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"On warm spring days we would take Grandfather's fishing boat out to sea and have lunch on the water. If we were lucky there would be a pod of hippocamps nearby, and inevitably they would come to investigate us. We offered them bits of our sandwiches, which they swallowed with no reservations, and in return they would get near enough for us to reach out and stroke. On one such occasion my sister was able to fasten a twine necklace bedecked with seashells around a hippocamp's tail. It soon disappeared beneath the water, but for the rest of the day we fancied that she had tamed it--like the maidens would tame the mythical unicorns in the woods--and that it would carry her away to some magical underwater kingdom."

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:icon100themeschallenge: Variation 1, Number 85: Spiral

I give *100ThemesChallenge permission to post this in their gallery.

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Just a quicky to keep my drawing skills honed... maybe 7 hours in Photoshop. This one is for :iconphoenix-cry:, inspired partly by her recent bendy merpeople after the style of =yuni's art. It could be a handsome steed for them. ^_^

Brushes from :iconredheadstock: and :icontitoff77:
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:iconleeannett:
leeannett Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Artist
beautifully done the design the color the movement bravo.
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconleeannett:
leeannett Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
welcome:)
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Tanith-Mora Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I really love the jewelry on his/her tail! The fin was also adorably done; you did an admirable job.

:)
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks! Glad you like it!
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:iconfaeryland:
faeryland Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
it's so adorable!:)
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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:iconmariashade:
MariaShade Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
just plain beautiful :heart:
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :love:
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:iconmariashade:
MariaShade Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome :heart:
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S-h-a-d-o-w-7 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
This is absolutely beuatiful :) I love the colors and just everything :D
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks! I'm glad you like it!! =D
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:iconmode-de-vie:
mode-de-vie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student Writer
This is so interesting. I love the color scheme you've used, and the whole fantasy theme is very neat. :heart: Great work!
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it! =)
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Very beautiful. :)
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! =)
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:iconnebetseta:
NebetSeta Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Chibi-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   Photographer
what a wonderful picture! You really portray the freeness and happy mood well.
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it! =D
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Chibi-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009   Photographer
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconkremia:
kremia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really beautiful! great pose and lovely colours:heart:
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =D
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:iconfierasabre:
fierasabre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student Writer
O.O Very cool! I love the soft colors and the way the hippocamp's face turned out...Nicely done!
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks sis! =D
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dobermansgobark222 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Wow Megan! This is really cool! I love the color and the style. I really like the look of the creature:D
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I'm glad you like it! =D
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dobermansgobark222 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
:D very much
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darkhorse11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work. Your skills are growing better and better. :D
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Hannah =D This one was really fun to draw and color!
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darkhorse11 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like it :D
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
squeee!! I like it!
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^__^
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Douglas-Macleod Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it.

Eli's horses + fantasty = amazing art
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :P
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Popdot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Very pretty. I love the way you did the colors and the hightlights. :heart:
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! =)
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