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Nicole's this-year birthday present. A close up shot of her boy, Stormy. I just like doing close up faces in all honesty. I'm good at it. Like Dustin's and the Mustang one... I can get all the subtle details with fewer colors.

Anyhow, I like this one muchly. :)
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:iconooblacknightingaleoo:
simply beautiful!^^
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GameDweeber Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Artist
He reminds me of my horse Bill. lol Nice job on this! Beautiful!
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darchii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i ove it!!
it's amazing!!!!!!!
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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briennemarie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Gorgeous close up.
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you :)
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eddiva Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I though it is a photo :0 So beautiful
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Hehe, yeah, some of them look that way. Thank you! :D
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eddiva Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
^^
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danuta50 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
so beautiful
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the composition, really great work! :clap:
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you very much! :D These types of compositions are admittedly my favorite. Such intimacy.
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:iconstargate4ever23:
stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe, indeed, you're welcome!
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ElbyLeeShay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
And you should like this one, wow, its just amazing!!! I love how you didnt have to do a lot of detail but really got the look of such realism! I love it :)
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! Hehe, that's I think why I like doing close shots like this... can have such simple color and strokes and it tends to look better than something highly detailed.
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Groenew Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very intimate
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lunatteo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artist
:D
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OpalianCrystal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
This is soooooooo lovly, its a true liking to my pony Jessie for a quick look.
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lunatteo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Hehe! Yeah, those chestnuts with blazes. We have three at Lockwood.. two that look very similar: this one (Stormy) and a mare named Taxi. But she's longer in the back, more flaxen and has socks.
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Arixona Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow,just amazing O.O
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D
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silver-spurs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Really nice!
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconpoldisun:
poldisun Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*no words*
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
:D
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aaaa I adore your style like this. I've said before, if I could afored it I would love it in my house, it's so perfect and has that equine artistic feel that I decorate with. Amazing work truly, Nicole is so lucky.

Is this watercolor? I just don't understand how your shadowing is so perfect with this medium! I've always wanted to try it but I just can't get anything realistic with it.
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lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D That's really nice to hear! So often I see pieces and things I like that are -almost- something I'd buy... if they did this or that differently. So it's good to know I appeal on that level, hehe.

And yep, it's watercolor. Watercolor is ideal for shadowing really. It's a light based medium. You use the light's reflection on the paper to create your colors, which a lot of people forget and use china or gouache white to lighten stuff... or they get the colors muddy by trying to add when ideally you want to use the least amount of paint possible. Layering is best way to start out... lighter than you think you need and building up the whole image at once, instead of just sections. I've gotten into trouble with that last bit before. XD
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Anaxabia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
that's really nice. :)
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Anaxabia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
you're welcome.. :)
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SquirrelyTodd Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is awesometastic:love:
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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KiusLady Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Superbly done!!
The way you captured the light is just stunning! :)
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this. The simplicity yet realism is stunning.
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D That's exactly what I like to do best, lol.
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BeauArrow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011   General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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surfersquid Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Your watercolor work is astounding. I love the beautiful, tiny texture detail in the coat on the border between colors.
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Hehe, thanks! :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
fantastic... :o I love the golds and the tiny flecks of hair detail along the blaze!
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Hehe, thanks! :D I've had a couple people mention that actually... the hair flecks, hehe.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I think people really like the little details like that :D
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jupiterjenny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very very nice!
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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CrimsonCaveDragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
This is absolutely exquisite.
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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KatanaHiryuu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
such a zen-like look on his face :meow:
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:iconlunatteo:
lunatteo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Hehe, Stormy is very zen.
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