Friday, July 31, 2015


I don't usually take commissions because they take me so long and most of all I am always nervous as to whether the person commissioning the art will be happy with the finished piece. So when my friend showed me a picture of her daughter on a very special horse I could not resist the challenge. Her daughter was so short she couldn't even reach the stirrups with her feet! Another part of the challenge was I had never done a horse in colored pencil. Can you tell I love a challenge? Yes the horse is HUGE.

The reference photo was given to me by my friend. The picture is 18x20 on Strathmore with Polochromo, Pablo and Lumance colored pencils.

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All proceeds for my art work goes to Shriner's Children's Hospital.

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