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

Training Image: [link]
Ocean: [link]
Air: [link]




Suggested theme music; [link]

And so begins the first of three trials, that the fallen may reclaim their honor.




A branch nearly slaps her face and Ari clings tighter to the reins, pressing herself down against Jager's neck. The big stallion is heaving in solid breaths, flanks rippling with effort. The longer they run the more she loses site of anything but the next floating lantern.
They have to win, or the ghosts of her past will eat her alive.




It's done.
It's finally done, three months of effort are done! //parties all over the place

For those who are confused as to the 'story';
It's been two years since Ari and Jager were banished from Rakernon for her betrayal to the Slayers, and the first competition they've entered. Ari has it in her head that winning this event (proving Jager to be one of the best Nordanners ever and herself as worthy of being his rider) will redeem her for her deception.

Of the three pieces I actually did this one last and finished it in the least amount of time. For some reason it just came easier to me, and I'm actually very proud of it.

Ref: [link]
And tons of thanks to my watchers for talking me through this process!
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:icondeliramentum:
The three arts remind me a little of The Trialsof Death in Darren Shan's series. Great artwork.
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you C:
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:iconagerskovart:
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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:iconyume-night-stables:
Yume-Night-Stables Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely piece of art! :D
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly c:
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:iconyume-night-stables:
Yume-Night-Stables Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing pose and layout! I love how this turned out!
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:iconalexpeanut:
alexpeanut Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
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