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So since only two people responded, I am going Oprah on this; You get a portrait! You get a portrait! You both get a portrait! :lol: .
Celleno you get a painting of your bunny
Claudiatjuh you get a painting of your dog


Missed this giveaway? Don't worry, net one will stay open longer ;) .


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Today I finally got my thumb splint :dance: . To keep it short; my joints bend in ways they shouldn't, my hands have been hurting for over 20 years now, which led me to digital painting btw ;) , putting force on a normal pencil just hurts too much but after a while even drawing with my tablet on the most sensitive option was too painfull. Last year I finally got splints for my fingers, but no one even looked at my thumbs. The finger splints already helped a lot, and today I finally got one for my thumb. It's such a relief already, and I really hope I can produce more art this art!

So to celebrate/test out my 'new hand' I want to do a simple portrait and instead of just picking a random stock image or one of my personal models I thought why not give something back to my watchers :D .
Because I can't wait to try it out  this giveaway is only open till tomorrow morning 10 o'clock (my tomorrow morning, UTC+1 ) about 13 hours from when this journal was posted =P .

What you will need to do:
- Comment on this journal linking a picture you made of your favourite horse, or maybe a cat, dog or other pet you. You can enter with up to 3 pictures.
- Picture must show the character of the animal, not just a pretty pose, I like to portrait them as they truly are.
- Quality of the picture doesn't matter, I prefer a great subject over a great looking picture. Size however needs to be at least 800px wide, but bigger is better in this case ;) .

What you will get:
Something along the lines of these: niarbon.deviantart.com/gallery…
Digital file in the size of the latest added portraits there, prints can be made available if you would like a physical copy but are not included with this giveaway.
Portrait will be used for promotional purposes (portfolio, advertisements), so keep that in mind when you send your pictures, if you don't want me to use the portrait of your picture in such a way don't enter .

Tomorrow morning I will choose the picture I like best and will use. I know it's last minute but maybe that will make it more fun and exiting too :D .
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Claudiatjuh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, moeten we nou met z'n allen heel hard gillen? Wil ik best doen haha.
Ik heb eventueel de foto op groter formaat, mocht je die willen :)
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Niarbon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Als je de foto groter hebt graag, honden zijn niet mijn sterktste punt dus hoe meer ik kan zien hoe beter haha.
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Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, haha. I suppose it pays to be on deviantart all the time? If you need higher quality photos I can always put a few more up I took with my new camera.
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Niarbon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm already halfway done, so don't need another picture but I did pick another one from your gallery to use. Don't know when it will be done, apparently my tendons need to adjust to the new position with the brace so can't do as much as I want right away, but it is going pretty fast compared to painting horses, a lot less bone structure on a bunny =P
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Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, very true. It's just lots and lots of fluffy fur. Don't push yourself too much. :)
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surprice710 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aah verdorie >.< haha jammer! volgende keer beter XD
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Ramelia-Images Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really pleased to hear you have found a solution for your hands, I know what it's like to have bad joints & hand pains! Some of my joints are like yours, thankfully not my hands but I do get very sore hands, the doctors don't know why :hmm:

I don't know if I'm too late (can never work out with times!) but some piccies anyway. This is my little Welsh pony Dimples. He's 19 now, but still just as crazy as ever! He often runs around the field while my 8 month old Fell watches him as if to say 'What on earth are you doing? Crazy fool!', I Dimples things HE is the foal ;P
Dimples is rather naughty... or should I say unco-operative? He loves to run, but isn't keen on being ridden or lunged, or tied up, or having his feet done by the farrier. If he doesn't want to go somewhere, he wont. He will spook at things for the fun of it, and likes to headbutt people and scratch himself on them :P But we love him, he is a real character and always makes people smile. He was my first pony and has taught me so much, I am really glad that I have managed to buy him back recently, as my mum had to sell him when my parents split up and I worried that I wouldn't see him again. Hopefully we'll have many more happy years yet! :)

Anyway, piccies.

