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Beyond the wind by karliashi Beyond the wind by karliashi
This is a commission for *JeweledFaith of her character Draco "Brut" [link] he was a lot of fun to paint, I really like his markings, unfortunately, some of which were lost in his position :doh:
She asked he was looking at the scenery in yellowstone national park.. I looked around, but hopefully this sort of matches the place.. LOL I totally misnamed the original background "yellowknife" instead of "yellowstone" ... d'yer silly canadian i is EH :rofl:
Still working on my mountains, though.

and.... CLOVERS !!!! YAY :boogie:

SO, I hope you enjoy this *JeweledFaith

Draco (c) *JeweledFaith
Art by *karliashi
Horse ref :heart: [link]
Brushes from *concept-on-mac's brush pack
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A-Spoon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
just :heart: :)
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Drunken-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
maybe the legs look just slightly odd, BUT thatīs nothing big :) What I like the most about this drawing is the "kinda"message: a picture doesnt need lots of speed and activity nor high spirit to include a deep, silent meaning. The way this horse is walking away from me, back towards me, surrounded by the calm eased scenery, just makes me wonder where he is excatly? you know, in his mind. Where are his thoughts? does he even notice heīs in two places at once? does THIS scenery sense this?

Hih what a philosophic comment :giggle:
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Shimshims Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   General Artist
Aw this is so sweet! I really like this one. The details in the grass really makes this image, I think :hug:
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karliashi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww you are sooo sweet :glomp: thank you :)
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LostEscape Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
this is beautifull! :D
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:iconkarliashi:
karliashi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :heart:
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:iconcrackwalker:
crackwalker Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
purdy
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:iconkarliashi:
karliashi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!:)
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HyperCrow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I love how soft this is, especially the clovers.
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:iconkarliashi:
karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!!! :heart:
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Leedlpuff Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
How beautiful!
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:iconkarliashi:
karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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scenceable Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the grass, and the little flowers, it looks so detailed. Did you use grass brushes? All the highlights and everything, it looks great. It's sort of a simple background from a distance, but is really full of detail. The shading on the horse looks great! The only thing that seems off is that the horse looks sort of flat, maybe make his hips extend farther out. Anyways, great work! You digital work has improved so much in such a short time.
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karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I noticed too that I made him look a little flat *sigh* I guess i missed that when i went for black :doh: I used a grass brushes, adjusted the colors, did lots of layers with it, then did some dodging, then layered it up again.. it's actually a quick process, and a lot of fun :) I recommend a grass brush that is a bit softer, without really hard edges. Thank you for the comment! :heart:
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   Photographer
I love the way the light hits the grass. It looks magical without looking unnatural. Lovely.
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:iconkarliashi:
karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :)
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JeweledFaith Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   Photographer
wow this is amazing! thank you so much sweets! I love it!!!!
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:iconkarliashi:
karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im so glad! note me your email addy so i can send you the original :)
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oceans-inferno Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! I like how highlighted the grass is. Cool texture on the mountains and his muscles look well defined. :D
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karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! :)
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Twilight-Veil Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, this is beautiful! I love how glowy and vibrant the grass is. :love:
I also love the pose the horse is in, you don't see that much often. They are always kicking or bucking (like mine are lol) but this is more realistic.
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karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! I love the more energetic poses, but for this image, the though of a horse in a more relaxed pose worked best :)
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Twilight-Veil Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
It definitely does. It's a calm and beautiful piece. You're very welcome! :aww:
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eldery Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
:iconiloveitplz:
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karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveyouplz:
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Ice-Cube-101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the textured shading on the mountains, it makes it look like trees. Did you use a dark green or dark blue for the base of the mountains?
The soft color pallet gives it a nice calm mood, the cream clouds look really nice :D
My favorite part has to be the clovers and grass, I want to go and roll in the grass!! :iconweekenddanceplz:

Draco looks really nice :nod: His markings are really cool, huh? :love: Look at those leg muscles!! :wow:

I LOVE the colors!!! End if story <<' '>>
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karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i actually took the shadow colors and mixed them, and used a very small tree brush at a lower opacity :) some green is there yes :)
thanks for the nice words! lets go roll in the grass!!!! :excited:
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Ice-Cube-101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, I thought they looked like little trees :lmao:

Yay!!! :meow:
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karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the color/tones and the grass in the foreground is very detailed. Nice job :D
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karliashi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!! :)
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!! :D
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