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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:


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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DarkDragonBlood Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gosh your horses are awesome ;___; 
Westie9 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
finally, i was waiting to see a heard of horses! lovely
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
AMMYtheWOLF Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Oh my, this is beautiful *.*<3
athenatren Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
Kitty107 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
No problem!
cerona Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kitty107 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
The magical creature herd really is awesome! I just love it!
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that :love:
TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are a true inspiration!
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