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February 10, 2013
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Verdant Woods by Agaave Verdant Woods by Agaave
Sorry about deviation spam but I got a crazy obsession that I had to also draw the horse I am trying to win in a story auction... (my entry and more info about the auction can be found here). I thought that if I don't win, I am probably never ever going to draw that particular pony so I had to draw him quickly so that I don't miss my change of drawing him. :giggle:
Aaand I don't draw things quickly so I have been sitting still the whole evening and drawing (ok, not the whole evening: I got up now and then to dry watercolors with my hairdryer…) and now my butt hurts. Sorry if this was too much information for you.

Well, if I win I can draw him as much as I want and if don't win, then the lucky one who wins can use this picture towards Veratis points. :meow:

Tools: watercolors, markers, colored pencils, gel pen.

:bulletpurple: Breed: #Cavitto
:bulletpurple: Design: =Cloudrunner64
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WhyteHawke Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Did you just color the horse with colored pencils in this one? Or was it watercolor too? The texture and shading / color tones are AMAZING in this one!
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
I have colored with markers underneath the colored pencils on the horse.
Watercolors have been used to paint the background. ^^
WhyteHawke Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, sweet. So how do you paint the backgrounds around your lines? I'm curious, cuz your painting is so flawless!! :heart:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are no special tricks, I just paint very carefully around the character. I use bigger brush further and as I get closer I change to smaller brush.
If I mess and paint inside the lines that can be fixed by quickly cleaning the extra paint with water and paper towel.
I paint the background first and the character afterwards so there is still a chance to hide mistakes while coloring character if previous tip didn't work. :D
WhyteHawke Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, that's really cool. Thank you for explaining it all to me! Haha!

You're very talented! :happybounce:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, I am just happy if I could help. :boogie:
Adreos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hard to say what you make better, horses or dragons...

Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I'll have to keep improving both. ;)
blue-eyed-wolfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how this was a work of traditional art. You don't find a lot of that anymore and with such amazing quality. Beautiful. :meow:
Agaave Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :bow:

I have tried also digital art but have to admit that traditional is closer to my heart.
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