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All images shown in my gallery are © Aura Heiskanen / thunderbullet(z) - You are NOT allowed to use any of my images anywhere or in any form without my written permission. Please respect my copyright, thank you.

Jesus christ, that was one annoying piece to paint! I already got really frustrated with this little bastard in the beginning so I guess it's not even necessary to say that I'm glad I can finally call this finished, although I know it could have been so much better and still could use so much more work.. But goddamnit I absolutely can't be bothered anymore! Well, at least I definitely learnt that I HATE painting light coloured horses haha! So no more white and yellow from me for a while..

And although I can almost say that I hate this piece myself, I hope you'll still find the painting even a bit more nicer to view than what I do! :P

Credits
- Wacom Intuos4 and Photoshop CS3
- 4518 x 2945 px with 32 layers
- About 15 hours
- Horse referenced from [link] *venomxbaby
- Background texture [link] by =Smoko-Stock
- Artwork © Aura Heiskanen / thunderbullet(z) 2012
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:iconhorselover90123:
horselover90123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
love this!! im hoping to get good as this someday!! :) but im getting there!
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NextToArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Sooo realistic! Can't say a thing about this!
Just perfect!
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:iconbia09:
Bia09 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful!

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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Photographer
Stunning work!
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:iconle-laa:
Le-laa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oho nyt vasta tajusin olet Suomesta:D
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Hmm, musta tuntuu että tuo kuva ei ole varastettu minulta, koska kuvan koosta huolimatta voin bongata selviä eroja omaan maalaukseeni. Veikkaisin että joku on joko käyttänyt samaa mallikuvaa tuohon maalaukseen tai ottanut itse mallikuvan ja maalannut siihen päälle tai muuten smudgettanut sitä. Mutta kiitos kun kerroit joka tapauksessa, koska yksi työ multa oli hiljattain varastettu oikeasti ja upitettu just tuonne Howrseen.. :P
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Le-laa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
jooh heti kun näin sen ni tuli mieleen toi ja ehdin kommata kun tajusin et niin ei se välttis oo matkinut sun työtä vaan sitä mallikuvaa:D ... mut aivan todella hienoja kuvia.. voit poistaa sen howrse kuva kommnetin (:
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Le-laa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry that i ask but did you but [url=[link]
this inhowrse.. if you don´t somebody eals did!
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Le-laa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
tai sitten hänellä ollut sama malli kuva .. anteeksi että häiritsin.. vot poistaa tämän ylemmän kommentin jos haluat:P.. rakastan töitäsi(:
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Le-laa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
why it dosen´t work [link]
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littleBambiraptor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
Love the colours
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HorseLoverNoOne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
better paint my boy then he is nice and dark ;P just joking but you still did a fantabulous job you amazing artist you!
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:iconalixbelo:
AlixBelo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Juste Fabulous
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:icontwilight-veil:
Twilight-Veil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a perfect photo, but I'm sure you hear this too often! So beautiful Aura. Keep up the gorgeous work. :heart:
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hydraequus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is impossible what you do with photoshop! Everytime it's so hard for me to believe you haven't manipulated the photo ^^; It looks so realistic :love:
Adore it, as always :heart:
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Emlis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This perfection is unachievable even with camera. It is too stunning, too magnificent; I can hardly believe it true! I am always looking forward to your next piece - they're all more amazing than the last. Good job!
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You never cease to amaze me!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Surely it is not possible for every piece to be more skilfully done than your last :XD: :worship:
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CSulli Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
You will always be your own biggest critic. That's part of being an artist!

And even though you may absolutely despise a piece, such as this one, I still find the artwork flawless and photographicly realistic (is that even a word...? xD)

Great work once again, the only problem I can spot would be the horse's front left hoof is too small in proportion to all the others. Other than that, I am breathtaken as usual, hon.

