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Windswept by imaginee Windswept by imaginee
Hi there, this is the second horse I have drawn, I have to say it's a personal favorite! I loved drawing this one very much and feel it came out good. Since the horse is all white I drew in a medium to dark toned background...I needed to use negative drawing for the mane and tail, this is done by leaving the white of the paper behind and drawing the darker tones around the need to work a tiny area at a time very slowly. I had fun drawing in a background to look like trees in a forest, the reference photo had a nice DOF and was a pleasure to work from.

Smooth Bristol
19 x 24 inches
B, 3b wood, 2b mech
blending stumps and plain tissue
35+ hrs

Thanks for looking and take care my friends ~Linda

Thank you so much for the DD dholms, I was to say the least shocked just now when I signed on to DA! Thank you for suggesting my drawing gramarye! :). Drawing is such a great love of mine. I have to tell you, when I was a child I had a friend named Jeanna Pace, she could draw horses better then anyone, she didn't use a reference either, she was an extremely talented artist. I would practice and practice all the time and only wished I could draw as good, how I admired my friend. I'm very happy with this new horse drawing and feel I've come close to what I envisioned as a child for myself.

Many many thanks for all the comments and favorites my DA friends!! :hug:
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Given 2006-09-15
So recently I had a bit of a fall from grace whereas awarding daily deviations are concerned. After a bit of a pep talk from my mentor moonbeam13 I decided to pick myself up, dust myself off and get back on the,...uhm, No pun intended. Ironically the incident had to do with another wildlife piece. Subsequently I swore never to award a daily deviation to a wildlife piece again. Well, what can I tell you? Never say never. Along comes my longtime friend gramarye who nudges me towards my longtime friend imaginee and,...well, I am,...I'm back in the saddle again. Erhm,...nevermind. An extraordinary piece by one of deviantART's elite graphite artists,...Windswept by *imaginee. ( Suggested by gramarye and Featured by dholms )
AshleighStone Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*gasp* This is only your SECOND horse??? Seriously? Wow, I can't believe it! It's just I feel like I could reach out and feel the horse's muzzle...This is like a photograph, no kidding...
CConero Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very lovely drawing.  I can only aspire to that.
KAOOE Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I looked at this drawing and asked myself: is that real? is that a real drawing?
- yes it is :D and it is soooooooooo amazing *.*
Kay1952 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
He looks like he could gallop right out of the picture!
Ani-lorac Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
shosansharma Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super like!
Jeffron66 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I love horses and I love realistic art over abstract. Your stuff, including this piece, is as realistic looking as art can be. Wonderful!
LilacAngel60 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I love this horse. I thought it was a photo at first. Once upon a time I had a 'white' Arabian. I loved turning him out into the corral and watching him run around (until he decided to roll in the dirt). Then it was in to be cleaned, saddled, and the fantastic ride. This drawing brings back a flood of good memories. Thanks.
Infaenyte Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! I thought it was a photograph when I first saw the thumbnail before seeing it full size. Wonderful work :)
number1horseluver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
you drew this??? it looks like a picture!!!
Tavia-chan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Your art has been featured in my journal: [link]
I hope you do not mind. :heart:
oldmage950 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speachless!
Steve2656 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, you have a great gallery. I only started drawing about three years ago, but when I see work like yours, it just makes me want to try hard. Thanks
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work! Lovely pencil drawing. :)
narufag Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey Linda!!! i cud certainly say this is one of my favourite drawings from ur entire gallery - in fact all ur beautiful artworks wud easily make it onto my favourites list!!!

Id just like to ask you for u permission to reproduce this artwork using similar tradition art tools because id really like to get an idea of how u managed to create such a phenomenal piece of art so id like to try drawing this with my own hands. Ill make sure to link and give all credits to you :D
PITTASSO Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
wow..this is wonderfull...can you please tell me how you managed to draw the independend white hair ?did you use
a knife?thank you in advance!!
wewe18 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student
beautiful horse:D
wewe18 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student
beautiful horse
RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
beautiful! great artwork
REBECCA68 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
very very nice ... BRAVO
mamasele Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I love you for this horse :eyepopping:
twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
so realistic, really amazing
Sognanteangelo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Very beautiful!!!!
I love this one!!!!!!!!!!
rimrimrim Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
oh wow this is gorgeous! look's like a black n white photograph!
CloakedRanger Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Admirable... This is absolutely amazing. Not just the flawlessness of it, but the way tones are used is... Well, amazing, to say the least. Using the white of paper while using graphite tones to match is difficult (at least, in my experiences), so I would certainly envy this piece if I was that kind of person :XD:
masscreation Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Cri-Kee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's absolutely incredible, the realism is mindblowing :heart:
pippi65fippeomeja Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Absolutely fantastic!!! What a great effect With the light. I really love this:)
La-Eyela13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
amazing!! you are a talented and skilled artist ^^ do you do tutorials?
AChildOfTheKing Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Onnep-ink Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Well done.
Sheena7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
It's perfect and it look like a real photo. Amazing work :)
VerusFinae Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   Writer
Oh, me too! But how you've captured the white horse... I swear, I'll dream about this tonight. <3
xTentation Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Omg, i thought it was a photo :O
Lizzie-T Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think everyones already covered what i thought. It looks like photography. It's absolutely beautiful.
Lillela Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Amazing. Just, amazing. Beautiful.
sadlion Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
you hit my heart, this design is very nice too perfect ..
SabrielDragonkin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is extraordinary!!! I applaud your great talent. <3 I think pencil work is the greatest. There aren't too many people I see that actually put this much work into a picture and have it so detailed and real. :)
philipmsn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student General Artist
kidding! ıt's impossible...
DragonGodOfFire Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a drawing!? just wow!
Monaomi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Word can't explain how awesome this is...
bitt3rsw33t3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thats amazing looks real. You have some crazy talent, keep up the good work!
atlantiluna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
I have seen many drawings of horses but never one that looked so majestically photo-realistic!!! This is a masterpiece! :+fav:
SerenityVII Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing,looks just like a photo =)
Mirtup Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
it's amazing... really like it!
Incredible job. I especially like the background you included - you added just the right level of detail. And the horse, of course, is absolutely amazing. You not only did a great job with the muscles, but also with the hide :)
sumajarong Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Great work! :nod:
Diellza Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I honestly thought this was a photograph, but when I saw that it was an actual drawing I was amazed even more. I love it. It's gorgeous.
OLOluvzZutara Featured By Owner May 3, 2009


G. looks like a frickin PHOTO!!! EEEK!!! I bow down to you, honestly :faint:
Koteck Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
LOOK someone use it for his tattoo
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