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Dark Side:


Another customs here! This time for Elite Champion on www.ponybox.com. She wanted something based off Kelly Clarkson's Dark Side.
Hope I've done it justice as I don't usually base manips from songs.

Anyway, very pleased with this piece! Wasn't sure about the crow at first but it's grown on me now :meow:
The grounding bothers me slightly though...

Stocks:
Background: View 3 by =PirateLotus-Stock
Cliff: Acadia 14 by ~maerocks
Horse: black overo stallion 3 by *venomxbaby
Crow: As the Crow Flies BW by *Violet-Kleinert
Gems: Crystal Pendulum I by ~Essence-stock

Not to be used by anyone apart from Elite Champions on www.ponybox.com or you'll get Sweeney'd.
:iconsweeneykillplz:

Thanks in advance for any comments and faves if I don't have chance to thank you all in person!

Kreatiques-x


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unantastbar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I love this one sooooo much! The blue gems are eye-catching and the rest ist just ... perfect. I like the idea and the background very much! Good job! :heart:
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BubbleTeaWolves Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Amazing o3o I like the Colours ;D
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XilaPhoenixArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to bring more attention to your wonderful work, so I featured you here: [link] <3
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WWotS Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone stole this image, and I've been told that someone else stole mine somewhere in this site, but I'm still looking.

[link]
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I featured this here: [link] :)
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!This is amazing work... :thumbsup:
*Hedieh*[link]
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NoKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The background and lighting make a really cool mood here.. ^3^
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mgtcs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Splendid image here, spectacular work!
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venomxbaby Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
love it :]
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Jozels Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is really good!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Great work, I really like it ^.^

I see you want crit, so I'll try...

By "grounding" do you mean where the horse is standing on the rock? I looked at that spot a bit and I think that directly under the back right hoof it's too bright. There would be hardly any light there at all with the hoof and leg blocking it, so I think maybe a deeper shadow there is needed. I think the same is true for the back left leg...it needs a deeper shadow behind it. The light is coming from the front of the horse, and the two gem things, and none of that light would be able to get to that spot. I think the front legs have the right amount of shadow behind them, especially since you can't see under the front right hoof because it's being blocked by the left leg.

One more thing I noticed (after looking at this picture for quite a long time) is how full the mane is. It looks very nice and whispy, and the subtle gradient is perfect. However, I think it might be a little too full. That is, if you're going for realism. I found this picture of the same horse you used: [link] I think the wind is blowing in this picture, and the mane looks pretty full, but see how the mane doesn't all flow back in one even motion? Like there are parts that are a bit heavier and don't move the same as the rest of the hair? I think making the hairs not all flow in the same direction would give it more realism, since wind doesn't blow in a straight line. I can see that you do have variances like that at the very ends of the mane, but maybe start them a bit farther down and make them more bold?

Phew, ok that was difficult, I just want to let you know XD I only critique works where 1. The artist asks for crit, and 2. I think are already really good. I think the way you did everything else looks so spot on that I can't find anything to crit on. I was trying to find something with the crow, or the way the gems are in their mouths or the background blur, or something, but it all looks really good to me. All the elements in the picture match very well. Maybe someone else can find something I didn't see :)

Overall, great work, and good luck in the contest!

Thanks for using my stock ^.^
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Kreatiques-x Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the crit. and I'll make sure to consider everything you've said!
And once again, thank you for providing the stock!
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theDeliriousOwl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a wonderful piece, I don't know why you would have critiques up, theres maybe only one or two things I would suggest. It's beautiful :heart:
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Idhrill Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork :clap: That atmosphere is perfetly matches with the horse :wow:
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PND21 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
very nice work!
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Lavander-Thistle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty :3
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raqinq Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful! I love the color and the atmosphere in this piece. c: It's reallyreallyreally pretty. cx <33
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lunaxi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
    jhjfhdsk.
    This is just amazinggg:heart:
    TOO amazing♥
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