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Eclipse and Dee by AmandaDrage Eclipse and Dee by AmandaDrage
Gypsy horse/paint cross Eclipse and her dam, Miss Drum N Dee. Coloured pencil and pastel on velour paper, 30x40cm, commission work.

This one was a bit of a challenge - scaling and fitting the images the commissioner wanted, and making some sort of composition out of them. I think I did okay with that in the end!
(If you're curious as to how I did it - I sketched the images at a comfortable size on thin drafting paper, measured the sketches, scanned them into Photoshop and printed them out to scale separately, then cut them out and arranged them to fit the velour paper and create the composite image. Transferring the sketches onto the velour was harder... that's a secret for another time :lol:)
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Och that is incredibly cute! Really good job on getting all three scenes in on one drawing, I think you did well with getting them all to fit together :) I love the little beard on the portrait and where she's standing on her hind legs, leaning on mum. For some reason that drawing makes them look almost like miniature ponies, though :0 (maybe because of how big Eclipse seems to be in comparison to her mother? dunno)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Thank you :) I get the impression Dee was a small mother. I don't have the ref photo anymore, but I remember thinking it made the foal look huge!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that would certainly explain - also pretty understandable given she's a paint and Eclipse a mix with a Gypsy horse, who tend to be pretty huge! :)
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Jakara92 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow AMAZING ART look like a photo *_* :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Thank you so much :)!! Glad you like!
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Jakara92 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)
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rheacharlotte Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thank you very much!
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AnnaBrick Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Nice job!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is an amazing composite of art! I suppose I will soon have to think of getting photoshop... thanks for sharing your secrets!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Thank you very much! It's handy to have, although a lot to spend if you just want to use it for this purpose. I'll bet there are free programs that will do pretty much the same job. It could even be done in MS Paint, albeit a little more crudely!
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GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmmm... that is a great suggestion. I will ask around and see what I come up with!
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PortraitsbyCaroline Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this composition Amanda, think it works well...job well done :-)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you very much, glad you think so!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, the little wild one has a lovely furry chin. :D He seems to be full of energy and cheekiness!
I just discovered how amazing gypsy horses are! My new favourite breed, I think... :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thanks very much :) The furry chin was a special requirement for this one! In the photo I used for the headshot, it'd been trimmed, but the owner wanted me to draw it back in because she loved it.
And yes, Gypsy horses are lovely. :D Some are so flashy!
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Orontolover Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
woooow how do you that?
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Many years of practice with drawing :) And a passion. Thank you!
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StormsDestiny Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So fury!and cute!! Love it
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thanks very much! :)
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
SO CUTE. This is seriously outstanding. =D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you so much :heart: :)
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hennap Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you :glomp:!!
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hennap Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :cuddle:
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goldenboo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist
So sweet
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thanks v much :)
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goldenboo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist
You are welcome :-)
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Caballista1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww :la: SOOOO cute *^*
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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Jullelin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww, so cute :meow:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Isabel96 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Oh my gosh is that cute! *.*
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Hehe, thank you! :)
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Isabel96 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
you're welcome :)
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Oh! The cuteness! It burns!

And I agree, sketches to velour is a ******.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Indeed... Darn stuff indents so easily! You have to have hands like feathers.
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LouiseMarieFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really am impressed with this composition Amanda it works so well. It has inspired me to try something similar of my cat coco to celebrate her 4th birthday.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thank you Louise :) Oh that's great!! I look forward to seeing that! :D
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artistic-dream Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
This has turned out beautifully. The images all work so well together. I love the softness of it all, and the detail's gorgeous. There's something about that little dishmop tail in the top right image that I just love!

Beautiful work :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Haha, dishmop tail!! I love it. Thank you, I'm glad you like! Velour paper is pretty good for the soft effect!
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walkerka24 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Fabulous work!!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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bellequine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is so cute! I love the detailing :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thanks so much! :) Glad you like!
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EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Those details are phenomenal :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Many thanks... glad you like :hug:!
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SandrasSunnyShoppe13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have such talent for structure and build !! <3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I try my best, hehe. Thank you very much! :)
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