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Rapture in Motion by arrsistable Rapture in Motion by arrsistable
Woot! My triumphant return. Kind of.. sort of?

This was a commission for ~NewShine, who, while very specific about what everything, was absolutely amazing to do art for. She was constructive, she pointed out things before they went too far, and gave me artistic freedom inside the boundaries of specifications. Sounds complicated, but just look at the picture -- the entire character is complicated. =P


So, lets round this up. Large iridescent wings, covered in a moth-like powder. Twisted opal-colored horn, made of bone but something akin to twisted roots/driftwood. Opal hooves, which you can't see. Silver/blue mane/tail, long. Blue coat with dapples that aren't too light or too dark. Brass starburst-shaped pendant on a necklace of black-purple braided horsehair, Andalusian type, and unique eyes that are.. kind of like a regular horse eye turned at a 90 degree angle. My decision to stick him in the clouds evidently meant that EVERYTHING was blue in the picture, haha! My bad.


And, er, on that note, this picture took roughly 5 months to complete... but in my defense, I had 3 little boys by myself over a sweltering summer, was gone or had company over every single weekend, and had my hard drive fail during it all too. :blush:


Wings were completely painted by hand, as the horn, the necklace/pendant, mane/tail, stars and sky and mist. Even the horse, who is based off of one of =larfsalot's pictures, has nothing of the original photo in it, totally painted over. :faint:


So, on that note, stock credits:

Horse: =larfsalot - [link]
Strutures in the distance: *legends-of-the-west - [link] & [link]
Clouds: *Eteria-Stockphoto - [link] & [link]

Hope you like it :)
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SilverSummerSong Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just kind of staring at those wings in complete and utter awe
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arrsistable Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Those wings were my favorite part, and the most time taken. =) 
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Esveeka Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Featured here! Keep up the good work. ♥
:huggle:
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work!!!
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Shade-of-the-Night Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy flip! Those wings are simply stunning :faint: I love how you can see the texture in each feather, the lighting/shading on each on is simply magical! However, the way they connect with the body doesn't feel quite right to me. :shrug: it could easily be just me and my eyes playing tricks on me. Either way, fantastic piece!
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LiberaEqua Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so stunning! :wow: I love the colours, as well as the texture of the feathers and the mist ( the mist looks so soft! 8D ). I also really like how the mane and tail mimic the shape of the horn, and the fact that you can't see his hooves gives the impression that he's diving into the mist. :nod:
Again, stunning work! :clap:
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ChristopherDavies Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you do Horses from
Videogames?
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GoldenOaksStables Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
These are the best wings I have ever seen. :O I do not know how you could have possibly handpainted them! They are so..perfect!
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Lizzypokemon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous...
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:iconjacij:
jacij Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! Love the colours you've used :)
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artorifreedom Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen a picture of pegasus more gorgeous than this...Absolutely flawless, amazing work! :love:
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goldensilva Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
O.O!!! WOW! This is amazing!!!!

Wow......
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hugxme Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Photographer
This is completely, totally, and irrevocably amazing.
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whitleymendoza316 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
O.o Stunned without speech.
Friggin’ amazing.
Did you go to school for this?
What program do you use ma’am?
&& Wow. O.o
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arrsistable Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I haven't gone to school for it actually =P I'm self taught. I use Adobe Photoshop CS4 :)
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS ONE TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!! WELL DONE, MY FRIEND!!!!!!!! IF YOU ENTERED THIS ONE IN A CONTEST, I WOULD DECLARE THE PICTURE AND YOU AS THE 1ST PLACE WINNER!!!!!!!!!!
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abiv-x Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
:O I...have no words. Fantastic!
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Arabells Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Difficult, but beautiful. You did an AMAZING job on this :)
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KalosysArt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Is so wonderful!
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Castlebrook-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wings = complete mind rape. <3
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Joleisha Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
W.O.W! I could actually picture this on my daughters wall! Fantastic job and the wings are just mind blowing! I love the colors and the picture as a whole just works! I love the blues and hint of purple. Its just beautiful to look at!

