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Not sure if anyone still reads this... But if you're still here after all this time, Hi! :wave: Thank you for sticking around.

So this year has been pretty crazy. About a month ago I graduated university! Meaning now things are settling down I might actually have some time to finish some drawings :giggle:

so yeah.. I'm back!

Hey All! :wave:

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & New Year! :santa: :party:

So...I just wanted to apologise for disappearing again!
Unfortunately I haven't had much free time over the last few weeks (Mostly because of uni work) so drawing and DA has kind of taken a back seat until things get less crazy.
I'm doing my best to keep up with messages and all the beautiful art in my inbox, I'm just really busy right now!

I am still drawing(ish), It's just on hold for the time being! Currently working on a ref for Liza and a new ref for Silver Sunrise :)
I've also had some art features planned for a while now (some half finished) which will also have to wait, at least until I am somewhere with better internet :giggle:

Thank you for sticking with me :)


I was tagged by TheForeverKnight

1. Each person has to share 13 things about themselves.
2. Answer 13 questions asked to you and invent 13 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
3. You have to legitimately tag 13 people.
4. Tag-backs are ALLOWED.
5. YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY! NO COMMENTS! Unless you're talking ABOUT the entry. Screw the rules. You can comment if you want!

1. Strangest dream?

       I have loads... but I can't remember many! I'll think about it :XD:
2. Wildest goal for your life?
       Hmm.. either to start showing again or become a professional digital artist. SO wild... :|
3. Favourite animal?
       Now that's a tough one.. I love pretty much all animals. Horses are definitely my favourite to draw though :P
4. Pick a house pet: Dog? Cat? Fish? Bird? Rodent? Reptile?
         Depends on where I live, I guess! I would love to have a dog or cat of my own.
5. Horse or Pony?
       As a short person, pony! They have the cutest ears :giggle: They are also full of hate, that's why I call my Shetland "Mini Grump" :rofl:
6. Who is your favourite of your own OCs?
       It tends to change over time... right now I would say Isselandria or Rose.
7. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?
       This is probably a boring answer, but anywhere I could live comfortably. Somewhere nice and quiet with room for my pets & horses would be ideal.
     Somewhere not too hot and not in a city!
8. Cherries or Strawberries?
9. If you could steal 1 character from anyone on DA who would it be?
       This is tough as there are so many that I love! I don't think I could do them justice though.
10. Pineapple on pizza: Yay or Nay?
       Any kind of pizza is good pizza :giggle:
11. Do you meditate? Its kind of relaxing and nice
       Nope! Never really thought about it.
12. Karma; real or bullshit?
       Hmm..Kind of real.
     Good and bad things will happen regardless, it could just be down to coincidence?
13. Most treasured memory?
   Maybe when I got my first horse. I took sales pictures of him for his old owner (along with some photos of the other horses on the yard) then ended up buying him a few weeks later!

My Questions for you:
1. How did you find DA?
2. What are your favourite horse (Or other animal of your choice) colours?
3. Favourite drink?
4. What do you do when you have art block?
5. Do you listen to music, tv .etc whilst you make art?
6. If you could meet any one person from DA in real life, who would it be?
7. Funniest memory?
8. Laptop or Desktop? (Or other?)
9. OH NO! The zombie apocalypse is here! Your only line of defense is your first/oldest OC. How screwed are you?
10. Do you watch YouTube? If yes, what are your favourite channels?
11. Do you have any pets?
12. What is the weirdest/funniest thing you believed when you were young?
13. If you could master one non-art skill, what would it be?

I tag.... Anyone who wants to do it!
If I tagged you and you don't want to do it, its fine!


(Sorry if i tagged you again!)
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Drinking: Earl Grey

Hi again :wave:

Welcome back to another amazing art feature,
This time with a theme of (mostly) autumn!

If you see anything you like, please go watch, fave, and leave a comment! 

