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Coming of Spring by inkolor Coming of Spring by inkolor
It's certainly been long enough since I've done this! Here's something for all my watchers to prove that I haven't died on you. I'm pretty pleased with the result, especially after being gone from manipulations for so long, but I might go back and work on parts of the image when I find the time. Finding stock for this was hell, but I think I got what i needed. The fish horse thing was just going to be jumping out of a wave, but then Rhine suggested that I use ice, and I really like the effect. Makes things more interesting, no?

Anyway, comment, enjoy, I'll continue updating this as I work on the details.

Time: 4-5 hours
Program: CS2
stock from: flickr.com, sxc.hu, icon:bellanotte-stock
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xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
:heart: This work has been featured here [link]
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indigo-flowers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Wow! That's really such a cool concept!
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LBstockphotography Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Wow, this is so awesome! :D
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xxFadeoutxx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work, this is simply amazing! xD
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Siltur Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is overall a very beautiful and complicated work of art. The blending and coloring on the scales is quite beautiful (and makes me wish I could do it too). Some things that don't quite seem to fit, however, are the cutting around the head--it seems a bit rough--and some of the smudging on the mane. My main thing about the smudging on the mane is that it is all going the same direction (for the most part) and I don't think I've ever seen hair that does it that perfectly. Anyway, that's my attempt at a more advanced criticism. Hah.

Overall, gold star. Now if we could see that sort of effect on a black horse, that would be interesting.
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inkolor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
ooo thank you!! I love advanced critique. I've stared at this a bit myself after finishing it...and I deffinatly agree with your observations. I have a tablet now and I didn't when I made it, so if I ever wanted to go and re-do the mane that would probably help a bunch.

*mwahahaha* maybe I'll have to use a black horse in my next peice, you never know!
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Siltur Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be rather cool. ^^ I noticed you wanted an advanced critique, so I figured I would try to give one...haha, emphasis on try. Anyway, gold star for you! It's lovely.
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aujes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007   Photographer
this is amazing. I can find no other word to describe it !
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
aw thank you!
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xXxexistentialxXx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
wow. you should post a splash tutty. because your splashes are amazing. i love this picture.
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
I will work on a splash tutorial sometime :D
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Jaraid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Grrreat job! =) This is awesome! :)
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
thank you!
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Jaraid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
My pleasure!
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FlyingHighPhotos55 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
:jawdrop:

Wow. That is all I can say. Wow.
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
*blush* thank you!
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shekiah Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
This is really well done, you have a lot of talent, coming from me that isn't saying much, but this has to be one of the best pieces am have discovered yet on deviantART

- shekiah
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
oh wow thank you so much!
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SmexySarah Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this! You did a wonderful job on it!
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
thank you
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SmexySarah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :aww:.

And I love your signature!
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RobynSmaleBeorg Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Good quakamuga! WHY didn't have is faved. it's stunning!
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
haha thank you! I love favorites and comments <33
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RobynSmaleBeorg Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
your welcome
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unconscious54 Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful Job!
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Steppums Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUCH a cool concept...beautifully done! I've always loved ponies with scales etc ^^
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
it was so fun to do! and thank you
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lazybranch-stock Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
this is a wonderful piece of work, I love the bits of fish scales you put on- it really enhances the idea the horse is a fish jumping out of the water. Like a trout, xD
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eldris Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful :D Great concept
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
thank you!
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
This is quite lovely! Having the equine breaking out of the ice worked wonderfully!
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
I'm so glad that I found stock that worked for the peice...it was very hard to find the correct kind of ice!
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
(grins) Looks like its been well worth the effort so far, and if you're still working on it, I hope you repost it in a manner that will "ping" again, so we can all know it's up.
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
I could go back and do some more touch up...but I think I've had enough on this one xD
I get bored after, oh, 5 hours, lol
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
(cheeky grin) That's cool!
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Future-Art-Magazine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Congratulations! This piece has just been featured in the most recent ’Unknown Artist’ newsarticle at *Future-Art-Magazine

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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
thank you so much!
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rogue03 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
amazing work.. :D
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BellaNotte-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Wow that's gorgeous!!! Glad you found use for my pony. ^_^
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
it was a wonderful shot <3
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BellaNotte-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
thanks. :hug:
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RedDogEquisYote Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
This is just gorgeous! +Fav Great work! :D
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
thank you so much for the fav
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Jaclyn-BM Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007   Digital Artist
:O WOW.
amazing.
It's like a flying fishy!
-drools on picture-
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inkolor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
hahah yeah
flying fish...horse...thing.
glad you like it <3
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dreamer14 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007   Digital Artist
LOVE IT! I soooo just faved this. You are an amazing photomanipulator, hun!
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:iconinkolor:
inkolor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
thank you so much!
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Islanzadi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, I love your blending, the splashes and the use of colour. ^^
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inkolor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
thanks :)
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