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Dreams never die by Malcassairo Dreams never die by Malcassairo
No matter how young or how old you are, you should never give up on your dreams or hopes, for they will never give up on you.



Gifty-poo for my buddy *whirl-wind
Consider it an early Christmas present. :hug:

The character featured in this picture is her gorgeous mare Leila. I really loved her design, and colour scheme...and everything else about her, so I couldn't resist drawing her. :heart:


I thought I'd go for a spacescape for this picture, since I've been wanting to do another one for a while now and fits the message of the picture, I should add that every single star on this was done painstakingly by me! I'm glad I didn't use a photoshop brush set to make them, it makes the result seem so much more satisfying.
The mountains were such a pain too, but only cause they take so long to shade. :doh:

Oh, and the wings...let me say first that wings are one of my biggest enemies when it comes to art, I have tried yet another technique for doing wings, every single picture in my gallery uses a different technique, this one any good?

A BIG thank you to my friend Ashley (=CricketWings) for her fabulous mane tutorial, without that tutorial the mane would have turned out very crappy indeed. :XD:

Picture is about 25% of its actual size, Whirl, if you want it full sized I'd be happy to send you it. :)
Enjoy, buddy. :hug:

Leila is (C) *whirl-wind
Image is (C) Me: =HorseRidingGal
Do not redistibute, copy, claim as your own, reuse on another site or reproduce in any way, shape or form, without explicit written permission/consent.
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:iconrmv1961:
rmv1961 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
The wings are perrrfect ... and the landscape is somewhere I would like to visit. Thank you for this vision.
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Almalphia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
This is beautiful!
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
This piece has been featured here [link] :aww:
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:iconmele-etos-daughter:
Mele-Etos-Daughter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
wow one of the greatest drawings I ever saw
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xDjurax Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whee more shiney and color and pwetty poownie :XD: I love it, especially the mare and all the sparkles 'round her, and the purple colors in this pic =P
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Tresdiasdegracia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
woow! amazing job! congratulations, I love it!!!
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:iconadelynnn:
Adelynnn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Ooo.Myyyyy.Fuckinngg.Godddd! :la:
I lovveeeee ittttt:love: I just can't discribe it! <omfg, badbadenglisch ^^

Do you make tutorials for backgrounds ? ^^
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:iconlaumaxa:
laumaxa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
AMAZING!! : )
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:iconhorseshoegirl12:
horseshoegirl12 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Wow!!! This is full of amazingly amazingly amazingness!
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:iconellastasia:
ellastasia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Love the colour!
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:iconxilovehorsesx:
xilovehorsesx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. Beautiful! I am absolutely in love with the color and the lighting :drool: The wings are awesome too :)
I love all the details you put into this. I can tell it took a lot of work! =p It's so captivating, I could just sit and stare at it forever.
Amazing work!
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Malcassairo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Aww, thanks very much for such a lovely comment. :hug:
I am so prou of this piece, I reckon it's the best one I've done as of yet. :D

:hug:
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:iconxilovehorsesx:
xilovehorsesx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D It really is, it's amazing :)
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:iconoceans-inferno:
oceans-inferno Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks fantastic! The lighting, the pose, landscape...:wow: everything is awesome.
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Thanks very much, I worked so hard on this piece and I'm glad it paid off. :)
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:iconvenetiaula:
VenetiaUla Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Maaaaan, I keep finding myself coming back to this piece. I love the shades used on this. And those wings o Leila are just...wow. There's always so much detail in your pictures. I'm mighty fond of that sky too x3
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! The wings are stunning! You've really outdone yourself this time :D
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Hehe, thanks a lot! :D
I'm so proud of the wings. :)
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:iconsomersetraven:
SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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:iconsilverglass19:
silverglass19 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   Digital Artist
That is amazing, Crys! You just keep on improving, don't you. :love:
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Aww, thanks Liz! :hug:
You really think so? Well that's always good to hear, I think I should draw wings more often, that way I'll actually get good at them. ^^;
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:iconsilverglass19:
silverglass19 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Digital Artist
You already are good at them, dearypoops! :aww:
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:icongaffrey:
gaffrey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
This is incredibly beautiful! I love the detail
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Thank you! :)
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:icongaffrey:
gaffrey Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
:D
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:iconlj58:
LJ58 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Love the detail and contrasting. Striking!
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Thanks! :D
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:iconjeaikman:
JEAikman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this looks amazing :)
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:iconfang-o-nator:
fang-o-nator Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009   Traditional Artist