Trio (requests) by Anveea Jockey Cam - Northland Allowance by Storm-Coast Guest of the Rift by Anveea
Hypocampus - waterhorse by Pixelbgood Landscape Classical antiquity by Lenika86 YHH HP 3.1 - kela-art by MiscNapier The Ultimate Supervisor by Zephyriee
Change in the Air by ChellytheBean Hocus Pocus by UnbornLegacyArt Above the Grave by AriaFawn I'm not a Disappointment by Zephyriee
Radiate by ChellytheBean  Presence (AGAIN!) by BrokenHoofbeats MOS Entry #201 - Vladivostok and Aurora Daines by saregona
The wise man said just walk this way by Araxel Fishing Fun 10 by Sashafras + Rise + by AriaFawn 
Rusty leaves by Magidaa Amatures  by MoonShineEstates In the light by Wakimi

Shoutouts to...

BlackBloodIsle who is holding a competition right now!
If you like making icons or know someone who does, take a look! There is a chance to win art and points!
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killada for drawing this beautiful picture of Atlantique for me!
Art Trade by killada

And Finally....

Want to be featured? Know someone who deserves more attention? Comment below with a link to your favourite artwork(s) (max of 3) below and I will add them in my next feature journal! :) (Smile)
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Hi all! :wave:

So today I figured i'd share some of my favourite artworks that deserve So much more attention! This time i'm trying to branch out a little and find new artists to share! :)
Don't worry if you aren't in this feature! There will be many more :)

If you like what you see, please go leave comments, favourite their work or even watch them!

Bleu [Made for Fun] by UnbornLegacyArtHmmm.... - Riley accepting objects by Anonymous-ShrewPicture Perfect [Personal] by UnbornLegacyArtlost spirits by stephaniedraw

Pasture Pals by H-MPhotographySea fantasy by VeronikaFrizzCommission : OF Abaddon by ArcticNomadKassie for Annacaza by LunarRocketStablesSima by KoKino-ArtAlika by Carota17

Prancing Stag by jbdezoveelsteMeeting Again by SilverCreekEquestriaTe Amo [Commission] by UnbornLegacyArtDancin' on Water by Padfoot7411Masquerade| JC Colin Stakes by ObsidianFarm

Mountains of Dareedor by Carota17Hedgehog hunting by VeronikaFrizzTinuviel | Doe | Herd Member by RodeoLuvrThe Raven Prince by Horsepoint
Szelma by Magdalena888Com: Wild-Heart-Stables by Carota17Freya and LoveStruck by Serenade-The-Wolf

Channels I love

Some amazing youtube channels that deserve more subscribers!

If you're into gaming, check out SociallyAwkwardShya's channel! She is hilariously funny and has some great series going on right now. She also does speed drawings! 
She just recently hit 200 subscribers on YouTube; I'd love if we could help her hit 300 or more!
Channel Link:…

Flowey by SociallyAwkwardShyaAnime dog by SociallyAwkwardShya

LizzArtStudios has an Art channel that has a mix of speed paints, time lapse and horse themed videos!
Channel Link:…

The First Autumn Night by LizzArtStudiosI love Nature!! [COM 3/5] by LizzArtStudiosMisty Woods [COMM] by LizzArtStudios

Visit MiscNapier' channel for amazing speedpaints! She also talks about her artwork as she goes, giving an insight into how she works!
Channel Link:…

VASE: Wolf And Jackalope by MiscNapier4/5 - cryionxx by MiscNapierYHH HP 2.1 - Deep Sea Duo - VIDEO! by MiscNapier

Shoutout to...

UnbornLegacyArt who is currently having a 150 watcher giveaway! Go take a look, and if you aren't already, go and watch! :)
 <da:thumb id="636417665"/>Love like a DragonFly [Contest Piece] by UnbornLegacyArtWunder [Commission] by UnbornLegacyArt New Commission Prices [Updated]New commission prices to stay for awhile. Unless I have a commission sale.
Here are the base prices for the following.
The highest an art piece will be is 30 dollars usually being a full manipulation. *Unless multiple horses.*
I do NOT price till the end. But I will more than happily give you a price quote for a commission.
Also I work with your budget if you have one.
Pixel sparkle divider 
I take mainly USD PayPal. I also take DA points too.
**If you are out of the USA, you are expected to pay the fee that converts your money to USD.**
Any questions, please just message me or Note me on Deviantart.

