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Reference sheet for my OC Electra

Name: Electra
Age: Unknown, appears to be quite young
Breed: No-one has been quite sure about her breed, but she appears to be an Andalusian x Arabian cross.
Colour: A pure cobalt black coat with faint blue-ish highlights. Minimal sabino patterns include two "bolt" shaped, one extending over the withers (including a part of the mane), the other over the croup. These can sometimes appear to be almost glowing during stormy weather, especially near lightning. She also has two half coronets on each hind leg. An irregular stripe shaped like a lightning strike cuts down her forehead and extends to the muzzle. The top part of the tail is covered in white hairs, and parts of the right side of the forelock are also frosted white. Hooves are the same dark colour as the rest of the body. Mane and tail are pure black also.
Eyes: Eyes are a midnight-blue colour.
Build: Her build is mostly a mixture between the strong, muscular Spanish and the graceful, elegant Arabian. Her face is quite small but refined and wedge-shaped, with a broad forehead, large round eyes and elegant ears. Her profile is slightly dished, with a slender shape and a small muzzle. Both mane and tail are long and thick, with a silky feel to the touch. The forelock is slightly wavy, although the rest of the hair is straight. Her gait is energetic and airy, full of bounce and elegance.
Personality: Not much is known about the background of Electra. To those who don't know her well (which is often the case) she appears to be very quiet and reserved, only speaking when spoken to or when it is of importance. She prefers to listen and observe rather than intervene, and her presence can sometimes make others feel uncomfortable. Her gaze can unsettle nervous individuals, and she can be quite cold-hearted and frosty at times. She hardly ever loses her temper (or nerves) but remains cool and steady throughout. Those who are fortunate enough to call themselves her "friends" will know that she is quite an amusing individual, often making sarcastic comments and witty remarks about almost anything and anyone. She is a very good listener, and can offer useful advice if she feels the need for it. Although she appears to be very young, she is mature and sober, and prefers to be left on her own. She has a great sense of hearing and sight, and almost as if she had a sixth sense, she can detect the slightest of movement and the faintest of noise. Agile as a feline, she moves stealthily and with ease.

THE MAKING OF "Electra"

    Tools: Photoshop CS2, Bamboo Tablet
    Time taken: 10 hours
    Layers: 10 for side view, 5 for head view
    Credit: Poses referenced from ~paula2206-photo, *Breathless-dk, Christiane Slawik and Mark J Barrett



Tutorial for black horses to follow shortly.

You are not authorised to use this image without my written permission. It may not be used for blogs or sim games, reposted and claimed as your own, or altered in any way. Please respect my wishes.

    Character and artwork © Malin Träisk


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:iconfireflyferalcat:
FireFlyFeralCat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
if you drew that, amazing work!
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EvaCatwood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Omg I love her!!Love Love I think I've fainted. :happybounce:  Please make a tutorial for drawing horses!! (especially her :P) Omfg she is a FKING beauty!!La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la 
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Shadowgirl1191 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
wow

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:iconacinoynx:
Acinoynx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God how do you do those awesome textures <3 Your art is amazing :D
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:icontheevildreamer:
theevildreamer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is amazing, love it! ♥
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:iconwolf-ninja001:
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shes a beaut.
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:iconbeechlet:
beechlet Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this drawing itself is actually so fucking amazing.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:
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:iconbeechlet:
beechlet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhh
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:iconcoilekxais:
Coilekxais Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She is beautiful!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Though she needs a new reference sheet ^^;
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ElectraGray Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am Electra :DDD
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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ElectraGray Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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:iconathena102:
athena102 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing. like wow.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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:iconfantreasureplanetljs:
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
She's beautiful! =D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Most welcome! :hug:
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:icontybeerious:
Tybeerious Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I Love her. i love her so much i painted one of my toy horses just like her :)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow really? I'd love to see that :D
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:iconmshorselover:
MsHorseLover Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
She is beautiful!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconaeyerene:
Aeyerene Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely georgeous!!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcelticthunderstables:
CelticThunderStables Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO realistic :o You should do a coloring tutorial, if you have time! :)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm going to make one in the next few weeks hopefully :nod:
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CelticThunderStables Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome, this is so realistic! I can't wait to see the tutorial so I can get better! ;) please let me know when you make one!
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Moshpikachu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's one pretty lady! you're so awesome at drawing horses. they look so realistic. :3
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you, I'm glad you think so :aww:
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SirKittenpaws Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was checking somebody's gallery when I saw her horse looks similar to your Electra. It's like her real life form with white legs haha ->>>>> [link]
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :D
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gaikotsu91 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was little, I used to have the same dream quite often. A black arabian horse appeared from somewhere, and it had exactly the same marking on her mane and neck. I started calling the horse Salama (Finnish for "bolt"). :D It's amazing to see the design from my dream on a character! I love her! :love:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's amazing :D Must be quite freaky to see your imaginary design on a random character :giggle:
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:iconkaitashi:
Kaitashi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this mare!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear :w00t:
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azagus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Seriously, I thought that the close up of Electra's head was a PHOTO!!You are so good!! Wait, you have a Howrse account?!What's your account name?(Sorry, I'm just excited.:XD:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks, I'm glad you like it :aww: And yes I do, with the same name as here :)
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azagus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
okay, thanks!!
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Asfalothgem Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
she reminds me of the horsey version of rogue :) haha you are a wonderful artist all of your work is amazing :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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Cutie2102 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I love the coat :) I wish the One you Submitted on Howrse had the White Streaks in the Mane x
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that, thanks :) Well, I would have submitted it as it is, but since this is a very special character to me it wouldn't feel right to see her being used all over the place with different names and stuff.
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AnastasiyaVB Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!!
Very beautiful horse!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaeraki:
Aeraki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That horse... Wow. I loveee the white markings! Beautiful horse~
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :aww:
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:iconpureebullience:
PureEbullience Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Used to know a little horse that looked almost exactly like this.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I'd love to see that :D
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Raven-Bones Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
simply amazing!!!
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