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A Breath Away Is Not Far by qannekke A Breath Away Is Not Far by qannekke
Who can say for certain;
maybe you're still here?
I feel you all around me,
your memory so clear.

Deep in the stillness,
I can hear you speak.
You're still an inspiration;
can it be?
That you are my
forever love
and you are watching over me
from up above?

Fly me up
to where you are,
beyond the distant star!
I wish upon tonight
to see you smile;
If only for a while
to know you're there.
A breath away's not far
to where you are...

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A bid for a breeding spot to the beautiful Moulin Rouge, owned by *Aomori. I have wanted a Moulin for a very long time, something about them just speaks to me in some way. There aren't really any words.

Please enjoy, *Aomori :heart: She is shown in full Arabian tack, complete with all tassels, gold patterning, and rope bridle. I'm not entirely sure where this took place, but I think the background looks how it was supposed to come out :love:

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Time Taken: Approximately 20 hours, over the course of about 5 days.
Layers: Unknown, estimated at 150+.
References Used: [link]
Method: All lineart was drawn on standard printer paper with HB pencil. All parts drawn separately, every tree, rock, piece of grass, etc. Scanned in, and pasted one by one onto the canvas, colors were filled and blocked in, and then shaded. Gaussian blur was added in GIMP, finished off with rough edged border in SAI.
Notes: Holy fuck. I have seen the abyss, it feels a lot like I'm about to have a panic attack. Just as soon as I was about to save it in GIMP, I just had to add watercolor in SAI. I saved in GIMP, and opened in SAI - my entire image was just a black and blue glitched rectangle. There was a compression error 253 while saving, which resulted in my image glitching. I panicked for about fifteen minutes, then downloaded some PSD recovery software and managed to get my merged layers image back - I couldn't get individual layers, so no changing anything, but I'm so happy I managed to get it!
I also did it in a slightly more comic book style, and I'm very happy with it. It has just the style I wanted, I honestly couldn't be much happier with this piece!
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GunsSmoke Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous piece of art, congrats for winning the slot!
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qannekke Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :love:
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, flippin amazing! :wow: I love the slight blur of the foreground, the colors and details of this are so stunning! :D Awesome anatomy and details! :la:
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qannekke Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh, thank you so much :love:
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qannekke Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much :love:
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TheNapier Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
And my bid was the best... until I saw this. Holy moly deary! AMAZING work! :wow:
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qannekke Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh, thank you so much :love:
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:iconthenapier:
TheNapier Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Welcome! :aww:
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:iconimke14:
imke14 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you have a gorgeous style :D
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qannekke Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^u^
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Love the color scheme, great work!
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:iconqannekke:
qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^u^;;
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EmeraldTheWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
absolutely love the finished product. I adore the tone of color you used <3
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awh, thank you very much ^u^;;
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MissDudette Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I can't even, this is so lovely! I just love your style, and now I know all that texture is pencils! So cool. :iconkermityayplz:
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh thank you ; u ; Some of it is watercolor texture that is overlaid onto the final image, but some of it is pencil (any pencil is most likely from me smudging it with my messy graphite hands) ^u^;;
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MissDudette Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Ooooh. That's cool too.
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:iconqannekke:
qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hee :XD:
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TheThievingMagpie Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
This is absolutely gorgeous. <33 Your use of color and perspective is, as always, wonderful. The entire scene is so absolutely beautiful that I just have no words to describe it. T_T
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh dsfsjldssss thank you so much ; u ; Your comments always make me so happy ^U^;;
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TheThievingMagpie Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
No problem. <3 You absolutely deserve every compliment- you've got such a unique and beautiful style. T_T
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fdlfjslss thank you again Q0Q<333
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks exactly like something out of an old, dusty tome of fairy tales. Magical, ethereal, delicate, detailed, rich and parchment-textured. It's truly a piece of art and I am blown away by its beauty.

I have to say, and this is a personal reflection also, Nordanners really do seem to bring out the best in an artist. That's not to say there's no foul-play - quite the contrary, on a daily basis I see art that makes me cringe (scans of drawings on lined paper, blurry photographs of I'm not sure what) and then there are pieces like this. Pieces that set a new high standard, not only for what can be made, but what the individual can do, how far we can push ourselves, because it speaks to something deep in our hearts. In short, Nordanners can bring out the best and the worst in people, but this, right here, right now, this is a new high in 'best'.

Utterly divine. :heart:
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much for the kind words ; u ; And I agree, that Nordanners can bring out the best in people! If it weren't for Nordanners, I feel like I wouldn't be the artist I am today - I am so much improved, Nordanners pushed me to develop a new style and work harder on my work - as well as taught me some good work ethics. If you work hard enough, and practice, and put in the time and effort, you can be a better artist than you ever imagined. I have seen people go from quick sketches to absolutely stunning pieces because of this breed and because of the HARPG community, and it's always inspiring :heart:

Thank you very much, both for the compliments and for the utterly inspiring message :hug:
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly that <3 The pieces I'm most proud of, and have worked hardest on are of Nordanners - not even my own! There's something magical about them <3 Even though Dane's gone onto other things, a part of me will remain ever grateful to her for creating the Nordanners.

You're most welcome hun <3 I find your artwork inspirational :heart: So, the thanks are from me to you for sharing your craft with us (me <3) :hug:
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qannekke Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes! I find the ones I've worked the hardest on and that I'm most proud of have been mostly contest entries and such of other people's horses nun;;

Awh, thank you again, and you're welcome :hug:
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Night-Anders Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
So gorgeous, Qan! I never get over how unique and beautiful your style is :3.
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh, thank you very much ; u ; I absolutely love your style as well, your traditional work is absolutely to die for *U*
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kalmanen Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
This is so amazing, best of luck dear :hug:
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:iconqannekke:
qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ; u ;<3333
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Lenalee11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is EPIC!!!!! =D
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank youuuuu *U*<3
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Artistic-Pineapple Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
It's so beautiful! I just love your use of color and backgrounds and EVERYTHING!
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fdfjssllssss thank you :iconohstopityouplz:
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CrazyBrit88 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought I was in with a chance... Then this popped up! *dies of amazement*
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hee, I'm sure you still have a chance ^u^;; But thank you ; u ;
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SarahScala Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this looks fantastic, really love like everything!!! :) hope you get the slot!
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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PinkPonyFarts Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the sense of depth this pic has~
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^u^
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bedfordblack Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I TOLD you this would be stunning!! <3 Beautiful beautiful... love the detail. and those tassels :faint:
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:iconqannekke:
qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhh thank you very much :love:
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ceara Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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SilveringOak Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow...you really deserve that breeding-spot O.O <33 My fav pic ever from your gallery :love:
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fdflsjlssss thank you so much ; u ;<3
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SilveringOak Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem ;u; <33
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qannekke Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug:
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SilveringOak Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconbrohugplz:
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