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ZWG |Care to dance? |Halter| by ever-so-jAntly ZWG |Care to dance? |Halter| by ever-so-jAntly
Edit: wanted to fix the shadows and the pathway a bit since it was bugging me :I 

Alternate title: Butts. All the butts. stare grin 
 ahhh finally I got around to finishing this! T v T ;; 
I really wanted to draw something for this show, plus I need to give poor Neeve some more lovin's lol po' zledder bb. 
felt like including the anonymous judge (who has some pretty sassy comments to write/say lol!)  for this one! hope I doesn't break any rules, I also have a version without the judge's hands just in case though! 


For 
:iconzlesdin: 's
 
Winter Grading Show! 
 Class: Mare Grading - Halter Division 

 Horse: Le Niamh
 Zlesdin ID: ZM0105

 Handler: Josef Saunders 
Country: USA  USA Flag 

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(crummy unedited short story lol)

The second the roan mare arrived to the show grounds, she was a constant flurry of movement and nervous whickers. For once in his life, Josef had to be the cool, calm collected one of the bunch. So spoiled with his nearly bombproof mare Zyra, a nervous gal like Niamh gave him a whole new perspective (and appreciation for Zyra). 

 The blonde sighed as Neeve brayed loudly to a nearby (quite attractive) dappled gray stallion. "Save your voice dear."
His gloved hand moved to rub the mare on her soft pink nose, trying to soothe the feminine beast. 
"You don't want to get hoarse do you?" He smirked facetiously to her balding face, her respond of course snorting loudly coating him with a fine, organic mist.
"Thank you dear."  
With a spare hand he moved to try and wipe off the residue; only to be spooked by the sound of sudden footsteps behind him. 
Even more startled than his horse, he nearly jumped out of his own skin, and collided with his gal, causing her to dance and skitter about nervously on the slippery, icy pavement. 

The unfortunate duo then proceeded to commence the most awkward shuffle dance for their lives, as a blur or scattering hooves and boot heels clicked around on the slick grounding desperately trying to finite their footing. Neeve cemented her stance first, as her clusmy owner desperately clung to her neck momentarily to find his own feet. Like a newborn foal, his legs were sprawled out underneath him in the most haphazard manner, Neeve somehow being the mom in the situation, as she studied her dunce handler with puzzled blue eyes. With tired patience the judge waiting quietly for the two to end their troubled waltz. 

"Uhm.. As you can see, we have been practiced our truffle shuffle. To..hm.. demonstrate her ability to remain sturdy on uneven terrain. As you can see, she is much better at it then me." 
Jojo cheekily smiled at the judge behind them acting as if this whole mishap was nothing more than an act, than an accident. 
"So along with a cute face, and amazing balance, what more can you ask?" 
He continued to prattle nervously, nothing but pure word vomit at this point. 
"Please just trot the mare." 
Was their response. 

"Oh, No more dancing? I mean we could try a Russian step dance or two?" 
The blonde continued, but eventually he started to get the hint he should maybe start shutting up, and start walking. 
With a quiet deep inhale he turned to his awaiting partner, who seemed to have calmed down thankfully, the whole scene of her handler nearly busting his ass on the pavement, somehow humbling her. 
"So, shall we dance?" He murmured to her, as she pricked her ears forward and confidently strode ahead, nearly tobbling her own clumsy owner as he quickly trotted alongside the roan mare. She was starting to get the idea, as she began to sashay down the iced road, her owner would have joined her on this, but keeping himself in one piece until the end was more important. 
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|ZWG | Such Grace..| Free Jumping| by ever-so-jAntly

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Credits: 
Pose Reference: STOCK - Friesian Show 2012-77 (c) fillyrox  (freehand method) 
Background Inspiration: DatRoad

Textures: 
Stardust Texture II. 
(c) galaxiesanddust
asphalt texture (c) arkaydo

Le Niamh , Josef & Art (c) ever-so-jAntly 


+5 zp to Niamh 
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TwiggyStone Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Filmographer
This looks great :la: I love the "handler talks too damn much" that the judge wrote down, lmao Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Twiggy! I'm trying to get my show entries up to par! ; 7 ; <33
Well I mean the judge isn't lying-- 
Jojo is kind of a loquacious type of boy ; D 
LMAO!
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Athena2000 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the horse's face and expressions :D 
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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fujoshiprincess Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Both of them look really nice! :D
And those comments from the judge is just so funny xD
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart:
hehe yes I enjoyed including that c;
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Wiensia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! and so funny :XD:
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
I'm glad you think so! :giggle:
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Lovely pictures! I like that we see the paper board of the judge in the right corner ^^
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Hehe glad you like that extra detail, I got a hoot drawing it! :giggle:
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student General Artist
You are very welcome c: ahh that's nice!
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chelissima Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I just say I love your style so damn much? ;; You totally have a talent for perfect atmospheres c:
And that tack... it's so pretty and blingy and shiny and naw -heart eyes-

