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Desert Heat by kiki-doodle Desert Heat by kiki-doodle
A doodle I started the other night at midnight that I actually decided to finish this morning.
Sequr is my horse character who is part unicorn/whatever, and has some identity problems. Was listening to some Spanish guitar and just felt inspired to draw a desert scene.

I created a brush that works magnificently for smooth textured painting.
And working on a style that is nice and fast for various reasons.

For comparison, let's look at this thing I drew a million years ago.
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Oh.... oh my. I guess I'm sort of interested where I'll be in another 9 years. (btw, 15 year old past self, USING REFERENCE IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA!)

(please follow my Tumblr [link] if you'd like to see things like works in progress :) )
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First I would like to start off with wow. That was my first impression. This image flows very nicely; everything from the ark of Sequr's tail to the shape of the clouds adds a nice flow, and the colours are well-balanced and work well to contrast Sequr and the lady against the rest of the image.

Sequr's mane appears to go too far down his spine, although I don't know if his half-unicorn "genes" might account for this (and I admit that I am not completely familiar with horse anatomy). Also, the lady's right should appears to be unnaturally curved; if it was brought back a tad it would look a bit more nature while still maintaining the art style.

Overall, this is an impressive work. The colour and motion lend a nice consistency and the characters are well portrayed. The detailing is beautiful, especially in the foreground, and contrasts nicely with the minimalistic background, adding balance to the picture.
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Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
The sweeping lines in the background, the elegant yet dynamic pose of the woman, all contribute to a beautiful sense of motion. :-) 
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Vitani-Yuy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this piece.  The colours, the expression, the plants and background.  Wow.
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candiitea Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing! I love how the sun looks! And the lighting is simply marvelous! And I love the poses and characters! Amazing and stunning job!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely breathtaking!!!
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:iconkiki-doodle:
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!! :)
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Silinare123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's so cool! Is that horse thing a particular species you made up? 
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, sort of.  He's part of a larger imagined story, with his story being that he's from a world where unicorns are more dark and deadly, carnivorous beasts.  He's part unicorn, does not have a horn, but has sharper canines, and the long tail, which he has wrapped to sort of (poorly) hide the fact it's a unicorn tail.  Regular horses are pretty dumb, but he's highly intelligent, and able to understand human speech (but not speak).  There's more to it, but that's the basics.
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knucklesxjulie4ever Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where a beauty has tamed to beast, or rather the virgin tamed the unicorn.
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
this is so warm and cool, there's emotion in the horse and the girl and aw yes good.
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madam-marla Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Digital Artist
I love their figures, it's such an intense image :)
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here [link]
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:iconkiki-doodle:
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you so much!
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcole
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice work. XD Such a beautiful art style, and such a beautiful woman, and such a beautiful beast, and such a beautiful painting.
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for bestowing me with a theme of beauty :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Welcome XD
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DemonLog Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Hey, I remember this guy! I'm loving the colours of this piece.
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:iconkiki-doodle:
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And hopefully you'll start to see more things that you remember!
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DemonLog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Huzzah! I liked this guy back then, most certainly - can't wait to see more old characters making combacks. :3
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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow that looks awesome. The scene over all is stunning and i really like the contrast
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AkatsukiAndBloodstar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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AkatsukiAndBloodstar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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Frozenshiva Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love colors and concept! Very good work!
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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hailserby Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
That's absolutely amazing! I love how everything flows in this picture. Your style is so unique. I love it :)
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winter-colours Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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L-Archi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
woah, what an improvement!!
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Reallt cool and unique piece :) great work
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KMSTK Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Amazing!
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Koi-Lantern Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
great improvement indeed!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :)
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Such a beautiful beast.
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Mad-Julie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Wow, cool!
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