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Helios Horseman by wolfman007 Helios Horseman by wolfman007
This is an oil, playing with the way light and shadow falls on a horse
and can accent its form.
Also My favourite color for horse, as you can see. I tend to paint alot of them.
They seem to be on fire.

Arab type horses were used throuhout the eastern Mediterranean,
especially in ancient times.
in fact these horses were never called "Arab" or "Arabian" until quite recently.
I have seen so many images on ancient coins and reliefe scultures and vase paintings
with horses of this type, that I am convinced these horses where indeed
the F-15's of their day.
The Bedouins simply preserved these ancient horses.
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:iconglassclawstudio:
GlassclawStudio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This horse looks 'almost' EXACTLY like my friends horse who recently passed away.  Beautiful! : ) Lovely piece.
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RoseyPosey88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is outstanding on so many levels! LOVE your style and talent with light capture!
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indigo-98 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the horse is incredable! the guys helmet is epic!
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scream14 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Wow, that's good!
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MandoHillBilly Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
btw nice job on the shape of the horses head. Arabians are probably most famous for their speed, stamina and their figure.
The coat color, Flaxen Chestnut, makes it blend beautifully with the background.
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:iconmandohillbilly:
MandoHillBilly Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
:jawdrop:
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:iconsongsoftheheart:
SongsoftheHeart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So glad I found this.....beautiful.
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:iconfangsoul:
FangSoul Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely flawless Arab! a perfect piece for a perfect breed of horse. :) lovely!
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Stormchaser-Thorne Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Simply wonderful! This is long deserving of a fav from me :D
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:iconbreeyar:
Breeyar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Wow, great painting!I love the way you have done the shadows and the colours of the horse. The proportions are also really good! :D
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mistyofmyheart Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
I like them all. I have a filly that is this color, I was sad when she was born cuz I wanted her black like her mother. Now everytime I look at her in the sun she stuns me, the color is perfect for her.
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ChestnutArabs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008   Photographer
Stunning, really beautiful!!
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Caligalou Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Absolutely amazing! Took out my breath! I really hope your talent will lead you very far...!
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Thank you.
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GreenEyedMonster88 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
wow he sure has a big head and small legs
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crackgerbal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
very beautiful, gotta love the arabs for being the most distinct horse breed in the world. excellent lighting.
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crackgerbal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
very beautiful, gotta love the arabs for being the most distinct horse breed in the world. excellent lighting.
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equinephoto Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Stunning work!! :heart:
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Kiaya Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
I love horses, especially Arabs, and also a sucker for Mediterranean/Ancient Roman history. Thank you for combining the 2 in this gorgeous painting, you really captured the sheen of the chestnut's coat. :)
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midnafan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
wow i like the form of the horse and the way you captured everything an araibian has the colors are great and i love it
fave
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Elfkin1984 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
So beautiful,and it captures not only the eyes but the imagination aswell.Arabian horses are my favorite to ride,aswell as just admire. Certainly a classic artistic flare, a must have for my wall someday.
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toratora5 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
words are not enough to explain how much i like your...heART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i was thinking at suicide,but now..i see your work...and i am telling to myself...you have a brother to live for!
i take a bow before you,my friend
tora gabriel
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
I think I'd definately agree that they were the F-15's of their day, having ridden a few - there's nothing like it - and you've definately captured that essence here :clap:
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elizile Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
So classic...and so classy...
I just adore it.
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Scaequestrian Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Holy cow, gorgeous horse!!!
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moonfeather Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
I think this is spectacular the poise and high strung feel of the steed as if he would run off at a shot. How his face is gentle yet alert..aware of what lies ahead. I like how confident, solid and unshakable the man it...like the spark of horse nex to him could ever phase or unsettle. The play of light is stuble...blurred yet effective..the entire image is soft..almost slightly out of foccus...quite a romantic feel.

Gods Id love a print of this!
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Thank you so much, you seem to notice details i tried to put into this piece, thats a good sign.
thank you.
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BlackButterflyArazel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Student General Artist
...O.o
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scamper Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Very beautiful indeed. I love Arabians - they're so elegant. And your lighting and color is wonderful.
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nikan2 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
this reminds of a movie that I'm waiting to come out. Its called "300" and its about 300 hundred spartans that make a last stand against a thousand nations of the persian army and by doing that they unite all of Greece to stand and fight the persians.
Maybe you can look into it - its by the same guy who made the movie "sin city" so I'm sure it will be mind-blowing!
But anyways, i do love the way you paint so I'm going to fav this bro.

Cheers'
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
"300" sounds like will be a great film.
I just got the Frank Miller comic, and i love it.
I was'nt thinking about that when I did this one, but I see what you refer to.
Thanks.
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
"300" sounds like will be a great film.
I just got the Frank Miller comic, and i love it.
I was'nt thinking about that when I did this one, but I see what you refer to.
Thanks.
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nikan2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Oh you got his comic book!??
Lucky dawg!! The thing i love most about movies based from his comic books is that they try really really hard to make it actually look like a comic book in some scenes. They are able to create beautiful and exagerated depictions of the characters and scenery - Stuff like that really takes my mind/imagination for a spin into a whole new reality!
And you my friend have that ability with your art!!
peace'
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Thanks.
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Veliasin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
My mother used to board horses, and with all that have come and stayed with us over the years, there was a horse that looked like this one here. He was quite the show off for how small he was. Your artistic tallent make me envious indeed; it's fine though, green's my favorite color. Very beautiful. Cheers.^~
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Thank you. Green, lol.
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absurdus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Wow, this is beautiful!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
I have to agree with ~LindaColijn, it is very reminiscent of Stubbs. I love the vivid colours and the shape, and the typey head. beautiful. :)
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LindaColijn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this one too. You did great on the lighting and the conformation of the horse. It reminded me of a Stubbs painting, only yours is more realistic when it comes to conformation and expression of the horse.
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Dyun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I don't want to give you a big head,.... :lol: but you're probably one of the only few artists here on DA that I know if I click on one of your deviations, 95% of the time I will fave. :) There's something you seem to understand about form and light, the dramatic impact they have on the atmosphere and feel of the painting. This is beautiful.
What do you call this breed of horse in Arabic? I know that they are excellent for endurance, and that is one reason of many they've been loved for hundreds of years. There are few breeds in the world that look this "majestic".
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
In arabic they are "Kuhaylan Ajuz'
it means the pure breed, or thoroughbred.
Thats where the british got the name.
I could go on and on, but all in all they are magnificent animals. They have inspired many artists, and when you see them in action, you understand it. They seem to be on fire from inside, and yet have an affectionate temperment.
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Dyun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
They are magnificent animals indeed. :nod: Thank you for the insight..... I'll have to write that down. :)
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wolfman007 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
thanks, its good to hear you insite.
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simplytears Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
I'm so glad I found your gallery.
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celtic-shadow Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
there is something about the way this horse is painted that reminds of the style of george stubbs *wonders* very beautiful
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Julie-tibby-tat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful picture!

~Julie
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Julie-tibby-tat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful picture!

~Julie
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djMikulec Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
My Arabian girl is the same color and in the summer, when her coat really shines, she is indeed on fire. Wonder rendition! :thumbsup: 8-)
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Burnheart Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Nice!
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