Wishes it was also up for print :heart:
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Yewrezz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHoAAAA O.O
This is just ... amazing :dummy:
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xilovehorsesx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Those wings are absolutely amazing! this is gorgeous!!! :D
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boxofpeaches Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Those wings...my god! :jawdrop: Everything about this is so breathtaking and inspiring. :heart:
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Asanadain Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
This is such a beautiful work of art with amazing detail!
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Blubirdz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student General Artist
i love your attention to detail!
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InsomniaticOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Holy crap, you're insane... as in, insanely awesome. xD :heart:
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moanrockss Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student
This is...incredible...i have no other words :O
:clap:
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ExquisiteIllusions Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
holy shit
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NewShine Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep making my desktop background skip back around to this image just so I can stare at it for a few minutes before the next rotation starts. *.*

Now that I see her I have it in my head to grab one or two others to try their hand at her too.. Because I'm an image whore and keep wanting to see what you'd play with if you took it on again. And there is no way I could ever let you draw this one again without jumping off a bridge for thinkin it. XD

Maybe I'll take a stab at it again, who knows! :D It's just soo great to finally have a hard version of her.. Must have more!
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phantomhelena Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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Llama-In-A-Box Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh. My. Goodness.

O_O This is INCREDIBLE. Haha, I'm speechless. Other than my stammering at how absolutely beautiful this is.
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The first thought that came to my mind when I saw this was "Wow, look at those beautiful feathers", but as I scrolled down to see the rest of the work, the amazement just kept growing.

The wings are incredibly detailed and you did very well on the angle (it's a pretty hard one to get right). As a huge bird lover, drawing wings and feathers is something I absolutely adore and I love seeing other artists draw them as well because you always see so many different styles and shapes. I really like how you made some of the feathers looks a little "messy" and bent, it just makes me think even more that perfection is, in fact, in imperfection, the wings may not look all tidy and such, but they're all the more beautiful because of it.

The eye position really confused me at first, but then I saw it was meant to be that way. This really is a very interesting character, you did a wonderful job portraying him.
The mane and tail look very pretty as well, I love how some of the strands swirl around each other and I like how almost all the work is made of different blue shades and then the necklace isn't, it gives a nice and interesting twist to the composition of the work.

I think I could go on forever, but this is already getting long enough. You did an astonishing work here and knowing you painted those wings all by yourself makes me appreciate it even more. This is definitely one of my favorite works from you now.
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Catskills Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Good lord... you amaze me and astound me and... I love your art. Teaaach meeeeee. Like.. get together and teach meeee!! (Neither of us has time for that but it would be so awesome!)
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arrsistable Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
LOL, I can just picture it now. You: "What are you doing?" Me: "Hell if I know.. I just fumble through everything til it looks ok."
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Catskills Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student General Artist
It would be fun though!!! :P Probably end up cracking up and rolling on the floor laughing.

*suddenly wants to watch the WoW roflmao video*
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TakeYourStand Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
This is so gorgeous!
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arrsistable Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Aww thank you! :)
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FireDragonPriestess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Arri you are amazing!! <3
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arrsistable Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Aww well thank you babes! <3
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ShadowofEquus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
That is just plain amazing!:D
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Wolfiethecrazy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
oh. my. god. :O
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xxfantaisiamanipsxx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Breathless!! I love those wings they look so magical :heart::heart:
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equinelove Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I look at this image and think, can I ever be this good? The thing is, I think I can, as long as you keep putting up new images, I will keep striving to be a better artist. Please, keep wowing us with your skill, so I can keep telling myself I need to keep trying.

You are an inspirational artist. I hope that some day I can inspire people the same way you inspire me. I falling in love with your art more and more the more I look at it. I am awed by you. Keep it up.
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Savellla Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, every time I'm thisclose to forgetting how blinding your epicness is, you make something.
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Gota-cacel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Looks nice :D
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic creation; so life like and ethereal
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whimzi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yum.
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Chibi-Pandachan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I love that all the feathers aren't perfect - that bit of realism makes it much more dazzling, imo. <3 But it's faaaaaab and I don't have any original way to tell you that.
Who wants to go skydiving?! 8D
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Alexandra88 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style :heart:
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