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Prize for :star::iconkoeyohte::star:
Hooves are made of fail - constructive criticism welcomed. :meow:

This is the raffle prize for ~Koeyohte that was drawn at random during my dAnniversary celebrations a few weeks ago! :boogie: This is her lovely part-Arabian mare, Disa, who was a real joy to colour! That shade of red is so luscious. :love: I've been working a lot on the headshot sketches lately, and I wanted to do a full-body pic, 'cos it feels like a long time since I've done one of these. :giggle: Hope you like it, Adriane - I hope I got all of Disa's markings and colours correct! :D

Thanks for looking, everyone! :hug:

Image © Michelle Walker 2010
Disa © ~Koeyohte

Credits

Sketched with pencil
Coloured with Photoshop CS2 & Intuos3 tablet
Pose copied from: [link] by ~Colourize-Stock :thanks:
Leaf texture courtesy of ^FantasyStock :thanks:
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:iconchristopherdavies:
ChristopherDavies Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Disa!
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lilyblue22 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
The coloring in this one is fantastic! Big Fan!
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Geordiea Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome colour!
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Winterbreeze5 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
You draw hooves so much better than me... they don't fail.
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AQHABABE1988 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
love!
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Abwettar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
<33333333
I adore your shading, it looks so realistic, I feel I could touch it :)
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sunsetluvr247 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
WOW!!! :jawdrop: :faint: :wow: Michelle, this is GORGEOUS and AMAZING! :heart: :love:

I couldn't speak for the first few seconds. :giggle: My mouth dropped open and I just stared.... This is SO gorgeous! :love: :love: :love: Firstly, I love the pose you used here. :nod: :heart: The anatomy is perfect, and the shading is spot-on. You can really see the muscles, but the shading isn't too much, either. :) The sheen on her coat is really pretty, too! :nod: Next, the mane and tail are super pretty and shiny. I love the gleam in the top of her tail and the light and dark shades in her mane. :love: :hug: Also, her smile and eyes are so beautiful! :heart: You did an awesome job with her expression and arabian-like qualities. :D :nod: :love:

Also, the background is really pretty. I love the faded branches, and the reddish tint to the entire background. :aww: :love:

Michelle, I am amazed with this beautiful piece! :glomp: :hug: It couldn't look any better! :tighthug: Keep it up! :iconnewglomp:
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Colourize-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve featured this picture here: [link]
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ArweynXSilver Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gorgeaus!! Admire the shading, and the pose and everything!!
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hennap Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That even looks so real, lovely pose and as always great job:aww:
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:iconakeli:
akeli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   General Artist
Wow, absolutely lovely! :D
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:icontwilight-veil:
Twilight-Veil Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just unbelievably gorgeous. :faint:
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am in love with the shading. I tried (on your birthday present) to achieve something like this, but failed miserably. You have such skill with shading! It's soft, blended, yet detailed. Great work! I think the hooves look great, especially the front ones. I think the legs look really nice, and the anatomy is well done! Flowing hair = :love: , too. Although, the face / head could use a little work... the muzzle I think is your weak point (no offense). The nostrils might be a tad too large, and the chin too thin. It's hard, though, I know! ;p Practice makes perfect!

Nice colours; the little speckles are awesome! Overall, it's a great piece. :cla
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LuisaVFM Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: OMG Michelle this is stunning!!
no, this is beyond stunning :nod:

Look how much you have improved :aww:
The pose is amazing and the coloring is beyond amazing!! An excellent muscle definition.
And the expression :love: It brings joy to my soul when I look at it :) It is amazing how you reflect those emotions in a draw :D
Gosh I can't even find the right words to describe it ... ;p

this sure is one of my favourites from you.

