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Dueling Spirits by HeatherElmore Dueling Spirits by HeatherElmore
11 x 14
Prismacolor Pencils/Acrylics/Acrylic Ink

I've had two BLM mustangs in my life ... both left hoof prints forever on my heart making this painting a great joy to create.

Reference credit to [link]
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Given 2013-05-18
With great movement and a spirited subject Dueling Spirits by ~HeatherElmore is worth a closer look. ( Suggested by wondering-souls and Featured by Astralseed )
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HowrseIsAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guys, let's not argue! All I have to say is that this is beautiful and amazing and I wouldn't chanle a thing. This is so good, I can't even think about being able to change it for the better. I love this, congrats on DD!
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IamDeath123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really good painting! Awesome job with this~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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SolarMew Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Why does the horse on the left look like someone skinned it?
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Buddymoon Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifully done!!!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional
very nice work
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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LlamaCow Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMG they're playing tag~
this is gorgeous. Absolutely breathtaking.
The coloring is beautiful, and horse anatomy is just perfect.
This definitely deserved the feature, the DD, and the attention!
Anyone who sees the thumb will see the pro-ness from just that tiny view.
I just wish more people would click on the thumb! Its wonderful to see a DD given to an animal painting- heart warming :) We need more artists like you!
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BlackVinyl Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Are they playing tag?
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thunderwolf122 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Artist
LOL :) tat funny
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StitchedRomance Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that's breathtaking, I always did love horses.
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HinataFox790 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This so deserved the feature!!!! :D
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely!
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The-enigmatic-Horse Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Ja-a-a-a-a-mes Ba-axter!
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Creepypastaisyummy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
From adventure time? XD
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Wolfy4101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
AWESOME. I LOVE HORSES. THEY ARE MY FAVORITE ANIMAL! YOU ARE REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely colors throughout :)
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
pepe
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Ita-Chi-Biismine Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I like it, but I wish I could see what everyone else is raving about...
It's an excellent piece, but all I can think about is how huge their heads are and how their manes don't look as thoughtfully drawn in as the rest of the details.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's deviantART, I've never seen one picture on this entire site that didn't get praised no matter how bad it was (not saying this is bad, just that 99% of dA spoonfeeds comments to everyone because they can't take criticism)
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wouldn't say that all the comments are nice because people can't stand criticism, I think it's just because people are trying to be nice.
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MissPinks Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it is true that people suck up a fair bit on DD's. some people copy paste the same comment on every DD ._.
i think its just because the people who critique or point out problems on DD's usually get ranted at since so many people are looking at it/fawning over it
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, people are generally extra positive on DD's, although constructive comments still seem to be received well enough. It's the people who say stuff like, "this sux" that seem to get an extra backlash. However, I still don't think people say positive things on dA because they can't bear negativity in any form (helpful or otherwise), but simply because people are just being nice. Compliments don't equate to intolerance of critique, in my opinion :3 It's just being polite.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You haven't been around very long then ;)
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
I've used deviantart for several years, nobody says anything negative no matter how low-quality the art is
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MissPinks Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
im always very honest with my comments but maybe i am one of few.
there are quite a lot of people that have a go if you dont give anything but praise though. "i DIDNT ASK FOR CRITIQUE!!!"
its not a critique its a comment ._.
i think those people should disable comments if they cant handle it.
i usually encourage people to point out problems on my own work
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I just send people 2 links that make them a better artist, I sometimes tell them how to make their picture look better, but if I do that I always tell them what looks good after
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MissPinks Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well thats good. if someone just linked two articles on my deviation i probably would be less inclined to read it. (usually i wouldnt bother checking since a lot of bots just spam ad links etc)
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
No I tell them what the links are, no matter how good or bad you are they help everyone significantly
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LadyBelva Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm totally with you...I really can't stand the lack of honest people here, make me want to vomit :D
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yes, I never insulted anyone but when I see people who need help I send all of them these 2 links

[link]
[link]

I once gave someone constructive criticism and she not only attacked me but blocked me
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IsaHorse Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you talking about this? [link]

Because honey, if so, I think you need to do a bit of research on what constructive criticism actually is.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Out of all the other critiques I made you chose the one that had the most negative comments from other users. It was basically me repeating what a portion of the others said, even the artist himself agreed with my comment and rated it good. Honestly I just wanted a real description of what it was and I never would have had anything negative to say about it. I don't spoon feed compliments to everyone's art like the rest of deviantART does, I make sure I know what the art represents, I commented on an artist's picture and no one knew what it was unless they read her description which was was very well written, it didn't say "A cutout." If you want to be the protagonist of an argument then target someone who says something offensive to you, don't creep around someone's profile digging around for "skeletons" then but into their conversation just for the sake of trolling, I understand your name is "Is a Horse" and you're very upset because I said that most of deviantART dishes out compliments to everyone else's art inside a Daily Deviation page where the feature is art of horses using someone's stock photo, I never said this doesn't deserve DD or that this this picture is bad in any way, shape or form and if you check through all of the comments again looking for my name so you can butt into another one of my conversations to continue an argument you started, be my guest, because I wasn't insulting a Daily Deviation, I was stating a fact about dA.
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IsaHorse Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just out of curiosity, when you say "nobody says anything negative", and you saying that nobody is mean or insulting, or that nobody provides tips on how/what to improve?

Both of these things do in fact happen, but I just find it interesting that you have trouble with a lack of negativity and not a lack of helpful critique, which is not negative by definition.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
English please.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're in a bubble then. There's negative feedback quite often on work of varying skill levels. I'm curious as to why you seem to be so firm in your assertion that there's no quality work here though?
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Where did I say this art is low quality? Show me
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Kagoe Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's kinda sad when the purpose of any artist is to learn how to get better, not to have their ego constantly stroked.
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Southparlover Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spirit :D
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HowrseIsAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol love that movie
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CelestialDrake Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! This is awesome!


Grats on the DD :D
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ChilldeyArtist Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Artist
Oh, Heather this is so beautiful. These are truly excellent pieces. They have evoked memories & feelings I haven't felt in decades. Thank you.
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atram95 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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Alkraas Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :squee:
Much deserved :hug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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Farlo Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! The one on the left reminds me of my old horse Tater.
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