Thoroughbred Stallion

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This pencil and paper drawing is one I drew when I was a teenager, in the mid-1990s. It was a challenging piece, based mainly on a magazine photograph of an Australian-bred stallion by the name of Baryshnikov. As the stallion in question is in fact a grey, I struggled to get the colours right. After all, a virtually white horse is not easy to draw on virtually white paper. So the general idea is there, the attempt to represent the strength and dignity of a Thoroughbred stallion.

Originally posted on A Humble Art Folio, 2 November 2006.

Pencil on paper, circa 1996-1997.