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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!

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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 Featured By Owner 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!
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner 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:
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bellequine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely stunning!
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SaintTheSinner Featured By Owner 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.
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thank you so very much!
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bedfordblack Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh!

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

Great work! ^^
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Haha thank you so very much! :meow:
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Shadow-of-the-Wolves Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! I like the athmostphere in this, and feel like the petals are completing the picture! Favourited! ^^ :+fav:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks very much, I'm glad to hear you like the piece! :)
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lullabygraphics Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please do some mane and tail tutorial yours are so amazing
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Thanks a lot! But unfortunately I'm afraid I'm not up to doing any specific tutorial for manes and tails because I've already explained how I paint them in my digital painting tutorial here [link] I also consider manes to be one of my weakest points when it comes to painting so I have no idea how to explain my technique better than I've already done in that tutorial! ^^;
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EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible colours and detail :heart:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Thank you a lot!
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:iconhennap:
hennap Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, really beautiful. Keep up the great work:heart:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Thanks very much! :hug:
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:iconhennap:
hennap Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome :)
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I am totally speechless again... I love your works, you have outdone yourself again!
Not only the details, but also the colours are very amazing, so shining and vibrant. I also adore you for your anatomy skills, it looks so realistic :heart:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Thank you very much, I'm glad to hear you think so! :aww:
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Donnernacht Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
amazing work!
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconczadra:
czadra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
That's amazing...
How are you doing it so beautiful?
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Aww thanks so much! Just lots of practice, patience and passion for details! :D
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:iconczadra:
czadra Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Yeah... I see it.
I'd like to draw so beautiful as you!
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
This is just stunning! Wow! :wow:
The horse is so beautiful-I love the colours! This is a beautiful gorgeous picture :heart:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thank you very much! :)
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
You're welcome! ^^
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Liaram Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still looking for my jaw...It must be somewhere under my chair...:jawdrop:No words exist to describe this beauty...:love::deviation::heart: :clap:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Haha oh wow, thank you so much! :D
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szarusia16 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's looks better than photo :heart:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Aww thank you so much! :aww:
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SanneBoers Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's beautiful:la:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
incredible work!! :clap:
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:iconthunderbulletz:
thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you a lot!
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Saphira-Dragon-Rider Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Incredible as always! :D
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you! :D
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welshnebula Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy moly, wow! I love that coat colour :la:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thankies a lot! :D
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welshnebula Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! ;P
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What can I say, another brilliant piece! I love the vibrant coat colour :)
I'd love some close ups of this!
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you very much! Alright, then I'm gonna upload a few detail shots. :D
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks! :D
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Claire-Lacaes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really stunning, you're talented ;)
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks so much! :)
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VallenArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks so real! o.o
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you!
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silverybeast Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   General Artist
I love the random flying petals :D
Gorgeous work!
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks a lot, I'm glad to hear you like! :la:
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Cahula Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!! love the colors, composition and soft lighting :)
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you!
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