Also... handler tries to be funny but fails badly LMAO xDDD
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
omgg thank you Che! :heart:
 that means a lot-- so glad you like my style so much, it's a constant WIP even for myself lol!! TT v TT  <33 
even dorks like Neeve deserve some pretty bling every now and then! :giggle: 

the judge is 80% honest...and 20% savage LOL!! 
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Anonymous-Shrew Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Haha, I love the expressions, and the way you changed up the perspective! Very creative :D
The background is nice as well, though my only suggestion is that the horizon line might perhaps be a little lower and the trees growing smaller towards the vanishing point. That way you'll be able to get more depth in your drawing :)
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I don't do backgrounds often but wanted to give it another shot! :) 
thank you for the suggestion! I'm always all ears on way to improve, I will definitely keep that in mind next time around. :nod: 
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ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
I absolutely love this image. It popped up in my messages and I just had to comment. The details and expressions are lovely, and I love the little details like the judge's comments. This is a really well done clever image :D
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it thanks for the lovely comment! Heart Hug  ; v ; 
I tried to do something a little different very proud with the outcome for the most part! 
hehe I tried to add in a little funny element, I have a hard time being too serious. :giggle: 
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ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
You're very welcome! :hug:
I think your attempt at something different absolutely paid off ^^. 
And honestly I think it's little touches like that which can really make a picture or help to tell more of a story :D
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Zoubstance Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
...the judge's notes are friggin hilarious though! :giggle: Hahaha oh dear; that absolutely made my morning cx   OF COURSE it's not breaking the rules; that's an awesome detail and A+ for creativity! :D

Ahem, yes, the drawing itself is also suuuper well done! What a setting and ambience! :heart: You absolutely nailed it. And the story was hilarious to read; such... grace :'D  If Josef ever decides to switch jobs he might have a promising career as a figure skater at his hands >v<
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I can be funny sometimes. :eyes: 
Lol!!  Thank you Zoub!! :hug: I have a hard time being too serious-- I gotta crack a joke every now and then c; 
and oh good!! so glad to hear that I was worried, that it might detract from the focal point of the horse or lose points! 

Thanks again so much ahhhh! :heart:
trying to work more on backgrounds and I've always had a romantic fascination for snowy long roads and lanterns, A++ setting to work with!
the trees were a bear- hoping to improve next time around.. :I 
I tried to make a funny snippet to show the personalities of the troublesome duo hehe! 
Pfff! He somehow a slightly graceful clown, I'll let him know he has a second career in case the ponies don't work out! :giggle: (which I doubt)
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Zoubstance Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Never doubt it <3
Eeee, you're most welcome! :heart:  I absolutely enjoyed reading it - it adds a level of hilarious to an already stunning piece. Also, that judge has zerooo chill. Poor Josef :')

Hgnn, I'm glad you like the settinggg :la: Snow + lanterns + trees is an aesthetic I can totally get on board with; and I've wanted to host a winter grading for a while, so... perfect, hehe >D   Your trees look majestic, shhh <33
We shall seeee...! If he ever decides to give figure skating clinics count me in :')  (...I'm seriously the worst on a pair of blades; it's embarrassing. Bambi has nothing on me)
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww you're so sweet! hehe! ; 7 ; <33 
I had to add some funnies, so glad that many people are getting a kick out of it! :giggle: 
don't feel too bad for the burberry-wearing-rich boy- bb, he is pretty resilient despite his expensive fashion taste, lol! 
although I'm sure he likes to keep telling himself he is funny deep down-- : ")

Yesss! it is such a perfect setting! like if I were to ever get married someday that would be my dear atmosphere, that or being 
in a horse barn haha! (why not both! * . * ) 
ahhh thank you! I tried, it's a learning process haha! <3
PFFF- OMG JOJO ICE SKATING.. 
Like I can kind of see him being good at that but at the same time falling and busting his ass at the same time! :lmao: 
he will try and teach as well as he can-- but probably end up falling anyways despite his efforts x"D 
#Bambi_pose 
although if it helps any I'm probably 10x worse on ice than you might think you are-- heck I can't even roller blade let alone 
stand on ice! Lol! 
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Talvace Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredibly well done! The depth and angle make the horse and handler pop out from the background, allowing them to be the focus of the piece. The lighting also enhances them as the focus, while bringing out all of that subtle detailing in the trees and path. The ground and path look a little flat to me, like there is almost no difference in the snow and the path. The edge of the path is too harsh and straight for it to look natural. The coloring on everything is stunning, though! The glow of the lanterns makes the lit parts have a very soft color to them that's very appealing to look at. Wonderful job!
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you for the lovely in depth comment!! I appreciate your kind words! :heart:
Also I appreciate your critique, the path wasn't the easiest thing for me to work with, still practicing backgrounds lol!
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Talvace Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! It's a beautiful drawing. ^^

Backgrounds are tough. x.x I rarely do them unless it's for a show image.
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LittlePidgie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
IS THAT MY HUSBINDD
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
HE IS DANCING WITH ANOTHER GIRL-- 
CAN YOU FORGIVE HIM? 
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LittlePidgie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ONLY IF THE GIRL'S HIS HORSE THEN YES HE MAY DANCE TO HIS HEART'S CONTENT
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
DON'T WORRY, ITS PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS GOING TO BE A HORSE 98.8% OF THE TIME.
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LittlePidgie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
IS THE OTHER 1.2% wIT MEG
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
NAH MAN ITS HER SISTER--
LOL of course it's Meg ; )
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LittlePidgie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
FLINGS MEG AT HIM LET HIS SIS GIVE HIM SOME LOVE TOO THO TBH
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OH BE STILL HIS HEART-- HE CAN ONLY HANDLE SO MUCH BABES @ ONCE // WHEEZES !!!
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Emberscarlet Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The perspective of the hand and everything is so great! P-P
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ever-so-jAntly Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks dear!! ; v ; <3
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