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December Chill by sVa-BinaryStar December Chill by sVa-BinaryStar
Finally this is finished! I must say, I am extremely pleased with how it came out. Of course I'm sure there are things I could improve on but for now I think I'm done looking at it. :giggle: But I still really love it.

Also, I want to put a plug in for two ladies whom have helped me a great deal:

*moodymand has always been a great inspiration to me since I started watching her in Nov. 2004! Yes, I looked it up, that was so long ago! Could it be be that long ago? Wow. I've always adored her work.

*lantairvlea had helped me a great deal in digital work in instructing me and giving me great advice and encouragement. She's always ready to put in a word of advice and explain how I can do something better.

Thanks guys so much for your encouragement and answering my questions!

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:bulletblue:Horse ref by Christiane Slawik Website & Fjord Reference original picture is 2010 Christiane Slawik

:bulletblue:Hours: about 20
:bulletblue:Tools: Wacom Bamboo Tablet & Photoshop CS4
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:iconnicole2013:
nicole2013 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
i love fjord horses, i love this x :)
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:iconb0botsu:
B0BOtsu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This is awesome, it looks like the real :OOOO
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconsweetstreamstables:
SweetStreamStables Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you stole my pony and painted him in a different color! 0.0 :XD: lol
This is so lovely! D= I want to be able to draw like that....
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Glam-Nation-Stables Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing
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raygae00711 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I showed this to my parents and they thought it was a photograph at first, an absolutely stunning piece of my favorite breed of horse, I can't get over all the detail you put into this.
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
This picture is beautiful, I love the colours and the detail-all that fur!
Brilliant :clap:
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:iconsva-binarystar:
sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it!
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:iconthe-redowl:
the-redowl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
your welcome :)
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WolfWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconlantairvlea:
lantairvlea Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to be of service *grin.*

He turned out lovely. I know you said you it had gotten a little tedious working on it, I take it breaking it up with blocking in the shadows for the rest of it helped?

I love the little chin and jaw wiskers as well as the soft highlight on his lower neck. All nice little touches that shows the care and consideration you put in your work.
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Yes it did help. I defiantly got caught up in doing the details as I went and in doing so found it hard to move on to the next section for fear of messing up the flow of it. I think you can see in the walkthrough where I did that then stopped and shaded more all over. But really in this piece a lot of the shading itself was done by the hairs b/c I changed colors a lot as I moved in and out of the shadow.
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loveforRuka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful painting!!
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:iconvintage-foxx:
Vintage-foxx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011   Interface Designer
How in the world did you do the fur??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!
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:iconsva-binarystar:
sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
lol Very slowly.
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:iconvintage-foxx:
Vintage-foxx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   Interface Designer
ya but how? its so perfect!
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:iconsorraia89:
Sorraia89 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
What I wouldn't give to have one of those horses . Beautiful work, I love the job you did on the fur :thumbsup:.
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thank you!
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xsurprise-surprisex Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
This is amazing!! my gosh! :)
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:iconflareandicicle:
FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, so cute and fluffy! :heart:
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:iconemlis:
Emlis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a horse! Looks marvelous!
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:iconink-dreamsmmix:
Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great job on the textures:)
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:iconlivvy1123:
livvy1123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Interface Designer
*dies*
:jawdrop:
I LOVE FJORDS!
this is great!
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:iconsva-binarystar:
sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Hehe Thank you!
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:iconrootbeet:
Rootbeet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Wow! :D
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
:D
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:iconpokecatcat:
Pokecatcat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! I love all the detail in her hair, mane and face. I love it all and I think you did a fantastic job of creating the characteristics of the Fjord!
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconstepikiisu:
stepikiisu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Oh. My. God.
This is AMAZING. I'm actually speechless... :D
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:iconsva-binarystar:
sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Haha, Well, I hope you can speak again soon. :giggle: I'm glad you like it though, sorry it troubled your speech. :rofl:
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stepikiisu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Oh it's all fine as long as I don't watch this brilliant piece of art again. :D Which I will do, of course, because it's really-really-really well done!
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Hahaha well thank you so much, I'm very glad you like it!
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:iconlubsok:
lubsok Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! it's awesome!
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Snoozam Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
aw! :D
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:iconnightpawbabydiva:
nightpawbabydiva Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Zwow!!!!! it's amazing!!!!! How do you do the little hairs?????
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Hahaha Thanks! With a lot of patience thats for sure. I literally just drew them in.
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:iconnightpawbabydiva:
nightpawbabydiva Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011   Digital Artist
So you did them....one by one????
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:iconjullelin:
Jullelin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
A beautiful drawing. I love it :aww:
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
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:iconshaymon:
Shaymon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
So realist the Fjord!
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:iconwindchilde:
windchilde Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the most beautiful drawings of a fjordhorse I have ever seen! Amazing work!:la:
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconmeihlo:
Meihlo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Awwww! So beautiful :O I totally LOVE it! :woohoo:
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EscyKane Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful! So fluffy :D

It's amazing how you improved in the last year
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Thanks! I'm pleased with my progress so far. Coming from two years ago thinking "digital art is not true art" to getting a tablet september '09, to submitting December Chill. Yes, I think I've come a long way. haha
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EscyKane Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
HAHA I thought the same about digital art :D

But I still think it's a nice training, but traditional techniques are more difficult!
You don't have a Ctr-+Z there :D An you can't change the colors/contrast of the finished painting
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Beautiful horse, and beautiful portrait! The detail is incredible. :)
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:iconautumnoni:
AutumnOni Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is a beautiful picture. I love how you can see the direction of the hair and look in the horse's eye. So fluffy and cute :D
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Thank you!
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GodivaGoddess33 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What an impressive piece! This is the first Fjord I've seen on DA.
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