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October 13, 2013
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Pure Gold by Hei-La Pure Gold by Hei-La
Arabian horse, little narrower than A4, Fabriano sketch paper, Winstor & Newton watercolors, Reference by :iconequinestockimagery:

I am so excited about this one! This might very well be my best watercolor so far! I'm very satisfied with the amount of detail and intensity of colors I was able to put on it. Watercolor is so beautiful medium - with it you can achieve so tiny little details and so large, evenly colored areas. And the colors themselves are awesome. I am so glad I decided to do something in watercolor and I am so glad I decided on this subject. I think the color of the fur and the golden tack just work so well together!

I know Fabriano sketch isn't the first choice for many what comes to watercolor paper... But during the years it has become my favourite one. It is the only smooth-surfaced paper that can hand reasonably handle water (my technique is rather dry) - and I want that smooth surface to able to paint as much details as possible. I hate rough-surfaced watercolor papers... But I guess I will have to get used to them someday...

Do not use any of my work without my written permission.
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thefamilybusiness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, love the colors! 
Hei-La Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^. Thank you!
harrietcourtney Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so, so beautiful-the colours are so lovely Heart 
Hei-La Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :). This is one of my favorites!
aimless-claims Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is literally my favorite thing ever. I'm so jealous of how talented you are (especially with such difficult mediums). You make everything so detailed and the colors seem so accurate!
Hei-La Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww... Thank you so much! Your comment means a lot to me :)! This is also my favorite of all my drawings and paintings... I really feel like I succeeded in this!
aimless-claims Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! It is rightfully so; you sure did!
JourneyHorse Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is magnificent!  
Hei-La Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Sorry for the late reply everybody, I've been out of the picture for a while.)

OrientExpressSandy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! This is so amazing! I can't believe that someone can do such amazing things with watercolour o.o
One of the best horse arts I've ever seen <3
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