This is an old pic, from when I was little & rode Dimples regularly so he was clipped. I've always loved it despite the rubble which ruins it :( (we were having an extension built on the house)
C:\Users\Rebekah\Pictures\Ponyz!\Dimples\050312 Dimples 04.jpg

These two are from a few weeks ago, not long after we brought Dimples back to live with my youngster :)
C:\Users\Rebekah\Pictures\Ponyz!\121213\DSC04410 2.jpg
C:\Users\Rebekah\Pictures\Ponyz!\121213\DSC04412 2.jpg

I think they all really show his character, he is a real show off! :D
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Niarbon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry, it was closed already, think I updated about it at the same time as you wrote your message.
And your pictures don't work :( , you linked them from your computer but you need to upload them first, you made me really curious about your pony, have a huge weakspot for welsh ponies :D
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Ramelia-Images Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, yeah, between my internet (which is rubbish) and photobucket (which rarely works on my laptop), I figured I was fighting a losing battle against time xD Takes ages simply for things to decide if they're going to freeze or send or whatnot.
Here's the pics anyway, from when photobucket decided to play - about 4hrs later ;P I love technology!!
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Love him to pieces, I've been ill this week & was really struggling to finish haying up & everything the other night, and he just came & nuzzled me & followed me round. He's a horror sometimes but he's a gem really :aww: I love welshies too, I'd happily have another, in fact, I'd have a whole herd of them if I could afford it :D
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Ramelia-Images Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Grr, photobucket not working... will try again with pics in a min!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Aw, man. I missed this!!
Congrats on your splints, it must feel great to be able to paint again without pain. Enjoy it! :heart:
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Niarbon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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Claudiatjuh Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fijn om te horen dat je weer actiever aan het tekenen kan, vind het altijd heel leuk om naar je werk te kijken ^^

[link] Dit is een foto van mijn hond die voor mij echt uitstraalt hoe hij is. Hij wilde eigenlijk opspringen en naar de camera rennen, maar dat mocht niet omdat ik zei dat hij moest blijven liggen, want ik wil een foto maken :')
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Niarbon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bedankt :) Mooie hond! Past ook mooi in het interieur, haha :D .
Is het een Golden Retriever?
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Claudiatjuh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha ja, nu je het zegt. Mooi warm neutraal palet hebben we zo gecreŽerd. Ja, klopt :D
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Claudiatjuh Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fijn om te horen dat je weer actiever aan het tekenen kan, vind het altijd heel leuk om naar je werk te kijken ^^

[link] Dit is een foto van mijn hond die voor mij echt uitstraalt hoe hij is. Hij wilde eigenlijk opspringen en naar de camera rennen, maar dat mocht niet omdat ik zei dat hij moest blijven liggen, want ik wil een foto maken :')
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Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
That's good to hear you got those. I kind of wish I could get a brace for my wrists because they can hurt after awhile too. Well I'm not sure if I understand if you're just looking for actually photography photos or just a reference to an animal we've created so I'll give you a few options. if you're looking for interesting horses these two are my favorites. I only have reference sheets and just and image: [link] and [link]

If you're looking for an actual animal then my rabbit is pretty adorable: [link] (There's more photos in my gallery under the photography folder or I can actually send you some more if she interests you).
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Niarbon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. For my wrists I didn't want the large braces with metal so I got simple sport braces, the ones I have aren't expensive and can be bought at a pharmacy without a prescription, been using them for a few years and they work really well.

The pictures I am looking for are of real life animal. For OC's I have a different contest or giveaway planned :) .
But that stallion design is really awesome :D , and you bunny supercute! I really want a bunny but it wouldn't be safe with my cats :( .
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Celleno Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the advice. I should totally check them out. Haha, yeah that might not be good. But there are some cats I've seen that can coexist with rabbits peacefully.
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