w00t for Derwent Graphics! i got a 12-set for Christmas, i overuse them now...... it's very nice, the details are fantastic! i saw the thumbnail for it and i thought it was a photo, a really good photo, and i went have ad a look. i scrolled down and LITERALLY fell off my chair (and landed on the bin behind me) when i saw that you drew it with pencils...
(in other words saying that it looks really realistic )
i've been staring at this picture for a few minutes now and its just wonderful, great job i don't see any flaws it looks just like a black and white photo its wonderful. actually better than a photo, because photo's don't do the trick for me, i appreciate the skill and you have achieved and i love traditional art. it was my first interest and still is today but i find i work better with digital media. you have a wonder gift keep up the good work. love the tones and the muscularity in the face just a really beautiful image
wow... i like alot! i'm your total american cowgirl, so i like it alot... dang i'm gonna hafta stalk you... seriously, i'm a horse fanatic, and i try to draw 'em sometimes....i do more photography though, but check me out... gona add you :-p