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Merry Christmas, everyone!! :dance: :woohoo: :glomp: :iconsantalaplz:

First off, my sincerest apologies for not being "here" lately - I'm not joking when I say this past week or so has been a total whirlwind. :dead: I've been trying to get all of my Christmas projects finished (which I now have!) and of course, my job has been so tiring because this is our busiest time of the year. So I'm exhausted, but happy that I managed to finish everything.... I promise I'll write a journal soon and get in touch with everyone! :hug: (And of course, note thank-you's to people and comment on all the wonderful giftart/comments etc. :heart:) I haven't forgotten you! I promise I'll start on that tomorrow. :aww:

This scene was for my first Christmas card that I had printed up specially for my buddies this year! Those of you that have received it will recognize it, and sorry to those of you still waiting... I hope it reaches you soon. :( And yes, as you've already noticed - Aerynne, Pierce and Brooke here are in the Advent Calendar, just purely because I ran out of time and couldn't make a specific picture for the 25th door. :XD: I'll be better prepared next year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! I can't believe it's over already... all that excitement and hype and it's gone in a flash. :noes: But hey, can't do much about that! Love you all, talk to you soon!! :heart:

Thanks for looking! :hug:


Critique not desired, thank you :)

Photoshop CS2 & WACOM Intuos3 tablet
Image and characters Michelle Walker '09
Poses copied from: [link]
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Frozenstallion Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
4 years later and i still love this art :love:
hutzky1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
Elesteyzis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!
xHoneyDunItx Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is one of my all time favourites <3 i love how Aerynne is :) and the tails are in the air = happiness ! I can't wait to see a Christmas picture from you this year ? ;)
DevillAngel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Beautiful. I absolutely <3 it.
GodsGuardianAngel2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture! And the way Aerynne is looking at us!
miniflowers Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i llike it how arryena ( i probably spelled that wrong) is looking at us.. it's very cool
Ellen14 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student
ooow !! it's so beautifull!! i love it!
ponygirl19962 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
i love this!!
asti-friend Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where do you get your inspiriation for the wicked horse fur!
britneyart80 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OmG! I am so jealous! you are such a good artist! :D i feel like crying cause i suck and you ROCK!!!
MissStark Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable! These characters were good choices to use since their red and green manes/tails makes it so much more Christmasy and pretty to look at.
the-redowl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Out of interest where/how do you print your cards?
MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use :D They are brilliant!
the-redowl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
really? everybody seems to use something really professional and complicated :| boots is the one place I wouldn't feel awkward using :D

Thanks :hug:
MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! Not enough people know how great the site is... I've had all sorts of things from them: cards, calendars, prints, mugs, stickers etc. :D
the-redowl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Next time i want stuff printing I'll use them :D
WhyteHawke Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! IT's so pretty!
Elyra-Coacalina Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah xD i love your colors !!!

and i remember now, i think i saw your green-haired horse on :iconaomori:'s christmas card last year ^^
IwantAhorse666 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
thumbs up for Aerynne wearing holly :D (my names Holly ^^) love it
your characters are awsome ... :)
golbez56 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
i love it now to springstallions
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I know I'm late for this, but that is one heck of a picture, Michelle, m'dear! It's nothing short of fabulous. You've sure come a long way these past two years that I've known you. Keep up the superb work! :highfive:
Nauths Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Wow, I love your characters !
And I like your art so much !
It's beautiful ! :heart:
LiveWild4Ever Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! I luv your characters so much! They are soo awesome!
Elziler Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
FreisianGal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
aaaawwwww.... I like your art so much. I try to make Aerynne my desktop along with her sibling. This would have been perfect if not for the watermark.
MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry about that, but there are too many sticky hands on the internet. ;)
FreisianGal Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
ya. i hate them.

Big fan :la:
stripeyswirlz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
iz been following your art... in a good way!
sunsetluvr247 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Michelle, I love every single one of your ideas. This is one of the best. This Christmas, you have had so many incredible ideas, and an art flood. Haha, I had 10 pictures of more of yours in my inbox to go through! :D I love this, what an amazing job. And I am really sorry I couldn't enter your contest, I feel REALLY bad. I had an entry all set up but I had no way to get it on here. I am very happy for all of the contestants and winners, I just wish I could have been one of them. :( I am really sorry.

On a brighter note, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and have a Happy 2010!!!
StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Really really gorgeous!! I always adore your work! Pierce, Brooke and Aerynne have unique designs! They're my favourite!
Keep up the really good work!! :) :)
Livvytaylor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
absolutly brilliant /as usual/ :D
Maybe sometime (if your not busy) you could do a small pic for moi XD. Of my char. Fiona.

Anyways wonderful artwork. ^^
Bamy564 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Oh Michelle this is just gorgeous! I'm seriously jealous of your shading abilities. Never stop drawing :heart:
SweetAsSunday Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Again, I absolutely adore this picture, especially Aerynne's facial expression. Fanastic, gorgeous, and all those other nice words. :)
Cattinara Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
O: Gorgeous! The lighting looks great and I love Aerynne's expression :D
Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Tacaclop tacaclop... Great work!
BloodStarWolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Very beautiful ^^ Every detail is amazing!! Great work bori :)
Abwettar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I likes how you gave them steamey breath :D
Leadmare Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww so beautiful :aww: They all look so elegant and seasonal :giggle: I love Pierce's scarf, it must be very warm :)
The background looks soft :heart:
I am glad you managed to finish everything ;)
Gorgeous job! :blowkiss:
Jullelin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Absolutly wonderful! Wonderful ^^ This looks amazing, as always :giggle:
emmily-xo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Looks great Michelle, I love the Christmasy touches you added to each one.:aww:
ArweynXSilver Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done Michelle :)
:nod: I know you don't want any critique, but it's not really one, Maybe the forelegs of Brooke are a little bit to short? (trust me, my necks are too long and my horses to thin, so I think that wouldn't make a big deal)
It might be possible that I'm blind...:giggle:

Or it is just your style :)
I don't mind.. I keep loving your art
and keep stalking you!:paranoid:

Pisps Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Aww I love Pierce's scarf! Also, you have improved a LOT in the shading :aww:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Note: I say this b'cos it's theclosest event, Xmas has passed already :XD: )
Thylacina Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
OMG this is sooo beautiful! :wow:
Ash-Misty-Pikachu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg hon!!!! :faint:

this picture is totally awesome and wonderful!!!

you are my horse god >DDD
Opheleus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
everything you draw has such nice movement and a nice flow, i love their breaths (: your advent calendar was fun to follow too (:
HaliteAnn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, wow, they're gorgeous!! I love the holly in Aerynne's ear, it's so cute!
I didn't think it was possible for you to improve anymore, especially considering the amazing leaps and bounds you've made in the past year or two, but you're still getting better and better!!

Merry Christmas, and thank you for being such a wonderful artist! :hug::glomp:
girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, as always . . . I love the addition of the foggy breath to show how cold it is :nod:
Wild-Hearts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student General Artist
I spy a christmas card! :love: weee :la:
This is just beyond beautiful Michelle - I don't know HOW you can possibly keep improving but you do! :faint: this is wonderful and so festive :meow: x
LokiWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Such beautiful horses, I have always loved seeing you draw them.
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