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August 8, 2012
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Sounds of August by thunderbulletz Sounds of August 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.

This piece was both hell and heaven to paint, but after all I think I'm happy with the outcome! I was browsing through dA looking for inspiration and found this beautiful horse I just had to paint. The colours in the reference were already very pretty, but I wanted to make the painted version even more colourful and shiny. Oh and please don't ask about those random flying petals, I had to keep them because I felt like the piece wouldn't be completed without them! :laughing:

I hope you like this one too, and thanks for taking a look!

Detail Shots

Info & Credits
- Wacom Bamboo Pen A6 and Photoshop CS3
- Original size 2471 x 3284 px with 36 layers
- About 15 hours
- Horse referenced from [link] by ~Jello88
- One texture for the background from [link]
- Majority of the foliage and grass brushes from this set [link] by *midnightstouch
- Artwork Aura Heiskanen / thunderbullet(z) 2012
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SapphireEdge Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I especially love the little details of the hairs and also the contrasting highlights. I wish I could do this!
SomersetRaven Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! And the petals work really well, it's like the horse just stopped galloping through the flowers kicking up all the petals and now it's still they are flying around creating a brilliant picture! :love:
AmyyMc Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely stunning!
SaintTheSinner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is something I would love to have hanging on my wall.

The colours seem to go so well together. As well as the concept for the piece. It seem so dreamy, magestic and just over all beautiful.
Thank you so very much!
WeyHeyitsKay Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh!

I thought this was either a very well taken photo or a manipulation!

Great work! ^^
Haha thank you so very much! :meow:
Shadow-of-the-Wolves Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! I like the athmostphere in this, and feel like the petals are completing the picture! Favourited! ^^ :+fav:
Thanks very much, I'm glad to hear you like the piece! :)
lullabygraphics Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please do some mane and tail tutorial yours are so amazing
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