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Second part of an art payment for omgitsacat of his boy A323 Dave.

Remind me to never again think of removing a background on a traditional piece of a white horse without lineart. Thank all things fluffy for layer effects!

Here's Dave again in all his white glory. I had a ton of fun with the shading.

Dave belongs to omgitsacat 
Image is © to me, only the owner of the horse may use it.

February 2018, A5 size
Coloured pencils, mechanical pencil, Photoshop CC 2015.

7/15 kaaring
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Great work. How's things going?
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BrankaArts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Beyond awesome :clap:
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :love:
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BrankaArts Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome :huggle:
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Siri-the-Shrimp Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAA ???!!?!??!?!1!!?!

*fall on floor dead from all the beauty*
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:iconpolarisastrum:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*uses Max Revive on Siri*

No dying plz :c

Obrigada <3
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Equusdragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amaziiiinggg :omfg: I love it! Your traditional art is so impressive! :aww:
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:iconpolarisastrum:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
And I can say the same for you, your artwork is gorgeous :heart:
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Equusdragon Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank youuuuu :heart:
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:iconpolarisastrum:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :love:
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Dahviesangel Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I'm very impressed!
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SophiaEowyn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work :dummy: :clap:
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:iconpolarisastrum:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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davidorg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
It's the most perfect horse I've seen so far.¡¡And what I've seen many!! Keep it up.
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you so much :love:
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davidorg Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
 Sweating a little... ;) (Wink) 
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Caladium Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
great shading and color use. the fur coat looks lustrous
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:iconpolarisastrum:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing depth. Great work.
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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stephloulloyd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018   Digital Artist
This is beautiful, great work!

Bunny Emoji-89 (Cheer) [V5] 
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:iconpolarisastrum:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :love:
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GalateasFire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you (:
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GalateasFire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome! :D 
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FruVider Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really cool! Is the animation drawn traditionally too?
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Nope, I made it in Photoshop, it was fairly simple :giggle:
I actually do really want to make a fully traditional animation one day, and I've been meaning to get started for a while, but get this, I need tracing paper to keep things as consistent as possible, and somehow whenever I go buy art supplies I always forget to buy it :stare: And there have been many visits to stores since I thought about making one too.
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AthenaMyth Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the very subtle hints of purple and blue in the shadows of the coat, it gives the shading that extra level of depth!

Also... you must be a sucker for punishment... removing that background like that...
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's also some light tan/pink there, but the scanner didn't quite capture it too well (could be much worse though, all scanners I've ever owned have been known to do quite the number on white ponies, so I was pretty lucky this time :giggle: )

Yes, I am. Hard designs, colours, etc., the more challenging it is, the more I want to do it. And then curse at myself throughout the entire process xD
Thank you so much :heart:
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AthenaMyth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, I saw the pink. I was just more focused on the colours you don't normally see people use to shade white/lightgrey horses with. xD

Well... that seems to be the artist's condition. I can't say a word because I do it as well in different ways. xD

You're very welcome!
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a sucker for adding colours everywhere, so I guess that helps :giggle: Plus, purple and blue are made of love.

Yeeeees. I think deep down we know that it will be very fulfilling when it's done, so we just bear with it and hope to avoid frustration in the end (because some times things just don't go as planned either!)
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AthenaMyth Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol colour everywhere is a good change from being afraid of colour.

I suppose you're right. Although we hate ourselves for every moment we do it.
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Xunau66 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My jaw dropped and I literally lost the Skittles I was eating when I saw this...
HolyShiz this is amazing!! Gorgeous pencil work lady! :heart:
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I don't know if I should be proud of that feat, or sad that your Skittles were wasted like this :giggle:
Thank you so much sweet-face :heart:
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MRPINKXXX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Great horse
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MRPINKXXX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Youre welcome!
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FreeSpirit29 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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ReQuay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
The pose.
The anatomy.
The details.
The shading.
OMG - all of it is just fabulous <333
:love:
I would never guess that you had any issues removing the background - because this entire image is just gorgeous. 
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, thank you so much :love: Your compliments always make me so happy :iconeeeeeplz:

The noise effect around Dave helps hiding the last surviving stray pixels a lot :giggle: And the conversion into gif for the animation also helped. But it was a pain to achieve this, took waaaaaay more time than I'd like to admit, haha. I'm working on a similar piece of Flare now, and I'm pretty sure her colours will make things much easier for me!
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horsefreek151 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
DAMN
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope that's a good "DAMN" :giggle:
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horsefreek151 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
ITs a WholyDUCK thats GORGOUS!!!
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes: Thank you gorgeous-face <3
I had a ridiculously fun time with the shading on this one, I think it's the first time I'm fully satisfied with the shading on a white pony, so I'm glad you like it!
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horsefreek151 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
IM GLAD YOU DO TOO!
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love:
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