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It's difficult to fit a Longhorn on a small painting. When facing forward one needs at least 9 inches of width to fit the horns in. I once did a 9x9 frontal longhorn painting at a quick-draw event. It was just the upper body, but at least the horns fit, barely.
This kind of pose helps shorten the horns. And the fact that this pose is more about the light and shadow on the body, than the detail of the face.
Below are some progress shots:
Then I apply the pastel, from dark to light, mostly...
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