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Nightmare by Keitaro333 Nightmare by Keitaro333
This is my third 'bigger' piece.
I was in kinda "dark" mood so i wanted to paint something with strong, dark atmosphere.

No ref, inspired by John Howe. (looked up to some of his works to gain idea of how to paint textures and such)
Painted in April 2004 in Photoshop 7 with Genius Wizardpen tablet. Took me a lot of time, about 30 hours i think...


edit: i brightened and contrasted it a bit.
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:icontylerfreeflight:
TylerFreeFlight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Way cool!
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:iconjaniczka:
Janiczka Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
WoW! This is absolutely amazing! Fantastic details! Good job.
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:iconirmazwart:
IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Truly  nightmare-like, I love this so much. Would be awesome to ride a horse like this (though a bit painful)
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:iconkamilokami:
Kamilokami Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
awesome very cool
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:iconredbuick95:
Redbuick95 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
amazing
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:iconpathfinderfan:
Pathfinderfan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I love your idea of a Nightmare.
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:iconladyarah:
ladyarah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 45 - Nightmares" You can find it here: [link]
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TWM91 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a fyi, this was stolen and is now on a app.
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:iconninjawolfie:
NinjaWolfie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool pic i like it.
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:iconmiddernachtlopper:
Middernachtlopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! The colours, the textures....

Amazing work!
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:iconmudclaw:
Mudclaw Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is amazing, i could never do something like this by hand much less with a computer, it's awesome! and it looks so real!
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shadowone666 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
This is awesome :) Great picture.
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:icondraskyvanderhoff:
DraskyVanderhoff Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Magma Horse!!! :D and it's not a Nightmare for me... Very nice landscape also ;)
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:iconraywen:
Raywen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
amazing such good contrasts
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:iconheidedevries:
Heidedevries Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Love the colors! Especially the lava and the red on the horse! :)
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Such detail! Impressive!
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:iconmustanggal:
mustanggal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
I love this =o)
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:icontrojanmoose:
trojanmoose Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
That has honestly got to be the best redering of a nightmare I have ever seen, I love the connection to magma and inner fire you've used in the hide
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:iconvictoria91:
Victoria91 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
Awesome, I love it :D
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:iconmajinviktor:
MajinViktor Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Now that Is kewl

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Can I Draw Seriously now?
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:iconmonatorgersen:
monatorgersen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Featured in my journal, hope it's ok. If not, let me know and I'll remove it.
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:icondarkdelusion:
DarkDelusion Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
haunting
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:iconanonymous543:
Anonymous543 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That, is my kinda horse :D
Very nice.
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:iconlika--elvennight1999:
Uaaaaaahh!!!! I love horses/black/fire
You put it all together very good!
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:iconcaliphe:
Caliphe Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmn, the colours and textures are beautiful.
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:iconafloodiscoming:
afloodiscoming Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. I love it all :)
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:iconjustria:
Justria Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... This is the kind of art I wish I could do.
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SoulRotTerrorCorrupt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
BADASS!
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:iconivorydraco:
IvoryDraco Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Wow! You created a very dark atmosphere with this picture. I really like the details and feel.
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:iconalbatross101:
Albatross101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
WOW:+fav:
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:iconsablewynd:
Sablewynd Featured By Owner May 5, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Love the dark! ^.^
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:icontychondriax:
Tychondriax Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
wooooww!!! great work!! It inspires a great sense of darkness, and I LOVE darkness... :D

Immediately added to my favs... ^^
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tinkscrazy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
very nice
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:iconodd-eye:
odd-eye Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
very very good! I always loved nightmare :D
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:iconvengerin:
Vengerin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... Looking for inspiration to draw a dark nightmare horse, I find this one.

Incredible, is very realistic and in the same time very dark and scary. One of the most excellent jobs that I saw. O_O
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PhantomWolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
oooohhhh.... Pretty!! Haha, I get it! NightMARE! XD Love it!
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Keitaro333 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
indeed :O and shes eeval :devilish:
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esonf60 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
this is a gr8 pic (horses are the best and it's black even better. and with some red woooooow :floating: truly a fantasy pic) must must must fav this :clap: . :shocked: the detail is sooooooooooooooo good aswell :shocked:
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blue-violet Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
hmmm, somehow this one seems lighter than the one with the rider. Bothe stunnng, but i liked the darkness in the other.
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valaraukar Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
awesome deviation !!! thumbs up ! buuuuuuuuuuuuuut i'd suggest a mild glowing effect if possible and maybe a yellow red aura arround the horse !
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Andrea-Raine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
I luv :heart: this one without the rider ^_^ very very kool i luv all the red and black and the horse is just great the shading looks really good too :+fav:
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Delillah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I like it soooo much! Horse is great and other landscape too.
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:iconogar555:
ogar555 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
It's Gur8!
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:iconwickidkat:
wickidkat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005
wow i like it. I like evil dead/undead horses.
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:iconlittlegreeneyes:
littlegreeneyes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005
very cool :)
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:iconvalkeriemaiden:
Valkeriemaiden Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
This picture reminds me of DnD... I miss my characters... Great work kei!

-Tharine
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Keitaro333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
jaa D&D rules :D I havent played it in a while, too :O
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:iconvalkeriemaiden:
Valkeriemaiden Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah! ^_^!

-Tharine
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darkfortears Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
Your textures are so real. They remind me of terragen renders. To think you've painted them yourself it's just awe inspiring.

I like this piece alot, the whole lava bit has a LOTR feel to it. On the whole it's nice and mythical.
The horse is excellent. Great job on the anatomy, I like the lava thing it has going on. It's a nice touch. It adds to the dark feel of the image. It makes you think the horse is evil. Then again, it may not be.

:)
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Keitaro333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
Thanks. Ya, its very evil :devilish: :D
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