)
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! All that mane!!! Stunning work Amanda :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks so much :) He has a killer mane doesn't he? Kind of fun to sketch!
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Skye-Fate Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
The way you draw flowing mane is stunning, dear! :heart:
Also, you really made the horse fade with the paper there - something I jusst never seem to succeed in.
Gorgeous as always!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Aw thanks :XD: Sketching them is not so bad... it's full detail manes that are the killer haha.
Glad you like it! :heart:
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Zarac Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovley, I now have the urge to draw think-maned horses. Looks so soft and cuddly
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
:w00t: yay DO IT hehe. Tis fun.
Thanks muchly! :)
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RebeccaStapp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :love: So much love for Teake!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
YES. He's such a big shiny gem of a horse.
Thanks so much :heart:!
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theOvercoat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
gorgeous! you make the shading look easy to do :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks :D Black horses aren't too hard to shade I think, usually. Light ones are harder because it's easy to either overdo it, or not add enough... The cremello drawing I did at the same time was more difficult than this one, stupidly :XD:
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theOvercoat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I noticed that with light horses too, now that i think of it :D They don't translate easily to b/w scale for some odd reason, at least not when I try to sketch quickly.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Yeah. It's weird :XD:
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FallingFromSky Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome mane, I love it! Nice sketch, dear! :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you :love: That is some mane... :XD: I didn't even fit it all on the paper :lol:
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TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous as always:)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Many thanks :D!
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Avidest Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Is. BEAUTIFUL!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Aw thank you! :) Glad you like it.
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swillowness Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi, why isn't this one for sale? :P
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
:lol: I'm waiting to hear back from the reference provider, as she expressed an interest in buying it herself. If she decides not to then I'll probably offer it here instead ;)
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swillowness Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Let me know please. :love:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Noting you :)
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I love how long his mane is! Beautiful sketch of a beautiful horse. :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
He has a spectacular mane :XD: Glad you like, thanks! :hug:
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
There's something about horses with very long manes. :la:
And you're welcome! :D
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
Oooooh, so stunning :love::love:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:love: I'm quite fond of this one myself. (Mind you, when you haven't done anything decent for ages, mostly anything you come up with can look like a Michaelangelo in your own eyes haha.) For a sketch, he ain't bad.
Glad you like :love:!!
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
And that's a beautiful horse too, such long wavy hair :O Yeah you did an amazing job :dance: Loving your sketches/drawings :D
It's my birthday :mwahaha: Well it's 1.26 am here, not sure now if you're an hour or two hours behind me :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Mmm yeah he's definitely a stunner. Glad you're liking them :w00t:
AHHHHH well it's 12.36 here so it isn't here, but you're not here, you're there! So HAPPYBIRTHDAY!! :iconloveredplz::iconloveredplz:
Do you have any birthday cake? :XD:
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
what do you mean it isn't there when it's 12.36? :D That's after midnight, thus it's 30 December there too :party: Thank youuuu :love:
birthday cake? :iconcaekplz:Not yet! Maybe later!! :D :iconbirthdaycakeplz:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
...
WELL that just goes to show you that I should be in BED by now, instead of sitting here on the internet :XD::XD::XD: What a doof! ^^;
Clearly I have worn myself out for the day sitting on the internet

Ugh... cookies and milk consumed... now to bed!

Enjoy your cake if you have some! :love: :cake:
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
Aaaahahaha, this was funny ;p
Right now I'm gonna have a fat piece of homemade fudge (dunno if fudge takes your fancy, but it's obviously very sweet, thus shouldn't have too much of it :iconkissingplz: :icondroolplz::iconohohoplz: )
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Mmmm fudge is good! :drool:
Hope you had a groovy day :hug:
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