This is really good HowlingReaches! I love the way you have experimented with the shading to make it look realistic. The hoofprints are fabulous and they are in the right proportion with his feet, a hard thing to do! The eye looks realistic, and you got the mane and tail right. I know it is like this in the reference picture but the position is quite strange. He has a lack of shadow and, correct me if I'm wrong, he seems to have walked into the arena through the fence, unless there is a gate there. I like the muscle shading although the 'breast' looks quite strange. Overall, very good job!
(I tried not to be too harsh)
Maybe try and make it look more natural
No worries I'll ponder over it to find out better ways and get them to you ASAP
Thank you! The position is strange, but I wanted a bit of a challenge so I went for it! I totally forgot to put his shadow in, which I'm gonna fix. Lol! Doing art at 5am doesn't always work out so well. The breast does look strange, but I was trying to follow the picture. Any ideas as so how I can make the breast shading look better? The fence is on the other side
Thank you for taking it easy on me