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Headlong by AmandaDrage Headlong by AmandaDrage
Derwent white sketching pencil on A4 pastel paper, about 4-5 hours I'd guess (wasn't counting)
Reference photo by ~Vikarus [link]

I know I know... just a couple of days ago I said something about "aiming for something other than photorealism these days"... and then I go and do a pretty much straight copy with DOF photo effects and everything. But I felt like it. So ner. ;P

Inspired by the beautiful work of *ZsofiaGyuker ;)
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:iconrevicus:
Revicus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing on a pastel paper seems so difficult for me, especially getting the lighting right so.. huge congrats ^^
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thank you very much... glad you like it :)
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Thank you very much :)
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frogXX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I like the expression of it very much. And it looks as if you'd been very fast in doing it which makes it even more lively than it would be if you drew it realistic in my opinion.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Ah thank you! Glad you like it! :)
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Neabulae Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is awesome! I love the expression on the horses face, and I love how dark it is, also.
Fantastic work!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thanks very much :) Glad you like!
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tamielise Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Rafica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so much about this that i absolutely love!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:D :hug: I want to do more white-on-black. I love the effect.
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Jennycallie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this! Your rendering of the light is just wonderful, it's so striking! And while it is photo realistic, I can definitely see the marks of the artist in this. Just love it!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thanks! And that's good to hear, especially when it's essentially a copy of a photo. I'm not sure what I did or what my style is, but if you can see it, then that's great!
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oceans-inferno Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I love the lighting with that spot-light effect. It's great for highlighting that distinctive arabian muzzle. I can see why you don't quit realism - you're terrific at it!
And I can relate to your description...a lot. :XD: I keep on telling myself that I'll try doing some kind of epic stylized art but it always collapses and I fall back on realism. :giggle:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yes it is... I loved the intense lighting in the photo. :D Yeah realism is nice to fall back on, it's a comfort in some ways :XD: Thanks very much, glad you like this!
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dry-oasis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I loooove this, its so GORGEOUS! :love:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:hug: Hehe thanks!! Glad you liked it!
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Seriously? Again?! This is on my list of, "to paint in the immediate future". You beat me to it again.... :facepalm:

Gorgeous job, though. =D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Oh noes :XD: I'm sorry! D:
It's ok, you can still do it :la:

I'm glad you like, thank you :hug:
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, we are so similar... we paint all the exact same stuff! xP
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
You're totally right, we do seem to have similar tastes lol. Anyway, you beat me to this one! [link] And so did a lot of other people haha... I'll still paint it though. One day. If I ever get around to it XD
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ShadowfaxCreations Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gosh darnit, now I'm just going to have to do something spectacular to this picture, so it can contend with yours. Hmm... I need creativity now.....
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Lol, I have so much to do that I'll probably never get to it anyway. I can't do everything that I promise myself I will. And you don't need to do ANYTHING to it, trust me! ;)
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the shading, great work with that white on black effect (:

Also, the whiskers. I love them xD
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you! :hug: Got to love those whiskery ponehs!
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. Lol, yes indeed we do :eyes:
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Jozahn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like! :)
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GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply beautiful!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you very much indeed :)
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GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :iconmypleasureplz:
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gosh thats amazing :O
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks, I'm glad you like! :)
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Youre welcome :)
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you v much! :)
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Kelpie77 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good on you - do what you feel rather than what you think you should be doing :D
he's worked out well, love the original reference and you've done him justice here.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
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Thanks very much! Glad you think so. It was good fun.
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this is gorgeous!

And art SHOULD be about what you feel like, so who cares! :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you so much! :) I agree :XD:
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) You're very welcome!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Ooooh!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Aaaaah!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
^_^
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Jag6201 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning - as usual! I love the black paper/white pencil effect. :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Glad you like it :) thank you!! I've got to do more like this (although I say that after every piece I ever do, hahaha)
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bramley Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Absolutely love it :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thanks so much! :hug:
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meihua Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Well, this looks awesome! Love the play of light and shadow :)
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