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First of all - :iconjark: :nod: :heart: Respect Honesty Integrety Freindship

Secondly -

written by Ralf Persson ~Calm-As-An-Angel, specificly for this piece, not to be reproduced without prior consent (contact me)

Dark vulture! -
The sweetnes of the sunset
must die, screaming in terror,
before the night can spread it´s wings and fly
through horizons bleeding of beauty.

The world is wrapped
in the beating of crazy wings
in the pulse of a strange chaos.
The world has shut its eyes
behind curtains of unexplainable tears.
The air is as thick as flesh.
The song of light
drowns in the silence,
in the calmness of the eclipse
that hunts your destiny like a starving shadow.

At this dark dawn
so far from everwhere and nothingness
the sky seems to ask:
Why did you not leave?
Why did your heart make the world cry?
Why is the stars full of pain?

It's spooky how well he captured the mind of this stalion. :heart:

Third - This image started out not with Ataraxe in mind, but the impressive blood lusting winged stallion Barbaric Poetry. I don't really know who came first, Barbaric Poetry or Ataraxe, but it seems likely to me Ataraxe's spirit may have been inspired by Barbaric Poetry - Barbaric Poetry in his turn came from a text by man named Josh Kurvink, and it inspired me to create the portrait of that stallion - excerpt: "skull of vicious beauty carried high atop a thickly arched neck...braided flesh drawn taunt beneath scar-laced hide. Rabid eyes of seething honey hues gleam moodily behind the labyrinth tangle of unkempt forelock...such intriguing eyes....lupine gems that sing a soundless song of the winds between worlds." ( you read all of it here [link] )
Anyways, Barbaric is probably my most lvoed artwork, I've rarely recieved so much praise, and still do, when it comes ot that picture, though I myself for long have detested the poor quality in it. No, don't say it! Don't you dare! ;)
Back to the point - I wanted to redo it, better, with all the experience I've gained. It began well. but then... HE came alogn and ruined the idea. So Ataraxe it is.

I AM PLEASED :D Finally, I am pleased. And I want to share it with you. So I ask, what happens to you when you look at this? how does it make you feel, what does it make you think?

ATARAXE belonsg to MEEEEE! But you can borrow him for gift art if you like! :)

I should improove the hair I think.
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Pashiino Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want this stallion :D
May-Woods23 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the panic in the horse's eye and the tension in the body. Wonderful.
Neranella Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Oh I love your Unicorns !! (I'm mad about horses and Pegasus ans Unicorns !)
HorseLoverGirl22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
This picture is awesome.He looks so strong,proud and confident.Great job!
Valley-of-Fury Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! [link]
FriesianFury Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I so want to CM a model and paint him as your ATARAXE I just love your guy!
Losmios Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Kewl! :P
Tigra1988 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh my gosh, this is stunning!
I Love it! Great work!
PilafiaMadness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student General Artist
This is an absolutly amazing piece!
OpalSkye Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It makes me think that he's sensed something about the viewer that either challenges his majesty. He's startled yet defiant of the viewer and in turn it's enraging him.
He is the embodiment of power. Such an awesome beast. I really love his design and concept.
Great work, wonderful creature to view ^^
Losmios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Thank you! :) Nice catch!
fuzzy-panda18 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW he is extremely sexy!! Is he up for breeding?
Losmios Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Thanks! And nope! :)
fuzzy-panda18 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:( Aww that sucks. He's so hot.
Tania-S Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hi ^^
Your work are featured here [link]
Cambridgelove Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
It really looks like a very powerful stallion!!! and I love it! how did you mzke the hair like that????!?!?!?!!?
cerasi1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
He's so fierce.
bonbon3272 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Why haven't I noticed this beauty before??? I'm stunned. The face is amazing with detail.
LadyFromEast Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
See this: [link]
Thought you should know...
Losmios Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
It sucks, and I hate those damn people that do that, but it's so hard to get to them. :( At least they are just using it in their blog, I have no iea what the writing is though.

And thank you for teh compliment. :hug:
LadyFromEast Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I have translated some in one of comments in my recent journal about that person.
chester-rox-1st Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
thats incredible, every hair is in the perfect place to give more feeling to it!!! i like it! :D
Raven-in-Black Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
that's so amazing xD i love horses... that's beautiful animals in all world...
AlessXVIII Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
He's beautiful!!! :) :) :)
Avitalli Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
That stallion (whom is simply gorgeous by the way) looks as if he could be Storm's father.
nighstalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
might think it seems weird in a way but when i looked at it i felt protected i guess you could say idk thats what i felt. :) :+favlove: i love this image!!!
RoxMad Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
The eye is fantastic! I love it!
xxbluescatxx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
amazing work! *fav*
AyumiGosu17 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, the hair is PERFECT!!! Leave it as it is! Dang...I can't help but feel as if something is going on in this stallion's mind or something big is about to happen...WOW!
sorannis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
the glossiness and the stripes and the hair are great!! i'm in awe
Cornissa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Magnificent creature..very beautiful!:)
dracung Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful horse!
TouchFirst Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
It so beautifuuuul ! Really amazing !
Well Done !!
RurokenChimera Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Paula-McKagan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

love it

it looks powefull
Nazgul666 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! :wow: this got a mods onm elfwood right? well, it was WELL DESERVED. i luuuuuuuuv the white markings blending into the goatee ^^ amaaaaaaazing pic :jawdrop::clap: the colouring, shading and especially the fine mane are my fav bits of this. DEFINATE fav! :+fav: luv the name btw - Ataraxe.... O.o
candiglass Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
I love this piece of really captured the spirit of the horse wild and free. Beautiful work on the flowing mane and lifelike eyes. This one is on top of my list. Thanks.
GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lookie ! [link] this horse's beard almost looks like him !
Losmios Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Cool! :D
DesertDarky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this one's scary! = D
QueenOfGoldfishes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
And i'm really impressed by the work on the background....
NaMeLeSSMaGGoT3 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
holy shit this is one of THE BEST pictures i have seen in a VERY long time!wow...*twitch twitch*
NaMeLeSSMaGGoT3 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
holy shit this is one of THE BEST pictures i have seen in a VERY long time!wow...*twitch twitch*
sad-water-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
omg beautilful :wow:
celt-blade Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
Fuckkin mad baby!
falconfire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
I love your drawing!!! It is way awsome!!
Ainmhianach Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Absolutely beautiful ... breath taking
diablo627 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
ohh wow the eyes have captivaterd me and the poem wow i love this on so many lvs
Black-Feather Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter

Untold-Reasons Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a stunning peice! I am wowed, simply wowed by your work!! I :heart: what you did with this. The gleaming eyes, the scars tappering down to the beard, just truely beautiful!! Great work and a fantastic idea! :+fav:
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