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Into the New Year by thunderbulletz Into the New Year by thunderbulletz
All images shown in my gallery are Aura Heiskanen / thunderbulletz - 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.

This one will be my last submission this year and though it's supposed to be my New Year painting, I just can't hold it anymore so there you go! I enjoyed very much working on this piece and absolutely everything you see in the image is hand painted. No textures etc. used!

I wanna wish all my watchers and visitors Happy Holidays and wonderful upcoming New Year! Let's see what 2013 will bring to us.. :heart: :huggle:

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Info & Credits
- Wacom Bamboo Pen A6 and Photoshop CS3
- Original size 2017 x 3752 px with 33 layers
- About 20 hours
- Horse referenced from [link] by ~Colourize-Stock
- Background referenced from [link] by *SalsolaStock
- Artwork Aura Heiskanen / thunderbulletz 2012
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:iconhorseponygal:
HorsePonyGal Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Did you draw that? It looks like a photo! Well done! :)
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Hahah, yes I did! :D Thank you so very much!
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EKMDahl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
When I looked at the thumbnail I thought it was a photo. Wow, just amazing!
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Jakara92 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing work :wow:
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SalsolaStock Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Fabulous! :iconamongststars:
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting! The horse's fuzzy winter coat is lovely, and those mountains are beautiful! Happy New Year to you as well! :aww:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting! The horse's fuzzy winter coat is lovely, and those mountains are beautiful! Happy New Year to you as well! :aww:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you very much, I'm happy to hear you like! ♥
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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eschlehahn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I also dropped off the feature bundle to the Blog of the art zine DELVE, of which I am editor in chief: [link]

Enjoy and thank you for showing us your wonderful art! :heart:
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eschlehahn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Hi there! :wave:

This deviation has been featured in my journal: [link]

Happy festive season and have a wonderful start into the new year! :party:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Oh thank you so much for the feature, I appreciate your kindness a lot! :hug: And same words to you too, I hope you had a lovely New Year!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Superawesome :w00t:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you kindly! :la:
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! It's coat so fluffy... I love the background and the snow that's being kicked up, another great piece of work! :love:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks so much, great to hear you like the piece! :hug:
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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:iconstargate4ever23:
stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of detial is so outstanding...every little hair is captured so amazingly well, it really looks like a truely shaggy horse. And the background and the proportions and...everything...GAAH! I don't know what to say, other than I am extremely jelous of your talents!
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Wow thank you so very much! :)
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) You're very very welcome!
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Colourize-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Absolutly fantastic picture!
Thank you so much for using my photo as a reference!
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you very much! :aww: And it's all my pleasure, I love your photos big time! ♥
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:iconequineribbon:
EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just beyond incredible! :love: The level of detail is astounding, it's all so perfect!
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconexotizc:
Exotizc Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Beautiful! [link]
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!! :santa: :hug:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks so much! :hug:
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:iconpeachesrox:
peachesrox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my word!!!! :wow: what a breathtaking piece! :la:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you a lot! :D
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:iconpeachesrox:
peachesrox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your welcome :heart:
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Chinchillin12 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you!
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IckleVoldiePoo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Aw, nice! Looks awesome, great job! Eeee, such a fluffy pony! Makes me want to go to the barn and play with those fluffy ponies. :D
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Hehe thank you very much! :D
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:icondarkhorselove:
DarkHorseLove Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww this is beautiful! :love:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you kindly!
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:iconfonjiva:
Fonjiva Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
What a nice photograph!... Wait a minute........ :drool: pretty
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Haha thanks so much! :meow:
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're actually the best horse artist I've ever seen. Each new piece of yours just blows me away. I mean, that horse is galloping out my screen, seriously. Just wow :wow:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Oh noes, thank you so very much for your kind words! It means a lot to know you like my paintings! :hug:
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :hug:
As usual, I can't wait to see more :D
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:iconjust-for-giggles:
just-for-giggles Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
those eyes are beautiful!
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you! I always like to exaggerate the light and colour in the eyes because it makes the character look more lively, at least in my opinion :D
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail on that fur is amazing! Beautiful and inspirational work :)
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconfeverpaint:
feverpaint Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aura i hate you :faint:

please give me those awesome skills of yours (especially the fur.....) :heart:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Hahah the feeling is still mutual! :XD: Just kidding, thank you so much dear! :heart:
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ponygurl433 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are INCREDIBLE! :iconhandspazzplz:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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