What girl doesn't love horses? Or what artist, for that matter. When you think about it, they're the most peculiar creatures, but so majestic and beautiful. (I'd prefer not to think about that Freudian psychobabble in relation to women and horses. They're just pretty, okay?)
Recently I had the pleasure of working with SmartPak, a local company that specializes in horse supplements and supplies. They wanted something a little more on the realistic side, so it's a tiny bit less cartoony than usual. I did two versions of a rider with her horse--English and Western. Here's the English version:
And the Western in context of the catalog (the only difference is in her pants and boots):
AND that top image happens to be a FableVision illo. I'm drawing horses all over the place!