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Winter Solstice by cerona Winter Solstice by cerona
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My final picture of the year 2009! This was another drawing done for my mum as a Christmas present. The title refers to the phenomenon caused by the Earth being tilted at its extreme in relationship to the sun, shortening or lengthening the hours of daylight in the northern or southern hemispheres.

I am quite pleased with how this turned out in the end, but I'm still not quite used to drawing backlit settings. I thought it would make a nice change though. Hope you like it, and I wish all of you a Happy New Year!

THE MAKING OF "Winter Solstice"

    Tools: Photoshop CS2, Bamboo Tablet
    Time taken: 20 hours
    Layers: 35 layers
    Original size: 3508x2480 px
    Credit: Pose referenced from [link]


PRINT INFORMATION: The large watermark in the middle of the picture won't appear on the print.

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.

    Artwork © Malin Träisk


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:iconsaschanightstar:
SaschaNightstar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Is this on Howrse?  It looks like a background I have on one of my horses there!  Exactly like it!
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Skyla-snow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Oh your sky is gorgeous! :la:
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ArtistAtPlay Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This picture made me remember my past as a youth. We had a house named Beauty that looked so much like this. And the background could be taken from the back 40. Wonderful artwork.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it :aww:
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The background and the lightning are awesome! Brilliant!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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horseygal621 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i absolutly love the feeling i get when i look at this! its all warm and fuzzy-like(:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you think so, thanks :love:
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FallenHorizion Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I first saw this I thought this was a -really good- Photomanipulation...To find that It was a -Brilliant- Drawing!!I wish I had half the drawing talent you had. <3
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cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you, I'm so glad to hear that you like it :aww:
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FullMoonHowler123 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
love love love! :iconheart3dplz:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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drawingfreak100 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I am speechless! Its so good!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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drawingfreak100 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
ya np!!
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Royal-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how long did it take you to get so good? My eyes are bleeding from your awesomeness!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D Well I've been drawing all my life, so I guess it's all added up :nod:
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Wayward--Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exquisite!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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StarWolfMystic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Photographer
OMG horsey!! Instant fav!
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cerona Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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xXPlatinumSkiesXx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im in luv with youre art!!!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear :love:
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xXPlatinumSkiesXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well i liked it!
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chihuahua1998 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
This is beautiful! *Sigh* if only i could bribe GIMP to work as well as your photoshop... Beautiful breathtaking picture by the way, Lovely job!
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cerona Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) I've never used GIMP myself, but I'm sure it's got similar basic tools at least :) All I use in my paintings are the standard Airbrush, Eyedropper Tool, Smudge and an eraser :D
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chihuahua1998 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
You're Very much Welcome, And yeah, i've heard people say it is sorta similar to Photoshop... Well, Have a wonderful day and your artwork is beautiful :)
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youhadmeathello3333 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yep he is beautiful! i love buckskins
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cerona Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww :Buckskins are to die for :love:
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youhadmeathello3333 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
yup!
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:iconyouhadmeathello3333:
youhadmeathello3333 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
OMG this is amazing! it looks like my horse!
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cerona Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love: Oh wow, you're a very lucky person then, I'd love to even get to see a horse this colour in real life (and not just in photos), let alone own one :D
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Smokeshadow123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Wow!
Epical cerona!
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cerona Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SmithyMonsta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Photographer
I'm loving those little bullfinches in the tree ;) This is amazing! i use the same, i have a bamboo tablet, and photoshop cs2, but i am so useless at working photoshop.. :P x
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cerona Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love: It does take quite a while to practise and get used to tablets I found, and Photoshop isn't exactly the easiest either :XD: I'll be posting a tutorial sometime about how I draw my horses, so maybe that could interest you :nod:
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SmithyMonsta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Perfetc! Thankyouu! I will oook at that when it is out x
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Camilandia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
fantastic! :+fav:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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beautifulideas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Photographer
Sweet detail, the two birds. (:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D I do like to include some smaller details in my drawings where possible :nod:
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beautifulideas Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Photographer
I think, little details could cause so much. (:
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Totillas Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow....
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cerona Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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Zariet Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Hi, can I use this picture in the role playing in minstall.no?
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cerona Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I suppose you can use it as long as there is credit visible near the picture and a link back to my DA page, and as long as you don't use it to make money in any way, real or virtual. :)
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Zariet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
yes :D < 3 Thanks! My name in Minstall.no is Borken, if you want to see the picture and a Link <3 :)
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Mizzleturtle22 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous !!!!!!! Really amazing!!!!!!!
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cerona Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have always admired the background on this. It is just so BEAUTIFUL. It is detailed and lit well and the scene looks so magical. Great work...
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