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There's a humminghorse in the magnolias... by brightredrose There's a humminghorse in the magnolias... by brightredrose
Edit: *sigh* I do hate the photoshop 7 glitch that corrupts the multiply layers...for those of you with good eyes, I'll have that fixed in a week or so, when I go back to school/my copy of CS5. To those of you who don't know what I'm talking about...eh, well that's my little secret then. XD

Graphite and digital flats
8x10

Tentative final colors on this guy. :D Would really love feedback on the particular tones, if everything's still visually clear, yadayadayada... I'm fairly happy with the anatomy, given that the only photo ref I used was a personal snapshot of Z's face. XD Hesitantly naming this character Gyre, for now. He's just one of my many little mascots floating around, aimless.
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Given 2012-03-14
Some days, there's no getting around the fact that There's a humminghorse in the magnolias... Graphite, with digital colors, from *brightredrose. ( Suggested by Melodieous and Featured by SRaffa )
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MaxinePage Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Very beautiful.
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 
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Colorsyn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so elegant and creative c:
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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LisaReyOfHope Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Are those pink Magnolias? I was surprised to find they do have them when looking through a flower catalog.
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I honestly have no idea. The petals are primarily white on top, with streaks of pink near the center and entirely covering the bottoms. They grew at my grandmother's house, so when I found some trees around campus, I elected to use them. I was under the impression that they were just...magnolias. O_O
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LisaReyOfHope Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Only Magnolias I have ever seen have been white. I was surprised to see that there were even pink magnolias. Nice art by the way.
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
There are no words to accurately describe the fact that you are a genius. This is absolutely beautiful. I really love the rough, worn look - this seems like it could have come out of an ancient book of monsters or something.
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you! :D It's a style I'm very fond of. :)
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caseva Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Love the texture and the design. The colors are beautiful as is, but I do feel like your creature is a little more subdued than his hummingbird aspect suggests. Humming birds are usually more vibrant aren't they? But then he wouldn't fit in so nicely with the tone of the flowers, so maybe not.
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It depends on the specific type you're going for--but they're generally much more metallic-looking than this guy is, so that might be it. :) Thanks for the input--I might try to paint him sometime, and then I'll go for the wilder colors. :D
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caseva Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh! That would make a really awesome painting!
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PocosLadyCutter05 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you dont mine me asking what are digital flats? This is incredible by the way
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They're just flat colors put under a (usually traditional) line-art layer with the pencil (or any other anti-alias) tool. :) That way you can change the color with one click, no pixel clean-up needed, and the lineart layer hides the pixelated edge. But yeah, it's just...color, no shading. Thank you! :D
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PocosLadyCutter05 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How would you get the flat colors to show up under the traditional line-art layer
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You would have your traditional layer (or digital inks, really anything goes!) on the top layer, set that top layer to "multiply," and make a bottom layer for your flats to go under the original art. :) But that's only one method--you can get a really nifty colored-pencil effect by putting your color above the graphite layer and setting it to "color."
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PocosLadyCutter05 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh awesome. Thank you :)
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Grimchess Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
This piece remainds me so much of surrealistic paintings I just had to love it. Thinking about it as a base for a furtur tatoo.. who knows XD
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brightredrose Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, I can't imagine there's a large pool of people who would want a humminghorse tattooed permanently into their flesh, but I'll keep it in mind. :D Thanks!
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Grimchess Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
You're wellcome. Hahahah I may not be a normal person :) xD
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
hello!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
have a good day!
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks very much! :D
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OSTEC Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Beautifully done, you have a great style and a fantastic gallery :)
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Horsegirl558 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh...:faint: amazing! :D
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Horsegirl558 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem! :D
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
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AriaFawn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I LOVE this piece so much. It is absolutely incredible, one of the most unique and well put together equines around I think.

I love the colours in this, the pinks and greens are lovely together.

The flowers look excellent, I love the soft flopping look of their petals.

Onto the humminghorse. Wow, what an amazing beast. The way the beak fits the face and the gorgeous curled hooves (I am partial to hooves like that, one of my tattoos has curling hooves, haha) are all so pretty! I also like the perspective and pose. I have a tough time drawing horses when I have to include an underview of their belly but you got this spot on. The feathers look so real too!

I really like this piece because not only is it realistic and believable but it has an illustrative feeling to it as well. Gorgeous job!! And very well deserved on the DD!!!:blackrose:
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Unfortunately the magnolias in my area have all dropped their petals in the last week, and they wilt so quickly--I love their petals and I'm glad that soft, floppy look comes across. :)
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ViridianRose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors in this. Plus, like always, you add your own lovely flair- humminghorses? Genuis! Love the detail work. <3
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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felicia-lim Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
why it's so amazing and brings the vintage fantasy atmosphere for me
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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felicia-lim Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your welcome!!
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slayerbitch Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
THis is the most original and awesome picture EVER!
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. :)
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Silvermare Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! I wish I had thought of that! This is amazing!
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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AletheiaLi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this might be the coolest thing i've ever seen! love it and it's "crazyness" :)
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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CurlyWurly808 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! congratulations on the DD. :hug:
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, well deserved! :clap:
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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The-TND Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really creative :)
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brightredrose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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