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March 3, 2011
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BDR Southpaw by oxpecker BDR Southpaw by oxpecker
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

Events entered:
:pointr: 4th place - Windfall Mini Western pleasure

Other pictures of this horse:
:heart: Secret Santa gift from Helsinge


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.

About 14x11" - Acrylic wash, gouache, watercolour and pen.
Reserved from this adoption batch:
Name idea by KreepingSpawn
Pose reference: by venomxbaby
Game: HorseArt-RPG
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Syra-Syra Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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
oxpecker Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's so lovely, thank you for the kind words! :hug:
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really gorgeous (: love the halter
oxpecker Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you use salt to achieve the dappled affect?
oxpecker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No, I have never been able to get that salt effect to work properly.
For this I used wet-in-wet, basically placing droplets of wet paint into already wet areas and letting it bleed.
foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh very nice (: i've always been a big fan of using salt, but only for backgrounds, i can't imagine it working well with a shape like a horse (:
oxpecker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
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.
dashket Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
good job! i like it)
oxpecker Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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