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Please ignore me while I drown in to-do lists. 

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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 2:26 PM
Today I'm putting together some ref's for my next commissions and then I might manage a doodle or two c:

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They'll know me Someday by OakBrookeStables
They'll know me Someday
Remember these guys? The infamous Dan and Danijel!
I had these guys for the RRD Training Challenge which unfortunately ended, so lately they've been floating. But don't worry! They're back!
Dan and Danijel have been freelancing around the country, moving from America to join the european circuit, doing some odd jobs here and there.


This is for the H-I-E-F show, Lugnas.

Horse: Dance with the Devil
Rider: Danijel Kaliic
Class: 3* Show jumping
Start number: 405 (visable partially on back and on saddle pad)

Reference: My own from the Pony Club Championships 2014

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Constantly moving from stables to stables was tiring for Danijel but it was a must, as most temporary work didn't last more than a few weeks. They were always running into money issues and couldn't seem to find a fulltime job where he got on with the people he worked with. The last job he had he couldn't stand the owner's thirteen year old daughter who thought she was such a good rider and decided to take Dan out on a ride when Danijel was out teaching a lesson, without his knowledge. She got bucked off almost as soon as she got on, not knowing the kind of bond you needed to even get on that horse. That was the final straw there, as the owner now hated him so he left. 

He heard about the HIEF event a few days prior to the incident so sent in an application, knowing that there would be a lot of top riders there, and know whos - a job opportunity? Money was scarce and board was not cheap. When he was working though he hardly had time to ride Dan at all, normally only managing to ride at about 10pm, after all the chores were done for the day. He also yearned for a dressage horse. He'd been classically trained from a teen, but all of the horses with potential were way out of his non-existant budget.

At the show he knew he had to do well, a lot of people had been knocking poles as they were so light and the horses were not used to being ridden at night, but that was one thing that the pair had going for them. They knew they had to pull a clean round out of the bag, to make people notice them. It wasn't so much about the winning, but a high placing would be great as there was a good prizefund, but he really needed a job and a place to stay in Sweden once the event was over.

"Oh come on!" He shouted at the stallion who was fighting for his head in excitment coming up to the jumps. He needed to be more careful and calm. He threw in a buck, the stride before the practice jump, which led to a few 'choice words' coming out of Danijel's mouth. He decided the best thing for the excited stallion was to get the excitement out by going for a gallop, so he walked around the arena, looking for a steward who took him to an area that was suitable. They had a quick blast as he didn't want to make Dan too tired, and then took him back to the ring. He then brought Dan around to the practice jump again, where he approached steadily, just speeding up the last few strides, and then he popped over it quite the thing. 
"Bloody stallions," Danijel muttered. 
"Can we have Dan and Danijel to the tunnel please, that's entrant 405 to the tunnel, thank you," one of the stweards shouted. 
Danijel, brought Dan down to a trot and entered the arena, not wanting to lose the focus they just had. 
There wasn't much in the way of applause for Danijel, a practically unknown Croatian, but that didn't bother him. They'd know his name soon, he was sure of it.
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Northern Lights by OakBrookeStables
Northern Lights
Okay so this one has been sitting in my submissions since maybe March? Along with about 8 or 9 others that were completed around the same time (Feb-March) because they currently lack stories. This one still lacks a story but I like it and I don't want to just not upload it because it doesn't have a story xD

So this is Kit, Kissing in the Rain, daughter of Rain x Demone, showing off what a lovely trot she has! Expect to see more of her as she'll be getting out competing in a month or two! :la:
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OBS News

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 8:32 AM

21/06/15


With still having not found any of their horses, the team at Oak Brooke Stables have been contemplating where they are going to take the stables next. We have decided to concentrate on the breeding of our dutch warmbloods to create an elite lineage, which each horse being a champion in their own right. This will be for the discipline of dressage, but we will keep a couple of other horses around for the ride. We are also, as you may have noticed a few weeks ago, getting a pair of Obertaurer foals which is very exciting for us! The obertaurers are more suited to the climate in Scotland so this seemed like a logical step for us. We are not sure what discipline these will be introduced for, and will play it by ear as they are still foals. You should see images of these guys up in the next new weeks! On the show front we are entering the Midsummer Celebration Grand Prix, hosted by mistyhills and helsinge, and you should totally go and check it out! Also, the plan is to place some old art in scraps and tidy up my gallery as the coloured pencils are invading!!

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Happy birthday! :D
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HiroHamada Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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slanciato Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE your traditional work, as I am a traditional artists myself. Do you mind me asking what brand pencils/paper you use? (also, if you don't mind, how in the world do you do dapples so well?! They're insanely realistic!)
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OakBrookeStables Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you ^^

I have a set of 120 faber-castell polychromos for my coloured pencil work, but they're pretty new. I use a set of 60 faber-castell pitt pastel pencils for my pastel work and the faber-castell tin of graphite pencils along with 3 grades of mechanical pencil for my graphite work :)
As for paper, for my graphite work I use Daler Rowney Heavyweight paper (pink cover). For pastels I use Daler Rowney Murano paper which I buy in sheets and cut to size. For coloured pencil I use Bockingford hot press watercolour paper for A4 piece and at the moment I use Daler Rowney Aquarelle (hot pressed) for A3 work but I find it a bit too textured. You may find the best investment some blending medium, like zest-it as long as your pencils are either oil or wax based :)

As regards to dapples... Well a lot of it came from just understanding how dapples are formed, as white hair breaking through the darker hair so you realise that they aren't going to be perfect circles or in any kind of pattern. I recommend just looking at lots of photos of dappled horses for that though! I've been chopping and changing my technique for 4 years xD

If you have any other questions, shoot me a note :)
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WiskeyandFlapjacks Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
If you ever feel the itch I have a ARPG Riding Academy. Enrollment is open currently and ends September 1st and opens again December 20th. fav.me/d8wzdun
Thanks for your time!
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AbbottHorseStables Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a project for my music elective. If you could so kindly watch this and comment (either on DA or youtube) that would be great. You can send it to your friends as well.
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LiaLithiumTM Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Horse RPG event
Are you brave enough?

Invitation for the HWBs WEREWOLF HUNT by LiaLithiumTM
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AbbottHorseStables Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DO you know any good drawing apps for a tablet?
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