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Michelle Tolo

"Running free" by Michelle Tolo

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10 days before my 15th birthday, I decided to start using more reference pictures. This one was an exercise in drawing light and shadow on a horse. Then I just added a horn, and voila! I got a unicorn :) (Yes I know, it's not really a proper unicorn)

I lost the track on how many hours I used, maybe 8... Done in H-pencil and a little bit 3B for the darker shadows. July 2006.

Update: I made the picture darker, as you told me to do, with Microsoft Photo Editor. I think it really helped:) Thank you, guys!

22 Jul 2010:-) Twyla Aidylasia McKee
no, even with the real thing in front of me I can’t get my lines right 8 8 you are awesome at it

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Nawww.... *pats on shoulder* Don’t give up! Start with easy images, like cartoons, and work your way up 2"
27 Jul 201045 Krusnik
Yes, I always want to know what people are saying, so I do my best to try and find a good translation. Was I being too whiny? 22
It comes from living with two brothers and sisters. 1

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Haha, no, you’re not whiny at all ^u^. If you want a translation, then here you’ll get one:
"How beautiful, it looks really free!"
"Thank you! 11"
Is that better? ^^"
3 Aug 201045 Krusnik
Ha, much better. Thanks a bunch! 1

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "You’re welcome 12"
6 Aug 201045 Krusnik
I’ve learned to trust Google translations. They really come in handy. 1

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "I used it quite a lot for my French homework *cough*. I soon learned that I should double check the texts I translated with my dictionary and textbook afterwards, though 1"
13 Aug 201045 Krusnik
Ooh, I bet you sure did. 22

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "*nods* 12"
13 Feb 2011:-) Tabitha Blackwolf
It looks like you captured a black unicorn, shrunk it down, and stuck it on a piece of paper! (that’s a complement by the way!)

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Thank you! I hate how I drew the horn, though. *slaps former self*"
14 Feb 2011:-) Tabitha Blackwolf
Well, a twenty-foot long horn wouldn’t work, but that’s how some people think unicorn horns are. . .

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Haha, I’ve seen some examples of that 1"
16 Feb 2011:-) Tabitha Blackwolf
Yeah. The unicorn forgets he has a twenty-foot long horn and rams it into a tree. (:

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Well, it can’t be easy to remember that you have a 20-foot long horn connected to your head 1"
12 Mar 2011:-) Lila elizabeth smith
hi i think your horses anatomy looks amazing!!!!! i think the horn it too small though but you shadows are impeccable!!!

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Thank you! I used a reference for the horse, so that’s why the anatomy looks more or less correct 12 Can’t say the same about the horn though 1"
30 Jul 2012:-) Ella rose griffin
drawing horses is one of the hardest things to do!
and you have done it perfectly well done!

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "It can be pretty tough, yes, but once you get a feeling for it, things become much easier 2 But thanks!"
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'Running free':
 • Created by: :-) Michelle Tolo
 • Copyright: ©Michelle Tolo. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: 3b, Gallop, Galloping, Horn, Pencil, Realistic, Running, Unicorn
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Submitted: 2006-08-18 21:14:00
 • Views: 4021
 • Resolution: 700x487

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