Keep it up. :)
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: You are my hero! :faint:
Really astonishing how you are able to make SO much details, this is really awesome :heart:
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Exotizc Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Wow...
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:iconthetwistedfate:
TheTwistedFate Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I accidentally put this in the manip section. Whoa! This is a painting! Holy ^%$^%$
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gummehbearlol Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing :D
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OceansSoul Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Really amazing!
How do you paint single hairs?
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:iconrequay:
ReQuay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
:faint: Well, you may be tired of it, but I find it phenomenal and utterly breathtaking! Great job! Your realistic style of painting takes my breathe away.
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DarkHorseLove Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It absolutely blows my mind how real your paintings look :love:
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Smoko-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thanks for the link back to see how you used my Stock. Job well done.



Smoko-Stock
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JulieBales Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Another amazing piece :love:
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Grypwolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ja pakko kyl sanoo taas etten ymmärrä sitten lainkaan mikä tuossa ei sinua miellytä.

Ja kuitenkin ehkä mun pitäs kun monet omistakin töistä päätyvät vihatuiden listalle työn edetessä. :)
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invisibubble Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Your work is so good that it looks like a photo manipulation! But then you look closer see all the hairs you've done and the veins and how the mane and tail are different to your reference and you come to realization you actually painted this all on your own! It's brilliant! I hope I could improve to standards such as this one day. Wow holy moly!
You must be very happy and proud of your gift :3
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EagerElmoFridge Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
:wow: You're so amazing! I swear your pictures always look like photos!
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IckleVoldiePoo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Very nice! Light horses are a pain in the but to draw/paint, but I think yours came out nicely :D (I still have no idea how you found the Patience to draw Buddy a year ago, he's light and has funky markings ;) )
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CopperdragonArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Despite the trouble you had on this picture, I still think it looks completely stunning! The tail and mane are your best yet - the hairs are still clearly defined like you usually paint them, but this time the hairs seemed blended or grouped together more naturally, the way real hairs stick to each other a little and flow in units.
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Livio10 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
outstanding work as usual!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work! Although you don't like it much, I must say I do. That golden color is really nice and I also like your choice of background. :)
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Crimson-Mane Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mindblowing! The texture of the coat and the lighting, well dang, it's just amazing to say the least... and I'm not even a huge fan of realism. Glad you plowed on with it! Time well spent I'd say! :heart:
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Firnen73 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a freaking photograph. How are you so amazinggggg
Awesome job, as always <3
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hennap Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I can't believe you think this could have more work done:wow:, I think it looks gorgeous as it. It looks really tough to make, but worth it. You did an excelent job, so keep it up:love:
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ExquisiteGraceDesign Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow so lovely! I am actually using the same ref (for position) to paint my sisters paint, not much done just yet though, except the lines which I drew by gridding seeing as you inspired me to try that, I would never go back lol!
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Aha well even if you found it hard, it looks amazing here! :love:
I'm glad you kept going with it! :p
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WomanInGreen13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really,really beautiful honey :love: Love the colors you used on the horse. It its suits soo well :D
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Pokecatcat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How in the hell?
like honestly that is flawless. My art teacher loves me and calls me one of the most talented students she has ever met, but if I compared myself to you, I would look like the shittiest artist on earth.
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DarkHolyMagic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... and thus all hopes of ever drawing something pretty have been crushed.
Amazing, as always XD It looks like it must have been a pain to do, but I'm glad you did it. So purty! <3
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fur texture is incredible. You will always continue to blow my mind with your phenomenal talent, Aura! :faint: :wow:
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venomxbaby Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
and there you go doing it again, being a MILLION times more amazingly talented than the rest of us lowly humans :P ugh, its true white is sooo hard to paint. i avoid horses with white hair in my manips.. can't imagine how you got through this. when this stallion's owner sees this, she will certainly be in awe just like her other stallion you painted (the chestnut tobiano stock you used from me).
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lazybrownhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks Amazing to me!:D
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I wish the pieces I hate looked like this :giggle:
Looks amazing as usual to me :D
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WhingedDreamingRose Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
WOW!!!!! how did you do this, really soooooooo Beautiful *like everything from you!* *drool* :love:
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