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Into the New Year by cerona Into the New Year by cerona
My very delayed Christmas/New Years present to you all :heart:

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I hope you can all apologise for the delay of this! I started on it just a few days before Christmas, when I had a little bit of spare time, but I didn't have enough time to finish it. I thought I'd be able to finish it before New Year instead, but even though it didn't exactly take long to draw, there were just too many other things that I had to do instead. But now I finally managed to finish it off, even though it might be a bit rushed!

It was very hard to try and pick only a handful of people who's characters I would draw. In the end, I had to limit it down to those who I feel are closest to me or supported me in their own ways.

FROM THE LEAD (right):
    Skybreak © *oceans-inferno
    (For all the lovely comments that cheer me up :hug:)

    Travieso © ~Equinus
    (For being such a great and inspiring person and artist :huggle:)

    Onyx © *stargate4ever23 and ~Notorious-Stock
    (For all the fun conversations and discussions :w00t:)

    Aerynne © =boribaby
    (For all the inspiring words and artwork :love:)

    Candrence © =Candrence
    (For being such a friendly and sharing person :heart:)

    RhYthm © *PearlyPony
    (For just being you :tighthug:)

    Cirdan © *Aomori
    (For letting me into the community and taking care of me :aww:)


Of course, with more time and patience, I would have wanted to include more characters, but just because your character might not be on there doesn't mean I appreciate your support any less :hug:

I tried keeping layers to a minimum, having all shading and highlights on one layer for each character, but it still added up to more than expected! The snowflakes are my own customised brushes, made from photos of snowfall. The mountain is referenced from a mountain rendered in Vue D'Esprit.

Happy New Year To Everyone!!

THE MAKING OF "Into The New Year"

    Tools: Photoshop CS2, Bamboo Tablet
    Time taken: 25 hours
    Layers: 99
    Original size: 6337x3280 px
    Credit: References for the horses by =larfsalot, ~aussiegal7 and ~greenleaf-stock


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.

    All characters © their respective owners
    Artwork © Malin Träisk


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:icondarkdragonblood:
DarkDragonBlood Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gosh your horses are awesome ;___; 
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:iconwestie9:
Westie9 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
finally, i was waiting to see a heard of horses! lovely
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconammythewolf:
AMMYtheWOLF Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Oh my, this is beautiful *.*<3
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:iconathenatren:
athenatren Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
XD
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:iconkitty107:
Kitty107 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
No problem!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkitty107:
Kitty107 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
The magical creature herd really is awesome! I just love it!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that :love:
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:icontigerotter7:
TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are a true inspiration!
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:iconequineribbon:
EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Little feature [link] :la:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :love:
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:iconwayward--wolf:
Wayward--Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless! :) It's so... [checks thesaurus]... divine!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstarwolfmystic:
StarWolfMystic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Photographer
wow..just wow..
reminds me of Spirit Stallion of the Cimmeran Herd
*sigh* good time,goooood times..
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:iconsecretemotions:
SecretEmotions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, Nice way of saving time :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does with me too :D But I cheat and only colour where I really have to, so if one horse is covering up another, I don't colour that horse completely but leave it blank to save time and effort :giggle:
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SecretEmotions Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you do a whole bunch of different linearts and colour them in?! That would drive me crazy xD Beautiful picture! :heart:
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xXPlatinumSkiesXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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xXPlatinumSkiesXx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so pretty!!!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do :love:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like them :hug:
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:iconblueskywatcher:
blueskywatcher Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   General Artist
I absolutely love it!
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:iconcherutan:
cherutan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, simply amazing. All the horses have such a relistic look to them and the background is beautiful!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again hun, I really appreciate this :hug:
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:iconxxelanite:
xxElanite Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And again..
Featured here: [link] ^^
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silverstatewolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah no problem! :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsilverstatewolf:
silverstatewolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous piece :)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwillowsaurus:
Willowsaurus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Amazing :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks!
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:iconamanndasierra:
AmanndaSierra Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic!!! beatiful!!! i love horses running....
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconprincessovero:
PrincessOvero Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this a a total fav!!
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:iconaceflower4:
Aceflower4 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
please
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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:iconaceflower4:
Aceflower4 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
'WoW you can really good darw.
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Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Welcome! :woohoo:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks! :la:
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Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Gah! Can it GET any more awesome? :love: This is beautiful. In every way.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconbeckyrose:
BeckyRose Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist
This is fantastic- they all look wonderful. :)
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:icontigresseye:
TigressEye Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Yesh yesh let us not forget teh zebra stripes. X3
Duns are nice, but I find their too common in horse characters ever since Spirit Stallion of The Cimmaron came out. =P (Love the movie tho, XD )

Im currently making a suffolk punch X Boulonnais char. I love Boulonnais, sooo frinedly! n.n
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't actually heard of them before, but they look gorgeous from the few photos I found :) But if you're looking for originality, you could always make a Fjord, they're so gorgeous and cute and have such unique personality :heart: And even though their colouring is quite similar, you can add those more rare and interesting markings, such as dorsal stripes, zebra markings or dun coats. And you can do a lot with their manes too :D
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TigressEye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I know I love teh Arabs!~<3
And my BFF is Friesian obsessed, =P
I find Kladrubers interesting, but their not a horse I would in particular want. But their very original, I wa sthinking I could maybe make a Kladruber char for some originality.... Hmmm... I all ready have two Arab chars and Friesians don't have any markings so this could be sketchy. -_-
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like most breeds, they all have their own qualities and such, but I've always liked Arabians and Friesans the most :) (I think most people seem to! :D)
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:icontigresseye:
TigressEye Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
XD No problem. By the way, may I ask what your favourite beed is?

(Im making a new char and I need breed ideas. =P )
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you so very much, I'm really flattered that you think so :blush:
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