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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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:iconmarbletoast:
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.
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Snake-Stables Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn, this is amazing! I thought it was a photo! :faint:
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SynxEnq Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Daaaaw! Gunnar! What a cute name xD So swedish! La la la la Beautiful work! 
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feverpaint Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hahah yes very swedish indeed :XD: Thanks a lot! :D
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Luna-Digital Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again. I thought it was a photo ;-;
Amazing coloring!
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:iconarttackcolors97:
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!
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:iconhorsesrmylife78:
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 
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RRWsims3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
:O You should do a tut on how you drew those plaited reins ♥
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:iconlitlaeina:
LitlaEina Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning! Oh my gosh!
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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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:iconscotston:
Scotston Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb!  Do you have rough commission costs for something with this amount of detail?
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:iconliandea:
Liandea Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
... WHAT ?! I don't... I... Amazing, realy just like a PHOTO. This have to be a photo, how you do that realy...
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:iconelayad:
elayad Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I hope for you a art  thriving 
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SilverMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that's a photo O_o
Great work!
Amazing!
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Silver-Wolf28 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING
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:iconbubbles4224:
Bubbles4224 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is so good! I cant believe this is a painting. Wow. could you do a tutorial on how you did this?
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:iconmopetius:
Mopetius Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say that you are one of the best artists which I've ever seen. This is amazing.
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:iconbinky120:
Binky120 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG that's amazing!
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Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HOLY FRIED POTATOES!!! :iconpotatoesplz:
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CoutureEquineDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks JUST like the real thing, you realllllly have to look at it to know that this is digitally done.
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Silver-Wolf28 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a photo....
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:iconsaveedra:
Saveedra Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I love it. The expression in the horse's face is great. The way the horse is carrying itself adds so much. Just lovely.
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:iconiirissss:
Iirissss Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing
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RmacDhai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
You are an amazing artist. Your horses are so real.
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Yrisz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
What kind of tablet do you use, a cintiq? xD
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Neonsenerita Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I love this!
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ehlowel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so wait, this isn't a photograph? :faint:
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star43559 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love it
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PeachLamour Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
That looks so realistic! Excellent work!! :)
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:iconfeverpaint:
feverpaint Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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AlixBelo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That just breath catching! Love the details, the light, the softness
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feverpaint Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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WinnyDaPoo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you probably get this allot and its a pet peeve of mine that everyone feels the need to say the exact same thing on a good picture. But WOW. I don't even have words to describe how much I love this.
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:iconfeverpaint:
feverpaint Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!
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WinnyDaPoo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome
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Dunja-is-snow Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
holly fuck o.O i thought this was a photo, amazing work! please keep it up :)
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:iconfeverpaint:
feverpaint Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it :D
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SongsOfInfinity Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could fave this more than once. this is amazing.
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:iconjadeyfish:
Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work, good luck with your fear :)
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:iconpictureperfect96:
PicturePerfect96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Artist
Good luck with getting over your fear of horseback ridding and great job ^_^
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Cute
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:iconjullelin:
Jullelin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is mindblowing 0o
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katanina2 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG I saw this on my equestrian tumblr! Haa, found it on here nao >:3
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KowaiBakeofDOOM Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
How big is your canvas when you paint? To get such detail and quality it must be really big.
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Carla-loves Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.
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TheDemonYouKnow Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful
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Slatefist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. I like the leather bits and the nose looks amazing.
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breyersnstuff Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually had to look at your description to decide if this was a real picture, or a drawing!! WOW!!!!! :faint: :squee:
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EquineLover12 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!!
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oakhollowd Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo soft, it's like the horse is all lit up :) gorgeous!
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