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The Pond by Niarbon The Pond by Niarbon
[edit] Not a manipulation! Also see the walkthrough of this piece: [link] Thank you :D .

Finally done :faint:

I started this a few months back before my operation but couldn't work right with the pain in my back. After I still couldn't sit for too long but inside my head was an artbom waiting to explode so I started painting again, just a few minutes at first then longer and longer every time.
Experimented A LOT with brushes and lighting, kept doing stuff over again and trying different things.
I have no idea how long it took, but the most I ever spend a painting for sure :P .

Only thing staying the same was the horse, a fleabitten dapple grey. I hosted a contest a while back on a dutch website where people could send in their favourite moment in a picture. One of two winners was a picture of this horse, looking curiously at a plastic back :lol: .

Other credits go to my goldfish Sushi :giggle:
and to :iconcapriool79: for the crack in the ground idea :D .
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eat-ride-listen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured [link] This is really good, you're very talented, thank you for sharing :)
Feathersun Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a pond like THAT!!! :la:

Wow, all of your art is amazing...but I love how the fish are coming out! XD Totally stunning!
merhorse102 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great job!!! :)
UpsideDownCross Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think a darker shadow under the horse would make it seem a bit more 'grounded' if you know what i mean, other then that, cool idea and cool painting!
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have featured ur work in my blog :)
Niarbon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's awesome! Some lovely other features there too that I haven't seen before :D
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome! ur work is cool :)
Bananaplox Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ik ben zo trots om je te kennen, terwijl je mij niet eens kent..

Prachtig, echt geen woorden voor eigenlijk .___.'

Het is gewoon zo lief, realistisch, magisch, enorm schattig en alles wat er bij hoort o: :wow:
Niarbon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wat een lieve comment, erg leuk om te horen :hug:
redchicken888 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wanna looooooookkkk......and loooooookkkkk.......:drool:
88Laura88 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   General Artist
It took me ages to notice those tiny goldfishes there! Wondeful work. The horse is done very well. This is just so beautiful. I could stare it for eternity. But I guess I can't... :D Anyways, great art!
rakkuu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the best pieces of art I have seen in a long, long time.

It's just so...magical yet so life-like.
xxCendence Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
This is amazing!
ridingqueen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OMG, are those fishies????? Love it, btw. xP
Niarbon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ofcourse those are fishies, fishies are awesome! :D
ridingqueen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Niiccceeee. :D
red-rum-revamped Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
absolutely stunning, this looks so much like my dream horse :D
Lmk-Arts Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Priya-Aishia Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow,this is just amazing.
I have one question.
Can`t you make this print available also for mouse pad?
I can`t affrod to pay 190$ for a print:(
Niarbon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) .

Did you check the photoprints? There should be different sizes and types available, 190 dollar is a bit insane :o . I usually print my images at about 14x18 inch (30x45cm), those shouldn't cost more then 25 euro/dollar, probably less even.

Mouse pad has the wrong dimensions for this image so that doesn't look very good. But I will be selling (large) postcards within a few weeks or months, already have a bunch of wrongfully printed of this images, backside is upside down and image has a black border instead of white, but the image itself is ok. Selling these cheap if interested :) .
Priya-Aishia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like big prints;)but they are expensive,for that I wish to buy a mouse pad.
do you think you can make an amazing draw like always available also for mouse pads?
Kaylied-Estal Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its Beautiful i wish i could paint things like that im in love i think
burshviva Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Photographer
can i use this drawing on the web site
Niarbon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
You can show my images but not use them. Not sure what that website is but guessing its a game so then it would probably be a no.
burshviva Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011   Photographer
i use them og the stable it is frealy higt copyit
kazzgem Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Writer
This is beautiful, I would love to be able to do this . your very talented
Knightmarish Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
This is amazing! I'm surprised it hasn't had a million views! :) I want to do a horse myself but find them ridiculously difficult. Really well done.
AChildOfTheKing Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is beautiful i am not usually a fan of digital art but you did a very nice job. i love the added detail with the fish
CelticStrm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a goldfish named Sushi once!!! :D Awesome art too!
karlijnlovesart Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student General Artist
very beautiful
Cataclysm-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning O.O
Did you over paint the horse at all?
This has to be the best piece I have EVER seen :)
Cataclysm-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You painted thiss??
You are a god!
NathalieNova Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow unbelievable how realistic it looks!
SO great work!
feverpaint Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing :love:
hey-nerd Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
ok, this look VERY VERY VERY real, dear. Nice work :faint:
PurrfectlyKind Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
-jaw drops- Oh wow... now THIS is something I would love to have as a huge painting to put on my wall. -squees- Oh fantastic work! -clings to it lovingly-
Niarbon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
How huge you want it? Could be arranged =P
PurrfectlyKind Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah sorry for late response. >.<

-squeaks- Oh...well... uhm..heh t'would be verra big, but I wouldn't be able to afford it. -sighs- Economy and all, blast it. Thank you for the thought though. ^^;
Black-Platinum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Wow, this is beautiful. I love the lighting and everything.
beautiful-horses Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. this such a beautiful piece!! Im in love:D
small358 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Perfect. x3'
xChocolate-x Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Omg, that's just amazing! :D
The colors, the details. First I really thougt it was a manipulation :)
Really good job!
shinderira Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous. *-*
arabesque-o Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Photographer
WOW. I think that about covers it.

starlightspoint7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010   Photographer
sarcsms Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :D
alienation Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It... isn't...? Seriously? It's so realistic!
It's awesome - great job!
fillyrox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
congratuations on a stunning piece of artwork. This took my breath away and i still dont want to stop lookign at it. Amazing.
Beaudom Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I Loooove this
opaque-studios Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
This is stunning. :heart:
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