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May 28, 2012
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Landing by In-The-Distance Landing by In-The-Distance
Yay finally done! This has been sitting around for around 6 weeks because I had no time to finish it until now.

Size: A3 (11.7x16.5inch)
Done with: watercolours and coloured pencils

(photo reference for horse: [link] )
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Given 2013-08-28
The suggester said: I really love this painting, the colour combination is perfect and the details are simply magnificent. She is a very talented artist and I love her artwork. Landing by ~In-The-Distance ( Suggested by Saraais and Featured by Astralseed )
Night-Island24 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your wing anatomy is superb!
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WolfLadyLove Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
so you put on the watercolor or the colored pencil 1st? background or the subject 1st? do you have to mask off the subject before you get the background on? or do you just color over it? doesnt look like you really COULD color over some of that though.
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok here's the order:

1. Mask the foreground/subject with masking fluid. Let it dry.

2. Paint the background with watercolours. Let it dry.

3. Peel off masking fluid from foreground/subject. Foreground/subject will now be white, clean paper.

4. Paint foreground/subject with watercolours. Let it dry.

5. Colour in details using coloured pencils over the top of the watercolours on the foreground/subject.

In the foreground I do some of the shading with watercolours, but I then emphasise the shading with coloured pencils, provide more contrast or sharper outlines, and details such as eyes, strands of mane, etc. The other beauty of colouring pencils over watercolours is that, to a certain extent, you can colour light over dark - eg using a white pencil over a paler patch of brown will help emphasise the shininess of the coat, for example.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask :)
WolfeyyBlackfang Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student
This looks so amazing and realistic! I'd think this Pegasus was real if i ever crossed it i real life :)
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!! i really appreciate that because I love trying to make my fantasy pictures realistic enough to make you think they actually exist ;) 
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent. I think every feather is a different shade of "black"  ;)
Gives the colour so much depth and the whole piece a lot of character.
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i'm glad you noticed that because I did actually paint every individual feature, and each feature was a random mix of black, blue and purple lol, obviously subtly.  thank you XD
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's so worth it!  :D
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
crap, *feather not feature XD you knew what i meant haha
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