Original graphite on Canson Bristol Smooth paper, 16ins. × 13.5ins. I came across this little fellow in a group of frisky shetland ponies……he looked so cheeky, I just had to draw him.

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning work Margaret!

  • Thanks Lynda, it was fun doing this(most of the time.)

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • LBarberRiley
    LBarberRileyover 5 years ago

    SUPERB! Wow, you have captured the texture of his woolly coat perfectly! Very impressive indeed.

  • Thanks Laura, I have a thing about texture, love doing subjects like this in drawing.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Elena Kolotusha
    Elena Kolotushaover 5 years ago

    Incredible! Lovely fur texture!

  • Thanks Elena, I’m hoping to do more like this, perhaps a series of ponies.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenover 5 years ago

    Looks great Margaret & also looks like a fair bit of work to get it to this stage.

  • Thanks Louise, there is a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. Working out the technique & using different materials. It was a fairly vigorous process which I enjoyed.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Renee Fukumoto
    Renee Fukumotoover 5 years ago

    Just so lovely! Excellent work and a sweet subject!!!

  • Thankyou Renee, these guys are really cute.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • InkandBrush
    InkandBrushover 5 years ago

    Incredible Shetland!

  • Thanks InkandBrush, I’m glad you like this one.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Donna Ridgway
    Donna Ridgwayover 5 years ago

    He’s so adorable, love that grass in his mouth, it’s such a nice touch, and so real!

  • Thanks Donna, I think he looks a bit cheeky too.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleabout 5 years ago

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on this well deserved feature Margaret. Your work is amazing!

  • Thanks again Lynda.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleabout 5 years ago

    Now I have my new group The Pony Club would you like to join and add this loverly shot? (and others if you have them of ponies) :)

  • Thankyou Diana-Lee for informing me about the group, as I have now joined.

    – Margaret Stockdale

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