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May I introduce: Fijalar van Frederick, 7 years, Frisian
His owner got him two years ago and since then tells their story in a German horse-forum [link]. I stumbled over their video [link] on youtube a few months ago and then started to read what she has written about their life. It really caught me, it was so sad at times because of injuries Fijalar got and his agressive behavior and still his owner never gave up and fought for him. At the same time she often writes what happened to her so funny and alive that I feel like I have been there!
Let's just say it wasn't exactly the best thing that I found it only a few weeks befor my exams. :giggle:
I was so moved by their story and Fijalar is such a beautiful animal that I finally asked her for permission to use her photos for a drawing. :happybounce: Now I can only hope that she likes what I did!
The references are from [link] and [link]

This time I tried to make a gif, mostly because I myself find it very interesting how a picture gets
drawn and I wanted to see the changes it goes through. ->
WIP -> [link]

-DinA 4
-3H, H, HB, B, 2B, 6B (mechanical) pencils
-about 22 hours

There are two more pictures I would have loved to do, they are on my to-do list. But first there at least three other things. Probably more...

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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of September 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 29 - September 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I am much too late to see and respond to this but still thank you sooo much!!! :glomp:
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured this amazing piece! [link]
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank you so much!! :blowkiss:
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome! :tighthug:
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Agnes17 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Work!!!!!!!!!

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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank you!! :glomp:
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it :iconlovesplz: Beautiful horses :clap:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank you so much!!! I'm really sorry for the late reply. :hug:
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Horse-Dreamer231 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Artist
So Goodddddd!!!!!!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Horse-Dreamer231 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Artist
no problem :)
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misbeavin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Thank you so much!
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misbeavin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Welcome
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, looks amazing! :D
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. :huggle:
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esayelemay Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
oh my gosh wow.. :omg:
brilliant shading!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
:aww: Thank you!! :la:
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Vira1991 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love :heart: your idea! amazing!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thank you very much!!
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Beautiful! I love your composition and you made the whole thing look so dynamic!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Yay, I'm glad you think so! Thanks!!!
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acjub Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :la: I can really tell you've worked hard on it :heart:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you very much!!!
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Annika, this is amazing, so beautiful .... very well done!!:love:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
:glomp: Thank you!!
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It turned out brilliantly, love it!<3
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:iconjustabeautifuldream:
JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you so much!!!
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Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wonderful drawing!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you so much!!
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katebird1994 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I love this :love: your work is absolutely stunning
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
:aww: That's is so nice of you, thank you very much! Makes me really happy!!
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful drawing :clap: I'm sure the owner will love it!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you so much!!! :glomp:
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thebirdlover Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow wow wow! You're right: Just a very beautyful dream :)
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
haha Nice! Thank you very much!!!
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thebirdlover Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime :D Greatings!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It turned out so great! I love the shine on him and the simple background really makes him stand out :love:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you so much!! :hug: I feel like the background was far too easy but I didn't put much detail there so that the focus is on the horse. ;)
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SuperSymmetricCake Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
This is a very powerful picture.
The simple background really brings the horse to focus. The fur texture is absolutely stunning too, and I love how you included both a picture of the whole body plus one close-up of the face, that portrait really makes one see that this is a picture of a specific horse, much like a portrait of a person.
Amazing work, keep it up :worship:
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you so much for your long comment!!! :glomp:
To be honest I just couldn't decide which picture to choose so I went with a portrait and a full body because I wanted to try something like this for a while. I'm glad you like it this way!
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SuperSymmetricCake Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
You did a marvelous work, you're very welcome :)
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is an awesome piece! I know She'll be thrilled with it! I think you've done a fantastic job with this one dear! :D
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
:iconredbullglompplz: Thank you!!!!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :D
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She will be delighted with the finished results, I know I would be...its a lovely drawing, and I can see how much you put into it!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Well it was fun drawing it. The only really tough thing was to decide which reference I should use. :giggle: Thank you very much!!!
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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