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Trade: Fox by Agaave Trade: Fox by Agaave
This is my half of a trade with sweet :iconkalmanen:. :heart:
Go and see her gallery for beautiful equines!

In this picture there is her gorgeous #Nordanner Vale's Avington, also known as Fox.
Fox has wonderful markings and before starting this picture I thought they would be bitch to draw but actually they were easy and fun to replicate.
Just bring me more dots - I can handle them! :dummy:

Nordanners are often seen with cut mane and tail but since Fox has them long, I wanted to still bring cut feeling to them and made the edges look even.
I think the effect looks quite nice and at least I managed to avoid drawing curly hair this time! ;P

Oh and look at the background: there are not just patterns and textures but also something you can call trees!
I hope you like it because I do, which means that there will probably be more watercolor trees in my artworks in the future. ^^
This awesome photo was my inspiration source and reference for background.


:bulletpurple::bulletpink::bulletorange::bulletpink::bulletpurple: Character © *kalmanen
:bulletpurple::bulletpink::bulletorange::bulletpink::bulletpurple: Picture © me
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:iconjezarae:
Jezarae Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the coloring. You made me add "Promarkers" (or prismacolor markers) to my list.  I always hate the white dots of the paper that come through my drawing when using colored pencils.  I never thought to use markers.  

What did you use for the black outline of the horse? Markers as well?
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, I am glad to hear that! :w00t:
Those white dots really are irritating and using markers and watercolors are helping a lot to avoid them. :D
And yes, I use marker for lineart as well: Pigma Micron pen. It is available in many tip sizes and can handle water - excellent pen for linearts in my opinion!
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:iconkaikaku:
kaikaku Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the background in this one. It adds a warm and maybe nostalgic atmosphere to the picture. :)

And your drawing of Fox looks so happy and lively. :aww:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :floating:
Hmmm... I should try this kind of background again; it was fun and quite easy to do. Especially to remind myself that everything doesn't always have to be covered with tons of details. ;P
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:iconkaikaku:
kaikaku Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I think this one worked quite nicely. :)

Sometimes less helps give the whole picture a better feeling of cohesion and completeness. It's nice that you press the limits on detailing backgrounds, since that's how you learn... but this sort of background can be very suitable for many of your drawings, it's a slightly different feel than the others but very nice. 
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, sometimes less is more - and that's a lesson I should definitely learn. :D
I am happy to hear that you think this kind of background style would fit with many of my drawings. ^^
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:iconfillyfalls:
Fillyfalls Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always so jealous of the people you trade with , this is lovely ! c:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pfff, you're too kind! :huggle:
Sending you a note about a possible trade. ^^
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:iconshananaginz:
shananaginz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The color scheme really works well, love the trees
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :happybounce:
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:icontinylaughs:
tinylaughs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
This is beautiful! Every inch of it. The horse is great, and the way you did the background really is fantastic. Wonderful work, all the care and attention you put into it shows.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad to hear that you like! :blowkiss:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really neat markings. :)
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :airborne:
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:iconbaliroadmin:
BaliroAdmin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
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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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much! I really appreciate this! :heart:
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
JEE INTERNET ON PALANNUT


Tämä on aivan mahtavan kaunis! Vilkaisin sitä mutsin koneella, mutta se on tumma kuin Perkeleen persreikä keskitalvella Lapissa niin eihän siitä nähnyt mitään. Fox on todella kaunis, tykkään fiiliksestä mikä tässä on ja noi puut on onnistunut tosi hyvin! Sun pitää ehdottomasti jatkossakin maalailla vesiväreillä taustajuttuja, esim. yksinkertainen ruoho ja kukat varmasti onnistuu samalla tekniikalla :) Erityisesti harja ja häntä on mun suosikkeja tässä, voi että niiiiin ihania <3

Voisitko laittaa tän mulle postissa? Haluan ehdottomasti kehyksiin ja pöydälle/seinälle koristeeksi! Heitä vaikka notea niin pistän mun osotteen sulle :) Ja kiitoksia älyttömästi tästä, todella kaunis työ ja Fox on niin makeen näköinen!!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huraa toimivalle intenetille! :dummy:
Repesin totaalisesti tuolle sun kielikuvalle, onneks en ollut just hörpännyt kahvia, ois muuten näppis ja näyttö saaneet oman kofeiiniannoksensa... :XD:

Kiva kuulla, että tykkäät ja että et pahastunut, että menin saksimaan Foxin harjan ja hännän. :giggle:
Täytyy tosiaan reenata noita taustajuttuja, tämä kuva syntyi jotenkin tosi helposti - siis myös hahmon osalta eikä pelkästään tausta.
Ehkä hahmo oli vaan niin inspiroiva, että tuli kunnon flow-fiilis.

