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Sun Worshipper by Novawuff Sun Worshipper by Novawuff
First of all: This guy is up for auction on ebay! Check it out!
Though it doesn't say so on the ebay listing, I will ship worldwide; the cost for shipping would just be a bit more. :}

This is an image that's been over a year in the making.. sort of. In july-august of 2011 I tried to do an oil painting of a white horse head for my sister...tried and tried and tried and nearly sent myself to hospital from lack of sleep/eating/drinking etc. etc. I hallucinated that daleks were living in various shapes and colors and that river song and the doctor were having an argument about how the eye was painted.
Yeah. It was that bad.
I eventually gave up, but I'm the most stubborn mule you'll ever meet, so I thought "hey, I'll just use a different picture of the same theme".. another horse head...a different medium.
I got permission from :iconvikarus: to use this photo [link] and I tried to paint it digitally. Tried and tried and tried... still failed...
a couple months ago I tried again, same photo, but with colored pencils, a lot of turpenoid, and some smooth watercolor paper...yeah, failed that one too.
So, about a week ago, I dug my heels in and decided to try one more time. I'm supposed to be taking a break from art, but for whatever reason I just really needed to prove to myself that I COULD still draw... I DID still have it in me, somewhere, to remember how to create...
so, yeah. Here we go. Just black colored pencils on some vellum bristol paper. It's not perfect, and I didn't get every detail correct... but I think that's okay.
I finished it, it's done, I won. Hah!

Many thanks to :iconvikarus: for letting me drool all over and use her gorgeous photos. :}

(oh, and some of the weird little blobs in the black background aren't really there.. that's a scanner thing. :P)
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TheShiranja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I came across this… and it reminded me of something until I realised that I had seen the right horse before.
It really looks like a copy of this picture here.
I'll try to find the artist of the other half :)
sanityhorse Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jerryhankins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Art!
Meliora21 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Very beautiful, amazing work!
Maddy-cliffy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist
BelPetr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Beautiful horse. Very impressive.
VickyGeez Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
There is something a bit more mysterious about your drawing than the original picture. Maybe it's because its black and white. I love it, very well done :) So, once you got started on this one, how long did it take? I couldnt imagine, whew!
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Featured here: [link] . :aww:

Happy Holidays! :iconclop0:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
DarkForceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this! its is gorgeous and I think it is beautiful, wish I could draw like this
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