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--ice sculpture by Painted-Spirit --ice sculpture by Painted-Spirit

The mare runs, her legs outstretched to cover more ground. The feel of the wind through her mane and against her form is exciting. She hears the familiar roar of waterfalls before she sees the running river. Her hooves crash into the water, spraying up against her legs. The water freezes against her skin. The water she treads on begins to freeze as well, from her touch. Quickly, the ice races up her leg, freezing her in place, the momentum threatening to make her topple over. Fish try to escape the spreading ice, but are only caught in the firm grasp. The mare prepares to voice her despair, a loud whinny full of panic-but her vocal chords have already started to freeze and all that comes out is a puff of breath caught in the icy wind.



So much effort went into this piece, I am quite proud of it.
I'm not sure I completely accomplished the "frozen" look, but I do believe I came close at least.
This is my entry fro *Autoile's "Out of the Ordinary"contest --> [link]

This image is 62.5 inches x 72 inches [4500x5184 pixels] and has 35 layers. It has taken about 16 hours to produce.


thank you, stock providers.
background; [link] [link] [link] #resurgere
horse; [link]
fish; [link]

this image is (c) to =Painted-Spirit and is not to be recreated//copied or used in any way without my written permission.

featured here; [link]
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:iconskyworthy:
skyworthy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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2balckwolf2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not just favorite. SUPER favorite :)
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Aw, Thanks! (:
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2balckwolf2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :'))
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:iconblackwolfsilverpaw:
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. (:
And thanks for the favorite.
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:iconblackwolfsilverpaw:
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np! You did a really nice job on it! :)
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:icon6-9changeling:
6-9Changeling Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am definately going to watch you! This is awesome!
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you! <3
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6-9Changeling Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconqueenofrandomosity:
QueenofRandomosity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
That is so clever and amazingly done!
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
And thanks for the fav. :heart:
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QueenofRandomosity Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconnenjasstock:
NenjasStock Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Beautiful!
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsilverlining-studios:
Wow, very beautiful. The story fit the image so well. I wish i was that good. You should help me, gosh i am horrible
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. =]
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starlightspoint7 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010   Photographer
Gorgeous work!! :)
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. you :heart:
And thanks for the favorite. =]
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starlightspoint7 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome! :heart:
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katiecatapillar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This amazing, inspiring, beautiful, magical, brilliant, superp *takes deep breath* I have run out of words to say... artwork has been featured in my journal!; [link]

KEEP UP THE AMAZING ARTWORK :HEART:
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Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my. Thank you so much! :heart:
<333 :tighthug:

I plan to. ^-^ :love:
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katiecatapillar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Teehee! your welcome :heart:
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:iconwerekedi:
WereKedi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student General Artist
SWEET DUDE
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;DD
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:iconlady-entice:
Lady-Entice Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely :) i like the little whales too lol
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
They're koi, actually.
too small to be whales. ;D
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:iconlady-entice:
Lady-Entice Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh they dont look like koi lol i thought you had just resized whale pictures lol my bad...
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, its fine. ^-^
They kind of do. haha.
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Lady-Entice Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love koi though...we have a Chinese garden in NSW with koi in it..great place :)
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Koi are awesome. ;D
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:iconanimelia:
Animelia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Its awesome! I luff it :3
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe. thank you.
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IloveRotelle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This turned out AWESOME, Ape!!

I semi-agree with Fallen-Immortal on the lines though: I know they're ice, however I feel like it would have done the image justice had it been smoother. More bright highlights on these and distortion beneath would have made it visible ;)

Overall, pwnsome
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Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha. yeah. i suppose so. lol. xD
Thanks. ;D
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InnocenceIsOptional Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I like it.
Your background blending skills are phenominal!
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe,thank you. ^-^
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XxSxysoppiexX Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Photographer
<center> Wow its so amazing hun
-dies-
You have serious talent girl!!
I loves et so much!!

-huggles-
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Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG. I JUST NOTICED YOUR SIGNATURE.
IM READING CITY OF GLASS RIGHT NOW.
I loveeeee the series. ;D
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XxSxysoppiexX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Photographer
They are AMAZING :P
I have read them all, they were the books that got me back into reading :D
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Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDXD
I loveee them.
Im almost finished with City of Glass. <3
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XxSxysoppiexX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Photographer
Oh yeah they are awesome :P
Nice :D
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:iconpainted-spirit:
Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ;D
:tighthug:
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XxSxysoppiexX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Photographer
No problemo hun :D
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Fallen-Immortal Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I can't say I understand or like the lines all over the horse's body, and my first reaction was that its neck appeared too long and skinny and its eye too big. The overall concept, however, especially paired with the background, creates a lovely, frozen effect. Wonderful job.
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Painted-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^-^
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