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Dream 2011 by Astralseed Dream 2011 by Astralseed
Wow, Katy applied herself and look what happened D:
Shock horror! Anyways.. I spent 10 hours livestreaming this, though I must admit.. I spent an hour of that in an appointment, and some time also for making dinner etc. So I will estimate I spent 8 to 8 and a half hours on this piece total.

:star:Video can be seen here: [link]

So.. first things first. I did use a reference photo:


(next time I will find a white horse as a reference when drawing Dream because shading and figuring out what colors to use was a bit of a nightmare for me)

The bubble fish are recycled from this piece:

(thank you for the suggestion ~parrotsnpineapple)

Dream is probably one of my all time favorite characters, even though I tend to favor Mystica over her from time to time. It is time to draw more of Dream, so hopefully we will get to see more of her soon..
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Wow, firstly you've come a LONG way! I remember the last time we went over one of your pieces, I spoke to you about shading on the tail, and now it looks like you've taken that technique and put it to good use!It looks quite full and round. :) Your shading has also gotten a lot more detailed and anatomically accurate :D good job!

The first thing I noticed about this, was that hind leg stretched out. Initially, I thought she was missing a hoof! It took me a bit to realize that there was leg feathering. So my first bit of advice would be to add a drop shadow of some sort to separate the feathering on that leg from the tail.

The second thing I noticed was the other hind leg; the one primarily in shadow. This might just be personal preference, so if you disagree feel free to ignore this advice. I'd like to see a more gradual shadow, instead of one flat color. Something darker up towards the butt. Also a little more darker muscle detail. :)

The last thing would probably be that heavy drop shadow behind Dream. It looks somewhat as if she's angled against a wall? I'm not sure if that was the desired effect or not. There's a really awesome trick to shadows that I can show you sometime; basically you can flatten the subject into one separate layer (ctrl alt shift E), make it black/a dark color, put a slight blur on it, and then use free transform to angle it appropriately. It's a good way to get a shadow that matches your subject. Not a perfect method, but a good one to start with. :)
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1pen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
So how did I not see this before? I LOVE IT. So beautiful. :love:
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
it's in the corners of my gallery just hiding :B
Thanks hon :heart:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty! :D I love the colors.
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   General Artist
Very pretty!
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   General Artist
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AngieMyst Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's amazing! :)
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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