wow the hors looks real and the textures are awesome Keep it up!
Not really my interest and the picture isn't all to interesting, but hell if it isn't one of the most beautiful pictures on Newgrounds. This is incredible, the amount of detail is astonishing. From the grass to the horse's ribs. How long did this take you, and what did you use to draw this?
I really appreciate your thoughts on this one!
I think it took about a week or so to completely paint it. I sketched it out using the Wacom tablet in photoshop. I tried this new technique where you build up blurred layers using a really feathery brush type. Then I deleted all the excess around the whole body, like giving it an outline almost. I started painting the grass and mountains by hand but decided to go with some photo textures to make it more believeable. Some of the waterfall and rocks I did paint, as well as some of the water. The unicorn is completely painted with no textures added.
I try to use limited pallets as far as color because it's just easier to paint. I start everything in black and white, then add the color later.
Hope this helps if you're tryingn to learn some tips as well.