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SOLD to *barbed-heart [link]

Yush. New copyright. AND new watermark. I honestly don't think I could make my point any clearer. Don't make me slap on that hideous DA watermark. 'Cause I will if need be.

I'll stop myself there before I write an entire vent novel. :roll: This is my entry for *barbed-heart's horse sale. [link] I'm trying for her drop-dead gorgeous [link] (Blue Ghost). I was in love with him and his design from the moment I laid eyes on him. :love: His design is by *Kumoulogy, so of course I adore him! What do you expect? :meow:

This Thoroughbred stallion will be a very substantial addition to our colorful Irish Sport Horse breeding program. And to our numerous competition champions, of course!

EDIT: we won him! :la: Make him feel welcome, k?

Stats mostly by *barbed-heart

Name: BHS Blue Ghost
Barn Name: Ghostie
Gender: Stallion
Breed: Thoroughbred
Age: 7
Height: 18hh (monstrously tall!)
Color: Gray (perlino based) Tobiano/Sabino
Markings: Extensive jagged-edged white markings. Spots on lip and right nostril. Right eye is amber, left eye is blue
Genes: Ee / Aa / CrCr / Tt / nSb
Notes: Heterozygous everything.
Discipline: Cross country
Passable Traits: Color, discipline, height, personality
Sire/Dam: n/a starter
Bloodlines: TB x TB
Offspring: RS Confetti || MHS Rain
For stud: no
Competitions Entered: *JNFerrigno's Ride for Life contest
Awards: 1st Place and Most Realistic in *JNFerrigno's Ride for Life contest
Personality: Blue Ghost is an agoraphobic. He has a fear of open places and over-exposure. It's like the exact opposite of a claustrophobic. Ghostie always prefers when something - anything - is touching him, or very close to him. He prefers woods to fields; prefers stalls to pastures; prefers rain to dry; prefers indoor arena to outdoor. In fact, he loves the rain. The constant pitter-patter on his back is comforting, letting him know that something is always there touching him. This fear of over-exposure is one reason why he didn't do so well on the racetrack. *barbed-heart had trained him at first to be a racer, but the wide open, vast track was too much for Ghostie to handle. He didn't like to leave the starting gate. So now he's trained in cross country, where he can gallop among the trees and hills.

"Amy! Where is Blue Ghost? He's supposed to be in by now!" barked Jonathan Taggers, head stable hand, at one of the part-time hands. It was pouring down rain outside, threatening to storm, and the stable hands were scurrying about, trying to get all the horses in from the pastures before the storm worsened. So far, everyone was in their stalls, safe and sound, except for the newest addition, Blue Ghost.

"I don't know!" cried Amy, "We've looked everywhere for him! He won't come in!"

Jonathan, frustrated, grabbed the keys to the six-wheeler and told Amy to hop in. In all the torrential rain, they sped off to the pasture where Ghostie was hiding.

"You would think it'd be easy to find a near-white horse when it's this dark!" yelled Jonathan over the roar of the rain and wind.

"Not when he's purposefully hiding from you!" Amy yelled back.

They finally found Ghostie. He was standing at the edge of the woods, picking up his feet and shaking the mud off. Ghostie hated when he feet got stuck in mud. The pale horse seemed very eerie standing there. With the mist at his feet and the spray of the rain in his back, he was practically glowing in the darkness of the storm.

"Quick! Halter him up and let's get out of here!" Jonathan yelled to Amy.

Amy did so, approaching Ghostie with caution. She didn't want to scare him back into the woods. But he just stood there, still shaking his feet, and watched her curiously. She buckled his halter and lead and then tugged on him to make him hurry. He followed obediently, and all three rushed back to the safety of the barn.


Blue Ghost's original character *barbed-heart
Blue Ghost's design *Kumoulogy [link]
Reference- [link] by ~Breathless-dk
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
ooo pretty///handsome
Dakaree Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This stallion is just so beautiful :) I love his sweet face, and ofcourse you can't ignore such a soft and unusual colour. I'd love to steal a breeding sometime if you'd allow it :Aww:
crunchfarm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I desperately need a baby from him!
crunchfarm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Love this picture!The rain makes him look studly.:D
blaine-rr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o.O When'll he be up for stud?
pern7191 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sooooooo beautiful!<3
MisisFantasia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
I love this horse! He is beautiful and white :D I love white horses :)
Your pictures are excellent!
cali13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
ooh one of my favs haha
katzifilth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, he's so amazingly beautiful & gorgeous! :ohnoes: :heart: *grappy hands*
angry-horse-for-life Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, he really IS drop dead gorgous!
IemKT Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
pretty :)
lolajane4 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
:O OMFG i love this as well ^_^
seriously. stop making so many amazing art peices!!!! im joking MAKE MORE :D
MiniLover08 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Would it be alright if I did a lineart that was similar? and simply used yours to see the correct muscle placement and proportions? thnk you
handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No. My artwork is copyrighted and cannot be referenced. But feel free to use the stock that I referenced from. I provided a link at the bottom.
GoldenWaves Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
trying not to fav all the stuff in your gallery. it's not working.
painted-cowgirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Sorry this is bit of a random question but the reason behind it is good.