I Do NOT have the loyalty program that I offered anymore.

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback, would love to

And Finally....

Want to be featured? Know someone who deserves more attention? Comment below with a link to your favourite artwork(s) (max of 3) below and I will add them in my next feature journal! :)
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
I was tagged by killada!

Here are the rules of the tag 
1. Post these rules.
2. Post 8 facts about your character.
3. Tag 8 other characters.
4. Post their names along with their creators' avatars.
(You can tag back if you'd like, just with a different character.)

8 facts about Isselandria
[Speedpaint] Isselandria by Mustang601
This is going to be tough. I haven't planned out her character very well yet :XD:

1. Her name comes from 9mother9horse9eyes story on reddit :XD:

2. Her characteristics and reference were inspired by Fallout 4 far harbour :P

3. She is very nervous and easily spooked; because of this she can take a long time to settle if she's in a new place. Lydia is hoping she will be able to work through it to make her more happy and comfortable in the show ring.

4. She hates the farrier! The loud noises, smells and smoke scare her, so it has to be taken slowly.

5. When she gets down to it she is very talented in the dressage ring. She is graceful and holds herself well, with an extended trot to die for.

6. She is the loner of the herd, tending to stand on her own. She prefers the company of Lydia to the company of her pasture mates.

7. She arrived at RedStone with Sox, but they aren't related. Sox's bold and confident nature helped her with the transition, although they aren't particularly close.

8. She trusts Lydia more than any other handler at Redstone. Partly because they spend so much time together (Lydia being the main dressage trainer) and partly because they share a similar personality. 

I tag... If you've been tagged before with this horse feel free to pick another :)
Trying to tag some different people from last time...
stephaniedraw with Dancing Rain - camira reference sheet
SilverCreekEquestria with Snow Cat
BlackBloodIsle with BBS Strider of the Wind
synnove with VP Kalinka
KoKino-Art with [FHS] Ref. image - Linscar
WAGGINTAILS155 with Loa - BRK Lovely Lady of Peridot
theleaveshvefallen with Faya Grace- Resting
UnbornLegacyArt with Miss. Casablance

...And anyone else who wants to do it! No pressure; you dont have to do it if you dont want to :)
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Hi all :wave:

So lately I've been considering (And have been asked) To re-open commissions, and I need some help with the pricing!

I was thinking of offering commissions in a price range of £15 to £25 (or point equivalent) for full body shaded with or without background. Maybe some design sheets too, for a small amount of points?

Considering it can take me a minimum of two weeks to finish a drawing, What would you consider a reasonable amount?


With Background: 
[speedpaint] Loose jumping by Mustang601 [Speedpaint] Isselandria by Mustang601 [Speedpaint] Every Speck of Dust by Mustang601 Rose by Mustang601

No Background: (background of solid grey or transparent)
Holly by Mustang601 Grey horse by Mustang601

Design sheet:
Watcher Design gifts [STILL OPEN] by Mustang601
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
I got tagged by LizzArtStudios!

Every game comes with RULES:
1. You have to post ALL the rules.
2. Each person has to share 13 things about themselves.
3. Answer 13 questions asked to you and invent 13 questions for tagged people to answer.
4. Choose 13 people.
And... other rules I guess, but I can't find them anywhere, so we'll pretend there are only these four.

