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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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Given 2012-11-19
Rusty Dust by =thunderbulletz ( Suggested by Astralseed and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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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!
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:iconflareandicicle:
FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the hair-detail!
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:iconterramoo:
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.
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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
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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.
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Underworld-Wolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow :love:
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:iconamazonatifon-12:
AmazonaTifon-12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
this is fantanic noooo this is increble
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:iconnightengale1:
Nightengale1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I love horses! And this is beautiful!!
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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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:iconscotston:
Scotston Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work has been featured with :iconartists-of-equus: :) congrats!

[link]
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thank you so very much, I appreciate that a lot! :aww:
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:iconhorsegalmk:
HorseGalMK Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow - urr sorry, horse, is this ever amazing!!!! This is insanely good *faints*
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:iconcountry-appaloosa:
Country-Appaloosa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful piece. It looks very realistic. It's not made up of smudges either, which is what you see in a lot of Dig Art. Nice :)
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:iconbrijome:
brijome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
very great work!
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:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Outstanding!:clap:
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:iconwarmbloodstallion:
Warmbloodstallion Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Wow... just WOW... instant favorite.
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:iconsaraplante:
SaraPlante Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
IS NOT WRCING
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:iconjust-for-giggles:
just-for-giggles Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow! the detail is incredible; I actually thought this was a photograph at first. awesome job!
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:iconmhbilder:
MHbilder Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful and amazing, love it.
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:iconksavvyx3:
ksavvyx3 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful job with the anatomy and the dust! I love that golden coat! :D
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:iconmuswellhillbillyboy:
muswellhillbillyboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Onnittelut Daily Deviationista! Oli jo aikakin ;)
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:iconemptysometimes:
emptysometimes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty.
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am blown away by the detail of this piece. Simply incredible!!! Well deserved DD!
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:iconcharlie-lang:
Charlie-Lang Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I knew this would get a DD :D
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:iconmayaarctic:
mayaarctic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow what a beautiful horse...you are very talented artist indeed...:)
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GalanorBrighteye Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! :wow: This is absolutely stunning. I love the colors, especially - breathtaking!
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:iconask-the-prism-crazie:
Ask-The-Prism-Crazie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconpainfultruthofme:
PainfulTruthofMe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Breath taking
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:iconcarri53:
Carri53 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
He's GORGEOUS!!!
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:iconruffian16:
Ruffian16 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
YES JUST YES <33
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:iconartisticlicensenow:
ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work whoa
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:iconbloodofninjas11:
BloodOfNinjas11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! You've added so much detail without over doing it, nicely done.
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:iconobsessivedoodler:
ObsessiveDoodler Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Phenomenal!
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:iconprincessfirefly:
princessFirefly Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
STUNNING!
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:iconhoursuponhours:
HoursUponHours Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, thats amazing C:
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:icon1dreckman:
1dreckman Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
beautiful work... especially like the movement in the mane and tail
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colors and the movement!
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:iconsmilingspider121:
Smilingspider121 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful piece, just beautiful
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:iconsnowphotography:
SnowPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:jawdrop: :wow: :omg:
you're killin me smalls....lol
Seriously, this is absolutely amazing! I LOVE the dust and the movement in the coat and just...all of it. Fantastic :deviation:
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Alecweirdo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I love it!
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:iconbluegumibear:
bluegumibear Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gawd. It looks so realistic, and fruzzy. I want to go and pet it.
Great job!
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought this was a photo! love it!
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:iconundercheese101:
Undercheese101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
awesome!!!!!
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:iconmemoriesofsorrow:
MemoriesOfSorrow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Wow its great, the fur details, colours.. everything! It´s really well done. Are you doing animal portrais as a hobby? Damn its so beautiful <3
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Your animal art is just excellent .....
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:iconelvenwyn:
Elvenwyn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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