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of Golden Hearts by cerona of Golden Hearts by cerona

This is my belated Valentine's Gift to all my lovely friends, supporters and watchers. Thank you all for being so wonderful day after day, year after year ♥

(It is also my incredibly delayed Christmas present that turned into a very delayed New Years gift that I never sort of got the time to work on properly.. ^^; )

I decided to draw this as a challenge to myself as well, and I suppose it's worked as I learnt a lot from the whole process. Rather than just drawing the horses side-on, I came up with the crazy idea of drawing them in the pose I hate the most of all - straight on or sort of straight on! It nearly killed me so many times, but here it is and I'm almost a bit proud of the way it turned out in the end :giggle:

I would have loved to draw a character for every single friend I have here on DA, but that would be an impossible project. So even if your character isn't included in the picture, please don't take it the wrong way and think that you mean any less to me, because I value each and every friend just as much ♥

Anyways, I would like to thank these few people especially for all the help, support and kindness they have given me the last year.


:bulletpink: Bella and ~sunsetluvr247 - A massive thank you to you hun, for always cheering me up and making me smile :huggle: I don't know where I'd be without you and your kind words ♥

:bulletpink: Torrence and *Celleno - A big hug goes out to you for being such an amazing friend :tighthug: You always see the positive side of everything, be it art or life, and being able to share my thoughts with you is very refreshing ♥

:bulletpink: Aura and =navybluestar - Your incredible skills are a true inspiration for me, and you never seize to amaze me with your art work :la: You're a truly wonderful and beautiful person, and don't ever let anyone make you think otherwise ♥

:bulletpink: Caruso and *Equinus - You are always so kind and sweet to me, and your bubbly personality makes you such an amazing person :love: I am very lucky to have you as a friend ♥

:bulletpink: Creed and =boribaby - You're a great friend and artist, and you are such an inspiration to many people here on DA :heart: I also love seeing all your original characters ♥

:bulletpink: Lucky and *Aomori - Your art is so colourful and inspiring, and it makes me want to push my own art further :aww: You're also an incredibly sweet and caring person ♥

:bulletpink: ~Frithe - You are such an awesome person, and I always appreciate the lovely, poetic comments that you give :huggle: Your approach is truly refreshing and brings new life to my paintings in a way I could never see for myself ♥
(I didn't know what character to draw for you.. I heard you had a golden Akhal charrie but couldn't find out more, so I thope a random golden Akhal will be fine :giggle: )
:bulletpink: Rhyme for *PearlyPony - You're such an awesome girl - your kindness and generosity know no bounds! :iconcocoglompplz: There's so few people who are as selfless as you are, and you always know how to make everyone smile ♥

THE MAKING OF "of Golden Rules"

    Tools: Photoshop CS5, Bamboo Tablet
    Time taken: 40+ hours
    Layers: 140
    Original size: 5573x2585 px
    Credit: Reference from several equine photographs, including photos by Bob Langrish, Mark J Barrett, Ekaterina Druz and ~vadalein

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.

    Character © respective owners
    Artwork © Malin Träisk

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HorseloverAgain Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning! Beautiful work. :)
Makoes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful piece! 
Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Horses and pink flowers! :D
FrancessIcequeen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Hey there! I think your horses are amazing. I just love your art and work. I'm from Denmark and I'm on my road to a big website project, about getting your own "unreal life" webhorse. I would LOVE if you would like to draw for the website. 
So I will offer you a job (And of course I will pay you monthly). If you're interested in this, please contact my at my IRL facebook account: Monica Weng. And sorry for my bad english! =) (Smile)  Can't wait to hear from you. Best regards, Monica. Link to my facebook account:…
Crusaide-Nino Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :love:
Crusaide-Nino Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Welcome!!! ^^
serflorium Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Gaaah, det kommer ju sluta med att jag favoritmarkerar alla dina bilder *-* Helt freaking underbar
tawnyteaser Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
you are such a talented artist. I hope to one day be able to create beauty like this. Keep it up!
welsar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I think this is my most favorite piece ever. It is so detailed and gorgeous! Love it
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