13 facts about me
1. I have lots of pets! 2 horses, 1 dog, 3 cats, 14 chickens, 5 ducks and a couple fish. I used to have 8 cats at one point :XD:
2. I am a tea addict! Earl grey, Lady grey, and Ceylon are my favourites. 
3. I'm currently studying Digital art & Technology at university, a course that is a mix of graphics and computer science.
4. I never feel like my art is "finished".
5. I'm short.
6. I overuse this emote: :)
7. I am a PC gamer. Note me if you want to add me on steam! Steam by Th3EmOo
8. I'm never really happy with my art style.
9. I love working in digital 3D, making models and animations in Blender. I just never upload it :shrug:
10. I also really enjoy video editing and effects/animation... I never upload that either :giggle:
11. For art I mainly use a self-built gaming PC with 3 screens at home, and a laptop when at uni or travelling :)
12. My favourite colour is Blue. Probably.
13. I recently upgraded to a new DSLR... yeah i'm out of ideas :XD:

LizzArtStudios's questions for me!
1. What's your biggest fear?
        Being in a position where I can't make art any more.

2. What artist inspires you to keep drawing?
        All the wonderful artwork I see in my inbox every day! Scroll down for a little feature :)
3. your favorite animal?
        I love all animals :)

4. your favorite European country and why?
        No Idea :shrug:

5. your biggest dream?
        Become a better artist, i guess?

6. What drawing tablet do you use?
        Wacom Intuos 3 a4 with my desktop, wacom bamboo pen with my laptop :)

7. What's important to you when you trust someone?
           Knowing that they wont go against me behind my back.
8. When was the last time someone lied to you?
            Probably recently..I don't remember?

9. Do you support equal Rights?
           Yes, i think so!
10. If the world was going to end in 3 days, what would you do?
          Hmm..Do some things I love, spend time with friends, family and pets.

11. What are the fandoms that you're in?
        I wouldn't say i'm in any fandoms really, but there are a lot of video games and tv shows that I love. 
        Breaking Bad, Orphan Black, Bioshock (Elizabeth!), Portal, Fallout/elder scrolls, Heavy Rain, Talos Principle ... to name a few!

12. How many relationships did you have?
        A few...sort of. Never anything serious :shrug:

13. Your favorite OC? (can be an OC of someone else)
        I don't really have a favourite! I love drawing Atlantique because her design is simple :giggle:

My Questions for you!
1. How did you find DA?
2. Which piece(s) of art is/are your favourite(s)? (This can be yours or someone else's)
3. What is something surprising about yourself that most people wouldn't know/expect?
4. If you could master one skill, what would it be? (doesn't have to be art related)
5. What would you consider the biggest "turning point" in terms of your art?
6. Oh no! You wake up on a desert island. What do you do?
7. Do you ride horses? If yes, how long have you been riding for?
8. What is your favourite colour?
9. For you personally, what is the hardest part of creating art?
10. Where would you most like to travel to?
11. What inspires you?
12. What is the earliest piece of art you're willing to share? 
If you could become any one of your characters, which would you be?

I tag
Equinara / EquinaraProductions 
...And whoever else wants to do it :) You don't have to do it if you don't want to.

Mini Feature
Some inspiring art :)
In the rays by ApelSin4 Com. | Romeo by KJL90 Dandelion Star by Chistokrovka Training with the Sensei by CalyArt Dressage Friends by Ianish Dusk - Animated Illustration by JoakimOlofsson Race To The Finish Line by killada YHH | Blueberry by KJL90 Commission- All Of These Things Make Me Who I Am by FINTRON [Request]Odd meeting by universetunes Realistic: Arabian (+Video) by LizzArtStudios
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Drinking: Tea
Hi all :wave:

So I know in my last update I said i'd be winding down on art a bit... but I've actually decided to try and get back into it! Maybe not HARPG so much as just drawing my characters; but i'll keep my stable and horses as-is for now. My Photography has now moved too! You can find it at :iconmustangphoto:

As you may (or may not) have noticed, I've completely overhauled my DA page! I'm slowly updating my online presence; I've re-published my Facebook page, re-started my YouTube Channel (removed all my old videos and completely changed the channel art!) So please go and subscribe if you're interested! I'm hoping to keep it relatively active with speedpaints and possibly tutorials and other content, please let me know what you guys would like to see :)
If any of you guys have a youtube channel let me know so I can subscribe, too!

