The best part of these pieces is they are done in a style that not that many people do. It is called pointillism or stippling, for more information on it go here. The reason not that many people like the style is it is VERY hard and time consuming.
I usually start out with a pencil sketch of what I want with a very vague outlines, pretty much like the three horse picture above. Then the fun begins by taking a .001 micron point felt pen and just dot dot dot away. Some of these have taken a week or two but keep in mind these ones are very old and I did them back in high school which is why some of the proportions are off. Either way I love them and I hope you all love them too.
Arabian named "Rozhemere" because my Rozh used to love to run away from me.
Saddlebred show horse
Arabian in a show halter
This one below I got from my mom and realized it was not finished. I finished it this month and wow what a difference.Before
This one below has a very long history with me, it is of my horse Rozhemere. Rozh was a beautiful white Arabian with brown freckles. He was a stinker and what I now think was a goofball. I started this piece when I was 18 years old because I had no pictures to hang on my walls in my first place. Really long story short four moves later and 4 years later I finally finished it. Yes it really did take that long. I think it is 11 by 17 inches so it is not exactly a small piece like the Rozh above.
Rozh in all his beautiful glory
My favorite portion of this piece
A close up shot of the hair
"Fluterby" I just put in for fun she is from the children's author Stephen Cosgrove and Robin James
Amazon: Stephen Cosgrove and Robin James