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ALL THESE YEARS by osowyn ALL THESE YEARS by osowyn
washed away with rain 

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HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAYYY! :cake:
gift for the super outstanding dear friend, Poisons-Kiss and her well known handsome boy Cold War!
I had so much fun with this, I had a ton of freedom and this really inspired me and got me back on track art wise. I actually was going to do Kiosydan, but scratched it haha. Then, when I was faced with the color change, I pretty much had this huge feeling of failure, so I put it down... later that week inspiration hit, and was like bam.  I started in again and it all went so much better after that. somewhere along the lines I gained my confidence back. so yes, silly little story, time to get to the rest n v n

okay Cas, feel free to totally scald me but I had to //evil smirk//. I just had to capture Cold War's inside... maybe what he was really feeling - his brokenness. The part that never is shown. He's always so brave, and I've never seen him broken, and in life we all are broken at times. So there... I had to. I really hope you enjoy!!! :heart: you've been there for me ever since I've known you. even a year ago, and I didn't really know you at all, but your heart was always open t anyone. I really enjoy talking to you, you're always bringing smiles to my face.  it's people like you on dA that inspire us. Your art is just jaw dropping, and you're willing to help people. You're not selfish and snobby, you care so much about others, and it amazes me :') I can't wait to see what other jokes and silly things we come up with later in life, n'aww just thanks for being such an amazing friend ♥♥

-amber :tighthug:


Horse Horse original background swan rain

Everything else  
 © amberrsome 2014

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:iconfoolishsunsets:
All right so, I adore the composition and lighting in this piece. It's very surreal and reflects the broken theme you mentioned you were going for so well. This character's design is one that I would find kind of difficult to work with due to its color combinations, but you perfectly contrasted blue and red because they are near opposites on the color wheel so it just really makes the piece feel unified and thought through.
I also love the amount of blurring in the background and how sharp and in focus it is around the horse. It's just beautifully blended and not over done at all. The swan is a nice touch, but it looks slightly fuzzy next to the sharpness of the rocks and water around it. I could see it being blurred slightly if the area around it was too, but just a tad of smart sharpen on it would help.
The rain looks so pretty and serene too. The only thing I would have done differently is the way it's bouncing off of the horse's back. They kind of just look like little lines rather than splashes or mist, even though it still looks pretty good even as it is. And the only other thing I can think of is that the horse's eye looks slightly too small, but it could just be the angle of the horse's head who knows. Overall I just really like this a lot. I already said it once, but this is my favorite image of this character so far. c:
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Critique for Equinspiration!

The shading on this is excellent! Although my style deviates away from a softer shading technique, the shadows and highlights are in excellent for ere. I might recommend sharpening them in some places, however, as it can make parts of the body look soft/squishy where they are not. An example would be on the horse's jaw, which to me looks a little more voluptuous than most horses' cheeks are The shading on the swan is excellent! :)

While I don't believe you need to edit the raindrop splashes (they look fine to me!) I would recommend adding some light mist over the horse's haunches and in the background to really tie together the rain, horse, swan, and background. I find a good technique for mist is t use a soft brush and then gaussian blur is a bit to get rid of your brush strokes.

Finally, while the colors match really well together, I feel like the horse's marking look like they're floating about the horse's back. The markings don't have any of the shading that the body does, so they look out of place here. Compared to the light blue/silver/white on the legs and underbelly, the colors of the markings and just much too white and bright for the setting of the piece. If you move the shading level up over the markings, this would be a really easy fix c:

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:iconidhrill:
Idhrill Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww iddy :huggle: thank you! 
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LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this, the markings on the horse, the swan, really beautiful work!
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! c:
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:iconlucrexcia:
Lucrexcia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, i love the rain and the color palette you chose. :D
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! c:
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:iconlucrexcia:
Lucrexcia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Welcome. ^^;
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:iconhorsestockphotos:
HorseStockPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
this is so beautiful! i love your work :D
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe thank you so very much ! ! :heart:
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:iconfrenziiied:
frenziiied Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so
this is perfect
you magician
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're perfect 
you magician 
thanks :')
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:iconhevonenstudios:
HevonenStudios Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw thank you! 
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:iconisabellweise:
IsabellWeise Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You have been featured! isabellweise.deviantart.com/jo… :rose:
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my goodness, it's such an honor, thank you so much! :tighthug:
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:iconfforestwolf:
Fforestwolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The markings look like the algae in a pond I saw! Lol! 
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought algae was green... lol 
thanks? x'D
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:iconfforestwolf:
Fforestwolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really weird algae. And I posted my comment before I could finish and say...

