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Shy Boy by Aomori Shy Boy by Aomori
Ah, it was fun to draw this simple art horse, as a break from other more detailed artworks :aww:

Maybe some of you know this boy - he is a mustang who lived in the wild but now he lives at the farm. If you wish to read more about him go here: [link] I'm working at the commissions too, please don't worry.

This drawing is a part of digger project I'm doing for Monty Roberts. Running Shy Boy will be a decoration of the map, map of his farm.


I create a lineart of it -> [link]


Art is (c) Monika "Aomori" Kodrzycka
please do not use my artworks anywhere without my permission. Thanks.

Sky in the background taken from: [link]
Reference image: [link]
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BernardFromTheYard Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hello Monika! Please check you notes section ASAP for a special request for this painting and possibly other paintings of yours in the near future!

FlamingCockatiel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Gorgeous rendition of this remarkable horse. When I was horse-crazy back when, I read both The Man Who Listens to Horses and The Horses in My Life and was impressed by the character and kindness of Mr. Roberts.
carnival Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
superb coat-colouring skillz, your artwork is amazing!
ridinglight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really beautiful !
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
What an absolutely gorgeous piece! I love the sheen of the coat, the colouring, the everything. I took a picture of this handsome boy when I was away in California. <3 [link]
ChristopherDavies Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You read the book too?
YHEK Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
So much better than mine...xD
MyHorseStormy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks exactly like him; good work! I am jealous that you got to meet him :D
Oh-windrunner Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
He looks kinda like one of the Thoroughbred horses I know... weird.
GreyscaleSilhouette Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I got to meet him on my 13th birthday. He's a total sweetie! Monty let me go in and groom him, too! ;U;
ARoseforChance Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
OMG!!!!! you are SOOOOOO lucky!!!!!!!!!!! jealous....
Mizradon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that looked like him. Very nice!
loveforRuka Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I loved that book! I think is a perfect likeness of him!
Pirates-Printz Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Artist
pretty i wish i could do that with mine it would make it look so much prettier!
Revenant15 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Absolutely wonderful. ^_^ I read everything and watched the videos from the link you gave me, and it was amazing. I personally think this version is quite prettier then the actual Shy Boy, but both are spectacular.
MsHorsey Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Can you draw some horse for me pleaseee? :please:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Referenced for another piece :)
Tag-Rider Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
wow, that looks almost exactly like my horse, only he has two white sock on his front legs... and Taggert is not shy at all... lol
grhponyrider Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
-mouth drops open to the floor- :#1:
BlackIcelandichorse Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I´m just curious, du you play howrse? Because there is someone who is using this picture for a new fur (in another coulor).
Aomori Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe this someone is using my lineart? I allow to use my linearts on howrse
BlackIcelandichorse Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
OKey, maybe they have, here´s a link: [link]
HappyPineapple96 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love how you did the background!
nikkyjumpinggirl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Wow, this is the best i ever saw!
OXXD Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this drawing :'O And Monty Roberts is awesome! ^^
LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
An absolutely beautiful work :love:
I've heard and read about Shy Boy, and I greatly admire Monty Roberts and his Join Up method. I am currently reading his autobiography - his life stories are incredible to say the least!
Tressah19 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student General Artist
this is so beautiful my dad got me the book by Monty Roberts about Shy Boy
Isabel96 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
i think for shy BOY it looks like very female, you know what i mean?:D
but i like it;)
it's cool
th3ruffian Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   General Artist
Love this piece. A friend of mine had Monty work with a horse of hers, and I got to meet him briefly. I'll always remember how kind his eyes are. This is lovely work.
SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the expression in his face and how much his coat shines :love:
FaeTian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! He looks fantastic! :love: You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful horse art! :D
SilverBrooke-Stables Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful. I have seen Shy boy in real life. i have petted him and he looks almost exactly like your drawing.
tomboy309309 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Monty Roberts is my hero! i loved his book shy boy and his gentling methods. you are a wonderful artists and i wish i was half as good as you!!
CC-PhotoArt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Featured here: [link]
Aomori Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
Paardjee Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful! :love: I love the pose and his face is so cute! :aww:
And once again I can't help but to say that I love the way you drew the mane and tail! :giggle:
K3TCHUM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's Amazing!!
how do you get the " creamy " colour? :o
Aomori Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what creamy colour? This on his white leg? :> It's just a mix of pale yellow, delicate honey bronze and white ^_^
Dezzired Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think she means the texture of your shading xD
Aomori Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but there is not really a texture here :D
Dezzired Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I Know I Just Meant The Soft Creamy Shading Technique :D
Aomori Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just normal brushes, nothing fancy :)
Dezzired Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh.. very nice <3
PonyCool42 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing. :o The hair is spectacular, and so is the shading! <3
Celleno Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Hello Mr. Beautiful. I didn't know anything before about this boy, but I have seen photos of him whenever I do a google search. The muscles look gorgeous in this and are shaded very well. You know I can never get over how lovely your painted hair looks. It seems you have a knack for portraying hair in beautiful, free flowing ways.
AkashaPaintParelli Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love it :heart: Great shading and atonomy.. Awwww :happybounce:
MagicPonyStar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Piękne kolory ! Och, z każdą chwilą przysparzasz mi coraz większych kompleksów ;p Strasznie mi się podobają nóżki, zwłaszcza te pęcinki, piękne futerko na nich, ładnie wyprowadzone na kopytka, a światłocień cudowny. Chrapki ma jak prawdziwe, aż mam ochotę go przytulić. :heart:
suzidragonlady Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job! The colours and the shading look great.
narubeta Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
omg so beautiful
Eethee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Very beautiful colouring!
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