I've always liked this horse, not sure why particularily (aside from that he's gorgeous) and then I saw this photo and really wanted to draw it. And voila.
The photo I used for reference was: [link]
by Alison Janezic (~Prairie-Bayou
again I wasn't sure what to do for the background so used what was in the photo, mountains, trees, etc.
I like how this turned out. There are some issues- the shading and highlights on his neck never really worked out right, his nostril is too small (well its normal but its supposed to be wider) and the ring on his bit isn't very circular. But other than that, I like it.
Also to me, the shape of his face is a bit messed up, like the cheek part is too small, but I've been told I draw my horse's faces too triangular so I could be wrong.
Done in polychromos pencils on 9x12 inch paper. Took about... 4 hours. 3 for the horse, one for the background.