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I started this becuase of a dream I had, and becuase I never do white horses. A challenge in other words. And I made it for myself mostly, I felt I needed a new wallpaper for my computer that had more of a spring/summer feel.

I was looking for chilled tones, something crisp and fresh. I did experiment with adding more colors but it looked akward, so I decided to limit the palette, which I think also added to the freshness it now has.

I never intended this piece to go on into the public, which is why some of the details are a bit sloppy, I hope you forgive me. I was pretty pleased with the final merged layer though, so I decided to put it up. Enjoy!

If you want to use the image - read the Creative Commons or ask. :)
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:iconcheesecake02:
Cheesecake02 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Cool.
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:iconlollsy:
lollsy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This is amazing X
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:iconstarlitstables:
StarlitStables Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is amazing!
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:iconketsya:
Ketsya Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
It's beautiful as always, it does give an air of freshness. Love the watermark too, wish your others works had that one instead.
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:iconbellequine:
bellequine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:iconhectorhimeros:
HectorHimeros Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very beautiful. You probably make the best horse-related arts in DA :)
And I love your watermark! it looks very classy.
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:iconapachecove:
ApacheCove Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing. :3
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icondoglate:
doglate Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. This one just stands out to me.
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:iconbabycanary:
babycanary Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This piece was featured here [link] <3
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:iconarabian08:
Arabian08 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
nice i really like that
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:iconcheval-du-desert:
cheval-du-desert Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
C'est vraiment superbe =)
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:iconfallacacy:
Fallacacy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty, the colors look very crisp & fresh as you wanted them to :)
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:iconmissnyxx:
MissNyxx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
i can feel the dreaminess of it! beautiful!
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:iconanimalgirl1869:
ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrahloo:
rahloo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Looks beautiful
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:iconaliciaagirl:
aliciaagirl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
WAAUW!!
soo beautyful! my english is not good but I like your digital arts so much!'
doe you have a lesson for make things like that?
I can't find it :(
I hop youu caan help me :)'x
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:icondevilbloody:
devilbloody Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! The grass is really unbelievable! It's a really awesome work! :) Nice job! Go on! :)
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:iconchakotaydgryphon:
ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful piece. ^_^
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:icongeorgiahorsepainter:
GeorgiaHorsepainter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!!!
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:iconflying--solo:
Flying--Solo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Oh my god. It is so damn beautiful. I love the bright colors:heart:
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:iconartisticexpression90:
ArtisticExpression90 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Breath-taking!!!
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:iconphotoclue:
Photoclue Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Really good work! :D
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:iconosho-zena:
Osho-Zena Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
aah jag älskar den!!! så fin :heart:
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:iconenchantedbroo:
Enchantedbroo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
OMG! How do you do that grass!!??? :faint:
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:iconshe-beastt:
She-beastt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
*faints* Your amazing Losimos. XD I might be buying one of your prints..I think it's called "Beyond This World". I added it to my wishlist.

But serouisly..wow. This is the horse you dream of, the landscape you dream to see..your...wow.
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:iconsorazblack:
Sorazblack Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
The details:omg: And the way you draw the gras! This is outstanding:clap:
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:iconerikakochanski:
erikakochanski Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Writer
:heart: Your artwork has been featured in The World Of Art - No. 20.
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:iconwres:
wres Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Very Southern Sweden looking, that ;) Bra jobbat med gräset, förresten.
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:iconlosmios:
Losmios Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Härligt! :XD:
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:iconlonewolfphotography:
LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful job!! You've captured the very essence of the freedom and grace of this animal! :clap:
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:iconkimblewick:
Kimblewick Featured By Owner May 19, 2009   Digital Artist
Wonderful- it's definetely springy! I love the ocean, what a glorious dream that must have been! I wish that I could be where that horse is - looks perfect.
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:iconspunkythoroughbred:
SpunkyThoroughbred Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do u acually paint this? I LOVE it it's very beautiful :)
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:iconsussi1:
Sussi1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Mycket vacker, otroligt bra jobb med vegetationen!
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Sabine-E Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
your work never fails to impress me. You have a delicate eye for shading and you remember to put shadows, making your horses life-like. I love the faint hint of dapples on the hip, they're perfect. I love your grass too, the ocean view is stunning and brings it all together nicely. This is a beautiful picture.
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I don't even know where to start with this one... which is why I waited until I had plenty of time to comment! :giggle:

First - I love that you're incorporating wildlife into the paintings. The gulls and butterflies give a nice feel of the environment, and it's great that you're doing that more and more in your work. Additionally, you go the extra mile and paint different kind of plants into your grass. You call it sloppy, but there's an amazing amount of detail here. I do see where you could probably clean it up more if you wanted to, but I think you've got a great talent for observation and your work shows it.

The equine subject, of course, looks almost real. The muscle structures of your horses are never overworked. The shadows and highlights are always picked out so delicately - it's something I'm trying to learn from you but I'm still a long ways from that. :XD:

You did an excellent job with foreshortening the body - does the head look right to you? I think it may just be that the rest of the body is so rounded and defined with reflection that the head looks a little... flat by comparison.

Your clouds always make me want to work harder! You make it look so friggin easy.
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:iconkarliashi:
karliashi Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful, I love the palette, I think it really does make such a nice crisp feel, it adds to the salt air from the ocean. I love how all your art has emotion and a vibe, it adds a great amount to the overall piece :)
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:iconbeautylovedivine:
BeautyLoveDivine Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
this is lovely, makes me feel really summery and i particularly love the detail of the plants and the butterflies!
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Artistico-Sonar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Amazing
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:iconbutterflygun:
butterflygun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
So lovely as always!

love~
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:iconmiss-independant1995:
Miss-Independant1995 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO beautiful! Could you please note me, I'd like to talk to you in a private conversation concerning this gorgeous painting.
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Breathtaking artwork, very detailed and the colors can't stop attracting my attention
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:icondarkhorse11:
darkhorse11 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the horse came out wonderful. I love how you incorporated the dapple in there--very subtly done, not tacky. Beautiful.
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:iconmalinj:
MalinJ Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Väldigt fin! Gillar gräset och hundkexen på marken. Men om du vill ha lite kritik så har jag för en gångs skull, tre saker jag skulle vilja anmärka på. Hästens hals ser lite för rund ut ner mot bogen pågrund av den obrutna glanslinjen som går utmed hela halsen. Som du vet så har ju en häst ganska så platt hals. Sen är det också hästens vänstra bakben. Det ser lite kort ut, som om hasen börjar direkt på rumpan (utan lårben alltså;). Och sista saken är att du kanske skulle göra grenarna på trädet lite mörkare, eftersom de ligger i skuggan + att grenar oftast blir mörkare utåt ändarna.

Annars är det som vanligt ett oklanderlig ljus i målningen. ;)
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
She's lovely!
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I love how your sloppy is my perfect :)
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:iconanimalgirl1869:
ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Wow that is a great drawing. It looks real.
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:iconstarstallion:
Starstallion Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is truly amazing! :wow: The detail of everything really refreshing, especially on the horse and the ocean view in the background, those are my favourite bits :) It's definitely a dream like scene if you ask me :giggle:
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:iconbatuxa:
Batuxa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009   Filmographer
It looks really, really pretty. :aww:
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HowlingWhiteRose Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Pretty ^-^ <3
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