Toki voin lähettää alkuperäisen työn sulle. Laita vaan notella osoite, niin tökkään tämän postiin ensi viikolla!
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Hahahaa, no mut se on totta! Ihan järkyttävän vanha, tumma näyttö. Kamala sillä oli selata yhtään mitään.

Ei ollenkaan, varmaan joskus tulee piirrettyä ihan pystäriharjaisenakin :) Ei oo mitenkään pilkuntarkkaa hommaa tommoset. Tosi kiva, että sait niin flowit ja kuva on kyllä niiin mahtava! Onneks Suomen sisällä Posti kulkee nopeesti :giggle:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dodi, tää ois nyt postissa! :w00t:
Ilmoittelehan, kun tulee perille. ^^
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Mahtavaa, odotan innolla :)
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eikö oo vieläkään näkynyt? Onko salainen ponimummo Hilja sittenkin pihistänyt lähetyksen? :paranoid:
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Juu on! Huomenna käyn noukkimassa porukoilta, tuli jo joskus viimeviikolla :XD: Unohdin laittaa sulle viestiä siitä, mulla on maailman huonoin muisti ellen tee kaikkea HETI.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hyvä hyvä! Pääasia, että on päässyt turvallisesti oikeaan osoitteeseen. :D
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:icontheoracledragon:
TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Graceful and amazing!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :floating:
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:icontheoracledragon:
TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome :D
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:iconeleweth:
Eleweth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
That atmosphere! O_O This is really awesome! I ove that smooth colouring and background whis looks simple but very professional. Character looks great!
Very positive picture. Great job as always m´dear :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :cuddle:
Background was a nice suprise for me, it was easier to do than I first thought.
I am so used to see heavy outlines on my own works that it looks a bit weird not to have them also on the background. :D
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:iconeleweth:
Eleweth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
I don´t think it looks weird :3 it make really nice contarst :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to hear that! :happybounce:
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:iconesmerra:
Esmerra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's nice drawing, but it will be better when you add some shadows with colours form background, and shadow under his hooves. This horse looks like form another world, if it were cut and pasted. Creature is suitable to landscape when it has colours from background :). I hope you don't angry for my critic.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course I am not angry, I really appreciate constructive criticism! I am not here just to make pretty pictures but also learning and hopefully getting better.
Many thanks for your feedback! :heart:

I admit that there is a big difference between the styles of the horse and the background and this time I tried to put some purple also on the character to give them something common. Unfortunately it doesn't show much here... Must try to get the contrast smaller next time. ^^
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:iconesmerra:
Esmerra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
*and background in the nearby of creature should also have his colours.
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:iconalmaticani:
almaticani Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh! This is beautiful...from
background to the equine, everything just fits in
with each other. Hanna you are amazing!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Flavia! :tighthug:
I stepped out of my comfort zone and actually painted something with watercolors and not just colored;
Now I have to learn how to do the same thing with character and other elements in the picture... but this is a start!
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:iconalmaticani:
almaticani Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well worth the effort of stepping out!
on a side note I should do try to do that as well.
Any start is a good one, but this one is just
so unbelievably great...I see you becoming quite
the master in this.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am good at starting new things but keeping them is another thing... :giggle:
And thank you again for your kind words! :heart:
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:iconalmaticani:
almaticani Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess a lot of us have that problem as well.:D
Oh, by all means, you are welcome.:love:
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:iconcloudrunner64:
Cloudrunner64 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Agaave this is just gorgeous! I quite like what you did with the straight-edges on the mane and tail, too. Beautiful! And her eyes. Amg. :heart:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! :love:
So it is not bad hair day for her: straight from a hairdresser to show off the new style. :D
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:iconjeaikman:
JEAikman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous :) I love how you make the character so distinct from the background without it feeling like it doesn't belong there :)
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :dummy:
I am glad to hear that the character and the background doesn't look too much like from different worlds - I am aware that the style differs a lot between them. ;P
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:iconloribwil:
loribwil Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Love the colors
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
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:iconcrimson-mane:
Crimson-Mane Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I'm especially drawn to the BG, I love the texturing. :heart:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :floating:
This background was fun to paint and I think I am going to try and paint more forest scapes in the future.
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:iconnelleke:
Nelleke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
It looks great, I love how you did the background! Lovely colours and textures :)
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I am glad that you like! :heart:
Of course this doesn't make justice to your beautiful photo I used as a reference but I am still happy with the result.
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:iconemisferosinistro:
Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love this!! Your style is so gorgeous :love:
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