Have you ever used Grayscale shading on your work?
handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I use grayscale shading for everything. ;) Why do you ask?
painted-cowgirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
As far as I know, you use PS Elements, the same as myself, correct me if I am wrong. I am curious to how you get the color onto the grayscale. I have grayscales but I just can't do the normal way of getting the colors/patterns on there. Like your supposed to push command+B to get a box to pop up to change the grayscale to color and I don't have a box. Coulda help me?
handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Well, there is no "normal way", in my opinion. ;) You just do whatever you think is necessary, in my opinion. :giggle:

I know of two methods, and I find the second one easier to work with, especially with difficult markings.

Method 1: this method is more similar to what most tutorials do. Let's say you were making a bay horse. So you do Ctrl+A, to select all, and then go to Enhance>Adjust Color>Color Variations... . Then a window will open up and should have options like Increase Red, Increase Green, Increase Blue, Lighten, Darken, etc. By messing around with these options, you can add color to the grayscale. For your bay horse, you would set it on Midtones, then select Darken, Increase Red, and Increase Yellow several times to get a reddish-brown horse.
So now you have your base color, you can now deselect everything (Ctrl+D), click on your Lasso Tool, set the Feathering to something between 10 and 15px (depending on the size of your image), and select the legs and muzzle, since on a bay horse, these are both black. Then go to your Color Variations box again, and darken, desaturate, whatever you find necessary to make the legs and muzzle black.
You can keep messing around with different things like feathering sizes, color options, etc. until you're satisfied.

Method 2: this is the method I use. Create a new layer on top of your shaded base. On this layer, simply "flat color" the horse's color and markings. Then copy the layer, and set both of them to "Soft Light" (next to the opacity option). The shading should show through. The color is going to be a bit off (usually it's too dark), but you can fix this by selecting ONE of the layers, going to Enhance>Adjust Color>Adjust Hue/Saturation, and sliding the lightness bar and saturation bar higher.

And ta da! That's just the basics of coloring a grayscale. :faint: Hope that helped!
painted-cowgirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Thats helped VERY much. I am gonna post a quick verison of one I did along to this...
horselover1036 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
You know, i think you're drawings are getting too good to be legal anymore. :bow:
handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Well arrest me and put me in handcuffs :XD:
horselover1036 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
:ninja: Perhaps i shall...

BabyBeaBaby Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing pose! :wow: Good luck for winning him! :clap:
CarnationRose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What was your reff. I like this pose
EscyKane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
wildhorseherd Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe he should have a stall buddy, like a mare that stays with him ;)
Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good work, i like his personality since i much prefer staying indoors than out :)
I like it
Shadow-of-the-Wolves Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, so awasome! :wow: Masterpiece! :faint::love::D
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this ^^ The pose is a great choice. Very well drawn!
JaelAella Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
he brings a very ghostly mood with him...
Cactusis10 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks sooo cool~! <3 That colour is so stunning. A friend of mine have a gray tobiano, so I really started to adore Blue Ghost at first sight. Amazing work :D
Snoglen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Nonyak Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!! omg!!
melodizing Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Bah, you BETTER get this guy.. :shakefist: He is an absolute heartthrob.. :faint: And I like the personality, too. Never met a horse like that.. but I myself used to own a claustrophobic horse... ah, what an absolute joy he was.. xD
Queen-of-Randomness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Best pose ever to be seen in the HARPG? :love:
WayfaererRidge Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Wow, quite a looker there.
The detailed personality you gave him is even more unique than he looks, I like it a lot :)

Good luck! I hope you get him.
EquusEquidae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Absolutely gorgeous stallion! I really hope you get him! :D
AJRyan22 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is beautiful!!!!!
brumbie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Gawwsh, your bid is gorgeous. I'm going for the same amazing stally. goodluck (:
Nixxyi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow he's just stunning :XD: good luck!
SilmesDragonStable Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks gorgeous :love:
CSStables Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good luck! I hope you get him, because he's awesome and you do justice to his design :love:

And love that pose, its adorable *W*
krazyhorse Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly beautiful, you definitely deserve him! :D
runninghorsespirit Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
to me he looks like: "Um whats up folks?" Amazing work as usual ^^ i hope you get him ^^
Track123Star Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Pretty boy! :meow:
Zroya21 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.o ohmygod! This is gorgeous! You got everything perfectly, and I love his face :XD: The story is amazing, and I just love his expression. I will add it to the bids right now
Heaven-At-Night-123 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
He is stunning! :drool:

I hope you get him!
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