I made the sketch for this a day before social studies matriculation examination. My brain was desperately needing a break from gross domestic products, intrest rates, EU directives etc., so I picked a blank paper and drew without planning anything. This horse with a flaming mane appeared on the paper. At first it seemed I'm drawing a North Swedish Horse, but fantasy elements took over. Once again! :'DD
I had this kind of horse character back in... 2009 or 2010? Maybe? It had also a flaming mane, deep red coat and glowing eyes. It is quite silly that some characters pop from your mind onto paper almost a decade later.
This was my first time when I did the whole artwork with Paint Tool SAI! No Gimp or FireAlpaca was needed. I haven't drawn flames since 2010 (maybeeee?), so I was a little bit lost. XD Also, I haven't drawn jewels before. Those red stones are my very first tries ever.
Tools: Wacom Bamboo Pen A6 Wide -tablet, Paint Tool SAI