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Zenyatta's Distaff by scenceable Zenyatta's Distaff by scenceable
After I drew the picture of Rachel I wanted to do one of Zenyatta. I finished the horse and rider part quickly but I can never think of what to put in track backgrounds, since its always something ugly in the reference picture.

But, in the end I figured it out. I looked through some santa anita infield photos (when the infield wasn't full of people and other things). I figure since I already cut out the other horse in the drawing this wasn't going to be too realistic anyways

I sort of wish I'd drawn her bigger in the picture, but oh well.

this was the reference I used for most of it, along with some other pictures of zen for her tack and things:
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Done in derwent colorsofts and polychromos (colored pencils) on 9x12 inch paper. Took about 3-4 hours.
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MarauderManiac Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Amazing! As always, brilliant! :D
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scenceable Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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MarauderManiac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
You're welcome! :D
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moeleen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous drawing!
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Shimshims Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009   General Artist
You have got wonderful direction. It really emphasises movement, as do your pencil strokes. The horse is wonderfully shaded :hug: But where's the jockey's arm? o,O
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Uhh it's supposed to be behind the horse's hair/ neck, lol :XD: It does seem to just disappear
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Shimshims Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009   General Artist
Lol you're welcome XD
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow you're really really good! I love your style of colouring!
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :D
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green-ermine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Amazing piece! :omfg:
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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green-ermine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student General Artist
My pleasure!
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Crauw Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The position of the horse and rider matches up well with the track and the direction the horse is going. The highlights and shadows on Zenyatta make her look very life-like.
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! I appreciate the support :)
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Crauw Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, man!
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Beautiful picture!
The horses' proportions are very nicely done, I'm sure that angle was hard to capture! Great job on incorporating colors into the picture, like the subtle blues in the horses' coat :)
I like the size of the horse in the picture, I think the amount of background you have looks very nice. It's a beautiful background too, the colors are lovely and the trees were a nice touch :heart:
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thanks so much! The reference helped with the angle a lot, I do have trouble drawing horses from there :)
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
You're welcome!
I know what you mean, especially galloping horses. Sometimes it's hard to get that feeling of speed :S
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Doeray-G Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
oh- forgot to add- the only thing needed was a little dirt fly up from the hoves
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah yes, you're right! though this point in the stride tends to have just a tiny bit of dirt, I definately forgot that! thanks :D
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Doeray-G Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome- i didn't notice it at first- then it was like- um- a minute...
still a very nice piece though- so different from the stuff one usually sees on here.
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yeah :P and thanks so much, again :D your comments are very appreciated!
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Doeray-G Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
very lifelike.
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scenceable Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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