I decided my girls needed some attention, especially Cora and Pavia, who really don't get drawn enough by me!
So, I went reference hunting, and it all sorta started out when I found a picture that I used for the background as reference. I could just picture three happy mares taking a happy splash through the water!
So here we are! Cora, Trav and Pavia all cooling off in the lake from the summer heat!
I just realised that I flipped the image to get their markings right, and forgot to flip them back... so technically only Trav's markings are correct!
Oh what a bright spark I am!
I originally hated this picture, but just carried on with it anyway!
Then I enjoyed it when I was shading, and then hated it when I did the background!
Please don't shoot it down, my backgrounds have become so rusty, I'm quite embarrassed!
And I used *Aomori
's water splash tutorial, which started out well until PS died and I'd forgotten to save!
So I redid it, and while the splashes aren't fantastic, I'm still fairly happy with them!
But never mind! Thanks for looking, all comments and faves are greatly appreciated!
Corazon, Travieso and Pavia are © to Dana Cato 2011
Poses referenced from [link]
Background inspired by [link]
Grass brushes by *Katikut
Tree brushes by *redheadstock