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Bitter Skies by alexpeanut Bitter Skies by alexpeanut
Horse: DWR Jaggernaut 432
Rider: Arabella (Ari)
Event: Giant Nordanner Birthday Event
Class: Earth, Ocean and Sky Endurance; Sky

Training Image: [link]
Earth: [link]
Ocean: [link]




Suggested theme music; [link]

Fear is a motivator stronger than determination, but either can buoy the other.




Ari held her breath as they blew past the cave-riddled cliff face. Jager had not taken well to the sky and it would be a miracle if they made it through here without at least one scare. She leaned down over the stallion's neck and whispered in his twitching ear.
Moments later bats burst from one of the caves and exploded past Jager's face. Ari nearly screamed, tangling her hands further in the reins, knowing to her bones that this was it, there was no way Jager wouldn't plummet from fear.
She closed her eyes against the rushing wind, but the expected plunge didn't come. They still flew steady, though his flanks heaved under her. Gasping with relief she eased her grip and hurried him on, racing for the distant shore.




The hardest of the three pieces to complete, and the one I started first. I had it in my head all along that Jager wouldn't take well to the air, and yet somehow the picture still came out soft and happy.
Okay mind, whatever you say |D

Refs:
Horse and rider: [link]
Wings: [link]
Background: [link] [link]
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:iconennelya:
ennelya Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dose wings... dat back... dem muscles... dat horse... *faints*
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks I think ;D
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:iconennelya:
ennelya Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :3
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:iconangry-horse-for-life:
angry-horse-for-life Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful wing detail
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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:icondeliramentum:
deliramentum Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
speechless. what a beauty <3
i love the detqail onthe horse, and the sky in thebackground.... colours of it *~*
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks C: This one sure took the longest to draw, I'll tell you that xD
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:icondeliramentum:
deliramentum Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
it surely looks like it, considering the details! :D can i marry your artwork? :la:
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww c:
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BaliroAdmin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Thank you for showing, that Nordanners can be much more than fast art to gain credit points.
This piece now got a place in the #Nordanner feature gallery folder, where we feature the best nordanner art in the group.
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for both of the features, I am so flattered! :love:
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BaliroAdmin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
ewlcome :)
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:iconthiselectricheart:
thiselectricheart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Photographer
very well done :)
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Ahh wonderful job. I envy your wing drawing skills haha. Lovely piece. Thank you for using my stock! :)
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for making such a great quality stock c:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
:D :w00t:
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:iconyume-night-stables:
Yume-Night-Stables Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous! ^^ You should have more favs and comments for this gorgeous piece! D:
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww :basks in glow: Thanks so much c:
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:iconyume-night-stables:
Yume-Night-Stables Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^ I may use it for my Nordanner Tribute video! :D
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd be so honored :love:
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Yume-Night-Stables Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes-This one, and the Dive one. :D Both are exemplary pieces of art of Nordanners, and showcase the breed beautifully! :D You can check my journals for more info. ;)
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush: :love:

Thank you so much!!!
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:iconyume-night-stables:
Yume-Night-Stables Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
x3
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I remember when you drew this on join.me! Or was it livestream? Anyway! Wonderful work, pose, and shading!
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jm c: I don't use ls, it crashes my computer |D
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