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Winter Woodland by MichelleWalker Winter Woodland by MichelleWalker
:holly: Merry Christmas, everyone!! :holly::iconsantalaplz:
First upload in over a year... I suck.

Wow, it's been so long since I last submitted something - the process has totally changed! I quite like it though. And it was soooo much fun drawing my characters again! In case anyone needs a reminder, here we have Brooke, Rhydian and Paige. Last time you saw them was Febuary 2011! :faint: That needs to change - I'm making it my mission to draw more of my characters in the New Year. :meow:

If anyone is interested, I have ten high-quality prints (with a personal message) available for 1 + P&P. Money will go to The Brooke charity to help improve the lives of working donkeys, horses and mules in poor communities. Please note me with your details if you would like one. :aww:

Thanks for looking, everyone! :hug:

Image and characters Michelle Walker

Credits
Photoshop CS2 & Wacom Intuos3 tablet
Brooke copied from: [link] by *Chunga-Stock :thanks:
Rhydian and Paige copied from: [link] by ~Colourize-Stock :thanks:
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:iconlonehorse1742:
LoneHorse1742 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  New Deviant
Omg the foal's adorable little face!!! SO cute!
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BreyerModelHorse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you show their breath, It's so cool and looks so real!!!
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Super-kibbles Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are so talented *_*
don't let anyone get to you!
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TheRedRos3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I love this so much :D why have i not watched you yet!
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Yewrezz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do we get a Christmas update again this year? :meow:
:heart:
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CallistoHime Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for your horsies! I've missed them ^^ Lovely work, it's so fun seeing how art evolves!
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:iconponygirl313:
ponygirl313 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
WOW U DID AWSOME GREAT JOB
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:icongremilygirl:
Gremilygirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, just wow, you did amazing
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MillyGirl02 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i absolutely love this !!!!!!!!!!!
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Wild-Hearts Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I never got around to commenting on this, but I remember when I first saw it and I still can't stop gawping at how beautiful it is! :giggle: The background, the shading and the composition are absolutely perfect!! Wow, Michelle, I have well and truly missed your art, but I'm so glad to see that you've kept (most of?) it up for everyone to admire ^_^
I simply cannot wait to see amore art from you when you get the time! Take care dear :hug::heart: :aww:
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Camille-Light Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WoW! amazing! nice work! Brooke <3
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:iconpisps:
Pisps Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Ohhhh you're up and drawing again! :love: you made my day posting this here <3 beautiful art, wonderful characters as always :)
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Twilight-Veil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WAAA this is great. So wonderfully beautiful. I love the background, and all the details. It's good to see art from you again. I'm totally excited for all your new art adventures to come!
And The Brooke charity is such a wonderful thing! I didn't even know it existed, so you're doing an awesome thing there!
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AnnieMsson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so nice to see some art from you again! This is lovely! Really nice work with the background!
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! So adorable!
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StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
What a beautiful family pic :aww: They look so happy.
Love to see this popping up on my screen..means you feel a bit better too, right? :hug:
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I missed these guys so much <3 So glad to have your works pop up on my watch again (:
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Wrennars Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
Really beautiful, Michelle! :heart: The falling snow looks so powdery and the depth in the background is really lovely! Paige is always so adorable!
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UnicornCreekStudios Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is just amazing. If I took a huge break from art mine would probably be a stick horse...
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TheStringofFate Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I missed your art! And it's looking gorgeous! <3
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Lunicc Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful!! <3
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This his a beautifully magical atmosphere. It looks cold, but the horses look so happy in it. :D I wish it would snow here! Lovely piece.
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nikki2142 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I missed you and your art:) this is wonderful to see it again:)
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whirl-wind Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, this is so adorable!!
I'm so glad to see art from you again and it looks sooo good, have you been drawing outside DA?
I haven't drawn anything in ages, I bet I would suck if I tried to draw something now haha.

