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AETES

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Published: August 6, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 Lunarlueur

AETES


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you can view my art this way best whilst also turning your brightness up.

comments;;
this is my favorite piece of art - ever of mine. i am insanely proud of this, i have spent 9 long months working on this.
i have persisted, i have fought, i have cried, i have laughed. i have finished.

back in october 2013 Talisturo approached me asking to make her something, after initially being flabberghasted, i eagerly accepted.
to explain a little, Talisturo is my idol. she was my inspiration to start making art, and she is the reason i have always been so
determined to continue working at it, to improve. so of course, to be asked to make art for her, was the best thing ever in my eyes.

her brief was "contrast", with an example of water and fire. i loved the idea, but i wanted to surprise her, and do something
unexpected. so i came up with "lava and life". the contrast is to represent two of the characters in her book, another
character is seen shown in this image, Aetes. i'll be linking the website to her book very soon, keep your eyes peeled!

i would absolutely love it if you could take the time to check the stock out, and really see just how much most of it changed.

lastly, i am very sorry about the long gap in my art, i have been through some tough stuff recently.
but we are out of the woods now, and things are moving upwards and onwards. thank you for your patience. :love:


stats;;
time - 9 months.
layers - base background 26, horse 73, hair 53, lava 30, trees/fauna 50, lighting/finishing touches/small details/ect 18 = 250 layers.
tools - photoshop cs5 & wacom bamboo fun medium pen and touch.

stock;;
Solidified lava by CAStockWarmblood 94 by Colourize-StockMoss Forest 1 by leeorr-stock
tree: Alegion-stock : x | tree ii: TexelGirl-Stock : x | mushroom: whynotastock : x
mushroom ii: MaterDolorosa : x | mushroom iii: Stock7000 : x | sky: HVMK : x
work: TheCallyBear



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This piece may not be used, copied, republished, or edited without my permission.
Image size
4272x2172px 5.49 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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SirenDrake's avatar
It's like a cross between a kelpie and an equine embodied nightmare.
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness an old piece you've brought up! It is, the character is owned by a friend of mine and he's a rather horrifying figure in her imagination but actually totally friendly! She has a talent for character design.
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So aside from outward appearances, I guess it doesn't have much in common with kelpies or D&D Nightmares.

Cool concept tho.  And nicely executed.
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sup>I suppose yes!! Thanks once again! :happybounce:
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Nice drawing and nice horse !
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart:
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Thank you!
HVMK's avatar
This is totally amazing! :+favlove:
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much!! It's quite old :giggle: 
HVMK's avatar
Very welcome! Yeah I know, but I've been gone for almost a year now :lol: Checking out my messages+watch finally.
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xDjuraxHobbyist Digital Artist
Omygod girl I must admit I haven't been to your page here on dA for some time (and you may just ask yourself who the hell is this person) but it's amazing how much you keep improving :wow: This piece is great on so many levels, the editing, the whole concept, colors, mood...Everyhing really! Please keep up the amazing work! :D
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Of course I remember you! When I was just a wee dA sapling you were literally one of my favourite deviants, 
your digital paintings regularly left me in awe. I'm still saddened at your inactivity. I've been so pleased to see you posting
more lately, even if it was just a couple. But thank you so much! Thank you, really. I'm in a little rut at the moment
but that's just due to illness. I expect to be out of it soon enough, hopefully! Oh I hope to! Thank you once more. :heart:
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xDjuraxHobbyist Digital Artist
Aw I'm really glad to hear that! <3
Yess I know, I've been trying to get more active but every now and then I just have these periods where I just don't have any time to do some art! There's a few more things I've got in progress right now though ^,^
Ofcourse, you're very welcome! And I'm sorry you're sick, I hope you get well soon! :hug:
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This is a grgeous piece! Do you use the burn/dodge tool for your mane and tail or do you use different colors?
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Different colours! c: Never burn and dodge. I used to use dodge and burn back when I wasn't as experienced and I personally found it really affected how the colours came out. They would either be far to saturated, or the entire opposite and look washed out. Thank you!
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AnerioHobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, thank you so much! I'll try using different colours instead of the burn and dodge tool on the current manip I'm working on. 
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You're so welcome! Best of luck. :'D
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TrottingPerytonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great glow.
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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MiddysGraphicsStudent Digital Artist
I. cant even. -falls over- Everything about this manipulation is just gorgeous. The DD is so well deserved! <3
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! That means a lot, I really appreciate it! ♥
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forever-halloweenHobbyist Digital Artist
This is all flows so beautifully together. Incredibly stunning.. WOW. No words for how impressive this really is. :clap:
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LunarlueurHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much! I truly appreciate your generous comment. :love:
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