"If I win you have to give me a kiss." "A kiss?" "And be certain I will claim my prize." "But you forgot the most important part of your assertion." "Which is?" "If you win."
- Martha was a skilled rider, it is historically true. So she probably enjoyed to gallop at ‘all-out speeds’ or jumping/cross-country riding ;D and i do think it was far more comfortable for her to ride astride than side-saddle. These two loved spending time together on horses so i drew this voilà…
note: the horses look terrible but... well we only see their butts XD
"Terrible"!? PFF. Those are some awesome horse-butts! Er.. That.. Didn't sound right, but whatever. They don't look terrible. There IS a TINY bit of advice that I can offer you about them though, if you don't mind hearing it Since Martha is leaning over the horse's side the saddle would be a little bit crooked, and the horse would be pulled slightly to that side as well. Not so much that it looks like the horse is about to fall over, but the left side of the rump should be sitting a little bit lower than the right, and the muscles more tightly bunched because the horse is holding itself up against Martha's off-centered weight.
Yes, more and more Martha and Thomas! Oh I am in love with how you draw, especially their stunning hair(and his hand tangled in her's )! This is a really sweet moment and probably a wonderful afternoon I really like how her dress poofs out like that and the pretty texture you used on it!
One of my favorite things to imagine if I lived back in that era would be me galloping through Virginia on horseback, dressed all magnificently with a lovely gentleman by my side. Glad she got to experience that
I thought they were centaurs for a second when I first clicked on this. Imagine how different U.S. history would have been if the founding fathers had been mythical creatures. It's food for thought, I think.