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Gentle Giant by Erich Fritz

Original is 11x14 pencil drawing on paper.
This piece was inspired by my fascination with draft horses and their gentle demeanor. I thought what better way to portray that gentle strength, than with a portrait of some children sitting atop one of these "Gentle Giants" with nothing more than a lead rope to hold on to. A friend of mine came over to my house and we started snapping shots of my two children (Ayden and Ayla) on my Belgian draft horse (Koda). After getting the pictures developed, I fell in love with one and decided to draw it. I loved the contrasts in light and dark, size difference between the children and the horse, and the textures. This piece was entered into the Image 2007 Art Show in North Branch, MN and was awarded the People's Choice Award.



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