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Traipsing across the plains... by DV-Skitz Traipsing across the plains... by DV-Skitz
This is my half of an Art trade with the lovely and wonderful (and enduringly patient!) . *Winks at Mia* Yes... it's finally done. Hope it was worth the wait! I wanted to get this posted for your Birthday... but didn't quite manage. So Happy Belated Birthday!! *Snugs you madly and warbles "Happy Birthday" quite off key* Go check out half of her half (er... would that be 1/4? *chuckles*) of our trade: Sirraz

This picture depicts two of Mia's magnificent characters Aequus (blue) and Vis Vires (red) from the MSN Group Unicorns of the Vale [link] It's not very accurate to the roleplay at the Vale, as I don't think these two have ever been RP'd together... but, heck - it was fun to do! Both Aequus and Vis Vires have such fun markings! Surprisingly - Aequus's were more of a pain in the rear than Vires's.

Each of the characters was sketched, scanned and then colored in a combination of Corel Photopaint 8 and Adobe Photoshop 7. The background was mainly done in Photoshop... All the extra stuff (like combining the pics together) was done using both programs. Definitely my most auspicious and ambitious work to date!

*Crosses fingers that all links work!*
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Olnyx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Aww that's so awesome!
SilverMist0982 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I absolutely love this! You've done a wonderful job of combining the media. The art is so amazing, I'm in love.[link]
CynthiaCynical Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
This is lovely!
The colors are fabulous!
The red and the blue are so well flowing !
raincloudpony Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
so cute. i love the colors you used for them
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Great work, love the blue one.
limenett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
I Love It! :D
bbitseedy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
wow!! i love this one! wild and colorful! so much power in this one.
BlueFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I CANT BELIEVE I HAVEN'T commented on this!!!!!

I love Aq's horn, dude. In fact, I love the way you do horns!!! OMG I LOVE THIS DUDE!!
copperhead1973 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning! I'm new to the whole digital imaging thing...but I love it. I think the blue one is my fave...but then again, I like blue. Hehe...^^; I bow at your talent!
BayIslandHorse Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
OMG! Thats beautiful! Wonderful job!
Lunakitt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
I love this!!! The most beautiful of creatures. Powerfull yet gracefull; you've captured their spirit perfectly. Refreshing to see unicorns depicted in such vibrant colours too. If only dreams were reality.
windscar101 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
love the horsies! :D
GaaraLover112 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
beautifully stunning!!!
whirl-wind Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
Kusanar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
I love the red Clydestale looking one!
RazzinAussi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007   Traditional Artist
Man, I love these markings. How do you figure out what markings you want on your horses? I could really use a tip.
squirrel-maz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
wow, this is really reallly good! the Colours are so rich and the tones are spot on. Excellent job, :+fav:
MotherIzayoi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
It's so beautiful! :heart:
starlight777 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
wow this is cool
Kiriahtan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
I like very much your horses.
GothicWolf69 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
thats beautiful how did u do that!!
Mackico Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Lol. Awesome! You're the person who accepted me!

Anyway, great work. I faved it! :D
Ode-To-Irony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Wow... That's incredible! I love it! Especially the colors and shading! The manes and tails looks so realistic, like you could just run your fingers through them. *favs*
Opal-Koboi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
I love it! I LOVE the colors!!
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Ya know, this was my FIRST fave on dA...
Shady-V Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006   General Artist
so pretty!
falconfire Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
I love this picture!!! It is so cool!!!
xMaiyahx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
What a beautiful piece :heart:
iskaviisheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
this is kick ass!
plus the firebringer trilogy rules
littleitchysister Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!!! :jawdrop: :omg: :wow: :eyepopping: That is WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I luv it, i luv it, i luv it!!! :love: :heart: The colours, the anatomy, the shinyness!!! Everything! :w00t: It's so perfect! :nod: :+fav:
scrii Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2006  Student
Brilliant! The white markings make the colours look so clean and the smooth shiny shading and it's equality on both the main colour and the white... wow! The trees look wonderful and the background in general... just stunning :)
Uzaiyaro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
thats beautiful, photopaint?
Silverwolf776 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005   Writer
wow! Thats awesome! great job!!!! :clap:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
So... tell me how you did the grass... Just painted blade by blade, or what? Thanks... I'd FAVE this... but I already have ;)
south-wind Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005   Digital Artist
absolutely breathtaking - both of them look magnificent, but Vis Vires' proud, strong canter really stands out. Another thing I love is how you've shown a few different types of grasses, and the background trees look fantastic as well.
moon-lightning Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Student Digital Artist
ITs wonderfull! *stares mistified* Sirazz... ERM.. maybe I best go make sure I spelled that right on the one I did for you D_V. Anyway this is great. *hugs* miss you... rpg sometime?
Goover Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Wow! Thats amazing!!! I love the markings on the sorrel unicorn! It reminda me of a Clydsdale! ^_^
americanwerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
Wow!is the word i need to use for that man ur good
Linse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! Cute! Lovely unies!
- You are just SO good to draw!
Se my unies... If you want to.
wolflover1990 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
BLUE HORSE!!!!!! Lol jk that is really good your a great artist!!
Isdrake Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004   Digital Artist
It's wonderful. =P
ladydragon069 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
OMFG!! ur such a wonderful artist, i cant beleive a human being could have so much artisitc ability!! *faints*
minime2210 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG :faint: That is so cool!!! :worship: Excelent job!!!
Soulamei Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
You are painfully amazing, my friend. The tail on the blue one seems a biiiiit chubby at the base, but it also could just be me being a moron. ^,^ Gooooooooooooooooooooooood woooooooorrrrrkkkkk, matey.
cheekychizkit Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
Oh man, D_V...I can only hope that someday I can be as good as you. *sweatdrops* XD I remember when I first came to the Vale I idolized you as everything I wanted to be...RP-wise, and art-wise. Well, that, and how you deal with people. We've all noticed my managerial skills are not always so reliable...*chuckles*

Now look at me...I'm getting there! My art's improving (though it's far from this good) and my RP skills are...mediocre. XD The whole managing thing is...a little better lol

Keep up the great work, my dear. I still envy you!

Eissie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
Yes it is very great! The background realy compliments the main characters. Very beautiful.
*was sent by Los. to praise!*
rheall Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful! I love the markings you did on Vires... and the feathering! Gah, it works so well, you're a master at that. ;) I love you're style of horns. They look much more delicate yet intimidating then the regular unicorn horns. Like everyone else here has said; beautiful choice of colours! That shade of blue is... exquisite! (favourite colour: blue :giggle:) If I was to look for critisim it would be that tree/bush on the right hand side. It looks like it's meant to be an evergreen, but if so then it seems a little out of proportion. If it's meant to be a bush, then yay, it looks good! I just didn't know what you were going for for it. But the background is wonderfully done, even if it is simple... And I love how you made the sky and clouds so subtle and subdued. If it was more contrasty it might have taken away from the brillianc of the unicorns!

I love it! =D Please don't hesitate to let us(/me) know when you're ready for more art trades! *stands in line* :giggle:
Crimson-Mane Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow..amazing! An instant :+fav: :D
WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
Losmios Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
Holy cow! *jaw drops* Regan, what have you done??!! :faint: Oh girl, you arest the queen of my heart, I shall worship you from now on, I'll be your highpriestess! *grin* This was defintely worth the wait!!! :love: :glomp: Oh wow...Wow...Wow, I just can't keep saying wow... :cuddle: Oh I love it Regan, I really do!
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