I love everything, the colours,  and you portrayed the character very well! :heart:
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh haha! oh why thank you! :huggle:
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Ladybug-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job on the character
and I love the swan!!! xD lol 
:heart:good job!!!! :la:
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeee thank youuu! :'D 
hehe I loved the swan too! n v n 
:tighthug:
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Ladybug-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to start on my manip but I am too lazy to cut the horse
out cause i just wanna work on hair but I can not find any of my friends that want to help me xD 
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osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bahaha x'D well I'm the opposite, I like cutting/eyes/repainting but loathe practicing hair XD 
i'll cut it out for you if you want c:
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Ladybug-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry got off xD lol I love painting the manes and stuff cause I always am seeing if I have improved at all xD lol and thanks but someone offered but maybe some other time? I thank you for offering though :) 
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha okay! i'd be glad c:
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:iconladybug-studios:
Ladybug-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mk c: 
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suuslovertje Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
thanks for using the stock! i have added it to my group: Livine, but i don't see credits???????
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! oh? Well I used the removal stock, it should be under horse I think in the description, it's linked. Let me know if you find it! c:
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:iconsuuslovertje:
suuslovertje Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
i found it!!
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EquineLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!!!!
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!! :hug:
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:iconpoisons-kiss:
Poisons-Kiss Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMYYYYYY
this is so so so so so so so so so so so beautiful. I absolutely adore this just so much! You got him just perfect and just aenakfjnaewrjewbgr /heavy breathing
you're way to nice to me amy. This is beyond perfection. I just couldn't come up with a proper way to express how much I adore this until now!! You just got him 100% perfect, and the rain [sneaky sneaky you know how I love it] and just the water ?!?! and the swan !! 

Thank you so so much amy. This literally floored me so I'm just going to sit here and stare forever !! Thank you so so much darling :tighthug: You are an exceptional human being and your description made me smile so big!!
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osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CASSIEEEE
i'm really totally glad that you enjoy it! n v n 
HA! well I've only seen your I love rain stamps a thousand times!!! :'D just kidding I actually just put it in there without realizing ehe cx

thank you so much Cas! it brightens my day so much just hearing your comments :') I can almost see your smile :giggle:
your welcome! you deserve beyond any words possible ♥ :huggle: 
once again HAPPPPYYY BIRTHDAYYYY

:heart:
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Poisons-Kiss Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE IT!!
hahaha that's funny :')

You're welcome!! I just love this so much i can't stop looking at it
:tighthug: :glomp:
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osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey foolishsunsets! :glomp: so I really loved and honored your critique, and really wanted to fix those things up c: 
do they look better? I redid the rain splashes on the back, made the eye bigger, and sharpened the swan. 
thank you very much for taking your time to critique! 

:heart::heart:
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foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, I love what you did! The splashes look so
good now, just wow. Everything looks great! :clap:
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoo i'm glad, thanks for the help! :'D
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impassioned-dreams Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this HAS to be your best piece yet ;o honestly amber, you've improved so much so quickly and right now you're having your "growth spurt" of improvement i think :')

I can't say how amazing this is, it gives off such an impact and the colors just set the mood perfectly!  
lets not forget that colour change either ;p  better than I could do any day!

and dang gurl, that hair :faint:
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what am I going to do with you 
this is one of the sweetest comments I've ever gotten :') 
it's people like you who keep me going! ♥

don't be silly girl!i'm sure you could do just as good, probably even better ;D
thank you so much for the love filled meaningful comment, it brightens my day so much! :huggle:
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foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ I second this notion
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe you guys :glomp:
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:iconimpassioned-dreams:
impassioned-dreams Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i triple this notion (is that allowed)
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:iconfoolishsunsets:
foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It takes three to get passed but I don't think you
can actually add to your own notion man. Not even you
have that much power. :no:
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:iconimpassioned-dreams:
impassioned-dreams Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dammit
i thought something was happening
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:iconfoolishsunsets:
foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Find a third notion and then everything will happen.
all at once. and then...not at all. 
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:iconimpassioned-dreams:
impassioned-dreams Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh 
wow

that escalated quickly
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:iconfoolishsunsets:
foolishsunsets Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's literally how politics go though. 
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Fforestwolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, wow, wow!
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:iconosowyn:
osowyn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw thank you so much! ♥
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Fforestwolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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