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IrisK
12-23-2009, 06:22 AM
Buddy was the horse of a friend. Last summer he passed away :-(
She was so sad and asked me, if I could do her a drawing of her horse.
And now I am finished and she was happy, but also tears have been flowing...
The size of the picture is A4 = lettersize and I made it like always completely
with an 8B pencil.

I wish all of you Merry Christmas,
greetings, Iris

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Dec-2009/117978-Buddy.JPG

equineartist21
12-23-2009, 10:50 AM
Very nice!

Kusanar
12-23-2009, 10:51 AM
This is beautiful!!!! I love the soft expression of the horse too!

Harry Seymour
12-23-2009, 11:36 AM
Lovely and I'm sure it made your friend happy. Well done!

Staring Wolf
12-23-2009, 11:56 AM
Stunning, beautifully done, and moving. I think the most difficult part of posthumous work is not the rendering but the giving. Tears and kleenix go with the job and the client isn't always the only one crying. You know when they cry you did more than capture an image but you captured heart and soul too. Melanie

PaintedLass
12-23-2009, 02:36 PM
That's a beautiful portrait of a lovely horse. You've captured the shine of the coat and the braids in the mane perfectly. I'm not surprised your friend cried ~ it's a gorgeous tribute to what will no doubt have been a much loved companion.

Night Horse Studio
12-23-2009, 03:01 PM
What a lovely tribute to a gorgeous horse. Your work is always stunning! LOVE the braids!!

Steph

banananna20032003
12-26-2009, 06:37 PM
Beautiful job and a handsome horse. That is sad that he is no longer here. I can only imagine how fortunate the owner felt receiving your beautiful piece.

Marie

ArtsyLynda
12-27-2009, 09:02 AM
What a wonderful job you did here! It's beautifully rendered, with the sheen on the coat and mane and the wonderfully expressive eyes and nostrils. His coat looks so real, soft and inviting to touch. Well done!

IrisK
12-29-2009, 03:17 PM
Thank you so much much for all your commendation :wave:
I really enjoy that you like this drawing!
Greetings to all of you,
Iris

FaeLynn
01-01-2010, 12:47 AM
Hi Iris,
Very nice portrait. What a nice thing for you to do for your friend!
Beautiful work as always Iris!
Happy 2010!

BLove
01-09-2010, 01:39 AM
Beautiful portrait.

ARTMUTT
01-11-2010, 11:01 AM
Beautiful work--the braided mane is awesome!

Bryarpatch
01-11-2010, 11:22 AM
I LOVE that braiding!