Hello everyone, and welcome to Horsin’ Around!
Horsin' Around a monthly article that brings you the latest news in and around the dA Equine Community! Horsin' Around began with ~MichelleWalker, who passed it into my hands. As Michelle always said: I’d be grateful if you could give me feedback on what you think of it, and if you have any suggestions for future issues, I’d love to hear them. If you think that someone you devWatch deserves a feature, let me know and I’ll try and feature them here! I hope you enjoy this issue, and thanks for reading!
A selection of artists and some of their works that I feel deserve more faves, views, and watchers! Please spare a minute, go check out their wonderful galleries and show them your support.
Featured Digital Equine Artist
*Moon-illusion is an artist with a wild style that shows in each brush stroke.
Featured Traditional Equine Artist
Realistic equine drawings and paintings, each with a different touch of special. Some have high detail in each strand of fur, others are filled with passionate brush strokes. ~JamyBundy will also be next issue's featured interview, so stay tuned!
Featured Equine Photographer
~holdyourhorses captures equines in stunning clarity and color. Her entire gallery is full of amazing photographs of horses and is well worth the look!
Featured Equine Photomanipulator
*almondjoyy5 has a very soft look to her photomanipulations, with great blending of lighting
Featured Equine Artisan Crafter
=SovaeArt is an amazingly skilled sculptor whose works sometimes appear to defy gravity. Her equine works are not only highly detailed, but show her unique style and take on unicorn looks.
Every issue of H.A, I will be interviewing one of your favorite equine artists! This issue, it is Charlotte is an amazing artist who has a real flare for realism and surrealism! Her works are vibrant digital paintings, and her gallery is well worth the look.
Hello and thank you for joining us! Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Sure, I am from London, but I live between the Uk and Tel-Aviv, my time is divided between painting and riding dressage. I have an Andalusian Stallion and a Dales pony. It's no secret that I am horse CRAZY..
Cool. How long have you been creating Equine artwork for?
Shortly after seeing a horse for the first time as an infant. Honestly, an instant
obsession, saying that my earlier pieces may have been a bit abstract.
How did you learn to create your artwork? Were you self-taught, or did you learn through a course at school?
Self taught. I actually hated art classes at school cause I always had my own style and ideas and I did not like being told to do what everyone else was doing.
When I was 22 I studied 3D animation and that's actually how I ended up slipping into 2D Painting. By accident I picked up a Wacom and thought it was brilliant.
Interesting. Can you share with us what your very favorite piece in your gallery is?
it is usually my most recent... but I loved painting this, just because I had so much inspiration from *RHADS work, It was hard to call it finished.
Looks amazing! Do you have an OC (original character)? Can you tell us a little about him/her?
No I am crap at this, I never get much extra time to create and keep creating them, I really wish I had one that represented me. I do have my Bon Bons but
none in particular currently.
Awesome! Do you have any tutorials or tips to share with budding artists?
Never give up, Never surrender.. no seriously. Just be yourself and draw what
makes you happy, don't look for too much hidden meaning in everything. Be real, look for inspiration where you can. You don't need no fancy degree to draw.
And how long (on average) does it take you to make a finished piece?
5-15 hours depending on my mood and detail.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Other artists, anything in day to day life, my own horses, my friends. It's all around us.
That's interesting. Is there any particular medium you would like to try?
Sculpture, I have had a go at it.. I suck a bit I am afraid haha! 3D modeling I am
fine but real clay.. not so good.
Thank you for your time. Any last pieces of advice you can give to your fellow equine artists?
Deviantart is a fantastic place to learn and grow, I would say stick around, I could't have improved so much without the help and support of artists on here.
November's Color: Magenta
November's Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
"Originally bred in the Southern United States to carry the owners of plantations around their lands, this breed is known for their unique four-beat "running walk." - source
Featured Tutorials and References
Featured Stock Account
Not only does *venomxbaby take awesome shots, but her stock gallery is full of amazing poses, perspectives, angles, and behavior. If you're looking for resources that differ from the average profile view of a running horse, check this gallery out.
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