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Centre of the Sun by Nikkayla Centre of the Sun by Nikkayla
"Young girl in the market
Gives it to the men
When the men leave
Her eyes are red
When her eyes are closed again she sees the dark market

And she sings
They say the most horrible things
But I hear violins

When I close my eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt
By anything this wicked world has done...."

-- Centre of the Sun in Conjure One, performed by Poe.

[link] - best mix of it. Goes for 10 mins but SO WORTH IT! <3

This image is heavily inspired by that song. I was trying to make a different image, something as a header for Liridon when I started on it and this image popped into my sights. Then I finally found good horse stock and voila, I put them together.

I wanted to make it look like the world was glowing and shining, like it was reborn. Liridon fell into cataclysm has been reborn, pretty much... and I couldn't get this song out of my head either. It haunts my head pretty well right now... <3 Adore it.

So yeah. My mane and tails are kinda blocked right now but I managed to get something I'm happy with out at least. The tail is meh, but the mane I'm quite happy with. And very happy with the positioning of the horse and the light.

Quite happy indeed. Especially since I'm having a big problem with art block recurring and not being able to do manes/tails okay >.>

<3

Stock Used
Horse from ~Breathless-dk
Background from flickr.com by robnunn - [link]
Brushes from *Axeraider70
Manipulation by =Nikkayla, 2012 and on. Please do NOT take without permission.
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:iconxacorn:
xAcorn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow! I love the colours in this <3
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <33!
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:iconxacorn:
xAcorn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
<3 Welcome :D
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FallingFromSky Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours are so beautiful! And the idea is amazing, great job, I love it! :love:
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you! :D
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unantastbar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
wooooow. AMAZING! I love the mane and tail ...
breathtaking work!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <333
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:icondevils-horizon:
devils-horizon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Totally and forever jealous of your manes and tails! *huffs*
Teach me puuurrrrleasseeeeE????! o.O
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 You need to teach me your detailing and stuff in return! :D:D My manes and tails still need work, I'm too impatient with them! D:
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Kristhel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
awsome!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you! :D
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shards-of-a-dream Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
:eyepopping:


That is all.
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww <3 Thank you :D <3
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snokomo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its awesome!!! Great job on the lighting and motion!!!!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! <33
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NewShine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it, and I especially like how that 'edging' of the light matches the tones of the background, and how they seem to be just Diving down that hill. My only note is the base of the tail - it almost looks like a MLP stick on, with the hair sprouting straight out that way in a bunch.
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3 Thank yooou =) Yeah I will admit it does look that way too >< i'll have to try to keep it in mind for other manips when I'm working on them... I think this ones mane/tail were driving me so far up the wall I just wanted it done and that was the problem... I have bad patience issues. Hopefully I can learn better patience!

<33 Cheers :D
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D-A-L-L-I-A-N-C-E Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Niki this is incredible :heart:
Liri's coming back? :D
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, it is :D And it IS back now! Only almost a month later >< hehe!
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verdades Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a great job on this :]
The lighting, positioning, everything.
Especially that mane! Damn that is nice. I love the different colours running through the mane and tail.
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you very very much! :D I'm quite happy with the mane though it drove me maaaad but the tail....eeeh. I'm just happy with the composition of it in general, considering the backgrounds on such a bizarre angle :D But its so GOOD and its so fitting for what I'm using it for too :D

<33 Thank you very muuucch, this comment means so much to me! :hug:
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verdades Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The positioning of the horse and the light of the sun (I assume it is a sun) draw the attention completely away from the background, except for that bottom right corner. It really came together so well <33
I just can't stop staring at the horse, now that I'm back on this page, haha. Once again, the colours, lighting, everything =P

You really deserve all the comments you get for this one :hug:
On a side note, I recently got my hands on 5 seasons of Doctor Who. My imminent time-wasting will be time well spend. Your signature reminded me >.>
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(i apologise for this delay, i am baaad ><)

Its the sun, the earth, whatever you interpret it as =) Really, hehe. <3 Thank you so veryvery much! :hug:
And Doctor Who is so worth doing that with... -grin-
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xalways Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I swear you get more talented with every pic. Damn girl.
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awww you're so lovely <3 I just like doing what I do, thats all :D <3 :hug:!
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xalways Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
It's still freakin awesome! Seeing your work again actually gave me the kick in the butt I needed to work on something myself. Soooo envious of all the talent! But still, your work gets better and better each time.
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The-Ripple-Effects Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my good golly this is BAMF <3
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D Thanks matey, I thoroughly enjoyed this, thats for sure! :D
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TheTwistedFate Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your manips have improved so much! This is AMAZING!
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thaaaank you :D I just need to learn better patience now, thats my big downfall ><
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Emberzini Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This.
Is.
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This comment. Is awesome.
And you are awesome.
Thank you so muuuch! :hug:
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Emberzini Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrlyplz:Really?

:iconherpderpplz:You're welcome; you deserve the praise for your epic manips.

And your epic avatar: :iconnikkayla:
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THE--ENEMY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Super cool. ouo
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thanks dude, means heaps coming from you on here :D!
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THE--ENEMY Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
my pleasure, bro~ this is awesome ;u;
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Euphoraza Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is phenomenal! The detail and complexity is mind blowing
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Equide--Designs Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Photographer
0.0 That is AMAZING!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank yooou! :hug:
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lose-urmind Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simply amazing <33333 :D
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you! :hug:
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Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Woow! o.O Awesome work is awesome!!!! :clap:
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3 Thank you kindly! :D
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Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Your welcome!! ^^
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D!
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madilynbeau Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
gorgeous colorss! and unique composition!
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3 Thanks Madie :D I was aiming for something different... I am happy =) (save for that DAMN tail... mane close behind.)
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Account-Moved Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap that's amazing! :worship: Just look at those amazing colors! Just wow
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Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you lovey! :hug:
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