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Into the Wind by GeorgiaHorsepainter Into the Wind by GeorgiaHorsepainter
Charcoal Drawing
18" x 24"

Reference Photography by JoLee Willis
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Finished 1/22/2013

Accepted in the "FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS" Juried Art Competition, Cumming, GA - April 2013
Accepted in the "MARCH INSPIRATION" Juried Art Competition, Atlanta, GA - March 2013
Sold May 3rd, 2013

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This is a very fine piece of art work. First of all, I like the texture detail of the horse, because it brings out a realistic standing. What gives the sense of reality is the shading which a good number of people don't do. To add to that, you included you signature wich blens in with the paint around it so it's not very visible, but it's still definately there. Also, my eyes were reallly drawn to the contrast of colors bringing a good touch to the art. Also, I like how you added the fact that the ears are blowing in the wind, not just the mane and tail.
What do you think?
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3 out of 4 deviants thought this was fair.

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Masterfully done equine drawing.

The detail and shading are exquisite, very realistic but not to the point where they'd lose the artistic look to excessive photorealism. There is an enjoyable contrast between the highlights and the dark areas - the forms are well defined, the muscles are clearly visible which shows the tension of movement. The mane and tail are excellently drawn, I like how they wave and blend with the background to complete the dynamic feeling.
As for the background itself, it's better than the original, it creates the feeling the horse is running through mists and dustclouds, which makes the scene much more dramatic.

The one big drawback which I see is the composition of the piece. It feels somehow "floating" - the horse is not in the center (which is seldom a good decision) but not positioned by the 1/3 rule either and considering the lack of other objects around it, this stands out. Also, it's feet need more space underneath, even though they are not entirely visible. The viewer subconsciously "completes" them and then the horse "falls out" from the picture.

Technically, the drawing is truly excellent, and I consider a better composition would have turned it into a masterpiece.
What do you think?
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Vermink Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! You are really good at drawing :D
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! :heart:
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:icontheartofveknon:
TheArtOfVEKNON Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I love the atmosphere!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! This is my favorite!
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:icontheartofveknon:
TheArtOfVEKNON Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome!!
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tylerp1991 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Back atcha!
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tylerp1991 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe :icongrin--plz:
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:iconmagnolianna:
Magnolianna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Astounding!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Rufinator Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
This is fantastic!:D I love the shadows and lighting! it looks so realistic!:D I've always loved your horse artworks!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the very kind words!! I also love this image... it has been sold and when the new owner took it, I was honestly saddened. But, that is why we create! So, thank you so much again! :heart:
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:iconrufinator:
Rufinator Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Your very welcome! :D
That's brilliant!
aww it is sad to give away beautiful pieces but I bet they thought it was fantastic!:D and no problem:heart:!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconkiraarts:
KiraArts Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stormy :) The light is brillant
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmiss-a-sketches:
Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, there goes my fav horse arist blowin' me "Into the Wind" again....lol. Lovely as always! :D
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend! Your words are always my treasure! :heart:!
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:iconmiss-a-sketches:
Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I treasure yours as well. :love:
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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sgarciaburgos Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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leannansith Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Your drawing is so amazing that by just looking at it it seems like I can feel the wind!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is a beautiful comment! Thank you so much!
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:iconleannansith:
leannansith Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
My pleasure! I don't think I can even draw a stick man properly:(
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, we each have special gifts... seems you see things through a lens. That is a gift! :)
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AnoraAlia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here: [link] :)
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I just got back from reading your journal and found this! A wonderful opportunity to say thank you again!!!
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:iconanoraalia:
AnoraAlia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, you're very welcome! :)
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes exactly how I felt!!! Thanks so much again!
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TwiggyStone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful. :heart:
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Seems I just set a very high bar for my next piece of art without intending to do so,,, I really appreciate your comment!
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JoachimZiemssen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous--flawless technique, but also full of expression. The foggy background with its muted colors makes a nice contrast with the crisp black and white of the horse, and the lighting and movement provide a great sense of drama
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your comment is very flattering! I truly appreciate it ... thank you so very much!
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:iconjoachimziemssen:
JoachimZiemssen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome--your whole gallery of horse paintings is extraordinary, but that is my favorite
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is also my favorite now and as I mentioned, it has become a new standard for my future work... I hope I can meet my expectations! We will see! Thanks again so very much for the support!
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GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! I just left yoiu a big congratulations on that DD. I loved that piece the minute I saw it. You have a real eye for color, and create wonderful drama and energy with color in your pictures. I am very happy for you and you definitely deserve. Now, yes vellum is smooth, but has a little more tooth than some otyher surfaces like canson board. I love it for charcoal drawings and I have bought and tried some very expensive papers and boards. Thanks so much Amanda and congratulations again!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It turned out lovely - the textures in the BG are great. Nice cloudy, dusty effect. Lovely contrasts on the horse too.
What is vellum like? Is it quite smooth? I've never used or seen it before!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I also loved the movement in the reference photo, thanks so very much!
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1Ver4ik1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work. I love the movement. In this drawing I see the story
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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surlalune22 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful!!
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Really moody and wonderful. :)
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words! I very much miss your commentary... you do have such a gift! Time and life have gotten in my way the last two years, but it seems to be changing now. So I hope to see more of you!
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I hope so too. I did wonder where you'd got off to,
but life does move us along sometimes. And thank you.
Nice to have you back. :)
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
And do know that when I peeked in I always looked for your work and comments... you were a huge inspiration to me! :)
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
How sweet you are. You did beautiful work then,
and you're still at it now. :)
I haven't done a horse in ages. :(
At some point I will again...two humans
and a dog waiting in the queue first though.
What's up next for you?
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am not sure ... trying to decide between a painting or a drawing, one white and one black, horses of course. We will see, I am off tomorrow and will begin searching for the inspiration! Thanks for asking! :)
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