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Steely Steed by Agaave Steely Steed by Agaave
Here is my Thyella as a bizarre version of a carousel horse. This was supposed to be my entry for TheUnicornMasquerade's Three Colour Carousel Unicorn Contest where the idea was, like the title says, to draw a carousel unicorn with just three colors. However, I didn't like the flat colored version of this drawing so I ended up shading it and added a texture on the top of everything. Contest rules do not allow hues so this is just inspired by the contest theme, not an actual entry. ;)


Character and picture © me
Tools: Markers, colored pencils, white gel pen, Gimp

Background texture by AgaaveStock (yeah that's me
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Adreos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a horse dragon.... hmm... I like that concept.

I say this by horse body and dragon like horns.
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Agaave Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again! It was really pleasant surprise to see this comment flow of yours in my inbox! :excited: rvmp 
I wanted to give her a bit dragonic look and I will more likely to go even further to that direction when I develop her design more. ;)
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Adreos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally got around to working on my dA messages. Don't think I abandoned you :P
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Agaave Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you haven't! :hug:
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Wow this is strong picture! I am wondering how you did that background oO that´s markers? Firt I was think you added that bg digitally! It looks really amazing ._.
And that horse have really interesting design! Looks really cool - like fantasy unicorn for knights! :D
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:
It was really fun to design the armor for the horse, I might have to make more of these... :giggle:

The background is done digitally, only horse is drawn traditionally. I have recently started to do textures from my photos and this background is one result of my experiments.
There is a link to this particular texture and my stock account in artists comments. ^^
I guess something like this could be achieved with markers or inks and alcohol, at least what I have seen from your works alcohol creates similar-ish patterns. :meow:
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Ah soo. But it looks very cool - you confused me! :D 
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Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, sorry! :XD:
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ReQuay Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
This is so stunning!  ♥♥♥  Thyella looks amazing (as she always does) and the colors that you chose for the textured background, paired with her awesome bone armour, just make this image 'pop.'  I just want to keep looking at this, and little details and colors, over and over.  :love:  It's really beautiful!
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Agaave Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :glomp:

Pairing this Thyella picture with this particular texture was a happy accident: I had the horse part ready quite a while but it just didn't look right with flat colors and I didn't know what to do with it.
Then I just decided to test if I could make it work somehow and splashed my newest texture on the top of it and was like: omg, it doesn't look too bad! :eyepopping:
A lesson learnt: a texture can save otherwise doomed picture. ;P
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