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Pursuit by AmandaDrage Pursuit by AmandaDrage
An hour's sketch from last night. Three conte sticks on A2 size paper. I was going for a speedy fluid look - and the dogs came out perfectly, the horse however came out kind of overworked IMO. I like it anyway, so here it is.

My reference was many thanks to Caballos Mayoral on Facebook, used with kind permission of course!: [link]
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TheAbode Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Beautiful job! I love how you had the dogs match the coloring of the horse :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you very much :)!
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Buggie1112 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic! The anatomy is so beautiful!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks so much! :) I actually really enjoy drawing dogs, their anatomy and musculature is so fluid and powerful in motion, perhaps even more so than horses. I ought to draw more of them.
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Buggie1112 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way dogs run, it's so beautiful. I know what you mean. Horses are very beautiful in their running too though. I also love the running motion of things like deer.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Yes, me too! :) Elegant bounds :)
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Kelpie77 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I love that photo - so funny!
it's come out well. The hind legs are possibly a little less convincing than the fore on the horse, but the dogs definitely have good capture :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Haha me too. Thanks! Yeah the hind legs bugged me as well but I don't know why, they might be a little unsubstantial. Ah well. The dogs are my favourite here!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, it's really cool what you can do within one hour! There's so much movement and dynamics, I just love it! :love:
I feel a little bit sorry for the horse, though... People shouldn't let their dogs run off-leash where they can scare horses and other animals.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you so much :) Glad you like! Aw, I think in a lot of cases the horses are used to it... I know for example where this photo was taken, dogs are part of life on the farm, the horses probably know of them from a young age ;)
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe horses can get used to being chased around by dogs sometimes, but that doesn't always mean that they also like it... :shrug:
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explodingheads Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An hour!?! Now you're just showing off.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Haha. Did I mention during that time I was also cooking dinner and calling my mother?
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explodingheads Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You deserve a trophy!
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Lea-I Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Amazing ;) I love it <3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you so much :)!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Splendid!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you! Your new icon is going to take me some getting used to!
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mJackson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!

Sometimes it can be much much harder to get that sketchy-but-still-looks-right drawing rather than something very detailed. I think you did a great job though. I especially love the pup closest to the viewer.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Oh yeah, I'll agree with that!! It can take effort to make things look effortless. Especially in the case of painting. I'm working on it ;)
Thank you very much indeed :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely sketch!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you Sarah! :hug: :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is gorgeous! :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you so much :hug:!
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rheall Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this one so much! You really did get that speedy-sketchy look; it looks almost effortless, though that's probably deceptive! ;) Beautiful job, I love how you let so much of the off-white paper colour show through to indicate the highlights. So lovely!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you! It is a little deceptive. The dogs came easily and that definitely shows, but I stumbled with the horse. Force of habit - I just wanted to put more detail in than was necessary!!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo, I love the sketchiness of this! I personally think the horse is gorgeous--love those rich browns. Fantastic piece for only an hour. ;)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you :) I love me some sketchy work. I should do some more of that.
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice job!! :) Amazing for an hour!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you so much :hug: I could have done it quicker if I wasn't fussing over that horse!
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Kichai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An hour. Jesus, where can I get me some of that talent? This is fab! <3
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Lol, thank you!! Big conte sticks! Covers more, takes less time ;) Now you know :XD:
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crystalcookart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the movement implied by the horse's front legs. And the dogs leaping so enthusiastically!! LOVE this. :)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you Crystal! This was a fun one :) I'll have to do a painted version someday.
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Blue-eyed-Kelpie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic, all the animals look so joyful and energetic :-D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks muchly :) I always love these photos of the tiny little dogs chasing the horses around... proof if there ever was that dogs have no concept of their own size vs that of other animals. Especially small dogs :XD:
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Blue-eyed-Kelpie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh definately, my parents have a small terrier (this little scamp [link]) and he loves dashing into the horses field to steal their carrots right from under their noses when they've just been fed. He doesn't even like carrots, it's just fun cos he's stealing!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Lol, typical terrier behaviour!
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Account-Moved Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous hun!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thank you muchly :hug:!!
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Account-Moved Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome :hug:
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FallingFromSky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it a lot! Great job on the horse's face, I love it :heart: And the dogs are beautiful ^^
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thank you :) Glad you like!!
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