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Prize for :star::iconmustang-thunder::star:

So I thought it was probably about time to start working on the prizes I owe people from my contest last year.... I am SO sorry for keeping you guys waiting! :noes: I promise I'll get them all finished by summer. ^^;

Anyway, this is for Mary, whose beautiful entry: [link] came in Third Place! :la: This is her beautiful Arabian mare, Alimah, galloping across the sandy desert. Hope you like her! I actually nearly scrapped this and was contemplating doing a totally different pose, but I like how it turned out in the end. :meow: Thanks again for your stunning entry in the contest!

No crits are neccessary because I'm aware of where the mistakes are. I'm putting this down to practise because I really wanna try drawing different breeds this year. :)

Thanks for looking, everyone! :hug:

Image © Michelle Walker 2010
Alimah © *mustang-thunder

Credits

Photoshop CS2 & Intuos3 tablet
Pose copied from: [link] by Bob Langrish
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Filly-Haven Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's great, :)
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TheCresantMoonWolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
beautiful!!!!!
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ASHREDFORD Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
wow beautiful
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tikimurryareg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's REALLY pretty :)
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Flirty-Filly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
who got first and second???
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merwingirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
i love how the mane flows... AWESOME. like everything u do, basically
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Chalaya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love it. :)
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Flowing hair alert! :omfg: I love it! You got every strand in there, and more! It's just beautiful; nice scene. I have to say there's something funky about her neck, but besides that, no flaws! Great work on those legs, nice and sharp! ;)
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Adaii Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
So simple, yet elegant. Love this one. :D
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Mast88 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully
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JaguarJedi22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Arabians + desert = Love

The mane and tail are so dynamic!!
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sunsetluvr247 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Wow, this did turn out good! :D I love the pose and the expression on her face. The sand and the desert turned out great, too. :nod: And such a brilliant mane and tail, too. WOW. SO pretty! :wow: :jawdrop:

I absolutely love this, Michelle! I can't wait to see another! :woohoo:
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JEAikman Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so pretty :)
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Leedlpuff Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
This is very beautiful Michelle. I love the colors :D I think it is a great idea for you to try different breeds :heart:
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xEntourage Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Amazing work again, Michelle :love: It's not of your best though.. But love it again :love:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thank you for being honest, I appreciate it! :D
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xEntourage Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
You're welcome! :hug:
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LuisaVFM Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Michelle !!! Gorgeous :love: it's amazing ;)
I love the colours. Everything is so smooth... her expression ....
It's stunning. Somehow I feel that I can enter into that draw :D
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww I'm really happy to hear that, thanks Luisa! :hug:
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LuisaVFM Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome
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Hymnsie Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its beautiful! Great job with the pose, and I really love how youve drawn the hair :)
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoyed the hair on this one, can you tell? :giggle: :la: Thanks Hymns!
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tweatle Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   General Artist
wow Michelle this is beautiful!! I love it!!
her pose is very nice and not rigid or stern, she seems nice and free in a fast gallop! :D very nice shading with the brushes and the mane and tail details are spectacular!. The only thing I would bring up about this would be the neck, it seems to be a bit awkward in my eye.:heart: Beautiful work.

Keep it up oh and I hope you had/have a wonderful experience in Rome! :love: ..I've always wanted to go there.. YOU LUCKY DUCK.!:lol:

Um and I dont want to seem stupid or anything but lol, who is the horse running to? :confused:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Tweatle, I appreciate your comment! :heart:
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tweatle Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   General Artist
haha your welcome Boribaby (love the name haha) :lol:

Your new avvie is awesome, the pattern is pretty:giggle:
I heard u went on holiday?? how was it? :)
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lolpants98 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Shes so pretty :) Is she an arabian? :P
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aniris Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
if you read the description, you already had the answer. quote: "This is her beautiful Arabian mare, Alimah, galloping across the sandy desert."
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lolpants98 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Ooooh, haha silly me! I dont usually read the descriptions.... :)
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casca-x Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Wow wonderful! :heart: You did a great job on her tail :drool: Ali looks so feminine and gorgeous in your style! :O I know it's quite the challenge to get that arching Arabian neck and head right, they just carry themselves so differently from normal horses! :lol: But that's prolly why i love them so much ;P You know what would be an interesting breed to try? A super-stocky, super-hairy Gypsy Vanner. :nod: Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum! :lol: From the sparse, rangy Arab to the chunky, fluffy Vanner :plotting:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh mai, thank you Casca! And yush, I would LOVE to try a big ol' Vanner or Clydesdale. :meow: But next on the list is an Andalusian... :drool:
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casca-x Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Woo! Yo quiero hairy hammerheaded Spanish horses, por favor! :dummy:
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Valvador Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to start to work on prizes for your contest too, geez, I'm such a badass :ohnoes: thanks for remembering!

Anyway, that picture is very nice to look at, I don't know who does she run to, but she seems to like that person very much :aww:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, no worries at all Valv, thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to donate them in the first place... you're so kind. :aww:
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   General Artist
*gasps* How gorgeous and lovely! A dapple grey mare! My favorite kind of horse. :love: You captured their beauty so well in this scene. Aw, it looks like she’s gracefully flying on wings to way her pose looks there.

The gentle kick-up of the sand, the softness of the background, everything is captured so beautifully here. Gorgeous! :heart:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you! :heart:
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010   General Artist
:huggle: :heart:
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Wrennars Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
I LOVE the flow of her body, it looks very natural and smooth, with the shading accenting is wonderfully! :la: Her expression is so sweet, and the simple background really draws your eyes to Alimah, without her standing out too much. :heart: Gorgeous work!
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeeee thanks a lot, Wren! :iconredbullglompplz:
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Wrennars Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! :glomp: And I just realized, that last part of my first sentence makes NO sense. :XD: I meant to say, "with the shading, the accenting is wonderful." :giggle:
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slimjim123 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
hey i'm sorry if these comments are losing their charm but i LOVE your art! ^^ it's gorgous and horses are so mystical and you capture them perfecly ^^
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really happy to hear you like them so much, thank you! :love:
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slimjim123 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
you're welcome ^^
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goldenpuon Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE all your pictures!
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thanks!!
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goldenpuon Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. :)
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TarriedSea Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, sorry for the late comment!

OH my good golly cheese biscuits...this is amazing! :faint: I've always envisioned what my characters would look like in your style, Michelle, and Ali looks absolutely gorgeous! :love: I LOVE the dished face; she looks so Arabian-y! And that tail- oh my goodness, that tail! :la: I love everything about this piece- thank you so much, again, for holding such a lovely contest! I'll have to get this printed and put on my wall or something! You portrayed Ali just wonderfully, and I love how barren the background looks (very desert-ish indeed!) :giggle: :heart: Ahh, I can't stop looking at it, and this comment does not do justice to the happiness I feel right now! :glomp: :hug: :blowkiss: Thank you thank you! You are awesome. :)
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am delighted to hear that, thank you so very, very much!! :love: She was great practice... I admire anyone (like yourself!) who can capture the grace and beauty that Arabians possess. I find it hard pulling that off, so I'm relieved that you think she looks OK! :phew: It was my pleasure to do this for you, after all, your contest entry was incredible! Thank you again for putting so much effort into it. :heart: Oh, and please note me again if you haven't receieved all the prizes you should have!

Would you like the fullsize, unwatermarked version of this? I'd quite happily email you it if you want. :meow:
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TarriedSea Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you Michelle! Again, I just love this piece to bits! :love: I'll note you with my email (and any prize donators who haven't contacted me. :))
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JH7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
this is beautiful :) xx
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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