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my entry to "something in the air" contest by =Shimshims
[link]

the ocean has a super huge meaning to me, so i decided to incorporate mist and very very slight rolling fog. :)


you kind of need to download it, to get all the details.

here ye here ye, i declareth this picture DONE

:boogie:

in your face art block :XD:

( i really loved how the background turned out, so i forced myself to carry on)


this isn't any sort of character, just felt like drawing a bay unicorn. and about that fourth leg, its kind of up from out of the water, and not at all visible :lol:

horsie ref to [link] by ~Caserta-Stock

brushes by *concept-on-mac

ahem, that is all
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Let me just start by saying this is gorgeous! The light play is magnificent, and the water...Wow.

The Unicorn looks really nice, I love the shading and the lighting on its coat looks very realistic. It's face looks like it tapers down just a little too much towards the end of the muzzle, adding a little bit to the right side of the muzzle ( from our point of view) would help define the nostril farthest from the viewer.

The mane and forelock are just incredible, they look so silky and soft! Your use of lighting on those is really nice as well. The horn is just awesome! I love its length, and the way it really thins out is really nice. It adds to the delicate build of the Unicorn. The only thing I can see that looks like it might need fixing is where the horn comes out of the forelock. The horn looks a little too far to the right ( from the viewer's point of view) The horn looks a little like it's places too far to the side of the head. Other than that minor detail, it looks great.

Honestly, the beard of the Unicorn, if stared at long enough, looks almost like a hind leg with feathering! It's cool, because the viewers can decide for themselves what they see.

The lighting in this picture is just stunning, I can't stop looking at it! The way the spray on the ocean is highlighted is masterful, and the beach really does look like sand. I love the little starfish! He's so cute. <3 The Unicorn's shadow on the beach is absolutely perfect, and I feel like nothing in the background should be changed at all. It's amazing.

Overall this is a stunning piece of artwork that needs more faves and comments! The whole atmosphere of the picture is calming, and it's very peaceful to look at. Keep up the fabulous work!
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brightredrose Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the glinting light you've added to the little pieces--the spots of light on the starfish and rocks, for example. Gives everything a very wet, beach-after-the-storm look. :)
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livwell2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
This is beautiful! I love the shading on the unicorn, and the ocean...gorgeous work of art!! :+fav:
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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Dreams-Horses Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
It's great ! :D
You've did a very good job on it ^^
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! :heart:
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Dreams-Horses Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
No problem :D
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xilovehorsesx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is awesome :D I love the shading on the unicorn, and the background is AMAZING. I can't stop staring at it XD
The lighting is so pretty :)

Overall it's really amazing! Wonderful work :D
Oh, and good luck in the contest!
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou!! :)
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xilovehorsesx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^_^
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Shimshims Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009   General Artist
AWOOOGA. You added a horse! A HORSE WOOO!

Thanks for entering! :meow:
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HORSE!! :giggle: :excited:
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Twiil Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
wow, this is great! good luck in the contest!
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! :)
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eldery Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Gorgeous pic, Karly! :love: I envy your skills, do you know? :lol:
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
relly? :blush:
i envy your skills too!
I think i messed it up by not including the forth leg being visible :/ what do you think?
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eldery Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
I dunno, I didn't notice that, honestly 8D
I think it's cool XD

Ohmai! :O
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, i wan't sure what to do with the other leg, in the ref pic it works, in my drawing, it wouldn't fit, so i was hoping it could go into the vanishing point sort of thing. lol
so i think artblock is over, i tried something with the color and shading part, and now it might make things less frustrating this time:D
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eldery Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
:lol: sometimes I have the same problems XD then I leave it how I did it if it looks good :)
:D
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karliashi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good idea! :lol:
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