7x10" oil speedpaint commission of a Shire x cob-type horse called Mac.
This one was commissioned as a gift for the commissioner's fiancee, to be presented as a surprise - unfortunately she accidentally saw the photo I emailed him when I was done! But she liked it very much and knew it was Mac straight away. It was collected today - I hope she likes it in person just as much. As it is, the photo isn't quite clear and Mac's face details are not as sharp as in the actual painting.
I had one reference for Mac, but the pose and angle was not ideal so I chose this stock [link]
as reference for the pose (not body type) and lighting. Trying to merge the lighting from one ref and the markings from another fried my brain a little at times
I'm easily confused.I unchecked Downloads once the image had uploaded, wrote my description and then noticed the Downloads tickbox had rechecked itself. Note to dA... Stop insisting all content uploaded here be downloadable, it's a matter of principle and it should be the artist's choice NOT yours...