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17th Nov 2011, 9:50 PM
This is a Norwegian Fjord horse I have created. I am wondering what I can do to make it better. This horse was previously rejected but I have made several improvements since. Any feedback or suggestions will be greatly appreciated .
Here are a pictures of what I have made.
and here are a few pictures that show what it needs to look like. I still have a ways to go.
17th Nov 2011, 11:05 PM
What a wonderful horse to choose to make!
From what I can see of the pictures is the horse needs to be stockier. I can't tell from the pictures if the body and legs are shorter than the sim horse or if they just *look* shorter because the horse as a whole is stockier.
Something seems off about the eyes, but I can't put my finger on what it is. I know some of the pictures don't have it, I think it might look good if you added a little color around the eyes.
The cheek might do with being just a tiny bit more defined.
The ears look too far back on the head.
20th Nov 2011, 5:53 AM
I've made a few changes. Since there's no ear forward/backward slider I've lowered the crest and forehead. I also bulked up the horse in general and shortened the neck. Adjusted the color to have a bit more brown and added some fading around the eyes. Looking any better?
20th Nov 2011, 12:56 PM
Looking much better, you're getting really close. :) The dorsal stripe down the back seems a bit abrupt, most duns I've seen have a little dark shading around it.
Also, the socks on the leg don't seem quite accurate to the Fjords I've seen, they seem too dark and solid. Most Fjords have very dark shading around their fetlocks, knees and hocks, and lighter shading elsewhere. The light shading also seems to extend above the knee on the forelegs. Some of them also have faint zebra stripes in the leg markings, look closely the the first comparison pic you posted, the horse has subtle stripes around his knees.
20th Nov 2011, 2:12 PM
I do not have pets, so I do not know its limitations.
****end of reminder ;) *****
Is there a way to widen the body a little?
Quoted from Wiki on Fjord Horses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord_horse)
From Wiki on Fjord Horses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord_horse)
The Fjord horse has a distinct appearance. The breed's conformation differs from many other breeds in that it is a blend of draft horse muscling and bone, with smaller size and greater agility. It has a strong, arched neck, sturdy legs and good feet, and a compact, muscular body. The head is medium sized and well defined with a broad, flat forehead and a straight or slightly dished face, with small ears and large eyes.
The Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry (http://www.nfhr.com/catalog/index.php?breedstd=1) has some line drawings toward the bottom of the conformation page that might be useful. (On a side note: I loved the Members of the Norges Fjordhestlag's description of the horse)
21st Nov 2011, 1:01 AM
Changed the legs and dorsal stripe. I also made a few shaping changes to the neck and chest (unfortunatly I can't widen the whole horse :faceslap: ). What do you think?
21st Nov 2011, 3:18 AM
I like it. I can't think of anything else to add.
22nd Nov 2011, 12:46 PM
Is it just me or does the underside of the neck look a little ewe necked? The neck seems not deep enough where it joins the jaw. I don't know how much you could change with the sliders, it's just something I noticed.
The markings look great! :)
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