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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 )
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Nislande Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your wing anatomy is superb!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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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.
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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 :)
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:iconwolfeyyblackfang:
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 :)
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:iconin-the-distance:
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 ;) 
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:iconkreepingspawn:
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.
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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
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's so worth it!  :D
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:iconin-the-distance:
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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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I figured.  ;)
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ArtofBekSutton Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :D You most defiantly deserve it :hug:
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw thanks bek!! ^^ 
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Nakouwolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, a DailyDeviation, congratulations! :clap: You truly deserve it :heart:! :hug:
Beautiful drawing! I love the wings, the pose and the grass x) The background color is also beautiful! Great job :clap:
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much :hug:
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Nakouwolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle: :heart:
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:iconsilverflamng:
silverflamng Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice and awesome art
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:iconseppyo:
Seppyo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
ahhh it's sure it was you ! :D I am happy for you friend <3
Good job ;D 
 
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :hug: 
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:iconmau5kateer:
Mau5kateer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! ^^
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:iconuchuubranko:
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
truly truly inspiring! :clap: What a gorgeous work!! :love: :heart:
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks ^^
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:iconwarioexpert:
Warioexpert Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You know, its kind of wierd that they only came up with the term 'Alicorn' for My little pony XD
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:iconblessedarrow:
blessedarrow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. Just beautiful.
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:iconbishoptres:
Bishoptres Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
amazing artwork! and congrats on the DD! can someone tell me, is this a unicorn or is this a Pegasus? 
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!!  I would say it's a winged unicorn XD
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Bishoptres Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
thanks for answering my question! :D it is clear know!
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Dubyahater Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
A unipeg. ;)
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:iconbishoptres:
Bishoptres Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
sure! hahahaaha thank you!
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:iconsubconsciousinkstorm:
SubConsciousInkStorm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uni-sus or pega-corn?
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:iconbishoptres:
Bishoptres Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
lol! nice try
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:iconswyattart:
swyattart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Stunning work, well done!
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:iconspazzincat:
SpazzinCat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you did the clouds. :D
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:iconmarceili:
marceili Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Those feathers are so realistic. ;w;
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:iconsilverfang07:
silverfang07 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, absolutely wonderful ^u^
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:iconpegasus77wing:
pegasus77wing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
My favorite animal Pegasus!! beautiful pieces..
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:iconwhitefoxcub:
WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh!! Congrats on the DD! :iconcheerplz:
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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japanxcanadaforever Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is an amazing work of art! Great alicorn! I love it! :D
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angeliqueguy46 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
awesome alicorn
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:icondarvia123:
Darvia123 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a pegacorn
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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LadyBlueHawke Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love itI am a dummy!
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:iconbunnyrabbit24:
Bunnyrabbit24 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it :3
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horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This has to be one of the most amazing things i have ever seen. :iconslowclapplz: AMAZING job!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thank you!
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horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome! keep up the awesome work!
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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Digital Artist
I really like this, the watercolors and color pencils work so nice together. I like the alicorn too, nice work on this.
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Nexu4 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcongratssignplz: it's an awesome work :clap:
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ElfenLiedMMD Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
:D
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