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Back in Black by StalkedByDragons Back in Black by StalkedByDragons
"They've got to catch me if they want me to hang,
'Cause I'm back on the track,
And I'm leadin' the pack;
Nobody's gonna get me on another rap!
So look at me now,
I'm just makin' my play.
Don't try to push your luck, just get out of my way!"
- AC/DC, Back in Black


Portrait of Meagan and her 10 y/o dun quarter horse gelding Dean (AQHA reg'd name Call Me Giftd Dancer) preforming a reining move called a sliding stop, where the horse goes full-gallop and then drops its hindquarters/locks its front knees to stop.

She's been talking about learning reining, which is kiiiiiind of Western's equivalent to English's dressage, for a while now and I support her 100%. Meagan and Dean work exceptionally well together and man can that chick ride. It'd be amazing to see them competing, because I'm positive they would kick copious amounts of ass. And thus, a piece of "fanart" for the pair to (hopefully) inspire her to keep the dream alive. ^^

About three hour's work. Another piece I'd like to color if/when I find my ID or get a new tablet pen~
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haius Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist
This piece. Is absolutely spectacular. One of your best I think. For reals. As other have said: THAT INKING. :icondatassplz:

Also, reining is BADASS. Just wanna put that out there.
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student
Aw, thank you! <3 Reining is indeed extremely bad-ass, which is why Meagan graces it with her presence. :iconimhappyplz:
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Elliwiny Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Artist
Holy cow, this inking.
:iconiloveyouplz:
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student
:heart:~! C8
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egorger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't know if you've read Hellsing, but I highly recommend looking at the art for the inking style that you're developing. He does some really nice things with basically just hold lines and minimal light and shade. Also, I highly recommend going through this: [link] . This is probably one of the most fundamental inking lessons I've seen and I refer to it all the time. I'm mentioning all this, cause you seem to be really taking to inking. c:

Aside from just inking, you're well on the right track. Your knowledge of horse anatomy is awesome and your hands are pretty well done. I can't wait to see more. :)
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student
Oooh, there were quite a few handy points in there I hadn't thought about! I haven't had the chance to read Hellsing yet but I have a feeling a friend might have a copy laying around to peruse through too and see if there aren't any things to be learned from it. Thanks, darlin! ^^
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Dean's eyes... they stare into my soul.

...

:iconscaredplz:
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Hahahaha, sorry for the nightmares! XD

Actually, Dean usually has really soft eyes. They're very expressive but not piercing... until he's focusing on what he's doing. When Meagan finally gets him to listen completely to her cues his entire expression becomes fierce and determined. It's probably due to his willingness to please- it's pretty cool to watch.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I don't really scare that easily, you know. :p I have a character - an entire alien species, actually - whose eyes look like this. Clear third eyelids too, so they could conceivably just stare at you forever.

This whole picture is just full of things staring at the viewer like they're out for blood: Pinto and Dean and even the skulls on Dean's tack. :eye::eye:
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Hahahaha, creepy eyes are fantastic.

And they probably are out for it. ._.
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Shadioux Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
DAYUM.
I can't find any other words to properly describe my initial reaction. XD
Great job.
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Hahaha, whai thanks. :>
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egriz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is great. I love how you've handled the mud. You're becoming very good at determining how much black to use.
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Thanks! Practice makes better. Also looking at handfuls of mud and grit helped. ^^
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Kegawa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
ohmygod Megan, this is incredible. your inkworks never cease to amaze me <3
I take back what I said about coloring it; it looks FANTASTIC as is! the different line weight and the amunts of solid black you used give it so much definition already, I dont think coloring could make it any better :'D
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Awww, thanks girlie! :heart: Hopefully I left enough white to be able to color it alright but yeah, tried to give it enough black to be able to stand without it as well.
ALSO WHY IS THERE NO SKETCHDUMP IN MY INBOX. Don't make me eat you. :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:
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Kegawa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
osnap
uh
my scanner
is......
yeah I have no excuse :C
BUT TONIGHT maybe
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
TONIGHT >:I
After we get critiques maybe we can quickly head down to scan stuff. Maybe I'll put up a sketchdump with you. ^^ I think it's just rockets tonight anyway, doesn't sound too difficult a project.
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Kegawa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
oh yeah, forgot about that one. No idea what I'm going to do OTL
lol okay
I'm going over early today so I can do my room thing
and go to toys r us to download Ash's pikachu Fyeah :iconyeahplz:
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Waitwhatdownload.
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Kegawa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
lol
for the heartgold/soul silver games, you can download Ash's pikachu. I doubt it's anything special but I want it nonetheless :iconfsjalplz:
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StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student
Hahahaha, you'll have to show me when 6pm rolls around! ^^
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