Absolutely breathtaking!! :clap: well done Michelle :star:
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ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
Fabulous colors! It gives off so much warmth and richness. There is so much movement in the pose. Really great work!
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Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Holy cow you are getting better and better :wow:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies! :meow:
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Animalluvr47 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Digital Artist
This is outstanding, amazing and beautiful. I guess it's no surprise there.
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so pretty :)
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slimjim123 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
beautiful, as always ^^
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Equestria Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student
Awww I love arabs! I love this!
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Arylide Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Writer
Absolutely gorgeous - I love the texture in the background. I think Ima use textures a bit until I can focus on backgrounds some more. I like the reflective strip at the bottom - makes the image look very polished and gives it a bit more of a dimension. The cheesy grin on her face is very cute. :D Gorgeous definition on the body especially. And the hooves aren't that bad - I can't really offer you any ideas to improve them, sorry. They look good already! Anyways, all in all, amazing. :heart:
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HaliteAnn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... this is so gorgeous!! Redheads FTW! XD
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JaguarJedi22 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Those legs are incredible!! She just going to dance off the screen! :-D The colour is amazingly striking too!
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VanillaTwist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
This is lovely :)
The pose, the shading & the flowing tail are all great ^-^
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Aomori Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, I so love the colors of this horse! She looks much like my Thala and I just realized that I'd love to see Thala in your style, Bori! :love: I have to commission you some day! :la:
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Dream-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Well done on the full bodyness! It is a lovely pose!

I really enjoy the way that you colour, its fantastic! XD
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The outcome is so beautiful!
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Nonyak Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so pretty!
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silverglass19 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Ooooh, Michelle! That is so lovely. :aww: Great work on the textures!!
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HPObsession22 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Total awesomeness!
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Niny-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
beautiful mare :3
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SpectralDove Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you have to stop being so awesome , its making me feel bad ! X3
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dariootje Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing! i love the expression! :D
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Celleno Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, the colors. :heart: Disa is beautiful and I love the fact that you can tell what breed she is. The muscle definition looks wonderful, and as usual I love the mane and tail. :giggle: And I love the background you chose because it's very interesting to look at.
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Lambidy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I showed this to my red-haired sister, who´s name is Disa, she really loved it! So do i :D:D:D well done <3
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Koeyohte Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoah really??? You have a sister named Disa, and she has red hair? I had to ask, I was reading the comments to find mine and saw this one XD
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Lambidy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yeah that´s true xD She thought this pic was really fun because it matched her xD <3
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Paardjee Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's amazing :love: I love the pose and how you shaded her :heart: And you did a great job on the arabian features!
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Shadow-of-the-Wolves Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, awesome, as always~:la::la::la::la::la::la:
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Vampir-Horses Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
WOW *O*
I may like she looks x3
So cheeky>:D I love them. Made good! ^^

(Now do not laugh at this grammar I have typed in a German English translator and then allow to translate and these things are shits oo (xD))
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breitasparrow Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I love the shading and textures. :love:
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FoxFaith Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
aw cute
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tonixCynder123 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
cute :D:D:D:D:D
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wha, god woman, you up the details with each piece, no matter how simple or complex. Again I find myself shaking my head, looking at that tail and main. It's such a far cry from where you were when I first started watching you; the bright white highlights and the smudge heavy spiky hair. This is believable. This has depth. This moves and flows with a consistent light source.
Also, Arabian face LOVE.
And um. WHERE DID THAT MUSCLE DEFINITION COME FROM?! Have you been hiding that away all this time? I've NEVER seen you define all the beautiful lumps and bumps in equine muscle anatomy like that before, with such delicious contrast. This pleases me mucho :D
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
...MANE. Not main. lol
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doberman-momma89 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010   Digital Artist
I love all of your drawings
i love how you make them all realistic, but you also give them character and cartoonish appeal.
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Ehrendi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You just keep getting better and better!! This is amazing, the colouring is very well done! It looks quite realistic, very nice. :love:
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White-Wind1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student General Artist
STUNNING boribaby, u have done reaally good on this one. Perfect anatomy, gorgerous color, and great art to start with, its amazing!!!
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White-Wind1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student General Artist
STUNNING boribaby, u have done reaally good on this one. Perfect anatomy, gorgerous color, and great art to start with, its amazing!!!
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