Hello everyone, and welcome to Horsin Around, a bi-monthly article that brings you the latest news in and around the dA Equine Community! Id be grateful if you could give me feedback on what you think of it, and if you have any suggestions for future issues, Id love to hear them. If you think that you, or anyone else you know, deserves a feature, let me know and Ill feature them here! I hope you enjoy this issue, and thanks for reading!
Love for the Underappreciated</u>
A selection of artists and some of their works that I feel deserve more faves and views! Please spare a minute, go check out their wonderful galleries and show them your support. </i>
Talented with both traditional and digital mediums, this is an artist worthy of a watch! Be sure to stop by her small, but beautiful gallery to see for yourself.
Suggested by ~YOB
This artist is new to deviantART, and her gallery may be small, but it shows signs of plenty of talent to come! Be sure to stop by to welcome her to the community and show your support.
This deviant has a beautiful range of beautiful traditional drawings and stunning photos in her gallery. Western-style horse fans, this one is for you!
Featured Digital Equine Artist</u>
Ive had a lot of suggestions for this wonderful artist to be featured in H.A. as an underappreciated artist, but I think she has clearly established herself as an amazing, popular and talented member of the community! She therefore deserves to be the Featured Digital Equine Artist in this issue. Malin is fairly new to dA, so in case you havent met her yet, stop by her page to say hi!
Featured Traditional Equine Artist</u>
Linda is an extremely talented pencil artist, with an amazing gallery full of equine art! As well as horses, she draws dogs and cats like a pro. Go check out her beautiful gallery if you havent already done so!
Featured Equine Photographer</u>
This talented photographer has a whole world of beautiful and exciting equine photos in her amazing gallery. You could spend all day looking at all the gorgeous horses! Be sure to check out the rest of her gallery too there are many other beautiful images of animals.
Featured Equine Photomanipulator</u>
This talented artist has some truly wonderful and spectacular manipulations in her gallery. Everything is blended flawlessly, so its hard to tell the difference between stock and reality!
An Interview With... </u>
Every issue of H.A, I will be interviewing one of your favourite equine artists! This issue, it is who has been a loved member of our community since 2007, and in that time has been established as a popular and talented artist. Cursey is best known for the enormous range of characters in their various herds, but the two stallions, Pirate and Lyo, steal the show! Always friendly and welcoming, Cursey has a brilliant personality and a style that is an inspiration to many. If by some small chance you havent already seen Cursey's artwork, what are ya waiting for?!
Hello and thank you for joining us! Could you tell us a little about yourself?
HHHHAAAAAI My name is Tyler Szabó (or Cursed Pirate?)...I am 18 years OLD and live in the beautiful city Wien, in Austria x333 I go to a graphic school where I can draw my horses all the time Yah even in the lessons, when teachers are not watchin of course!
Cool. How long have you been drawing horses for?
Since I am 7...or 6. I dunno. My friend drew one and I just tried if I can do also...since then it came over me like a hurricane XDDD</sub>
Wow, really? Can you tell us why you enjoy drawing them so much?
Seriously I have NO idea O_o. Sure they are elegant...beautiful and powerful beings, but I have no idea why I dont draw big cats or...other wonderful animals. Horses simply rock </sub>
Do you have a particular way of drawing horses?
Head first..?! but I do it like its shown on the Spirit DVD ^^</sub>
Interesting. Can you share with us what your very favourite piece in your gallery is?
Its definitely not my "best" piece if I look at the colouring or the anatomy...but I really like the calm feeling in the picture and the "comfort" also emotion XD Also because it shows two of my dearest characters and one of my main characters. XD Aaaalso because its kind of a..."dramatic" meaning behind the picture...I like drama. </sub>
Looks amazing! Do you have an OC (original character)? Can you tell us a little about him/her?
Sure *.* But I have 2 main OCs. XD I cant say only one of them coz they are alllllways together One of them is Pirate. He also used to be my equisona...he's quiet...grumpy shy feminine...serious...clever and sometimes evil. The other one is Lyo XD He blessed "some" mares on dA with his foals... Its simply his hobby to flirt and to make love He is quick minded...brave...bright flirty...drunk...confused...horny...powerful aaand a womanizer. But he really cares of other's feelings. Its just the problem he loves too many horses.... </sub>
Awesome characters! Is there any particular part of equine anatomy that you find difficult to draw?
Ugh yes Their chest! AND pregnant mares XDD</sub>
Good to know we all have trouble, then! So what would be your favourite part of drawing?
FACES I love, love, LOVE to draw expressions! XD And difficult poses. ^^ Its always interesting if it turns out embarrassing or nice. </sub>
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Mmmmmmooooooooovvies! oougghh...let me watch a cool action movie with shooting around in the subway and jumping around on rooftops and the genius plans from secret agents and BOOOM! I could draw the next 72 hours XP</sub>
Awesome! Youve been an inspiration to a number of budding equine artists out there can you share some tips to those just starting out?
Tips....of course there is practising it must be boring to hear this all the time, but its true xD! And iscribble! Damn thats cool. You can see how professional artists begin their drawings! You can learn a LOT! Oh and tutorials! dA has a lot ^^</sub>
Thank you for your time. Any last pieces of advice you can give to your fellow equine artists?
YUSH! Never loose the patience and keep drawing x3! If you really want something in your life...fight for it. ^^ And you should be proud of your work! x333 Its something that YOU made out of YOUR imagination! IMAGINE that. </sub>
Featured Equine Web Comic</u>
There are many wonderful horse-related comics around dA, so if you have one, please let me know and Ill feature it here!</sub>
An intriguing and well drawn comic, Imperfection by is one to watch!
Octobers theme: Pegasi.</i>
Octobers colour: Green.</i>
Octobers breed: Mustang.</i>
Showcasing some of the finest and most majestic images of equines from talented photographers and photo-manipulators around the world.</sub>
There's always a contest or two going on in the equine community! I've listed a few of the current ones going on at the moment, and ones ending soon. Are you hosting a contest and want it advertised here? Let me know!
Theme: Horses at Sunrise or Sunset. Read about it here: [link]
Closing date: November 7th 2009
Theme: The Elements. Read about it here: [link]
Closing Date: November 30th 2009
Theme: Design a mate and foal. Read about it here: [link]
Closing Date: January 1st 2010
In this section you will find links to horse stock accounts and helpful tutorials.
Having trouble with a difficult pose? Stuck on how to draw from a certain perspective? Dont fear! There are a number of wonderful stock accounts around dA with plenty of beautiful stock photos for you to reference. Always abide by the stock artists rules, and always remember to link back and credit the photo you use.
Need help with drawing manes and tails? Cant figure out how to colour in photoshop? Unsure how to shade? Then look no further! Heres a collection of helpful tutorials for you to look at.