First painting in a while! I started with little planning and no line art - just slapped down some paint and kept going, and switched to black and white halfway through, when I realised I was churning out yet another brown horse painting. As it progressed, I concentrated on getting a sense of solidity and three-dimensionality into my digital stuff. I also wanted it to have a kind of storybook illustration feel. I think it's probably the best I've done so far.
Medium: Photoshop CS2 & Wacom Intuos 3 tablet
Original size: 3946 x 2742px
Reference: [link] by ~equinestudios
Time taken: ~35 hours
Progress shots (animated gif): [link]