Next step is re-doing my website but that will take a while yet!

Thank you all for reading :hug:


Some awesome artwork from across DA!

Caught in the Fog by PoisonSoldat Allmyso by KoKino-Art Autumn's dressage at Seua The Trolls' Show by LunarRocketStables Hi-Yo, Silver! Away! by Whiteligtning Once In A Blue Moon by ShootingStarStudio Gaelle by VisceralFear Mister Spicy Tucker by Tuckerlyn-Artistry Puppies by Magdalena888 The Belmont Stakes by SilverCreekEquestria A Horse's Eye View by HighNoonDraw Lean on Me by HylianWolfLink<da:thumb id="607814229"/> Payment : Khan's De Camino by ArcticNomad Aftermath by killada A4345 Shadow of the Cobra by KJL90 :Comm: IlloriaDressage 2 by Tuckerlyn-Artistry
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
Hi all :wave: 

So I've been meaning to do this for a while..

Those of you who still follow me may or may not have noticed that my uploads have basically just stopped...and have for quite some time now. The last time I actually finished a drawing was around two years ago.

I just don't have the time or motivation to draw anymore, the piece i'm working on now (Work in Progress) will probably be the last, at least for a while, if I even manage to finish that. Might upload an update later; but in the year since the last update it hasn't changed all that much. hmm 

For the time being i'm at least somewhat active and posting on my photography account :iconmustangphoto: 
But as always I will still be reachable on here.

I guess this is kind of goodbye
Thank you all for sticking with me.
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    7 years, 3 months, and 22 days.

  2. What does your username mean?
    The "Mustang" part comes from a picture i used to have on my wall above my PC..many years ago. The 601 is from my username in a game, it just stuck :shrug: So creative :I

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    hmm...Thats a tough one.

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right Handed

  5. What was your first deviation?
    Has been long since deleted, with a lot of all my old art. It was probably a photo manipulation though!

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Either digital or Photography. I do love painting/drawing though :)

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    hmm. Maybe writing. Not sure.

  8. What was your first favourite?
    Shams by SerephinexStockwow..that was a long time ago!

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Probably digital paintings recently.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    :iconinfectedwaters: :iconbluroan: :iconkirin-dreams: :iconbloodbriar: :iconequinara: to name a few! Thanks for being awesome :aww:

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    By being amazing friends! :)

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    Wacom intuos/Canon EOS system cameras/lenses 

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    Somewhere quiet.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Another tough one...meeting great people?


  • Playing: The Talos Principle
trying to finish a drawing i started weeks ago.
Hey guys, just a quick ask..
 I was wondering if any of you use screen recording software (For speed paints, for example) And if yes, which software would you recommend? 

Preferably, i need something i can record a speed paint with over a number of days (aka a very long time) on and off without using a ton of space, but also can record in a reasonable quality. 

Any help is appreciated! Thanks for reading!

[If i can find suitable software, i will put these up on youtube! :)]
Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you could help with ideas for an upcoming college project...

I want to use Digital Painting and/or horses in my project but I have NO IDEA what to use as my inspiration/metaphor/"message" i want to put behind my work.
For example.. in a previous project my whole idea/message was about NSA, surveillance and spying. Something that tackles an issue is probably best.. but i'm clueless. :shrug:

I AM willing (and most likely will) to branch out into other types of art, i just would REALLY like to mainly focus on Digital art if i can. 

At this point i'm willing to take any suggestions, all help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading :hug:
Of everything
Bored of normal, everyday breeds? Check out this awesome unique breed!
I'm trying for 2 myself...
Purple Grey Tiger by Mustang601 The Longest road to nowhere by Mustang601
These adopts are the first Imports of the fantasia breed by me and :icontuckerlyn:, Visit the group for more info!
These imports are also shown on the group's page [and will be listed on a group journal with Tuckerlyn's Fantasia adopts, so check those out too :D]
Please read the rules and information on the group page BEFORE you bid on a fantasia!

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[More Noriker influence's coming soon :D]