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Rusty Dust by thunderbulletz Rusty Dust by thunderbulletz
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.

I thought I'd never finish this one because a huge artblock struck me while I was just getting started with the colours. I continued working on this however, and I think I could now call it finished and just leave it here. I'm super happy with the colours, and this kind of stylized realism (which I'd call my painting style nowadays) is so much fun to do!

I hope you like this horsie and thanks a lot for taking a look! :w00t:

Info & Credits
- Wacom Bamboo Pen A6 and Photoshop CS3
- Original size 2017 x 3752 px with 33 layers
- About 15 hours
- Horse referenced from [link] by *venomxbaby
- Various textures for the background from *Sirius-sdz and [link] by ~MadamGrief-Stock
- Artwork © Aura Heiskanen / thunderbullet(z) 2012
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Rusty Dust by =thunderbulletz ( Suggested by Astralseed and Featured by Thiefoworld )
faeorain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love the light and shading work, the coloring and the way it stands out against the navy background. Beautiful!
FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the hair-detail!
Terramoo Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love the colors and the details on the coat are amazing! I also like how you did the dust.
Underworld-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Voi luoja miten upee!! Näyttää ihan aidolta. Upeet värit. Siis omg XD Kuinka kauan sä oot piirtäny hevosii? :D
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Voi kiitos! :D Oon hevosia kyllä piirtänyt enemmän tai vähemmän koko ikäni, mutta tosissani aloin niihin keskittyä muutama vuosi takaperin samoihin aikoihin kun sain ensimmäisen piirtolautani.
Underworld-Wolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aAshleyB Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow :love:
AmazonaTifon-12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
this is fantanic noooo this is increble
Nightengale1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I love horses! And this is beautiful!!
SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! Just when you think you've seen every colour imaginable something like this pops up! I initially thought you must have created the colouring for this image but nope, check the reference and it's just as vibrant and spotted! :wow:

The tones are so rich and vibrant and the coat looks like velvet, fantastic work as usual! :love:
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