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Pontus portrait by novablue Pontus portrait by novablue
Well, I finally finished this one... I actually started working on this picture last year, spent loads of time on it then sort of kept it hidden away and didn'd find the time nor energy to finish the background (which I didn't like, either). Today I just said "meh", and made a new, simpler background and decided to call it done!

This is, if you could guess, our pony Pontus, a shetland. I know, I know, there are probably loads of things wrong with the anatomy but horses aren't my strongest point so...
I did use one reference photo, which you can see at [link]
That's from the day we got him... Lol... he looks nicer now and he doesn't always have his hair like that hehehehe. His old owner (a little girl) made that to make him look pretty when we came to get him ;)

EDIT: Gah, after many tries, upload seems to finally work now! Sorry for the wait!

Full view is MUST!
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GoldFLBryn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
I love this, he's so realistic looking. And for all I know the anatomy isn't even remotely correct... but I wouldn't know, so I still think it's awesome! Hope you don't mind a :+fav:
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Bane-Of-Sane Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
ooo Pontus be a finnish name <3 great pic
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usedbooks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very impressive.
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novablue Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Shantiala Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
Simply Stunning! :aww:
I'm just amazed by the vast amount of detail and effort I can see in this! Well done! :D
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psycania Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
*flails* I'M STILL ALIIIIVE also holy cow we haven't talked in a billion years this must be changed.
I really like how you have the directions of the hair/fur/fuzz (whatever you call it on a horse <<;) all accurate. 'Tis beautimus~ ;_;
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umzcorgi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
I love the detail you've put into it < 3 Also, I love the photo you linked, those braids & knowing that a little girl did them so he would be pretty for your family, it's just too sweet.
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Ellakins Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Im pretty sure its awesome, but its not visible =C There seems to be a glitch that affected images uploaded earlier today, you may need to re-upload
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novablue Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yah, I've tried several times to re-upload but so far, it's refused to co-operate :( I just got home after being away for a few hours, so I'm going to try again now XD
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Ellakins Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ugh annoying =3 Good luck, i cant get anything to upload now x_x
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