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EDIT: Yes, I know Pierce's nose is off-kilter, but I personally don't care. I'm not gonna change it, so please don't mention it! Thanks. ^^;

WHOA, it's been ages since I've uploaded anything and even longer since I've drawn Aerynne and Pierce! :omfg: I'm so baaaaad. But in saying that, the next comic page WILL be here in time for Christmas, so you'll be seeing more of these guys AND I'm making it my mission to draw more of my OC's in the new year! I miss them. :(

Anyway, this is my Christmas card design for this year and I wanted to upload it early because I need to feel festive... I'm gonna go and start my ESS gift today and hopefully that'll get me in the mood too! :santa: Sorry for the lack of updates lately - that is all going to change in the new year, I promise!

Thanks for looking, everyone!! :hug:

Image and characters © Michelle Walker 2010


Sketched with pencil
Coloured with Photoshop CS2 & Intuos3 tablet
Pierce's pose copied from: [link]§ion=&global=1&q=by%3Ajello88#/d2trlw3 by ~Jello88
Aerynne's pose copied from: [link]§ion=&global=1&q=baquito#/d2qiolj by ~Breathless-dk
Snow brushes courtesy of !Le-Rain
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Super-kibbles Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is Your masterpiece :3
The-Darkness-of-Fell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooooo cool!
Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one truly beautiful piece. I love Pierce's markings!
Sunset-Stallions Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
where do you get the idea's for markings??:)
Sylviianel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They are so beautiful together. I love it when people have brother/sister OC's.
ponygirl19962 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
this is so cool!!!!!
asti-friend Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pose of the left horse is great! You really have talent, I wish I could draw like that.
Amatao Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
Nonyak Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute and fun!
sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! Love their playful poses and the wintery scene.
StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
They look so free and playful...I luvv them!! :love:
Buckskin415 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the detail, especially the snow! Aerynne and Pierce are such a great pair of horses! I wish I could draw like you. :(
FlaxenRam Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I saw that mare on youtube and I recall her being my fav DA herd character!
24horses Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so pretty! The background is gorgeous and Aerynne and Pierce look so cute! And as usual, the details are stunning. :)
8-SilverSpark-8 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
it´s such a good scene so play full and, it is a really good background. I really love Pierce and Aerynne they are sooooo beautiful :) im thinking out a character myself but i cant really come up with the colour yet but i would wish i could draw like you :)
Nanne24 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist
xanadu125 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Ahh I've missed these two! :aww:

Love the emotion between them, and I really like Pierce's pose, it is really bouncy and excited!! Aerynne's pose is also really full of energy. :nod:And of course, your background skills really have taken off, I just love the snowy trees in the back! :wow:
sunsetluvr247 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Michelle, this will be on the Christmas card I will get!? :santa: :glomp: :hug: :icontarddanceplz: :faint: :wow: :excited: This is the most beautiful Christmas drawing EVER! :love: :heart: :glomp: :icongwomp: :woohoo: :heart: :boogie: :eager:

I flipped all over the place when I saw this beautiful drawing! :aww: :love: :hug: I still find it hard to believe that I will be receiving something this beautiful in the mail. :faint: I really did miss Aerynne and Pierce, and I feel like such a dummy for not commenting earlier on this masterpiece! ^^; :faint: :wow:

Michelle, Aerynne and Pierce look AMAZINGLY AWESOME here! :wow: :love: :heart: :D Those poses are absolutely breathtaking, and Pierce's looks so EPIC! :dummy: You can really tell by their poses and expressions how much fun they're having together. :aww: :love: That shading is gorgeous and realistic, and the highlights are amazing, too! :faint: :wow: You can really see the muscles in their faces, legs, and necks. :nod: :heart: And look at their manes and tails! :aww: :love: :hug: :glomp: :faint: Pierce's adds to the smexy affect you already gave him with that pose, and Aerynne's makes her look even more gorgeous than I thought possible! I mean, she can't get much prettier, now can she?? :giggle: Their markings look great, as always, and the lines are so clean and perfect. :love: I don't know how you do it, but it always amazes me how well you draw every single horse and bring out their personality so well. :nod: :aww: :hug: I think one of my favorite parts of this is their expressions. :) :heart: Like I said, you do such a great job bringing out their personalities! I this one, you really brought out Aerynne and Pierce's playful sides so well. :glomp: :giggle: You also brought out their love for each other, even though they are brother and sister. :lol: :giggle: :)

Now for the background. :faint: :wow: Where on Earth do I start!?!?!? I will go from the bottom up. :lol: :giggle: The snow is so shiny and amazingly pretty, and you did a great job with the details in their hoofprints. :aww: All of the snow flying up looks great, too! :) The falling snow looks great, too, and I love how you can see some of the up close ones so well and how much detail you put into them. :love: The tree is gorgeous, and what a surprise, SUPER detailed and amazing! :faint: :wow: :heart: The snow looks great on the tree, and I love how you added almost like a 3D effect. :heart: :hug: I also love the trees in the background, with the green contrasting against the snow and the pretty blue mountains. :aww: :glomp: And, lastly, the blues in the sky look amazing! :love: :heart: :aww: Great job with the little clouds that blend into the blue sky. :nod: :D

