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Horsin' Around Vol. 18

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 3:21 PM

H.A Stamp by MichelleWalkerbecomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone

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!

Crickatoo :hug:

Issue 1/Issue 2/Issue 3/Issue 4/Issue 5/Issue 6/Issue 7/Issue 8/Issue 9/Issue 10/Issue 11/Issue 12/Issue 13/Issue 14/Issue 15/Issue 16/Issue 17

Love for the Underappreciated:deviation:

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. :heart:

Stunning and seamless Photomanipulations.  
suggested by letrainfalldown
Art Trade: Zombie Nation by aliyaahgrlArt Trade: Sundown by aliyaahgrlThe Siren by aliyaahgrl

Lovely realistic digital artwork
Suggested by SarahScala
Digital Art - Campagne Gypsy by xxNiien Ditigal art - Shadows by xxNiienDigital art - Brown horse by xxNiien

Gorgeous photomanipulations and digital paintings in this new gallery. 
suggested by letrainfalldown
The Konik by FAWN-FRECKLES Back in Your Head by FAWN-FRECKLES Spaceman, Vanity Fair by FAWN-FRECKLES

Gallery Features :gallery:
These artists have gorgeous galleries that pertain to specific mediums.

Featured Digital Equine Artist
MIS Money Monkey  CARD by MUSONARTMIS Blaue Tinte by MUSONARTBet on the Green Eagle by MUSONART

MUSONART is an artist with a wild style that shows in each brush stroke.

Featured Traditional Equine Artist

Judith's pony by JamyBundyCamargue by JamyBundy:thumb301690761:

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

:thumb86180535: :thumb119669805: :thumb86715303:

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

Resistant to Change by almondjoyy5I Miss You by almondjoyy5Say Anything, Say Anything by almondjoyy5

almondjoyy5 has a very soft look to her photomanipulations, with great blending of lighting  :)

Featured Equine Artisan Crafter

Aura by SovaeArt

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. 

:phonecall: An Interview With...

Every issue of H.A, I will be interviewing one of your favorite equine artists! This issue, it is :iconshilohs: 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. 
Home is where I left my horse by shilohs Glacier Queen by shilohs The Paddock in Pastel by shilohs

:bulletyellow: 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.. 

:bulletblue:  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. 

:bulletyellow: 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. 

:bulletblue:  Interesting. Can you share with us what your very favorite piece in your gallery is?
Eclipse by shilohs 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.

:bulletpink:  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.

:bulletyellow: 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. 

:bulletblue:  And how long (on average) does it take you to make a finished piece?
5-15 hours depending on my mood and detail.

:bulletpink: 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.

:bulletyellow: 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.

:bulletblue:  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.

:gallery: Themed Features

November's Theme: Goofy 

themostmagnificentthingever by Rimfy Sir Pony Von Doom by whatclaptrap Percy Snugglebottom by War-Chant

November's Color: Magenta

My Little Candy Zebra by squeekaboo Mama-horse by ancalinar Euphoria by howlinghorse

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

TWH by sowi01Prophecy Completed by CopperdragonArtKetki by KrystallizedArt

Help Desk :helpdesk:
Having trouble with a difficult pose? Stuck on how to draw certain horse parts? Feel like you’ll never get the hang of drawing horses? Don’t fear! There are a number of wonderful stock accounts, Groups and tutorials that will help you on your way. When using stock, always abide by the stock photographer’s rules, and always remember to link back and credit the photo you used.

Featured Tutorials and References

Greyscale Shading Tutorial by EscyKane :thumb189468607: :thumb280771502:

Featured Stock Account

grullo stallion 6 by venomxbaby black stallion rearing 2 by venomxbaby flying horse by venomxbaby

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. 

Featured Group
Want your Group featured here? Just drop me a note!


Equine-Photography Is a group filled with a variety of beautiful equine photographs, all of high quality!

Equine Community News
Contests, events, and current happenings! If you have an event you would like featured in the next article, just let me know!

:iconwar-chant:'s raffle to benefit bringing her beloved horse home.
:iconleeyakuchuk:'s Capuchino Event
:iconsilver-brumby-club: Contest
:iconmajesticsirwinston: is looking for some silly/ridiculous equine artwork.

The :iconequine-secret-santa: spaces have all been filled up, but if you are still interested in participating, please send Crickatoo a note, and you will be placed on a waiting list!

Letters To The Editor
Feedback, input, critiques, advice, questions, concerns etc. All directly from HA readers.

None! If you'd like to send in a letter, please note me with the title "Letter to the Editor" :)

November's issue is here! Lots of unique equine related works featured here :)

EDIT: oops D: It seems I've doubled up and our featured photographer has been featured before! My bad :ohnoes: There were a few other mistakes that I've now fixed too. Holiday Season has been wearing at me, it seems!
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squeekaboo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you for the feature!
naomithewolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
november is now my favorite month because they have my favorite breed for the breed of the month :D
MissDudette Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
EEEEECK, Moon and Shiloh are here! HURRAY! :D Great article, love teh Interviews.
Winzer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another great issue!
venomxbaby Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
thanks so much for the stock feature <3
letrainfalldown Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely features and thanks so much for featuring the underappreciated! :heart:
FAWN-FRECKLES Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is so amazing!!
Thank you for including my work next to all of these wonderful artists! (✿◠‿◠)
luckydesigns Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent article! :love:
SeventhSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! Keep up the great work!
almondjoyy5 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature! This is a lovely compilation! =]
SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great article! I love the goofy theme :XD:
xxNiien Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Omg thanks :D
AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
:w00t: :clap:
JessieKins05 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
another great article hon! love reading these of a morning with my nice cup of tea :tea: :heart:
Crimson-Mane Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for featuring :iconsilver-brumby-club:! :heart:
LeeyaKuchuk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you!
War-Chant Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature! :love:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem ^_^
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