Name: BDR Southpaw Barn name: "Pawpaw" Age: 5 y/o (2 in this image) Height: 14.1hh Colour: Dapple grey (on black base), will fade to solid white by 15 years (E/e, a/a, G/g) Discipline: Broodmare - may try in western pleasure, halter & liberty Personality: Purchased as an unnamed 2 y/o filly from Pakistan. A classic desert mare of strong Arabian heritage. Best described as ladylike; quiet, graceful, gentle and patient. She’s quite petite and currently lacks the fitness for strenuous eventing, but is a wonderful broodmare with strong maternal instincts. She also makes a fine mount for young students. Her only fault is an obstinate suspicion of rain, puddles and other bodies of water – a trait no doubt inherited from her Arabian ancestors. Sire/Dam: Starter x starter For lease: Yes, see here for more info. Passable Traits: Curly ears will be lost unless bred with another Marwari or Kathiawari. 50% of foals will inherit a grey coat. Offspring: none
I'm so glad to finally get this done, it's been sitting on my desk for weeks. Dark dapple grey is probably one of my favorite horse colours, so it's unfortunate that she won't stay this shade forever. I also realized that while painting dapples is easy enough, getting them to stay there is a whole different endeavor! Anyway, I hope you like this one. Constructive critique and suggestions are always welcome.
I adore this ever so much! o: That face is just gorgeous, and the colours in the background are amazing. I still can't get over the face haha... its just so gorgeous. x_x You're art is brilliant, can't wait to see more from you :'D
If you lay wet paint on the horse section-by section, and be careful to keep the edges of your sections not too runny, I think the salt technique can be controlled. Unfortunately I can't get salt to work no matter what method I use. The salt grains just gather the paint to them, then it all dries into the paper creating a dark spot, and the salt has to be scraped off.