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Watercolour Horse by In-The-Distance Watercolour Horse by In-The-Distance
Had some unexpected free time and was craving painting a horse.
This is the most detailed painting I've ever done with purely watercolours. Usually I do details with coloured pencils over the top of my watercolours.
To think I used to HATE watercolours - "how can anyone control these stupid things???"  XD

Time: ~12 hours.
Size: A3
(Had to take a photo of it because it was too big to scan, hence it's a bit shadowy in the white sorry).
**UPDATE***SCANNED VERSION NOW***************

Amazing inspiring reference photo here in-the-distance.deviantart.com…
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:iconbelle-skies:
Belle-Skies Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have some amazing talent and patience!!!! This is amazing! Keep up the good work!!!
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Paulla-Paulla Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Wow, really amazing!
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:iconktrich:
ktrich Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
muy bueno, me gusta el brillo que tiene
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CaptainNutmeg Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Watercolor??! Crazy! Love it.
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaurielis:
Aurielis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DUDE the detail!!!! So impressed, this is beautiful!! I'm always so amazed at how realistic your horses look!! You're awesome 
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks very much XD 
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:iconaurielis:
Aurielis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^_^
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OhMyHippogriff Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
W O W
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow! I thought this was your usual color pencil/watercolor work, but WOW. All watercolor?? Emoji Set: Applause   Seriously great work :D The detail is simply amazing... it looks like a photo, for sure *O* (And not just a photo of a painting... hur hurr)
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!!!! :D (and haha nice one XD )
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:iconw0ut:
W0ut Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Well done, time well spent!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha thanks ^^
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:icongeorge-h-art:
George-H-Art Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting of a beautiful creature :heart:
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you <3 I love horses
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George-H-Art Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure Melissa:heart: Horses are beautiful animals indeed :nod:
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Devicorn Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, I wish I was that good with watercolours. All I can do are pretty rainbow pictures with the occasional decent painting, but this is amazing! It's so realistic I thought it was purely a drawing XD
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you're more talented than you give yourself credit for! Especially your dragons; they are my weakness; I do not have the patience to do all those scales the way you do!!
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Devicorn Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, the scales are a killer to do in any media XD And thank you ^^
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Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! <33
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Siljaaz Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh! Beautifu!<3
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconsiljaaz:
Siljaaz Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Your all work is amazing!♥
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:iconautopunk:
Autopunk Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Wow! You have amazing skill!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw thanks! ^^
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AitamiIkimo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great work, Mel! I love how much attention you pay to detail. :)
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :) I love doing detail
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:iconaitamiikimo:
AitamiIkimo Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! {:
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Teylskerf Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing :) im starting a horse painting for a friend soon, any tips?

lots of love ~www.facebook.com/Teylor.AArt
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmmm
1. use a good quality reference photo (I love browsing through stock photos on DA, then you know they're ok with you using their photo as a reference)
2. patience XD
You seem to be good with watercolours otherwise
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Teylskerf Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank u very much :) ill definitely be looking at a lot of photos haha
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ilovehorses212 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!! ^^
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angelstien10 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great job!!!!!!!!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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angelstien10 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome!!!!!Ule 
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