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Keladry of Mindelan and Peach

By Klork
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Keladry of Mindelan with her horse, Peachblossom. From the Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce.

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So this has, oddly, become one of my most viewed pieces. Guess..this is what happens when you do fanart. o_O

One question or comment I keep getting, however, is that Peachblossom doesn't look like a roan. It's been...over three years since I read the books, but I thought that Peach was a strawberry roan. At least, I know that I used a strawberry roan for reference when I drew this picture (I am no horse expert and rarely draw them).

[link] <--- that's the reference pic I used. Note the part of the horse that's dominantly white would not be shown in this picture. In the far left bottom corner of my drawing you'll see a gradual fade.

Also, old picture is old. Making things more contrasting when I did this picture seemed to only pertain to the freckles and I didn't quite do very well at emphasizing the white to Peach that she needed.

Hopefully that'll satisfy the horse critics.
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hp931's avatar
Could I please post this to Tumblr?
Klork's avatar
So long as it's credited to me with a link back I don't have a problem with it.
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tink-blsm's avatar
I absolutely love your picture of Kel!
dream-chylde's avatar
Gosh thank you for this, I'm reading "Lady Knight" right now and I just couldn't pin down my mental image; but I think you nailed it. Kel is supposed to have mouse brown hair and dreamy hazel eyes and yes, Peachblossom is a strawberry roan with red-brown socks. This is better than the cover to me. ^_^
mizuki-nee-chan's avatar
this is a great image of Kel!
Blackrose1323's avatar
Amazing depiction of Kel
I love this!
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Chasing-Colors's avatar
I love this, so beautiful, but Peach blossom doesn't seem very roany. Other than that W.O.W.!
catrana200's avatar
She looks exactly as I saw her... Wow. Even Peachblossom looks how I thought he would. I almost believe he's about to reach out of the screen and bite me, lol! They just look so real...
Howl-Jenkins's avatar
Yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayay and one more time for good measure Yay! :D

Have /All/ the pets, and a bad tempered horse ^__________^
femine23's avatar
dkhmdmhtjyhdmhght SO AWESOME! <3
kccake518's avatar
she looks beautiful. i love the way peachblossom is looking at you
fastbikerchick1mc's avatar
Any way for you to tell us how you did the freckles?
Klork's avatar
Er, I actually don't remember. O_O It's been a while since I did this piece and my methods are constantly changing. I'm guessing I used a special brush on a separate layer and used the burn/dodge tool a tad too much. >_>
fastbikerchick1mc's avatar
Thanks for the help. The last time I tried doing freckles in gimp I ended up just pixeling in small dots and it was annoying trying to get it alright.
KellyO87's avatar
Cool! Great job on the "Dreamer's" long lashes! too cool. A few too many freckles maybe, ^.^ but great job!
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DinaNobles's avatar
I saw the picture and loved it so I clicked on it to look closer. The freckles are a little out of control, but I still love it.

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It shouldn't be called "common sense" it should be called "UN-common sense" due to its rarity
animatedKitKat's avatar
this is book cover worthy art
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