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Lyriel and Conran by Starhorse Lyriel and Conran by Starhorse
Don't worry guys, he's only mostly dead. If he were all dead, she'd be searching his pockets for loose change.

Anyway...only one more to come after this! If you want to see the rest of it you'll have to go to the website :)

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Enjoy but don't steal, and hope that it makes it into Spectrum!
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:iconjazzylick:
JazzyLick Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Amazing as always, Starhorse.
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks! 
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JazzyLick Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
You're welcome :3
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:iconkaons:
kaons Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I absolutely love the "fading sun" scheme and the expressions. 
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This was probably one of my favorites of this series. The rest from this project is on my website at erikastudio.com/bfa
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karlyjade Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh goodness! You painted this in alllllll the best colors!
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I was channelling Lake Powell all the way...made me really not want to be doing art but WATERSKIING! 
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karlyjade Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw....Lake Powell. I can certainly see that.
I LOVE the idea of waterskiing, but I am pretty sure that I don't want to go again for a while BECAUSE of what happened the last time I went. I was able to stand on the water and get going, but I face-planted twice. And the third time I got up, my uncle saw that I felt confident after awhile and floored it. Then I lost control and did 5 cartwheels across the water. That was pretty funny actually.
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeaahhh, I've got a couple pretty good scars on my hands from a really first class wipeout that involved folding in half backwards, heh...
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist
love your use of lighting in this ^_^
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BAMillustration Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really lovely lighting and colors.
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:iconterrajaide:
Terrajaide Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
The creature looks so elegant. :D
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Myst-V Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
She is so elegant!! I love her expression and long body! So perfect and beautiful!
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DracoFlameus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I visited your website and just have to say that I really adore your characters and artwork. =D
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
good to hear you checked it out, I'm glad you liked it!
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daggerstale Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really pretty. The lighting is awesome.
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howlinghorse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
your characters have always been the most beautifully put together things I've ever seen! They just seem so... nimble. Precise. I don't even know the word, they're just lovely to look at.
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks hh! (sorry it took me so long to reply...I've been rather, erm, saving your comment because it made me feel speshul / gives me a stamp in my self validation passport)
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Your art is so ridiculously good. This is my favorite one so far, just for the warm light and incredible scenery. I keep it in my updates just so I can come and look at it once in a while. The reflections in the water, the way she looks so high-alert concerned, and how every time I look at this I find something new.

Man, I want to see more of her! If there were real horses colored like her, I would have one by now. <3
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Her character sheet is on my website, and I think there may be one or two more of her in my gallery further back.

Thanks for the lovely comment, they always make my day (or...several, if I hoard it in my message inbox for a few days...)
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I hoard messages that make me happy too. *G*

I'll have to go look!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Don't worry guys, he's only mostly dead. If he were all dead, she'd be searching his pockets for loose change.

Yay FOR THE PRINCESS BRIDE! XD

Hell yes, you own the Spectrum contest!
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kkitty23 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your stuff is always so gorgeous <3
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Drangelu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent Master Piece!!!
:wow:
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ArtLover25 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
So beautiful!
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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ArtByRiana Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The colors and lighting in this are so very lovely. I was actually convinced that this was watercolor! What kind of texture did you use?
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
it's actually just a paper texture overlay at the end combined with...just, how I paint I guess. The linework is traditional though, which helps. Oh, and I almost forgot, I used water soluble graphite on this one on the trees and stuff. Water soluble graphite is fun stuff, you should try it sometime.
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ArtByRiana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's clever. I'm going to keep an eye out for the water soluble graphite.
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Elvish-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Do you have a book about this? I went t oyour site and was reading the discribtions on the characters. I am really interested in learning about this world!
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
You can read the first chapter on my website, actually. If you go to the War-Sky Rising section (that you were reading the descriptions in) at the top of the page there's a 'Read chapter one' link just above the art. Let me know what you think, I may provide the rest of the text if you're interested in continuing.
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Elvish-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks I will let you know!
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Shalladdrin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how sleek your creatures are! So delicate yet wiry :D
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Furrama Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Reminds me of northern Utah.
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Southern Utah actually, based heavily on the landscapes around Lake Powell (probably my favorite place in the world...I mean, if I had to wash up half dead somewhere...it'd be my first choice of location anyway)
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Furrama Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Was it southern? I drove through Utah recently but I'm not entirely sure where I was.
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
if it was red rick cliffs, it was probably southern (or at least central)
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Droemar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I laughed at loose change. It kind of changes the context of the picture.
"Crap! Nothing but pennies!"
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol, no kidding. foreign currency, at that.
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Equine-Draconis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did he say, "Truuueeee loovveeee" when she pushed down on his chest? Or was it "True bluff" cause he was a gambler?

.... B)
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Definitely True Bluff.
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:iconequine-draconis:
Equine-Draconis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LIAR! LIAAAAARR!
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol! Man, I was in the mood to watch that movie when I posted this, now...even more so.
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Equine-Draconis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huuuuuuuuuugh, me too.
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It looks awesome! Best of luck with Spectrum!
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! You're entering too right? RIGHT?
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! I submitted a couple of my best ones from 2011, but my hopes aren't up too terribly high. But I might as well try, right? RIGHT? :3
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Always! (and forever)
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seabird Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you draw horses. I really like the spindly style-- the super skinny legs, etcetera. So lovely and a bit unusual!
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, it's mostly this kind of unicorn...thing (all right, kakahn if you want their official name. Even if you didn't want, there it is anyway) though I must I've been drawing these guys for so long its hard to draw horses normal now. They look so fat to me when I draw them normal now. (bad habits...)
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