I was commissioned by a friend to do a pencil portrait of her sisters mare Patina and her foal. She wanted to give the drawing as a Birthday present for her sister. Since there weren’t any good photos of the two horses together I used a combination of images she supplied to create the drawing. I started out the project not knowing much about horse markings and how important and distinctive they are and ended up learning a lot about socks, stocking, blaze, bald face etc – it was really quite interesting. In the end I was quite pleased with how it turned out and most importantly so was her sister!