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Sea Horse

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Sea-water horse - I head this image in my head for a while since I read the Greek legend of how the horse came to be, by the will of Poseidon who made it come out from the sea. So here it is a horse which gains solid form from the sea. This is an experiment using Photoshop, some stock images, brushes…. and a lot of frustration for 5 days.
I am not quite sure how to post the links for the stock images and brushes that I used. Here they go:

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I hope you like it. Feel free to comment.
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JDGr's avatar
this reminds me of Ulmo!
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I had Poseidon in mind when I did the photo manipulation... but since Ulmo is on the same element as Poseidon I see the connection. 
JDGr's avatar
Yes, they are very close! this is one of the coolest conceptions for both of them I've seen . Really like the horse idea, gives a good image for power!
MiaErrianIrielynn's avatar
Great idea! I like it! Clap 
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Foxy-Knight's avatar
Look out Rapidash, you have met your better!
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I do not know, maybe they will cancel each other :)
Foxy-Knight's avatar
That would be cool
Milyusia's avatar
How interesting
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Fralexion's avatar
Whoooaaaa... it reminds me of the card artwork on Master of Waves from Magic: the Gathering. When you get him out, he summons a bunch of water elementals shaped like horses as you can see from the picture. I actually think your horse looks cooler.
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Thank you so much for the appreciation.  I love fantasy and legends. I do not have the game you speak of though I have heard of it and the picture for the card is cool. Thank you again. :happybounce: Hug 
waiting4william's avatar
What a beautiful image!
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I used your art here theshinyfoal.deviantart.com/ar…
I'm quite new here, so please don't be mad if I did something wrong about the rules 
marinaawin's avatar
Thank you for letting me know (sent a fav. :) and a watch your way). Do not worry you did nothing wrong about the rules. 
Try using stock images that are not modified in any way (ex. pics taken with camera) this way you can be even more creative.
Keep up and take care.
PavelAndro's avatar
that looks incredible. how did you do that?
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Hi it was a bit of an experiment really basically I inverted the image, combined various transparency settings and experimented with layer styles and off course brushes on top of that. I hope it helps. Try and look around on the internet on how to create water drops and combine various techniques to see the results and then come up with something that suits your style.
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You're welcome :D
sweetangel0467's avatar
Interesting.. it looks like you inverted the color of the horse ^^ You have to watch out with that though.. now highlight become shadows..
It would look better if you could find a clear light source.. now it's all over the place
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Thank you... Yap the lights are a tad scattered, thank you for pointing it out (Maybe inverting and than painting over it more to achieve a better definition - thought worth exploring). I appreciate your comment.
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^^ glad it helped ;)
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