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Gunnar by feverpaint Gunnar by feverpaint
Finally it is DONE :faint: I've never before put this much detail into a portrait, and I've probably never had this much fun painting one. This piece was commissioned by an irl friend of mine Emma (~Diddelidon) of her horse Gunnar. He is the sweetest thing and he and Emma are actually helping me with getting rid of my horseback riding fear in return. So this commission meant a lot to me and for the first time I ever I actually got to see the horse in person whilst drawing him, which is amazing. :heart:

Since Emma is such an amazing photographer I got to use on of her awesome shots of him which made the whole process a lot easier. His 'dots' almost killed me though, holy cow there's a lot of them :XD:

Some changes might be made to the background etc, depending on what Emma thinks of it. I hope you guys all like it! Soon I'll post some details of it, since this pretty small version of it doesn't really show a lot of them :)

Tools: Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Tablet
Time: around 20h
Reference: [link]
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't imagine the patience and precision it must have taken to make such a realistic rendering of a fleabitten grey! Everything is so artfully replicated, even down to those braided reins. Such a lovely portrait. Love the colors you chose for the background.
Snake-Stables Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn, this is amazing! I thought it was a photo! :faint:
SynxEnq Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Daaaaw! Gunnar! What a cute name xD So swedish! La la la la Beautiful work! 
feverpaint Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hahah yes very swedish indeed :XD: Thanks a lot! :D
Luna-Digital Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again. I thought it was a photo ;-;
Amazing coloring!
ArttackColors97 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, there's no way its not a picture!  Very very well done, I love it!
horsesrmylife78 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I refuse to believe that this is a painting! It must be a photo! Haha! This is so amazing Love 
RRWsims3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
:O You should do a tut on how you drew those plaited reins ♥
LitlaEina Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning! Oh my gosh!
EKMDahl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Det hr r galet. Nuu  Fantastiskt! 

Alla dina mlningar r s vackra, och du har ett ga fr detaljer, which I like.
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