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December 28, 2012
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horse studies by akreon horse studies by akreon
lots and lots of refs used

on tumblr [link]

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Raw beauty and power are the first words that come to mind; due to both the brush strokes and the subjects.

The ambiguity of detail on the black horse invokes a great sense of mystery, and with a proper background it could easily become an image holding strong emotion.

The two, brown beauties portray a free-spirited sense of motion, however the one on top could have been flipped around to draw the viewer's focus away from its haunches and more towards its shoulders and nose.

The rough sketches intrigue me. This is the first time I have seen concept doodles compiled into a single, smoky cloud of lines. It makes the sketches more difficult to study individually, but at the same time it adds to the daydream-like theme of the image, and directs the focus to the larger, lone horses.

Overall, I must say this is a truly unique and inspiring compilation of art. Well done!
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To capture the dynamism of horses (or any creature) digitally requires a great amount of skill.

And you've certainly done it.

The different textures create depth and bring the horses to life, the brown horses especially look very real, almost as if you can see them galloping across your screen.

I absolutely adore the sketches in the background, I think it gives the image another level.

The only thing the image appears to lack are more angles, whilst most of the 'main' angles have been covered, I feel the impact would be even greater with a handful of more angles thrown in :)
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hellfiredemonchild Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Artist
do you mind if i reference this? please?
akreon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all. Please go ahead :)
hellfiredemonchild Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Artist
thanks.....nice icon, by the way.^-^
Silkkat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well done. You've capture the beauty of the horses very well. I love the textures and how smooth the brush strokes look, and the feeling of movement in their joints... I love it
Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Amazing and talented. I love all the animal ones you have done. But decieded to comment here because this one is my favorite. I love animals. I try and sketch a little but cant do animals at all. I do better at people.... not good. Just better than I sketch animals lol. Which is funny because I love animals better and am more famliar with animals...but I cant paint anything at all. Anyway you are very talented. Can't wait to see more of your work.
Padjet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, I like it *Г*
LilyuKitty1-18-21 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
very pretty and well done. great job.
Armadeo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
The dapple grey is nothing short of amazing. I love your style. So glad I thought to check into DA in time to catch your work.
CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely job, what beautiful tones in the friesian! ^^
ISHAWEE Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great job! I love the sketchiness of this piece.
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