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THE GOLDEN BOY by elegant--tragedy THE GOLDEN BOY by elegant--tragedy
A digital painting commission completed for CaballineCreations of their beautiful boy, Houdini. 
I followed Houdini's story on tumblr before he was even born. His momma was a rescue that 
CaballineCreations' neighbor left behind after he failed to get her in foal for years, and she turned
out to be pregnant. Houdini was a precious little gem of a colt that unexpectedly passed away a 
little while ago, and I was so honored to be able to complete something in his memory :heart: 

To big green pastures and wide open skies, golden boy :heart: 

This was completed over a few days, with about 6-8 hours of work time put into it. This is my first
ever digital painting like this. My first ever attempt, even, and I'm quite proud of it! 
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:iconcaballinecreations:
CaballineCreations Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I occasionally come back and look at this and cry because it's so beautiful and he looks so warm and bright and sweet 
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg well i am so so happy it makes you happy ;u; i had so much fun 
working on this for you!! i can't wait to do some more work for ya C: thank you so 
much for commissioning me it means so so much :heart:
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glassthroughskin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Wonderful work! :halfliquid:
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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renevene Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww I love thissss
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank u sweetest bb
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SecretlySyllan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! What brushes did you use? The textures are lovely. I hope it's not considered bad manners to ask :o (Eek) 
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not at all!! 

i used regular photoshop brushes and then i used one or two brushes from this set: 

Glassthroughskin Brush Set 24 by glassthroughskin
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SecretlySyllan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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Rhiaan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
This turned out stunning ele :heart:
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh thank you so much bb
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Rhiaan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
<3
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CaballineCreations Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god he is so beautiful. Thank you so much for this <3 -literally crying-
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh i feel so honored to have been able to make something in his memory :heart: 
i cried for you when i saw he had passed. you've definitely been in my thoughts :heart::heart:
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harlequinconcept Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing, so realistic and a beautiful tribute!! Congrats! ♥️
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for your kind words! i really appreciate them ;u; 
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RoofTopXing Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so stunning Ele! 
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much bb!! 

i'm working hard on your manip, too! 
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enfanir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww dini looks so pretty here, it was so sad that he passed :c 
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i absolutely love your drawing of him. such a beautiful portrait! 
i was so sad, too :C 
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delirium-pony Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
This is glorious Ele! So realistic and his expression is just so full of life :heart:
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh thank you so much bb <33 
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duskbeguile Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
holy shit this is some serious talent you have been hiding. And what a lovely way to commemorate him. <3
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh these are such kind words ahhh you make me happy
thank you so much bb :heart:
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duskbeguile Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
you deserve them, honestly! you're most welcome. :love:
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disturbedcoyote Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It turned out beautiful Ele!  What a great art piece and commemoration of such a handsome horse.
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks bb!! he sure was special :heart:
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