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May 19, 2013
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1113 Sidus by Agaave 1113 Sidus by Agaave
Thank you everyone who suggested a name for this little colt! I didn’t end up using those this time but I appreciate your help.
The name I picked, Sidus, is Latin and means star and night sky.

And before anyone asks: Yes, those markings were awful to do traditionally...
But I am sure they will be easier to color next time now that I know what I am doing. ;P

:bulletblue: ID: 1113
:bulletblue: Name: Sidus
:bulletblue: Breed: Cavitto
:bulletblue: Gender: Stallion
:bulletblue: Age: Under 1 year
:bulletblue: Path: Not chosen yet
:bulletblue: Power: Telekinesis
:bulletblue: Color: Silver Grullo Aurora Borealis
:bulletblue: Genotype: EE/aa/nD/ZZ/nAur/nTne
:bulletblue: Registry: Registered
:bulletblue: Guardian: Not earned yet
:bulletblue: Personality: Wise and calm but also curious
:bulletblue: Lineage:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Sire: 49 Thalmus (starter)
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Dam: 12 Group Horse (starter)

:bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue: More information of him and also his Veratis Point tracker can be found here. :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue:

:bulletblue: Placeholder:
1113 Placeholder by Agaave

:bulletblue: Breed by =Cloudrunner64
:bulletblue: Character © me

:bulletblue: Picture © me
:bulletblue: Tools: Watercolors, markers, colored pencils, acrylics, gel pen
:bulletblue: Foal ref by linka064
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Lelixiana Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so sad eyes...
btw, how you do the background? it's amazing! I always cross the line of the character
Agaave Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is a little wistful guy. ^^

I paint the background very carefully around the character with watercolors. I used to use masking fluid but found it quite laborious so now I just try not to cross the lines. 
When adding splatters I cover the character with piece of paper.
Lelixiana Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks for advice :D but I think I just have to be patient and strive :) Or maybe try the masking fluid... doesn't it destroy the character? I really don't know how it works :/
Agaave Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries, masking fluid does not destroy the character. Unless you leave the mask sitting on a paper for days... then it can get stuck and might rip the surface of the paper. That has happened to me...

It can be a bit tricky to work with masking fluid at first but I am sure you'll learn quickly: apply the fluid with a brush (use an old one - the stuff destroys brushes), let it dry for a while and then paint the rest of the picture. Paint does not catch the masked parts. After the paint has dried you can remove the masking fluid. You can either scratch it carefully with your fingertips or nails or then use eraser to help you. Removing the mask is funnier than applying it. ;P
Lelixiana Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thaks for all your advices! :3

I buy it for me for Christmas :) Btw ALL of my brushes are old :D I like them more than the new ones...

Would you recommend some type/mark of this masking fluid? Or are they all the same?

Agaave Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all!

I have used Winsor & Newton's Art Masking Fluid, here is a link to manufacturer's page:…
I haven't used other brands so cannot tell if they're all similar... but I believe there are not big differences.
Lelixiana Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, thank you. I think I'll try it :3
Windspirit-Aquaeris Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great new character! I love the markings. They look like the nothern lights or star dust.
Also the name fits very well :3
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:

Yeah, those markings are supposed to look something like northern lights so I am happy to hear that they are recognizable!
Those are not the easiest markings to color but I think I am learning how to do them better picture by picture.

I am excited about this character and debating myself how long I'll keep him as a foal or should I age him soon...
But foals are so cute and I haven't drawn lots of foals in my life so probably there will be quite many baby pictures of him also in the future. ;)
Windspirit-Aquaeris Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, but it would be also interesting to see him as an adult ;)
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