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blackened days and silver nights by candid-crocodiles blackened days and silver nights by candid-crocodiles
I came as the lamb and return as the lion
Tonight it burns and burn it will


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Trade with ~Twistyh-stock of majestical Connor

ahmg so sorry it's so late! :noes: This took me an unnecessarily long time to get through. I had to restart this so many times until I could finally finish something.
Alsooooo I tried to paint wet mane & tail. Not sure how I did. it was quite a hearty challenge though xP

Twisty's wonderful part:


~C R E D I T S~
Horse: ~hannahharry [link]
Background: =Fahlaemee [link]
Foreground: *mimose-stock [link]
Sky: #resurgere
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:iconzummerfish:
And this is how it's done - an excellent example of image editing. In fact it's pretty much impeccable.

I really have to commend on your sense of dynamics and composition here. Having a slightly angled background and a model is a fine way to emphasize the movement and flow; all the more it adds dynamics and therefore the image comes to life.

Another strong point here are the special effects. The way you did the rain is excellent, but what's more you added depth of field effect here. Because of that background is realistically blurry (as it would be if we were talking about weather in real world XD) and we also see that foreground rain is closer to the camera/viewer. The overpainting and highlighting is great as well: it's smooth but doesn't lose all of the texture.

Concerning color scheme here, I think you've managed just fine regardless whether other like colorful images or not. A little drop cyan to support eyecolor wouldn't hurt but it's not a major flaw, if flaw at all.

Perhaps it would have been even more gorgeous if you added some additional elements to your composition to bring difference in horse manipulations which on average contain just horse and background, but simplicity here is not a bad thing at all. It's always best to leave some air in the composition rather than cramp it with all sorts of little details.
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Mythos-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous

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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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xxMysteryStockxx Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
amazing! wow!
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconmissfero:
MissFero Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love this. <3
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Kaydeniro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured this piece here - [link]

Thanks for being one of my watchers <33
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Esveeka Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Featured! Keep up the good work. ♥
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Glam-Nation-Stables Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
Do you do point commissions?
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear <333
and yes I do! c: Here's my commission information: [link]
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Glam-Nation-Stables Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool I shall look
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work. well done =D
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excelent art!!!:clap:
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :rose:
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here [link]
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:iconthalana:
Thalana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Beautiful work !
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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The-Ripple-Effects Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fffffs your art is always so beautifullll
I'll have to commission you whenever I finally get money heh~!
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeeee ahmg thank you dear!! :heart: :glomp:
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Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful!
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
d'aww thank you! c: :heart:
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Lavander-Thistle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg so gorgeous!
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much hun! :heart:
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hjerteskjelv Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student
Is there any chance you could do a "how I work" piece? As an aspiring photomaniper, it would help me greatly.
Lovely, lovely work as always. :heart:
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear! :heart:
And I've been meaning to make a tutorial! Is there anything in particular you would like to see? c:
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hjerteskjelv Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student
Maybe how you start working on a piece? and general pointers? :aww:
Sometimes the little tips and tricks are the best! Thank you for replying, btw. Not many do! :lol:
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no problem, I try to get to as many comments as I can! C: and I'm just starting a new piece now- I guess I can upload a walk through of it with general pointers along the way! I'll try to organize it together when I have some time :aww:
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hjerteskjelv Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
That sounds lovely! I'll be waiting patiently :aww:
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fideauxx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
share your amazing talents!!! -drools- seriously amazing <3
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahmgash thank you so much dearie :glomp: *wipes drool away* :D
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xpaintedhooves Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, just beautiful! ♥
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh thank you so much! :heart:
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xpaintedhooves Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome (:
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EternalDesteny Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent job on the rain and I absolutely love that blue eye :wow:
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very very much!! :squee:
And that eye has the teeeeniest tiny bit of brown in it, because it's actually supposed to be mixed hehe xP But it's like invisible lulz oopsie
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EternalDesteny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Has it? Haha I did't see it! But details do get lost a lot when you upload it here.
At least that's what I hear... :P
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yehh it's kind of sad sometimes...:c
But it's okay because eyes are so tiny anyways xD
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EternalDesteny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
That is true, but some people manage to draw all the attention to the eye.
In this piece the bright blue does that :heart:
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hannahharry Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my god. This is awesome!
Thanks for using :la:
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! And thank you very much for providing such wonderful stock <33
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bellequine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is stunning! I love the way you painted the mane :D
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHMG REALLY thankyouthankyou that mane was the death of me!! :heart: :glomp:
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ladynaevia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAH.
:faint:

This is really, really gorgeous. One of my all time favorites from you!
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHMG THANKYOU babe you're awesomeee :heart: As awesome as sauce :glomp:
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ladynaevia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

... alfredo sauce?
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:iconcandid-crocodiles:
candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alfredo sauce with extra cheese :heart:
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StarlitStables Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how???its so amazing!
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehee thank you!! <3
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StarlitStables Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome:)
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