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Dark and stormy by Losmios Dark and stormy by Losmios
The title came first. :) It's a drink actually.

I hadn't done Ataraxe in a while, and thought he deserved a brooding full body portrait.

The scene depicts him on the Lookout Knoll, gazing towards the Gryphon Mounatins.

My computer froze before I had a chance to save my grass, and the new one I had to make (yes, I had to restart the damn thing and lost all the work up until my lats save) is not up to par with the first version, you know how THAT is, redoing something you just did from scratch... So sorry abut that.
And the ocean, like real shortcut there, it should look all stormy and wavy but I gave up on that, it just looked weird. Mayeb I'll go back and work on it, who knows.

Once I had gotten a good bit on the way I realized it is quite similar to my portrait of Fallfrost, but that can't be helped. XD

As per usual it was created completely in photoshop, taking I have no idea how many hours so don't ask.
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lollsy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Gorgeous x
xDjurax Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know you're not on dA anymore, but still thought I'd feature this amazing artwork, so that more people can enjoy it :D [link]
DrBorkBork Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Did you have permission from Sarah Mink to use her Stormwatch resin as the reference for this photo?
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work :clap:
Falony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you = incredible @_@
doglate Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! Very amazing!
xXDamselFlyXx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LaetiDraw Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
this is beautiful !! I very like
OneOctoberStorm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Hey there. This is GORGEOUS and I'm definitely +faving it but I'd honestly feel better if you gave credit where credit is due to Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig who created the sculpture; Stormwatch that was definitely used as a reference for this piece.

Here's the link to an image of Stormwatch that eerily matches your picture above if you reverse it; [link]

Thank you and keep up the AMAZING work!
FurWiGi Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
The whole scene is amazing, everything seems so alive!
TheFoxyBlock Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
That's amazing! You really give life to your pieces!
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JacknBarbossa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beautiful~
All of your art is perfect though <3 The way you draw is amazing.
FriesianFury Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Oh you used Stormwatch "resin" by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig [link] as the character!! I like the idea of it. I still want that darn resin.
Losmios Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
It's gorgeus, isn't it?! Would love to have it as a bronze cast!!
FriesianFury Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Oh yes it is gorgeus!! lol that might cost an arm and a leg then if he comes in bronze!!
Renilicious Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You capture the essence of those books in every single image that you draw of Ataraxe. Beautiful!! And the ocean looks like the calm before the storm. ;)
Blue-and-Me Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
reminds me of the stormwatch resin :3 I drool now :3
Lcutter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
EmeraldTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist this is really really beautiful :] A very nice piece to look at :heart:
dacrt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She-beastt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Yeah, I'm hoping it get's one ^.^
She-beastt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I recommended this for a Daily deviation. 8D
Losmios Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Really, that's sweet of you! :aww:
She-beastt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
OMG. I've only seen a few pieces of your work, and all are drool worthy. So.....wonderful.
devils-horizon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ataraxe is such a sexy beast! :D
:+favlove: i#m going to attempt to make a better manip of him one day! i don't believe the one i did of him before quite did his gorgeous-ness juctice enough! ^^ <3
GoldenChimes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Wow! Amazing job! You should totally make a tutorial on how you paint, a bunch of people would probably take a look! Anyway, that is a simply astonishing painting!
SphiPony Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very photorealistic :)
Sehvrin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Nice! :clap:
Losmios Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Julie-tibby-tat Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmmmm. This one really needs the full view. I looked at it in the thumb nail, and it made me curious, but of all your work I've looked at tonight, this is the most incredible. WOW!

mistyofmyheart Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
very pretty i love the sky
HowlingWhiteRose Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
:heart: That's all there is to say xD ^-^
Leadmare Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: The sky is SO amazing! :faint:
Ixi-Da-Pixie Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Psht! How did I miss this in my artworks list! To be honest, I don't know what to say. It is such goodly done... Ataraxe's mane, yeah, I like that :D Its all windblown and messed, and then there is himself, and the bg and... Ok, I will shut up now o.O

AND THE CLOUDS! Must'nt forget the clouds...
sturmfeuer Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
The background looks very good.
It is dark but does not seem to be eerie.
The unicorn chara fits in it quite good.
Gypsy- Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful :heart:
TNHawke Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
beautiful! I thought I commented and faved earlier, but I guess not.
RoxMad Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Beautiful! I love the colors and setting/weather you chose for the horse. The way you composed the image is lovely as well. :)
JEAikman Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sky fits the way I'm feeling right now lol.
Nice pic :)
guildedwings Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
This is gorgeous! I'd love to have it as a print ^_^
Alpenminuial Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
casca-x Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Aaaaaaah, you have such a way with the sky. :love: I love your subtle use of color, your pics are never overpoweringly bright, but there are still plenty of interesting hues to look at. Real eye candy. Wonderful. I could stare at those mountains for ages. :heart: Artaraxe's mane billowing forward- that looks top-notch, too. Are those birds in the far background, flying over the mountains?
Ilyana88 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't exactly pinpoint what I love about Ateraxe but I just keep staring at this picture. I think its a mixture of the pose, the shading, the mane and tail and the composition. So everything basically :giggle:

Its just so beautiful I keep having to scroll back up to look at it :lmao:

I was just wondering if you could help me...
I have recently started doing my realistic pieces in greyscale but I have a problem when trying to bring out white markings, I tend to loose the detail of the shading. Any ideas how to get round this problem?

Thank you
Losmios Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Hm, well I tend to up the contrast a LOT on the white areas, and the as I go through the paling/whitening process - that can usually help a bit!
bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
And then Sirraz wanders up and asks what he's thinking, and Ataraxe promptly says something cutting and stalks away. *grin* Nice work on the colors here, Los - you created a really moody atmosphere. Also, the sky is incredible. Cloud formations can be a pain in the butt to get right, but I love painting them. :D
Losmios Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Thanks! ^^ Ataraxe is emo LOL
labradorpup2001 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the detail in this is outstanding! superb job. i cant wait to see more! xx
MightySquirrel Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
i love the flow of his mane :) best part of the whole thing!
Qtgalaxy Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Amazing picture! Great atmosphere, I can feel the storm rolling in. Ataraxe is one handsome unicorn. ^-^
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