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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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:iconequineribbon:
EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Little feature [link] :la:
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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 Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :love:
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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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Consider joining!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsecretemotions:
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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: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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:iconsecretemotions:
SecretEmotions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, Nice way of saving time :D
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:iconxxplatinumskiesxx:
xXPlatinumSkiesXx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so pretty!!!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconxxplatinumskiesxx:
xXPlatinumSkiesXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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:iconblueskywatcher:
blueskywatcher Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   General Artist
I absolutely love it!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do :love:
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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 Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like them :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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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again hun, I really appreciate this :hug:
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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 Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsilverstatewolf:
silverstatewolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah no problem! :D
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:iconwillowsaurus:
Willowsaurus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Amazing :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconamanndasierra:
AmanndaSierra Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
fantastic!!! beatiful!!! i love horses running....
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks!
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:iconprincessovero:
PrincessOvero Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this a a total fav!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconaceflower4:
Aceflower4 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
'WoW you can really good darw.
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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 14, 2010
please
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:iconhorsesnhurricanes:
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 Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks! :la:
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:iconhorsesnhurricanes:
Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Welcome! :woohoo:
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:iconbeckyrose:
BeckyRose Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist
This is fantastic- they all look wonderful. :)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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TigressEye Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
OMG! Such an amazing piece! 0-0
I seriously think your THE MOST amazing horse artist eva!~<3
Leonardo Davinci and michaelangelo make way for Cerona! XD
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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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: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
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 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 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 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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Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Wow,this is just awesome!!!!!!!!! XD :wow: :love: SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :hug:
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:iconhilliana80:
Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Your very welcome. I love it ^^ All ur drawings are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! :3 :hug:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're too kind :giggle:
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:iconhilliana80:
Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
But... I MEAN IT XD :love:
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flying-horse2 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i like the one with the purplish mane and tail
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do :)
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:iconrufinator:
Rufinator Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
That is beautiful! you are an Amazing artist!! :wow: :D :dance:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate that :aww:
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