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master of the wind by whimsical-wanderings master of the wind by whimsical-wanderings
My half of an art trade with *Hlsadlar

download for fullview, but please don't steal!

So. This was the epitome of experimentation, for me. I took a bunch of techniques that I've used in the past, and mushed them into one picture. This includes smudging (and actually leaving it smudged), outlining the veins, and doing that backlit/outline thing that I did so awfully before. x] Anywhoo, I'm very happy with this. (: Except, of course, this would happen to me...

Right about when I'm halfway done, I discover that *V-alkyrie has done a commission for *Hlsadlar. Of a different character, but with the same horse...

fail.

Being me, I was too lazy to start over (especially since this was the third time I restarted it) so I hope they don't look to similar, and I hope *Hlsadlar doesn't mind too much. .__.

Faune...
The character is Faune, a totally awesome and gorgeous god of wind, or something. Either way, he's pretty damn cool. So, here, I wanted to show his power of the wind, no matter where he is. So even though he's in some cave thingy, the wind still blows when he wants it to.

He has an owl buddy, and I almost added him in, but... it looked funky when I tried. So, no owl. :/

*Breathless-dk
~MercGribern
Everything else is painted by me.

6 hours, ish.
approximately 50 layers
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:icondiamondhoofbeats:
DiamondHoofbeats Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
You' ve been featured here [link] Congrats! :heart:
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:icongamnir:
Gamnir Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Magnificent! Well done!
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Midnight321 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
this is lovely (:
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Indian-Ink Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Featured here: [link] Great work!
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Toxic-Howrse Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is an amazing piece of work. I was just wondering, do you know of a tutorial on how to change backgrounds dark like that and make the water colourful? I have no idea, no matter how many ways I try to make it like that.
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whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there's a variety of techniques, and I rarely do the same thing every time. Its a combination of burning, dodging, painting, overlays, masks, color balance, brightness contrast, etc. I just fiddle around with it until it looks decent.
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breeisatypeofcheese Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, you are one of my new idols, fo' sure. ;D
<333
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whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awhh, thanks. ^^
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:iconbreeisatypeofcheese:
breeisatypeofcheese Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
anytime ;D <3333
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shutterfly21 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Looooove the tail, deary:) nice job
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfalloth:
Falloth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh.my.wow.
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(:
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:iconpoeticjustice314:
PoeticJustice314 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
You've been featured: Best Equine Photomanipulations on deviantART.

Beautiful work! :heart:
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooou!
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PoeticJustice314 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
No problem! :heart:
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Foahriya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm seriously wondering how you can make that beautiful manes and tail.. <33 Really, it's amazing!!
(where did you learn that? I've been manipulating for over 4 years now, and my manes and tail are still rubbish..)
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whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really know where I learned it exactly, it's more something you just have to get the feel of, you know? =P if that makes any sense!
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HorsesRock54321 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
*Gasp*
Woah...
I needz your skillz!!!
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe
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StarzisGirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
WOOOOOW!
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconeliootje:
Eliootje Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful.... *fav*
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconredemptional-sequenc:
Very Gorgeous!
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Breathless-dk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
wow mane and tail look so nice. Great recoloring job :clap: Such a beautiful manip :jawdrop:
Thank you so much for using my stock into your work :hug:
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! And thank you for providing amazing stock!
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CinderWolfxx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Photographer
It's so clamming (:
I love it, definitely a :+favlove:

Phenomenal work, Hun! :glomp:
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whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyouu!
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xxVenomxbabyy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Interface Designer
Hi i added this to my favorites hope you dont mind
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! Why would I mind? That's great! x]
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xxVenomxbabyy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Interface Designer
kk great!
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V-alkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Haha, I saw this and did not realize whatsoever that it was at all similar to the commission I made until reading your description. This is really stunning :heart:
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, thank you!! :huggle:
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:iconv-alkyrie:
V-alkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
:hug:
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:iconmireiamunoz:
MireiaMunoz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010   General Artist
Its so beautifull. I like it.
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BlueRibbonWinner Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Oh I love the colors! <3
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblueribbonwinner:
BlueRibbonWinner Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Photographer
No problem!
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TALGA Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
!!!!!!!+++++++++
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:iconwhimsical-wanderings:
whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you? x]
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Black-Lotus-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student General Artist
have used here: [link]
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:iconblack-lotus-designs:
Black-Lotus-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student General Artist
have used here: [link]
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katiecatapillar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Mmm yes I reckon it looks like the other commission, but I can see that they are two totally different concepts and I actually really really love this!

I know Faune and I know Elidhu and well while the artworks of each character may be similar I can see how different and unique they both are.

That mane and tail is to die for! :heart: Gorgeous work ^_^
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whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woohoo! Thank you!! ^^ That's really reassuring, I really was a little worried about it. P:
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katiecatapillar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You welcome, keep up the amazing art! :D
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emsen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so ultrafabulous! I love the hair, omg it's so alive! I also love the colors and yea everything is perfect! :heart:
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whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooou. ;D
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Pluto34atHowrse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Amazing!!
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whimsical-wanderings Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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