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December 31, 2009
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Winter Solstice by cerona Winter Solstice by cerona

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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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!
Skyla-snow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Oh your sky is gorgeous! :la:
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.
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it :aww:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The background and the lightning are awesome! Brilliant!
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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(:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you think so, thanks :love:
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
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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