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Point Commission for :icontowathestallion45: of her gorgeous stallion Towa

After seeing the `Crickatoo goat submission I decided to try this tutorial out: [link]. This is my first time painting it all in black and white and then layering the colors on top. I must say it was far easier to look at the values because I'm very good with black and white, but I struggle with color. I'm glad I tried this new way out, but I'm not sure which one is faster. I had a ton of layers when I was done with this and I prefer working with fewer layers.

Anyways enjoy and I hope this cheers you up Towa and I had so much fun drawing this for you. Thank you for being patient. :hug:

References:
tree:google
horse:[link]
Bg inspired by: when I find the image I'll link it
Towa: (c) *TowaTheStallion45
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:iconlittlevillagewolf:
littlevillagewolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so wonderful^-^ this drawing makes me dream ♥
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you it's one of my favorites.
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:iconlittlevillagewolf:
littlevillagewolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome <3
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:iconfloatingwhitefalcon:
floatingWhiteFalcon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
That's very beautiful! :aww: I especially like the atmosphere and the pose and appearance  of the horse. :love:

Well done! :clap:
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much. This is still one of my favorites because the colors turned out nicely.
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:iconfloatingwhitefalcon:
floatingWhiteFalcon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
:aww: You're most welcome!
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW! This turned out amazing!! I really like the effect; very bold and striking :D
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks Cricket. :hug: Somehow it does seem easier to color first in grayscale and then add colors on top of that.
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:iconnoreydragon:
NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this background...wow just wow, is so amazingly beautiful and dreamlike!! Looks so professional, like a super artist paintedd it with oils, and just WOAH. I bow to your patience
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :) I suppose it really helped to start this off in black and white and overlay color on top. This is now one of my favorites.
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:iconnoreydragon:
NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mmmm I watched a lot of tutorials where people make their digital paintings first competely in b/w only and then only add colours in one of the last steps.. I don't really like the thought of doing it like that, I'd rather start with the colours right away I guess
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah I always start with color first, but I decided to try that method since I struggle with color. It works, bit I agree with you. It's more fun to start with color first.
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay, FUN :D
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:iconxdjurax:
xDjurax Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I've featured your work here -> [link] ^,^
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:iconliberumequa:
LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is so beautiful! :la: I especially love the blossom tree, and the sun setting over the mountains. :heart:
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I know this has turned into one of my favorites now just because of all the colors. Not to mention this is my first sunset I think.
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:iconliberumequa:
LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
It really is very colourful! :la: And for your first sunset, you've painted it real well -- it almost looks as if it were out of a photograph! :nod:
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :D I've done a few sunsets with oil paints, but never digitally so I'm happy the way it turned out here. This one has probably turned into one of my favorites now.
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melissaCampbell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
beautiful! love the colors! just stunning.
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks Mel. :hug: I do love the colors in this and I keep forgetting to put this on facebook, but it will be up eventually.
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melissaCampbell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Yeah you gotta post it!
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:iconpaardjee:
Paardjee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my what a gorgeous piece this is!
Towa is such a beautiful horse and you drew him wonderfully :love: And man that background! :faint:
I just adore all the colours you've used especially with the sky and those red mountains! :la:
The Sakura tree is also very pretty with all the little petals flying around, it adds such a nice touch :meow:
Amazing job on this one, it's very nice to see a big piece of art from you again! :D
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :la: :D It did feel good to finish and post a new piece of art. And not to mention to do it in a completely different way than what I'm used to. I loved playing with the sky and the mountains.
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Dayinissa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hair on this is really nice, and the heart has been drawn beautifully....There aren't enough describing words for this D: But it's amazingly lovely :D
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
It took me a couple of tries to get the hair to look this way. Aw, thank you. I'm really happy the colors and shadows turned out as well as they did. Also thank you for the watch and the fav. :)
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:iconcrystal-cinders:
Crystal-Cinders Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! :heart: I love the warm colours used, and how it just gives off such a peaceful atmosphere :love:
The way you've drawn Towa is lovely, and I adore your shading :la: Absolutely gorgeous <3
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much. I had a rather fun time with this one and the colors did turn out nicely.
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TowaTheStallion45 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AWWWAAHHHHH!!! omg!!:iconiloveitplz: OH MY GOSH IT'S SOOO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE IT SOO MUCH:excited:The background is stunning and soo dammn beautiful!!:iconfloatingheartplz:And i freaking love the sakura blossoms around him!!! thank you soo much Celleno! it was worth the wait!!:huggle::glomp:
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're so very welcome. :la: I had a rather fun time with that background and it was great to try a different time of day than the usual blue sky. So thanks for giving me that challenge. I'm glad you like it and don't forget to pay me 75 :points:. :)
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TowaTheStallion45 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hehheee i bet ya did XDD
points have been donated in your pool ^^ thank you soo much!*i have it as my desktop XDD*
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha nice. :D And thank you.
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:icontowathestallion45:
TowaTheStallion45 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your so welcome!
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Becci888 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
oh wow!! thats really awsome *-*
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:iconcelleno:
Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much. :la: I had fun with this one.
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Becci888 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
No problem!! c:
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