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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

:iconcavitto:
: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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:iconikiuni:
Ikiuni Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Joulukalenteri 2014 - 18 by Ikiuni :la:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aivan loistava kuva ja yllätys! SO MUCH LUFF
Isot, pörröiset ja lämpimät kiitokset iki-ihana! :huggle: :huggle: :huggle:
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:iconikiuni:
Ikiuni Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kiitos kiitos. ;u; <3 Ihanaa, että pidät. :la:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No tietenkin! :tighthug:
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:iconlelixiana:
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
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:iconagaave:
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.
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:iconlelixiana:
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 :/
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:iconagaave:
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
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:iconlelixiana:
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?

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:iconagaave:
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: www.winsornewton.com/products.…
I haven't used other brands so cannot tell if they're all similar... but I believe there are not big differences.
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:iconlelixiana:
Lelixiana Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, thank you. I think I'll try it :3
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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
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:iconagaave:
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. ;)
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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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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You will, eventually! :giggle:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, thank you very much! :squee:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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:iconcrimson-mane:
Crimson-Mane Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great name choice! His design is amazing! :heart:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :dummy:
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Tigerclawz12 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah it does look like it was extremely difficult to do. But he is so cute! Too bad we live in the real world, cuz that would be such a pretty horse.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :floating:
It would be great to have some horses with aurora borealis patterns running around here in real world. :dummy:
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How you managed to color that traditionally is beyond me xD
GAH, he's so pretty I want to hug him and never let go <3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :happybounce:
It just took lots of time and patience, layering and sharp colors. :D
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
It looks beautiful, you did a really wonderful job :heart:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconalmaticani:
almaticani Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The name suits him.
I'm glad you didn't go with all the suggestions
and instead you found your own.
He's just a lively little cavitto foal.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :la:
I got lots of great name suggestions but for some reason this one I picked spoke me most.
It is difficult to choose a name for a character that does not have a personality yet but I hope this name will grow together with this little fellow.
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almaticani Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very welcome.:D
I agree, thinking up a name for a
"blank" character is difficult.
I'm sure it will grow with him.
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:iconjeaikman:
JEAikman Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work on those markings. He's absolutely stunning <3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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ReQuay Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
:la: Ehrmahgawd, he is so stinking cute. And the name fits him perfectly.

And excuse me while I just drool over your beyond-amazing-traditional-art-skills. :drool: You got his aurora borealis markings perfectly. You make it look so easy (the colors flow just perfectly). And his cuteness... I'm not gonna need dessert for a week, because he is so sweet.

I'm so excited you have this handsome little fella. :iconyayemoteplz:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot hon! :huggle:

I am happy to hear that those markings doesn't look too much forced!
Me and my pencils had a long and serious depate until they were willing to co-operate. :giggle:
I hope they remember our discussion when it is a time to color this character next time...

Oh and no drooling over my work; I don't want it to get wet now that I saw so much trouble with it! :XD:
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ReQuay Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
LOL, just have a nice "reminder" conversation with those pencils before starting on another piece of Sidus again. Maybe that way they will recall how to cooperate without a struggle. :fingerscrossed:

And I promise not to drool... well at least no where near the artwork itself. I'd never forgive myself for destroying such a beautiful piece.
:painter:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'll put them on a nice row on my drawing desk and talk to them seriously before starting. :giggle:
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Eleweth Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow you did wonderfull job here! Even you say that markings was awful to doing, you did really amazing job there! :clap: Especially that aurora borealis look so great! *_* And as always I love your background :heart: and just one little question - do you use masking fluid for character when you paint background?
And you pick really nice name for him :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot sweetie! :glomp:

I didn't use masking fluid this time; it is such annoying stuff that I try to avoid it as much possible.
At first I painted background with watercolors, then colored the character and lastly added splatters.
I just cover the character with piece of paper when sprinkling so that I don't mess it too much.
Few splatters on the character does not matter (if you look closely you can see some turquoise dots on his head and legs) because they just bind the character better to the background.

Names are always so difficult; this time I actually borrowed a name from my bf's old WoW character. ;P
Yay for recycling! :dummy:
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Eleweth Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
You´re welcome hun :B

Ahh.. I asked because I have new masking fluid and I was wondering if it´s easy to work with it? I would love tu use it for airbrush technique but I am still so scared XD.
And than kyou for nice advices! I think I´ll try it asap :giggle:

Yay for it! :dummy:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Masking fluid actually is handy and makes it faster to paint background when you don't have to worry about ruining the character. I just find applying the stuff not-fun and it is also annoying that it ruins the brush you're using for applying. Of course those are minor problems and maybe some day I will give masking fluid another chance. :D
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Eleweth Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha I see :D thanks for explaining me :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! I hope I didn't give too negative impression about it; it can work for you much better than for me!
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kalmanen Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Voisin vaikka vannoa, että kommasin jo et komia poika on :ohnoes: En kai sitten...
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Juu, kommentoitkin, mutta koska thumbit ei toimineet sunnuntaina, poistin koko kuvan ja latasin uudestaan, kun olivat taas toiminnassa.
En viitsinyt ottaa sitä riskiä, että ois lopun ikää pitänyt katsoa rikkinäistä reffi-thumbbia journalissa (karmeeta kielenraiskaamista taas... :XD:).
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kalmanen Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Aa joo kyl mun tietääkseni ne vanhat ns. rikkinäiset thumbsit toimii ihan normaalisti nyt, kun vika ei ollut kuvissa vaan dAssa :)
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Joo kyllä ne nyt toimii. Ei vaan voi koskaan tietää miten käy, niin ajattelin ottaa varman päälle ja ladata tämän uudestaan siltä varalta, ettei korjaus ois syystä tai toisesta vaikuttanut jo ladattuihin kuviin.
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the name you chose. It's very fitting! :heart: And the picture itself is simply stunning. Those markings came out beautifully, and the background fits so well. Loverly work! :meow:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :glomp:

The name just felt right and I hope it will grow even more fitting when I figure out what kind of person this character will be.
Those markings were paint but I am happy that I managed to do them traditionally; I decided that since I am mostly a traditional artist I cannot have a character which I can't color with my pencils. ;P
I am sure the more I draw him the easier it will get and I will find out new tricks to color those markings. Maybe black paper could help...
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs! ;)

Ooooh, black paper would be interesting. :D And half the coloring would already be done. :XD:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed! :w00t:
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sprite-light Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing :)
How did you do the background? It's truly amazing :)
*highfive* for being an awesome traditional artist *highfive*
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