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Sun Worshipper by Novawuff Sun Worshipper by Novawuff
First of all: This guy is up for auction on ebay! Check it out!
[link]
Though it doesn't say so on the ebay listing, I will ship worldwide; the cost for shipping would just be a bit more. :}

This is an image that's been over a year in the making.. sort of. In july-august of 2011 I tried to do an oil painting of a white horse head for my sister...tried and tried and tried and nearly sent myself to hospital from lack of sleep/eating/drinking etc. etc. I hallucinated that daleks were living in various shapes and colors and that river song and the doctor were having an argument about how the eye was painted.
Yeah. It was that bad.
I eventually gave up, but I'm the most stubborn mule you'll ever meet, so I thought "hey, I'll just use a different picture of the same theme".. another horse head...a different medium.
I got permission from :iconvikarus: to use this photo [link] and I tried to paint it digitally. Tried and tried and tried... still failed...
a couple months ago I tried again, same photo, but with colored pencils, a lot of turpenoid, and some smooth watercolor paper...yeah, failed that one too.
So, about a week ago, I dug my heels in and decided to try one more time. I'm supposed to be taking a break from art, but for whatever reason I just really needed to prove to myself that I COULD still draw... I DID still have it in me, somewhere, to remember how to create...
so, yeah. Here we go. Just black colored pencils on some vellum bristol paper. It's not perfect, and I didn't get every detail correct... but I think that's okay.
I finished it, it's done, I won. Hah!

Many thanks to :iconvikarus: for letting me drool all over and use her gorgeous photos. :}

(oh, and some of the weird little blobs in the black background aren't really there.. that's a scanner thing. :P)
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:iconzoobones:
zoobones Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Really nice contrast and a good feel for the horse.  I can almost hear him snort.
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:icontheshiranja:
TheShiranja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I came across this globodecristal.deviantart.com/… and it reminded me of something until I realised that I had seen the right horse before.
It really looks like a copy of this picture here.
I'll try to find the artist of the other half :)
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:iconsanityhorse:
sanityhorse Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjerryhankins:
jerryhankins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Art!
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:iconmeliora21:
Meliora21 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Very beautiful, amazing work!
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:iconmaddy-cliffy:
Maddy-cliffy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist
oh my GLOB I LOVE THAT
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:iconbelpetr:
BelPetr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Beautiful horse. Very impressive.
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:iconvickygeez:
VickyGeez Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
There is something a bit more mysterious about your drawing than the original picture. Maybe it's because its black and white. I love it, very well done :) So, once you got started on this one, how long did it take? I couldnt imagine, whew!
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:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Featured here: [link] . :aww:

Happy Holidays! :iconclop0:
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icondarkforcewolf:
DarkForceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this! its is gorgeous and I think it is beautiful, wish I could draw like this
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:iconbankachi:
Bankachi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning work :)
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request and invitation of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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:icondrawhoof:
drawhoof Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing
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:iconmartak92:
martak92 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
this is great!!!!!!
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:iconsorraia89:
Sorraia89 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This picture is completely and utterly gorgeous. Seriously, I think the colored pencils only made it even more beautiful.

You copied the photo flawlessly in my opinion, the lighting is so dramatic.

By the way my mom says she loves you, and that you've given her hope that she can finish her Clydesdale someday.
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, well, mine was (in one way or another) over a year and 4 versions in the making sooo... it can be done! Thanks for leaving such nice words :}
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:icontigrette-of-fire:
Tigrette-of-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SO. GORGEOUS.
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:iconplumcrazy68:
Plumcrazy68 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Absolutely beautiful!!!!
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:iconfreemeadows:
FreeMeadows Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing; I love the lighting.
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:iconsleipnir800:
Sleipnir800 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dawww i did not got it ;_;
The auction ended at 2 AM i was sleeping :cries:
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:iconyourmp3:
yourmp3 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great!
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous :D
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:iconyikyik:
YikYik Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Woooow... beautiful! :heart:
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:iconmisbeavin:
misbeavin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Beautifully Done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsicfess:
sicfess Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Looks amazing
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:iconkenalli:
Kenalli Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very very nice!
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:icondehclockwize:
Dehclockwize Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice. The light on the hair/ forehead is exquisite.
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:iconcarachcariad:
carachcariad Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Just beautiful
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:iconsilivrenwolf:
silivrenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fickin love this!!! The lighting is the best part!! :heart:
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:iconvideogamer42:
Videogamer42 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
PRAISE THE SUN!!!
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:iconcitizenolek:
CitizenOlek Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Well, it seems like you had quite a struggle to finally end up with this piece.
It was worth it!
This is a most beautiful work of art.
The cross-hatching creates a translucent effect which is most impressive.
Well done!
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:iconvampirefreak321:
vampirefreak321 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful [link]
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:iconladyburrfoot:
ladyburrfoot Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Brilliantly done like many here have said I too thought this was a photograph!! It truly is a work of art no matter what flaws you may still see we see the profile of a Magnificent horse bold and Beautiful!!! Bravo!!!
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:iconbluebirdt12:
bluebirdt12 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
cOOOl
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:iconmutemouia:
Mutemouia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured here : [link] :aww:
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmutemouia:
Mutemouia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ! :) :hug:
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:iconweremoon:
weremoon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Artist
Beautiful light. (:
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:iconmaratila:
maratila Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Great job!
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:icondsantiag:
dsantiag Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Outstanding! :clap:
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:iconbrijome:
brijome Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Brilliant! I know this kind very well. Also with me mature pictures often very long in the mind. The implementation requires rest and a little more composure. This result is gorgeous! This image is alive.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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:iconmrspatchouli:
MrsPatchouli Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Great Drawing!
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:icon7ovetheday:
7oveTheDay Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I would buy this if I had money.
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Eh, if I had money I might not be selling off all my art. Irony?
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:icon7ovetheday:
7oveTheDay Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
;)
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:iconnickyg1:
NickyG1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Such a beautiful picture!!
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:iconsleipnir800:
Sleipnir800 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww you dont ship worldwide? I wanted to bid on it ;_;
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