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The FrostHeart

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By AstralPaint   |   Watch
Published: June 14, 2013
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So this is Mauja. Mauja is amazing. I stalk Mauja on a regular basis.

-ahem-

Anyway, Neo won the Plague contest the same round that Dingo did, because they tied. And I finally got my lazy ass into gear and stopped being afraid of spots! I'm SO proud of this, especially considering the tack removal I had to do, and adding in spots, and just. Yes. I'm also really happy with the mane (THAT FORELOCK <3) and tail and just. Overall very happy. <3

I really hope you like it, Neo! :D



STOCK
Horse ~Lovely-DreamCatcher [link]
Background ~prints-of-stock [link]



INFORMATION
Time: 8 hours
Size: 4250px x 3250px
Layers: 66
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Intuos2
Image size
4250x3250px 4.86 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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devils-horizonProfessional Digital Artist
I actually have no words.
When you look at the stock image and then back at this image the work is so incredibly obvious and it's amazing!
The whole piece has turned out fantasically well and I appauld you with hands held high for the ability to clone that much tack and human out of the horse and still make it look like it's a horse!!!
Amazing.
:heart:
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AstralPaintHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  That means so much to me!  :D

I actually enjoy tack removal.  Much more so than hair. ;_;  Hair is hard.  xD

Thank you again!  :heart::heart::heart::heart:
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DEAD--HEADProfessional Digital Artist
wow this is amazing! I've always wanted to use that horse in a manip and been so afraid of those spots! lol
great job and keep up the awesome work!
Can't believe I wasn't watching you before!
-runs to watch now-
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AstralPaintHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow, thank you so much!  :D  I really appreciate it!  Using this horse was definitely a challenge, but it taught me so much and I'm quite pleased with the result!
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DEAD--HEADProfessional Digital Artist
haha your most welcome! 
It's always great to have something positive to look forward to when you start a manip xD
I'm so glad you learned from it, doing hard stuff may seem scary at times but that's how we learn xD
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BloodyAmnesiaHobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing
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AstralPaintHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <333
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BloodyAmnesiaHobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome dear <3
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AquiloniusLupusHobbyist Digital Artist
omgomgomgomgomgomgogm <333333333333333333
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AstralPaintHobbyist Digital Artist
I can't even tell you how glad I am you like it <3
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AquiloniusLupusHobbyist Digital Artist
dghkshj <3
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Oh my gosh D: DAT TAIL
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AstralPaintHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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