On the left, draft 1 of a pencil and ink drawing attempting the style of Pauline Baynes. I'm saddened to read in this obituary that she felt her style had become old fashioned and was no longer wanted, and I kind of wish I'd written to her before she died to tell her how great I thought her work was: always a cheering thing to hear, right? She only died three years ago, I hadn't realised she was still alive...
Final version on the right - I added a couple more details, then photographed it again, took it into Paintshop Pro, tweaked the brightness and manually brightened up the snowdrops and the snow on the ground around the treetrunks in software, as I think things look different on a backlit monitor. It didn't look right when I made the entire background white, as it is on the paper, but I wanted some white in the image.
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Edit - after I posted this, I realised that the horses had no girths on their saddles. I deliberately didn't give them stirrups, but I think even in the most bareback style of riding there should be something to hold the blanket & pad thing on the horse. So I added that. And my horrible husband pointed out that the spear shape was wrong, so I've amended that as well.