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Colorwonderful by handstands-for-you Colorwonderful by handstands-for-you

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Horse's name: Crayola Marquers
Breed: Irish Sport Horse
Gender: Mare
Age: 3

Handler: Naomi Ross
Representing: Dilettante Stables

Show Host: ~PaintedPintaloosa
Show Name: Annual Color Breed Congress
Class: Pinto Hunter In-Hand and Most Colorful Pinto


Story

Crayola Marquers, being the spacey, unfocused young mare she is, obviously didn't make show halter-training easy for the stable's staff. If she wasn't whipping her head left and right to see everything around her (like an ADHD squirrel), she was falling asleep- droopy lower lip, rested foot, and all. The poor trainers never seem to get a break with our bizarre, quirky horses :lol:
But today was the day of the show. No pressure XD . At least her class was going to be held indoors, which helps reduce the amount of distractions. Naomi had devised several clever tricks to keep Crayola's attention: if the mare ever seemed to start falling asleep or breaking the square pose, Naomi would either wiggle her fingers at her side, hum a quick, high-pitched tune, make a quiet "psst" sound, or zip her zipper a tad bit. Anything ever so discreet, as to not cause a huge commotion or create the impression of a poor horse. The little pips, squeaks, flickering fingers, and zips were just enough to make her ears perk, her eyes sparkle, and her feet to balance out.

The black and white mare stood oh so pretty. You could tell she knew she was a cutie..... if she wasn't dozing off!


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Here she is, Crayola Marquers (voters' #1 choice) in her first show!
Oh lookie there, she has a left side!


Woot! Soft cell shading style again :w00t!: I'm really digging this, even if white spots are a pain in the buttocks to shade. I'm also having fun with the different composition placements (this one: with the long foreground; the Fiddler one: the large space on top and right). It makes the whole piece more interesting, IMO, than just the standard "crop square around the horse" haha.
Also! I'm getting better at hand-painting backgrounds myself. :deviation: such pretty sand again...!

If you couldn't tell, I'm pretty proud of this piece :3





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wideturn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, she looks SO much like a horse I used to ride named China: [link] only mirror flipped! haha Very nice work :)
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Elchanted Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Definately my favourite from your stable! Ive missed her :heart:
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cali13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
i freaking love this mare!
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littlehummingbirdy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Arrrwww i just love black sabinos....
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Sannesaro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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Avidest Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. Beautiful horse!! She is the cutest thing ever :) Shes going to be a star!
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Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You have every reason to be proud on this! It`s simply stunning!! The composition, the background, the sand, the shading, the horse .. i mean WOW! :love:
I am always blown away by the amount of details you put into your art, and this pictures has to be one of the most amazing pieces I have seen this week! I love how you do the cell-shading, and I am also drooling all over these hand painted backgrounds of yours! :drool:

And what a pretty little mare! I adore her! Best of luck in the competition!
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handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm all warm and fuzzy inside now, haha :cuddle:
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NightingaleStables Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, her markings are beautiful!
And I so love this style of shading. :)
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
U ARE KILLING ME WITH THIS STUNNING PAINTERLY WATERCOLOR. Like, seriously. PLEASE make a tut, or a speadpaint... OR SOMETHING!!! *seriously begging you*:iconbeggingplz:
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handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well.. the tutorial I used is this one: [link] :XD: I'm using the "linear dodge" method in that tutorial, and following it to a T. It's a super handy tut, see for yourself :aww:
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
ACK, thankies. :)
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous horse! :D
Personally I much prefer your old shading style but I like the depth of field in this. :D
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handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Don't worry, I'll switch back and forth between different styles. I just have to do something different every once in a while so I don't get bored, haha :meow:
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, don't get me wrong, I like it, I just prefer the old style. XD I do the same though - the minute I've settled into one way of doing something, I'll change... XD
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Bravadoes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the cell shading your such a great artist with so many awesome shading techniques
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PoniezzRule Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Hes stunning! I love your work! :)
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jockeyy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
i LOVELOVELOVE the composition and placing of crayola! that background is down right amazing, and that shading technique is so awesome! i love this piece so so much!
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CallMeClueless Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Niur-Tarow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo... shiny... :drool:
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FadingMemoriees Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very pretty, I do like the shading a lot.
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VioleNtPJ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting idea with shadings! :)
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swagstag Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, she's looking GOOD!
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XFlyRosesx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOW !! beautyfull
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
oh my!!!!! she is gorgeous!!!!
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wickedlovelyfaery Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, she's so beautiful! :heart: Great job! And haha, her personality - too funny. =P
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fairybloom28 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful!!!!!! i looove the shading btw i never noticed before but your siggy is on the horses belly.....how did i miss that i been watching you for like at least year :faint: may ave to borrow that haha
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handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Hehehe yeah.. I've been doing that since this piece: [link]
I did it, hoping art thieves wouldn't see it and forget to remove it, or make it more difficult for them to blur it out :shakefist:
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fairybloom28 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome and wow! i have to say it ingenious!!! i love it haha and it worked really well i somehow missed it for 11 months haha. Darn those thieves i never been stolen from thank god but they are tricky little bastards (excuse my language)
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CubanacanWarmbloods Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
awhh i love her!!!! this looks great :3
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EternalStarTrail Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Holy cow I love this style on her :D
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Shufflingdinos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
She was always my favorite! (:

Wonderful pic!
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DreamingOfHorses67 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This might sound weird but i really like the dirt in this picture...like the way it's focused around her feet and not the front of the picture.
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handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I do too :heart:
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AustinLove Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow she really grew up and my, is she stunning!
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the-em Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
LOVING the long perspective shot from the front! Very unique :) Did it take you long to do the background?
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handstands-for-you Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not really! The sand took the longest, but altogether it didn't even take as long as the line work. :aww:
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lusterrox Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH! This is beyond beautiful. I WANT MOOORRREEEEE!
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jennyshep5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
she's gorgeous!!
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