wow......amazing as usual (: i might have to feature you in a journal soon xD
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gomas-sketches Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's something about wings that makes them terrifying, maybe the fact they have hundreds of feathers! They're my enemy too! As well as backgrounds xD But I think you did very well with any of them, and veeeeeeeery well overall!! =D I missed seeing your art x3
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:iconjahpan:
Jahpan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
dang so gorgeous!!! :o
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:iconomanoct:
Omanoct Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Excellent! Amazing detail!
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:iconbeebibaby:
BeebiBaby Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This looks fantastic! The horse's pose turned out great and the color scheme is wonderful! The background looks so beautiful and I love the two moons. :love:
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Thank you! :D
I absolutely adore moons and stars. :heart:
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:iconbeebibaby:
BeebiBaby Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
your welcome! =D
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Faraway-voice-x Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Oh my gosh this is such a gorgeous piece of art Crys! :heart: I love the colour schemes and the background! :omg: The background is stupendous! =P Those stars are truly amazing
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
:D Thanks Emily!
(Gosh, I'm slow at replying to comments at the moment, sorry!)
That background was so fun to do, as I always say, the more fun the background, the faster the time flies bye. Those mountains were a killer though. :XD:
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
The background is really gorgeous. This look amazing :D
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Thanks very much! :D
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purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome :D
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whirl-wind Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHMYGOD! :heart:

I was just thinking that this character looked a bit like Leila when I saw the tumbnail, and it was her!!
What a lovely suprise, I'm so happy :D :hug:

I loveee Leila, so I'm really happy you picked her, and wow she looks stunning in your style, I love how detailed her face is and her eyes and mane are just WOW!

And you even added her wings :dance: I think that's even the first time I saw her in a picture with her wings! :aww:

I don't even want to start on the background because I love it to pieces, the stars, the colors.. just gorgeous :faint:

Thank you so much, you're the best :hug:
:heart: :heart:
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I'm glad that you like it Whirl! :hug:

I was browsing through your characters and I sprung across her and fell in love with the character, wonderful backstory, and wonderful design too. :aww:
Plus I needed to challenge myself to a drawing where I had to include wings, so she was the perfect opportunity for that too.

Teehee, purple's my favourite colour, so I indulged in using it wherever possible in this picture! :bucktooth:

If you want the full scale version let me know, at 100% Leila's head and neck take up about half the screen. I could also include a transparent version with no background, if you wanted to use the picture for other purposes too. :)

:heart:
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:iconwhirl-wind:
whirl-wind Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! :hug:

Aw thank you, I love her so I'm happy you picked her!
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ohh! YAY! Whirl is going to flip out :D Can't wait to read her reaction to this :) I recognized Leila from the thumbnail :heart:
I've always adored how you've done space-scapes. Those dust clouds and nebulae and planets and stars and aaaahhhh such a weakness of mine!
Also, glad to have helped with the mane tutorial :] Fabulous job!
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Aww, thanks. :hug:
I just love space-scapes so much. Mucho fun. :D
They're one of my big weaknesses too.

By the way, I've been meaning to ask for a while...is Hooves of Grace still active? Cause I've been interested in joining, but haven't been able to find the place. ^^;
Otherwise I was going to ask if you'd like to do an RP over dA, if you want to, that is.

I'm starting to get back into neopets now that I'm on holiday, and I just stumbled across your userlookup! :D
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
OH YES. YES IT IS!!! What's your username? I'll send you an invite! LOVE LOVE LOVE
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I'm HorseRidingGal. :bucktooth:
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
OH DERR. XD. Sending the invite now :D
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:iconmalcassairo:
Malcassairo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Awesome. :D
Sending you a neomail. :)
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Hestenlover Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Digital Artist
waaahhhhh O.O
this is so nice looking!
what a nice purple theme~~
and you're right on the 'because they never give up on you' part :P
i agree fully! :D
youmust keep up the good work ^^
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