Paige is so cute!!
:heart:
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BrokenHoofbeats Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
:faint: It's great to see your characters back in action! They're all looking stunning! :wow: I absolutely love how the background (and foreground) are blurred and the complete focus is on your characters! They're great! So detailed! Brooke is looking exceptionally beautiful :love: Very good job, Michelle!
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DiamondHorses Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Artist
Dawwww this just looks amazing and Paige looks amazingly cute :tighthug:
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SilverCoast Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've missed your style :) Hopefully we'll see more in 2013 !! :D A very merry christmas and a wonderful 2013
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas hun :heart::heart:!
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Forgotten-Trident Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
This is so cute, I love the quiet atmosphere in the picture. Merry Christmas :heart:
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dracoequine Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You came back! :D... this is soo pretty
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Amber-Illustrates Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Michelle, it's lovely to see your work again! The three of them look so content together, especially Paige's little excited face :D I love all the details, and the snow! It's a very pretty piece of work. Hope you have a merry Christmas! :D
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Glam-Nation-Stables Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so nice to see your art again.. I've missed it
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Vaynese Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, I love to see your artwork again! :heart: This is so beautiful, it's such a cute little family! :love: Featured this beautiful piece here [link] :la:
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Leadmare Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice to see your work again :)

Beautiful as always :heart:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Girl, even though you haven't been around or probably drawn much lately, your artwork hasn't lost any of its beauty and magic! You actually have improved to be honest! :wow: I loved seeing this piece on the card you sent me and it's great to see the original image here too. Somehow I feel very warm and.. nostalgic even when looking at the drawing. That's the thing your art has always done to me; giving me really good vibes and making me feel calm and comfortable. That's also one reason why I still keep finding your art so inspiring!

I hope you'll be able to keep your inspiration and passion for drawing with you. It has been an honour to be your watcher and I hope to see more in the future as well. Keep up the brilliant job Michelle! :hug:
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JeweledFaith Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Photographer
wow this is amazing Michelle! I missed your art so much and this is a great gift to all of those who waited! you seemed to improve a lot
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Beautylove99 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AWW! And you dont suck. I SUCK! XD i think you improved after not drawing for over a year.
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perfectpureblood Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww!!! absolutely gorgeous!!! soo beautiful! :wow: I've missed your art, this is stunning! I love Paige, her face and pose is adorable!! its a fantastic piece, I just love it! such a magical atmosphere!
Merry Christmas! :hug:
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LaKuolema Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Michelle good to see you here again! My favourite fact of this picture is that it looks like you didn't quit art for any months. Just as beautiful as your older pictures. Great job! :) Merry Xmas to you!!
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CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Writer
Wow. This is truly gorgeous!
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sana-0095 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, absoutly wonderful. Merry Christmas Michelle. :heart:
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've missed your beautiful drawings. I love this one so much. The wintry atmosphere is so beautiful. I love how you did the falling snow. The way you color and paint your drawings has always wowed me. :meow:
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Utarinsyis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So good to see something from you! Wonderful as always!
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RebeccaStapp Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful to see art from you again, Michelle! :love:
And such lovely art, too! Such a beautiful, wintry atmosphere. :snowflake:
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OceanLore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow, what a sight. It's nice to see you posting again I've got to be honest. You are actually the first artists I had looked at when coming to DA and you were my inspiration to start drawing horses to begin with. I thank you for that I it is refreshing to see your work again <3 Have a Merry Christmas and I wish you the best in the new year :thanks:
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Eyes-Turned-Skyward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I squealed when I saw this waiting in my inbox! It's so amazing to see your art again, and it looks great!
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Exquisites Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Nice to see a piece from you! They all look so happy, this is beautiful. (:
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Karinart8 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is lovely!! iv missed seeing your beautiful uploads :3 keep drawing!
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J-Jinx-Ann Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW that is awesome.
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AkiCheval Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
After such a long time... here they are again :love:
The picture is so beautiful - very detailed. I love their disheveled manes :D And the backround is well done. It is very balanced: rich in detail, what makes it very delightful, and yet not overloaded.
Brilliant work!
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