Michelle, this is probably my favorite in your gallery of Aerynne and Pierce together, even though I haven't seen one of them together for quite a while! :faint: :wow: :love: :glomp: I am absolutely amazed at how much detail you pack into one drawing, and how you express their feelings so well through their poses and expressions. :aww: :love: :hug:
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and best of luck to you in the New Year! :glomp: :santa: :hug: :icongwomp: :iconnewglomp:
Bellafira Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I must say, I love how you draw your horse character eyes. They are always so pretty and full of emotion, and look really anatomically correct. I'm really drawn to eyes as I think a lot of people are in art and I've seen so many good horse drawings on DA that were really great with body anatomy but not so great with the eyes. So yayz for you for being great at drawing awesome eyes! :)
daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Did I comment and say I think Pierce is handsome yet?

Because I do.
JEAikman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such a playful, festive scene :D love this
verybluebird Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconlfowerdanceplz: When I got this in the mail, (along with the bookmark) I was smiling like a crazy person. Your art's just so...happy! ;p I was struck on this piece by the shading on Aerynne; it's some of the best you've ever done! It's so realistic and I love the back leg/hind end shading the most .The background is really well done, all the detail is wonderful! :xmas: happy holidays again, Michelle!
verybluebird Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, I mean :iconflowerdanceplz:
JenicaRoseHeart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Aww very beautiful! They look like they're havin' a blast.
Dream-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
:D Its a very gorgeous picture! Its background is very well done indeed!
Blackdesires Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
this is awesome!! :D
Ponymadgal1234 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Absolutely beautiful! :heart: Hope you have a very good Christmas. :hug:
coffeecakepuppy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
This is very beautiful! :D I love Peirce ^-^
Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Pierce looks so cute!! Love the pose
Rikka-The-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww i love the spirit you put into them, :3

It makes me think of my horses :)

I really Adore your coloring :D
AboveMyheart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Absolutely gorgeous as always!~
hennap Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss them so much:aww: They look gorgeous, and I can't wait for more of the comic. Keep it up:aww:
slimjim123 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
everytime i see your pictures i get blown away because they're gorgous! ^^ your horses are absolutly beautiful
Angellover2416 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
YAY! your back! sweet piece! so beautiful ^.^
JauneAnora Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
predawn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I've missed these two! Looks great as always. :)
viviwonda Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
God, it feels so good to see your characters again!:faint: Aerynnes expression is awesome, I just love her in the pic!:love: Pierce looks like always, wild, srong and :XD:
Merry Christmas Michelle, your pic comes as soon as possible!:hug::heart:
jazz-mentality Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
christmas card perfect. you have an absolutely fantastic style. i'm inspired. :icondweebdanceplz:
dhsc1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Winter Wonderland! i love it!
Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful Christmas card!
xEntourage Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Hon, this is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! :heart: I reaaaally love Aerynne's pose, so happy and joyful! The shading on both of 'em is marvelous as well! You already mentioned Pierce's nose, but it's not as bad as some say! :noes: The background is gorgeous - I really suck at drawing snow so I know how hard it is! Great job love - Keep it up!:heart:
Horseriding4life Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
wow Michelle this is sooo Awesome!Aerynne and Pierce look wonderful! The snow and the background also look wonderful! Job Well Done!:D
Twilight-Veil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god Michelle. This is gorgeous beyond words. :heart: Srsly. Gorgeous.
I saw this in my inbox and my eyes immediately went to it. The colors are gorgeous, Aerynne and Pierce look beautiful against the cool colored bg. The atmosphere is calm and serene. I love winter too so this just tickles my fancy. :la:
BusterBae Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
aaaww i missed these guys! love it!
Foxy-Hols Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! That is soooo beautiful :heart:! The snow looks so fluffy, and i just love the colours too :aww:! *wishes she could play in the snow with Pierce and Aerynne* :XD: :glomp:
Meelz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Ahhhh now this is refreshing. :)
For so many reasons, this has to be my favourite piece you've done this year, for sure. It's so picturesque :aww: Pierce, being the gallant and robust but still playful stallion mucking around with his beautiful, delicate sister Aerynne. :heart:
I love the anatomy you've applied - they're palpable horses now, you can see and feel the muscle tone, veins and folds of skin, especially in his neck! :wow: Aerynne especially with the elongated gait makes her kinda look a bit Breyer too, how shiny her coat is. I like, I like. :XD:

And the background too, holycrap. Why you're not yet working for Disney is just beyond me you know.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful work! :hug: :santa: Merry Christmas to you M'shell! :glomp:
HorseChicky Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
thank god your back... I've missed these too (:
Aomori Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art, Bori :aww: It's mice to see you drawing again and it's equally nice to see your characters! :la: I'm looking forward for new artworks from you :hug:
teresa290 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to see these two again. . . . almost after a year.
cbako01 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Amazing! I miss your pics so much! You must draw more often! :hug:
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