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
*TackRack goes absolutely wild with the level of detail in each digital piece!
Featured Traditional Equine Artist
Beautiful use of textures and watercolors in *Agaave's gallery!
Featured Equine Photographer
~ChessW24 sure has a fantastic sense of obscure and interesting angles!
Featured Equine Photomanipulator
~Yarfenka has a real skill with combining images seamlessly.
Featured Equine Artisan Crafter
~Orestigami creates delightful little equine figures out of folded paper!
Every issue of H.A, I will be interviewing one of your favorite equine artists! This issue, it is . ~JamyBundy has a stunning style and is a wonderful part of the deviantART community.
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Hello and thank you for joining us! Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Yeah, of course! My name is Puck, I'm 16 years old and hopefully in a few years studying medicine. My biggest passion is road cycling, beside that I draw and photograph a lot of stuff!
Cool. How long have you been creating Equine artwork for?
Eh, hard question! I think I started drawing them when I was about 6 or 7.
Self-taught. I never took lessons, I think I'd be too stubborn for that!
Interesting. Can you share with us what your very favorite piece in your gallery is?
This was a commissioned work, one of my first few paintings. I learned a lot while doing this one!
Looks amazing! Do you have an OC (original character)? Can you tell us a little about him/her?
Yep, I do, she's a wolf though. I still need to revise all my equine OC's sometime, when I have the time. Bundy is based on my reallife dog, her personality is based on mine though.
Awesome! Do you have any tutorials or tips to share with budding artists?
I do! The tutorial is, well, really old and it sucks but maybe it can still help some people out. The walkthrough is a bit more recent!
And how long (on average) does it take you to make a finished piece?
Phew, I really have no idea! It depends too on the medium, size and complexity. Comic pages can be done in a few days while an oil painting takes weeks!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Other artists, series I like to watch, people I meet and most of all nature. Nature makes you think about stuff!
That's interesting. Is there any particular medium you would like to try?
I'd really like to make a polyclay sculpture one day!
Thank you for your time. Any last pieces of advice you can give to your fellow equine artists?
Make sketches to get known to the anatomy and observe the thing(s) you're going to draw. Observe them hard!
February's Color: Pink
February's Breed: Fell Pony
Featured Tutorials and Resources
Featured Stock Account
A stock gallery overflowing with great poses and angles, and well organized for your convenience!
Want your Group featured here? Just drop me a note!
#Pony-Exchange is an awesome group that is all about giving and receiving gifts! Who doesn't love free fan art?
Equine-Pixel Fall ContestEDIT: End date now Feb 10th, 2013. Looking for 2 elite judges to help judge on Feb 13th, 2013. For more info note ~xabovetheclouds
With autumn starting soon, and winter soon after I decided that that was an appropriate theme for the contest. It can either be represented through the background, or through the horse. If you are going to go with no background you must tie in fall or winter in the equine subject.
-Must be uploaded to dA
-Must follow theme
-Max 3 entries per account (no multi-accounting please)
-Can be an old submission, as long as it goes with theme and wasn't a collab, trade, kiriban, request, or commission
-Link must be posted in journal comments
-Must be 75x75-200x200 pixels
Judging: Overall, Effort, and Detail
You have a chance to win in any of the 3 categories. One piece can not win 2-3 of the same place (1st, 1st, 1st), but can win 2-3 different places (1st, 2nd, 3rd). Looking
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by #communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by #CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of #CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
.:Horse and Dog show:./.: Basis:.
Mythical Orchard Stables (MOS) is hosting another show! This time for both dogs and horses! If you don't have a horse or dog but wish to enter then just ask me and I will lend you either one! We will have classes for horses only, dogs only and then both! I will need some help judging so just shoot me a note if you'll help out with that! This will take two days!
Tracing is allowed, just put a link to what you traced
sketches are allowed if that is all you can do
You don't have to do all the classes, just pick what you want!
do not post entry when the show is done or being judged unless you note me first!
do not do a class you don't want to do or can't.
.:Horse Only Classes:.
Foals: in the morning 7am-10am
Halter-Just as it says! Lead your foal, horses under two years, around our ring. The ring will be dirt with white fence around it.
Liberty-Just like halter only the foal can't have any tack on it.
Other News and Features:
Project Equine: January 2013If you watch someone because of this article, please let them know how you found them! Thanks!
Hidden Talent: Digital Art
Watchers: (as of 01/03) Fifty-Seven
Hidden Talent: Photography
Watchers: (as of 01/03) Sixty-Five
Hidden Talent: Digital Art
Watchers: (as of 01/04) Seventy-Eight
Hidden Talent: Photography and Stock
Watchers: (as of 01/07) Nine
Hidden Talent: Traditional Art
Watchers: (as of 01/27) Thirty-Nine
Hidden Talent: Manipulation
Watchers: (as of 01/19) Forty-Nine
UE Updates February 2013Group Updates
Hello all, we hope that everyone has started the new year well and we are looking forward to what the rest of the year has in store for us all. As mentioned last month in our update we were going to have a look at the mutant gene rule and how we could better suit our members with their needs. After much discussion we have decided to open a folder specifically for equines which would fall under the mutant gene rule. This means you will now be able to submit your naturally colored horses with no other fantasy elements, yet have impossible markings. In order to keep the focus of the group on the fantasy aspect it was originally founded on, we will only allow limited submissions (5) per user to the Mutant Gene folder per month.
^Astralseed interviews =Fancy-Mustache
Thank you for allowing us to interview you, to start how about you introduce yourself.
Hello! My name is Andrea. I am
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