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Starlight by Nikkayla Starlight by Nikkayla
...and she leaves starlight in her wake.

This is my entry to *peachesrox contest. I've been stuck in massive bad bad bad baaad art block lately, but then suddenly, I did this. I stared at the stock I had chosen for a long, long time and suddenly, everything started working for me. I made the unicorn, all glowy and ethereal, and then it was like 'she's being chased by something, but for what intent?' You decide!

Here is the awesome contest; [link]

And I've decided to enter this into another contest, here; [link] ru by *mbeldesign <3

I am most happy with this one... I think it helped me reach another level as well. I need to work on splashes, a lot, but for me, this is just where I'm happy at for this image! I also decided, doing this, that so many things I have been doing or wanting to do and feeling miserable at because I can't, so what, I'll learn, and I can do it my own way to get what I want and try things out.

<3 I learnt a lot for this one.

Stock Credits
Horse from *venomxbaby
Unicorn from *Colourize-Stock
Background from *Burtn
Icicle horn from ~AthenaStock
Brushes from =arrsistable and *Axeraider70
Manipulation by Nikkayla, 2012. Please do not take without permission.
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:iconkatie2114:
Katie2114 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Is that a harlequin chasing the unicorn?
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whatever you want to think it is, it can be =) I don't even know, I see it as something after the unicorn's light =)
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:iconkatie2114:
Katie2114 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Well in any case it is an amazing picture.
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
=) Thank you!
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:iconfallingfromsky:
FallingFromSky Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely lighting and details, great job! :heart:
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D <3
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:iconrainbow-tummy:
Rainbow-Tummy Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was wondering, I have a school project and my subject is unicorns and I want to know if I could use this and I will credit you.
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You sure can, thank you for asking =) Hope the school project goes well! I'm flattered you want to use mine <3 Thank you so much :D
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Rainbow-Tummy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank and I love the picture.
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
=) No worries, thank you =)
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thank you! :D <33333
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SalsolaStock Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Our pleasure. :aww:
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:iconluminaret:
luminaret Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOWZES!!!!!!! Everything here is done to perfection! :love:
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much <3!
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:iconluminaret:
luminaret Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
<33
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:iconlost-n-beauty:
Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
beautiful work.. the lighting is great.
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks mate! :D
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D-A-L-L-I-A-N-C-E Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did I not see this yet, it's honestly so sensational, nikki! :D :heart:
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you lovely! :hug:<3!
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:iconhorses1999-stock:
Horses1999-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG that unicorn :O
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you! :D
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:iconavriljewel:
AvrilJewel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is pretty amazing.
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thank you! :D
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Colourize-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Hi!
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve featured your picture here: [link]
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Whee, thank you for the feature! :hug:
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:iconluckydesigns:
luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omigosh i think i just had a heart attack !!
this is so gorgeous, the amount of detail is just... :faint:
amazing work, i can't wait to see more from you! ;w;

:heart:
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: This is a lovely comment, you're too kind <33 :hug:
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome! c:
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xglassraindrops Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just a heads up that this isn't in the entries section (: I wouldn't want you to miss out!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 Thanks for letting me know, I think its there now :D I'm exciteeeed!
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xglassraindrops Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, and same!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D <3!
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:iconlegalhorselover:
LegalHorseLover Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm tempted to say perfection...

but OMG THAT IS AMAZING works too lol
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: Its not perfect, but its something I'm quite happy wittth :D <3
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:iconlegalhorselover:
LegalHorseLover Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Perfection is so elusive haha
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very very true! <3
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:iconlegalhorselover:
LegalHorseLover Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: mmm hmm
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:iconlegalhorselover:
LegalHorseLover Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm tempted to say that's perfect...
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3
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:iconlegalhorselover:
LegalHorseLover Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconstatic-wings:
Static-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is too beautiful for words, it's so perfect!♥
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconcoranna:
Coranna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, I love the lighting, the texture of it all, everything! The stock images go so wonderfully together, too, and you can see emotion in the unicorn's eye. It's amazing!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3 Thank you so much for this comment here, its so lovely and means much to me to hear it :D :hug:!
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FriesianKnight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
So cool, great job!
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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