Tour de Force (unexpected)

Indee, drawing about 2/3 inked in

Indee, drawing about 2/3 inked in

original photo for Indee portrait

original photo for Indee portrait

Indee is what is known as a “blue roan”, which means he has a lot of gray, black, and white hairs all mixed together. When I chose him as a subject for my final sample booth painting, somehow it didn’t occur to me that all those light and dark variations would be so difficult and time-consuming to portray! Remind me never to voluntarily encourage another blue roan portrait! His natural coat variation, combined with shadows from the sun angle, have made this painting very detail-oriented–to the point that I find I can only work on it for maybe an hour, hour and a half before my mind starts to go hazy trying to decipher it all. I have to keep reminding myself of my personal mantra, “simplify…simplify…”

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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