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The Blind Prince by Nikkayla The Blind Prince by Nikkayla
First off, warning, large image! :D - download for full size and detail!

This took me several days, on and off. I haven't done wings from the backside angle before, but the second I saw this pose I had to do it. My only thoughts were 'you have the idea, and you know the stock, do it!' The glowing is inspired by the glowing symbol from the Endless Forest - but I wanted it to be glowing and bigger, but the idea definitely comes from here.

The name came from the fact I made the eyes white, and the surrounding dark.

This was an attempt to break my art block.. and it succeeded. And this was also made in Photoshop CS6 - Not too much different, but still a whole heap of fun! Theres some great new blurring tools, along with better cropping (and their HDR is better too!)

<3

edit; wow, 200 faves? You guys are fantastically awesome <3333

Stock Credits
Horse from *venomxbaby
Background from ~SelvaStock
Antlers from ~EquineStockImages
Wings from~Kehywakkyn-Stock
Light Brush from
Glowing effect provided by the plug-in 'Luce'.
Manipulation by Nikkayla, 2012.
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Laughingbird11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Sstunning
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WolfRyder42 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
It's insane how much I love this. I'd never seen anything from a behind perspective. There's powerful movement and color/lighting, really beautiful. 
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Olgola Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool!
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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kwsmartnsweet82 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
I think it's gorgeous! It's almost like trying to take a picture of something rare or exotic and it moves just as u take the pic. Almost makes it real. I LOVE IT!!!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Lonely-Riverways Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
May i use?:please: revamped 
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry but no <3 This is a personal piece that cannot be used anywhere else =)
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franknsteins Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Can't believe I've never seen this before. This is just so amazing,
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D <3 Your art is a big inspiration to me and it helped me to realise I needed to stop aiming for realism, and just go for what I enjoy doing and what looks relatively okay :D
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franknsteins Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
dfkdjhfdksfh you are too sweet ;A;

This is an amazing piece! It looks like you're really hitting your stride. Make the art you want to make!! Everyone will love it more, especially you. :heart:
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rakkuu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is filled with more than enough inspiration, beauty, and genuineness. Superb! :love:
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you kindly mate! :hug:
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The-Lumos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gee Nikkayla, you're gotten so good since I last saw you at a studio you and I worked at years ago. :D
That's a good thing...except for not seeing you...or well it's the Internet...so chatting with you. lol
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<33 Thank you dude! Heh, I haven't stopped. I just keep on going, its a fantastic hobby of mine.
<3 Hehe :D
Its good to see you're around again too, your images were always droolworthy, and are even more so now!
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The-Lumos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
D'aww, thanks. Are you still doing any studios or no?
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3 No worries :D haha... I'm a member on one but I rarely take requests. I tend to go try when I have art block... it seems to help!
How about you, you on anything?
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The-Lumos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not really. I'd like to but it seems like every studio I get on goes inactive rather quickly. What's the one you're on? Beyond that, I do commissions through Cimoron Island 2 and that's about it. I don't do rpgs like I used to. I do a human life rpg as well.
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just-for-giggles Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The wings are positively stunning! I love this piece!
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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TSB-Studios Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Fabulous work! Such a great sense of emotion and movement!
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3 Thank you so much, this was great fun to do =)
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Kehywakkyn-Stock Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOAH. pwn! I love it!!!
The pelican that nicely donated its wings agrees :D
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much for getting those awesome shots of the lovely pelican, when I found them and saw that horse, I was like... MUST USE.

So, thank you so so much! :hug:
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Astralseed Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
-flies to see- Thank you so so so much for the feature, mate! :hug:
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Astralseed Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3!
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Mocellia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Completely SHell shocked i freaking love this its amazing i cant even take it all in ^.^ :D
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<33 Thank you very much mate! :hug:
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Mocellia Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
your very much welcome :)
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3 :hug:!
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Mocellia Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
:)
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ :D
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Kennelwood Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
The lighting on this is gorgeous <3
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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startalloverxx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here: [link] :heart: xx
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature! :Hug:<333 SO much!
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startalloverxx Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! you deserve it!
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3 :glomp:!
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verdades Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaaamn. o_____o
I especially love the lighting on the horse itself, and the wings/horns.
<333
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<33 Thank you so so much mate :D :hug: it was great fun to work on ^_^
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verdades Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem! :hug:
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp:
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Veradaine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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Featured on my page, under 'Highlights of the Week.' ♥
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know this is mighty late, but thank you so much for that feature! :hug:
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