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December 13, 2012
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the moments pass so swiftly by xKhamsinStables the moments pass so swiftly by xKhamsinStables
UPDATE: Final version. Probably. I kept the warm light on Khalim, but the rest cooler. It is winter, after all...

KhS El Khalim and Dante savour one of Khalim's rare serene and loving moments.

Dante is the only one Khalim trusts enough to let his guard down with. We don't know what his life was like before we bought him at auction as a 3 year old we don't know how much of his chronic bad behaviour and rage is genetic, and how much is his early upbringing. You can deeply damage a horse in 3 years, after all. In moments like this, though, Dante is content simply to share in the bond they have forged in the past twelve years, tenuous as it may be, and to feel the stallion's heat and strength calm against his hands.


I need help on two things here

First off, does anyone have any idea how I could find the ref I used? I have the file saved to my computer, but no names (nothing on the photographer, horse, rider, etc - the rider's a girl with blonde hair in the photo). I want to give the original credit, because this was very closely based on that photo. I'm pretty sure I found it on Tumblr.

Secondly, which version do you like better? The left or the right? Vote here: [link]
Earlier/different versions can be found here:
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This is so beautiful! The expression and feel to it, the coloring, the details, its all so perfect!
xKhamsinStables Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad to hear it.
This picture is just wonderful. I love the shading and Khalim will (of course, look at him!) always be one of the horses I admire in harpg.
xKhamsinStables Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agh, I missed this in my inbox. Thank you - it's one of my favourites I've done of him.

I'm glad to see you back on! How've you been?
I'm glad to be back! Still busy but at least I got some more time for drawing again. And I've been very good actually, focusing on eduacation, friends and my boyfriend who I almost live with now - but I sure have missed you all!
angry-horse-for-life Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how warm this picture is <3
xKhamsinStables Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Almost all my ambitious, favourite pieces involve Khalim.
Hight-Queen-Stables Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So cute ♥
xKhamsinStables Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :3
Such a touching painting. It's so soft and peaceful.
You managed that close up of Khalim's face very well, too. Dante also has some intense cheekbones, haha.
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