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Old 12-15-2018, 11:44 PM
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Sorry, I didn't mean to drag it out quite this long


One last progress shot and then the 2 finalized paintings for this commission



And the next commission is for *drum roll please* our very own Cody! I so enjoyed painting this in memory of Opie and Minsky. Thank you so much for hiring me

Getting fluff and color depth with watercolor


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Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous! I know Cody will love it, it's a perfect likeness

Excellent work, Katie
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A big thanks to Katie, she captured these guys perfectly. I miss them every day. Minsky was so tame and because of that Opie was influenced by him and was beginning to sit on my head and arm. I lost both of them to cancer several years ago.
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How lovely! What a beautiful way to remember your passed loved ones.
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Thank you, thank you, everyone! Sorry for the 2-month hiatus. I've been traveling and writing waaaaay too many scholarship essays.And I'm not done yet...

Anywho, I'm having fun starting a few new pieces. I just downloaded another audiobook so I am set!

A few more pieces for a collection of commissions. I posted some of the previous ones earlier (the tree and the chapel). This next wave will be a bit simpler than those but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless. Piece 1/3 sketch (the wording will be added in later which is why there's so much blank space right now)




This is a piece I'm going to be working on whenever I have time in between the other projects. This mare is an absolutely gorgeous red dun appaloosa. I have a thing for bald faces, blue eyes, and dorsal stripes. This'll be a fun one!
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Some more interesting progress on the horse piece.

Masking fluid for all the adorable flyaway hairs


Building layers for the background


Watercolor pencil before adding water...I do so to add some really dark values to the background. Watercolor makes it difficult to display the full vibrancy of color since it's always diluted by water.
Colored pencil offers a secret shortcut

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Great start so far, Katie! I can't wait to see the finished piece
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Okay, I have lots of pictures to share of the two newly finished pieces.

Progress shots of the red dun appaloosa mare:



Masking fluid removed and then more added



Building color with lots and lots of layers



Finished!


And here's another of the commission set. The one with the trees I'll start later...I decided to get the hardest/most time-consuming one out of the way first.

The sketch...the poor paper barely survived all the changes made

Laying out colors to block spaces


You know the drill...layers, layers, layers


Finished!!



I have a lot of memorizing to do for my equine massage therapy course, so I figured I'd help myself out and make it part of my bullet journal schedule


If you'd like to learn a bit more about the axial skeleton structure of the equine, feel free to peruse some of the labels (Hint: The structures go head-tail in the monday-saturday order)
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