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A Dream Of Hers.
By 8Siren   |   Watch
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Published: July 15, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 8Siren
My entry for the contest that #WaterHorses and #Unicorn-Club are holding. :)
I really love how it turned out. I think it's my best so far.
It took me over 5 hours of non-stop work on this to finish.
The colours were especially fun to play with :D

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The young grey mare had yet to realize the trouble she'd gotten into as she pulled her heavy body onto the beach, in hopes her mate was close by. She kept close enough to the water that she could still return if need be. She whinnied a soft little cry, but her mate's whinny never replied. She had always dreamt of becoming a land creature. Never had she imagined that this would be her only chance to feel as if she were one.
The sky took on a different appearance as day began to turn to night. And the first stars arose from the black abyss.
A rustle in the grass alerted the mare as she awoke from a restless dream. She concentrated on the tall dark grass. Who was in there? She let out a quiet whinny.
At once the animal reacted. It was a famished wolf. It had wandered for days without food, and this was it's chance for a replenishment. It bolted for her throat, but the mare lashed her powerful tail and spiked the beast in the muzzle. The wolf lashed back at her, inducing a large gash on her belly. The blood began pouring as she cried out for help.
At last, her mate had heard her and bolted into action. The immense black stallion chased the wolf, nipping at it's tail. The pursuit went on until the wolf gave up and ran off back the way it came, never to come back again.
The stallion stood there looking at his poor mare. She didn't have much more time. The wounds on the mare were severe. She would never survive this.
He laid down next to her. A comforting whinny escaped his saddened lungs, as the mare shut her eyes forever.

Art & story © Me.
No stealing, copying, using, claiming as your own, redistributing, etc.
I worked really hard on this and I don't need people calling MY work THEIR'S.. >_<
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jenneke13's avatar
Wow So beautiful <3
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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it makes me think of romeo or juilet . somehow
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe :D
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xilovehorsesxHobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a sad story. Beautiful work though! I really like the stars and the colors of the sky :)
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you! :D
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nikquineStudent Digital Artist
Wow.
This is so stunning, I absolutely love every detail put into this piece. So beautiful <333
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
aww thanks :D
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nikquineStudent Digital Artist
Your welcome (:
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SilverFlightHobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow, look at that sky! And I love the colouring on the mare's body...the story made my eyes well up :_:
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
aww thanks :)
xDallan's avatar
I love the unique designs! And the Use of colour, beautifull! Well done :aww:
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you! :meow:
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shiasgraphicsHobbyist General Artist
wow love this is so beautiful. you did an amazing job on this
how do you get your lines to be so clean?
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you! :heart:
I actually used PaintTool SAI for the lineart, then did all the colouring in photoshop. :) I recently just started using SAI, and I really love it for lineart.
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shiasgraphicsHobbyist General Artist
welcome
PaintTool SAI? hmm
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

Not sure if it's the full version. But that's where I downloaded it from :)
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shiasgraphicsHobbyist General Artist
:la: i shall have to play around with it
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy:
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SolinaBrightHobbyist General Artist
aww.. this is so sad, yet really amazing. :happybounce: You have a talent with drawing and with words, deary. :faint: I love how you did the water, so beautiful!! :omg: the background is so very pretty!! both horses look beautiful! their expression's on their faces are just fantastic!! their eyes are marvlous as well! the glow gives a good effect on your piece. The shading and highlighting are just splendid!! i also like the glowy sea star! super cute! Very nicley composed work of art! I also dearly love the story, so much emotion in each word you used. very descriptive. So overall i say, the job well done!! :heart:
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank-you so much! :heart:
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Woah this is absolutely amazing, impressive~~! <3
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8SirenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanksss :heart:
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You did an awesome job on this! It turned out great :)
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