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Timeless Melody by cerona Timeless Melody by cerona
Commission for :iconhymnsofmisery:

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This is =HymnsOfMisery's gorgeous character Hymns, as most of you probably known :] She is such a great character to draw, really beaming with elegance, beauty and strength, all at once :love: I also adore her simple yet striking characteristic markings, making her unique in an not too over-the-top kinda way :nod:

The pose was referenced from an old photo I had laying around on my computer, but I can't seem to remember where it's from. If anyone recognises the pose, please let me know so that I can put down the proper credit for it!

THE MAKING OF "Timeless Melody"

    Tools: Photoshop CS2, Bamboo Tablet
    Time taken: 7 hours
    Layers: 15
    Original size: 3508x2480 px
    Credit: Pose referenced from photograph


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:iconrosebuddioliaj:
RosebuddioliAJ Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this is AWESOME... Rage 
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:iconfun4all328:
Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG IT'S A FRIESIAN!! It looks so sleek and beautiful!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :love:
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:iconfun4all328:
Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love it!! You did a great job on the mane and feathers, and even the confirmation!
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:iconjeanny89:
Jeanny89 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you in the online game Howrse? This is so great
I ask because there are almost the same horse.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got a Swedish and International account with the same name yes :)
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:iconequine-addict:
Equine-Addict Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The blue tints are nice, and I love friesans, so this is a win-win. :)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconireneroga:
IreneRoga Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Your gallery is beautiful.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmoonliger:
MoonLiger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
This Friesian look so gorgeous! :wow: I love the colouring and shading, particularly the blue on the mane, tail and hooves, and how it's coat looks so shiny! The pose looks nice too, especially the way the mane and tail flows out behind her body. Great work! :clap:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmoonliger:
MoonLiger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
You're welcome! :D
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:iconblackpearlmirage:
blackpearlmirage Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Love it my heart sinks for friesians
my mare is a friesian cross and my dream is to have a full blooded one someday!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :hug: I adore Friesians too, and you're indeed lucky to own one, even if she's not pure :nod:
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Cuddely-Pawprints Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
that is one lovely horse!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconaomizumitsuki-chan:
AomizuMitsuki-chan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
malvada -.- porque dibujas tan bien!!!ò.ó
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I think :D
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:iconarquimius:
Arquimius Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love it!!!!
can you make a tutorial?
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on one at the moment :nod:
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:iconarquimius:
Arquimius Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ok, thanks you, very much.
When you finish,
Can you tell me, please?
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Loki-Lik Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Very, very beautiful! I am very frequent on the Internet met your works, but there is no time didn't know, who the author. But now I know)) Work very good, as well as all the others.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad to hear you like it :aww:
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Loki-Lik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
No problem, you and in truth the excellent artist)))
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Embrah Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
the shadows are amazing. how are you working it? to make it blend in so well?
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I use the airbrush a lot in Photoshop, as well as the Eyedropper tool to further blend all the colours. I hardly ever use the smudge, since it makes the coats appear sort of plastic and unnaturally smooth. Same goes for the dodge/burn tools :D I am working on a horse colouring tutorial at the moment, which I will be uploading as soon as finished :nod:
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Embrah Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
AH oki thanks for the tip! it seemes hard to paint without using the smudge at all, atleast i think so without getting it to look messy. but i guess its a practise thing. when i dont use the smudge the edges of the pencil looks kinda hard if you understand what i mean by that ;) dont you even smooth out the edges?
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MikachuSango Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :w00t:
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MikachuSango Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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CrazyJumperGirl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Oooh I love the blue in the mane! =)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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Hymnsie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondontkillmeplz:
Soooo sorry for not commenting earlier! Ive been extremely slack keeping up with dA-ness :noes:
But you know I loooove this! The colours, pose, shading! Everything :D Thank you SO much for this! :glomp:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry, I know the feeling too well :giggle: I'm really glad to hear that you like how the final thing turned out though, thanks again :huggle:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
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greendragon22 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist
Very nice anatomy.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010   General Artist
:wow: Her beauty is simply stunning. She looks so powerful, yet has a feeling of gentleness to her. The pose makes it look more like she's floating instead of trotting. :heart:

I love her subtle markings. Very beautiful. While looking at this, I can't help but think her breed is a Freisain. Maybe it's the tufts of fur near her hooves. :giggle:

All in all a gorgeous picture. I apologize for not commenting lately, but trust me when I say I still do enjoy your work. Keep it up. :clap:
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cerona Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your encouraging words :love: I really like her personality and subtle markings, and of course, I love Friesians and black horses in general, so she was a real charm to draw :D
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010   General Artist
:hug: You're very welcome! Ah, so she was a Friesian. I had a feeling she was. :D
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sunsetluvr247 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I know I have seen this character in your gallery somewhere before! :hug:

This turned out SO amazing! :love: :D The pose is epic, he looks so powerful. That is what I thought when I saw this. :nod: :love: The anatomy is perfect, the shading is amazing, and that pretty shimmer and glimmer on his coat is perfect, too. :love: :glomp: I seriously have to learn how you draw and color your manes and tails so perfectly and realistically, Cerona. :faint: They are SO perfect and gorgeous! :love: :heart: The purple at the ends of the mane and tail blends right into the black at the base. :nod: :)

This couldn't be more perfect. :love: :huggle: Keep up he amazing work! :glomp: :la:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I did draw her before as a trade, and I'm really happy I got to draw her yet again - she's such an adorable character :la: It's also quite fun to re-draw the same character in a year's time. Even though I don't always feel like I've changed or improved too much, looking back on the drawing I did of her a year ago, there's quite a big difference, and hopefully a good difference too! :giggle: I love drawing black horses, but they can be very tricky too :nod:
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sunsetluvr247 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
You're welcome! :huggle:

I remembered that you did another picture of her before, and when I went to look at it, I saw a difference, too. And yes, it is a good difference! :tighthug: I also agree with you, that black horses are very hard to draw. For me, the hard part is coloring them in, because it is hard to do the shading and highlights. :nod: :huggle:
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StarAttraction Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous. Just simply gorgeous.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks :hug:
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:iconhydraequus:
hydraequus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so late with everything :noes: Sorry!
Your pictures are looking better than in real :nod: And it's one of them :heart: How can you shadow so magnificently..?
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it doesn't matter :giggle: I'm glad you like it, thanks! :D
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cherrystariett Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Georgeous, you´re the best!
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