This drawing was inspired by the epic PRE stallions Odin XXXIV and Puntiagudo CEN, known more familiarly as Odin & Pippin. I used two separate photos (see Pip's here and Odin's here) of the horses to draw them together.
Truly gorgeous horses, these two regularly star in catalogues for horse equipment and they frequently model the beautiful bridles designed and handcrafted by theirowner Ria Therese.
I wanted to feature these beautiful designs on both boys, and so the bridles are loosely adapted from her real designs.
Since the horses moved from sunny Spain up to the cold north, I included a border inspired by Viking ornaments, as well as traditional Huginn & Muninn ravens as a nod to Odin’s namesake in Norse mythology.