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Trespassing by Kurrumin Trespassing by Kurrumin

Trespassing


Hugo Mavericks despised Dressage
First and foremost, did he hate the attire. Top hats and tail coats made him feel poncy and over-dressed, and clashed horribly with his wild, dark hair and rough personality. The uncomfortably tight jodhpurs forced his voice a pitch higher, and the high white collar felt tight against his throat
Jessie sniggered as Hugo exited the change rooms; his cheerful green eyes raking over his friend’s outfit with utmost amusement. ‘You look like that Mad Hatter!’ Hugo glared and curled his lip, feeling rather foolish as he strode past the other man towards his shimmering bay stallion, already tacked in his expensive back kieffer, and his thick mane drawn up it tight bungles decorating the stallion’s massive neck
Volcanic Ash was a sight for sore eyes indeed, but his current state of over-grooming was a far cry for the powerful animal spectators would watch in awe as he thundered down the cross country track. There was no make-up or gloss where the mountains led them; and that was the way Hugo liked it
Hugo tugged irritably at his collar as he approached the glistening stallion, and Volly greeted his master eagerly with a nudge of his velvet muzzle. He cracked a small smiled and stroked his faithful companion’s face. ‘We’ll show those snobby dressage people a thing or two’ he muttered venomously, gathering Volly’s leather reins in his hands and leading him towards the dressage arena; his shoulders squared and his head held high
Secondly, was the people. From personal experience, Hugo’s view of the dressage clique was a negative one. At any show or event he’d attended; his scruffy, mongrel Aussie horse tailing him obediently, premium bred warmbloods , tacked in only the most expensive of leather and craftsmanship, and smothered in top market coat oils dotted the stalls, while their riders stared down their noses at him as if he were something repulsive left on the floor to rot. Once, when was only just fifteen, he’d over-heard a conversation between two woman as they discussed his oh-so foreseeable future. Apparently, he was going to end up back in the gutter he’d managed to crawl his way out of
That had stung
Feeling second class wasn’t something Hugo was any stranger too. He’d been born in the back room of a run-down motor-in, and into a loveless world of drugs and abuse. Most days he didn’t eat, and most nights his bed was the cold cement and grunge of the side walk, while his mother whored herself out to men in the pubs in exchange for drugs and liquor
Not money, and never anything to care for her tiny son; just drugs and liquor
Now, as a grown man, in a place where he felt more at home than anywhere else in the world, he shouldn’t need to feel as if he didn’t belong. And that was something he needed to prove, if only to himself, and even if it did mean enduring Jessie’s teasing about his top-hat for the rest of his life
Hugo mounted up just outside the gate, adjusting himself into the saddle before they entered the river-sand arena; and all eyes immediately diverted to him. Though, unlike so many times before, they weren’t scowls or grimaces; there was no one whispering to their partner’s behind their hands, or up-turned noses and head shakes. They watched in awe as the street brat and his feral horse stepped elegantly into their midst, as if that was exactly where they belonged
They were trespassing, and it felt good


Credits:
- Pose Reference: equestrian.cyberhorse.com.au/i…
- Shading Reference: ~KM-Photos (Unpublished)
- Bird Brush: fav.me/d1swcy9
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LiaLithiumTM Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah I really like your art *_*

your backgrounds are amazing and also the light/shade at horse :)

great work Clap 
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :la:
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Faejala Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, unbelievable awesome! :clap:
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Faejala Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :aww:
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Tigra1988 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is damn amazing oO
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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caligis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work :D I love the highlights
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tah :)
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Exotizc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Beautiful [link]
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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Bucky10209 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Your story is so inspirational!
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:iconkurrumin:
Kurrumin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Bucky10209 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime!
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EternalHourglass Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Wow the detail in this is incredible, and yet not overdone. So gorgeous.
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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BH-Stables Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always amazed when I see it ^^
Gorgeous work
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
This has been sitting in my inbox for a while now, and I'm finally getting around to commenting! This looks really really lovely, Kurr, the detail in it is gorgeous :love: I love the shine on his shoulder and the way his tail flows out behind him, and of course his beautiful, humongous neck! :drool:
The bg has really beautiful detail and it all meshes together very naturally. Also, I loved the story, and poor poor Hugo :C Just makes you wanna give him a big ole hug :hug: Good luck at the show!
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
Haha, yeah - poor Hugo had a really rough start. But he's doing OK now! :D Cheers!
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Hathien603 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Welcome, dear! :hug:
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PhantomHorse96 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Wow O.o Amazing details! :love:
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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peccatori Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: This is amazing! Fantastic job! :clap:
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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prima-parfait Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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SilverBB Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this ALOT!
Especially the detail in the background! ;)
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D
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SilverBB Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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AnimalFanatic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! Classic dressage pose :)
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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AnimalFanatic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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bellequine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible work! I wish I had your skills :D
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers :)
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QueenHalloween Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
It is so realistic! I adore all the little details you included and your BG and shading skills are to die for! :faint:
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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Jag6201 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning. That's all that comes to mind. :clap:
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks :D
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Jag6201 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Btw, I love the story! I wanna see them kick ass as scruffy underdogs!
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks! Scruffy underdogs FTW!
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EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful, I adore the details, and the colours work so well! Fantastic job :heart:
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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Serivahn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn you and your skills! D<
But seriously I love it to bits♥
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, cheers :D
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Serivahn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ♥
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foxtrot98 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE!
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:abduction:
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CrazyBrit88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how is this still a WIP
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Kurrumin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because it's still not finished XD
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