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Silk-Bound — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Is she actually? Gonna take the chance? Her gaze isn't off, it's your way, and she mad. She's pretty close to the wall, could be hiding a tie point, and be bound to that... Or she might just be holding her arms behind her. Could be rope or chain typing her... or she's just holding it to try and kill you if you get to close.

I was doing some world building, and, after again changing some ages because I creeped myself out again, I finally settled on the reason why Snowhawk would have finally been sold from her first owner. See, she'd been dumped into the breeding program. This has been long established. But I never figured out why she was sold, especially for so little.

The last attempted breeding. She's been in the program for over 6 years at this point. Never a pleasant mare to deal with. She's gone after a few stallions, most of her handlers, and generally is just... you get the idea. This last time... They'd tried to pair her with this particular stallion before, but she wasn't having it again. She attempted to kill him. So, the decision was made to not risk it again, and to take her to be sold.

This particular image... is not that. But it's inspired by such, and maybe something I toss into the story later. You can easily tell that it's not because she does have the scar on her neck, which post-dates that incident by more than 9 years.

Unless it gets nuked (for nip nops/copyrighted music), there's an (age-restricted) timelapse here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0iOYUZiD4U
Artwork © 2018 Ashley Venable
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Novel Character - Snowhawk — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I’ve been feeling very not confident in my art lately. It’s preventing me from finishing part of a remaining commission (the other is I haven’t gotten the last ref/infos from the commissioner…)

After I touched up Snowhawk’s ref sheet for her novel version, I decided it just… doodle. And I had the foresight to open up OBS and record/stream. So, little under 6 hours later, we have this.

I’m surprised it was that short of time. However… I took some shortcuts for coloring. The biggest one was greatly simplifying my shading/highlighting technique. No blending/blurring/smudging, except with my watercolor brush on the layer I was working on.

The downside… This looks like trash at fullsize. However, when scaled down, it’s fine. Which was a thing I needed to work on, because I tend to obsess over the teeny, tiny uncolored pixels that literally no one knows are there but me. So I settled for “good enough”

… I had the feeling, while sketching, that I was again channeling like… 2003 me. Which I’m glad. She was a lot more confident with art than I am.

This was intended to be a doodle. No actual background, just basid shading… Then @banrai reminded me that, during that time, I used to do some nice stonework so… she got a background.

I extended the canvas down as I was working, since I needed a bit more room for her hooves… then I liked the offset and just left it.

If you’ve followed my art for a long time, you might recall a piece from 2001 of a younger Snowhawk in a similar-ish pose. Most of you, however, I would guess don’t know what I’m talking about. For those that do not, take a look at this link: https://i.imgur.com/549BBlj.png

Timelapse here (this file was short enough to actually be able to do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7DiLOqaqNQ
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Bring Me To Life (v3) — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Full description here: http://damantru.tumblr.com/post/138696916157/its-done-i-had-to-sleep-before-i-could-get-it
Artwork © 2016 Ashley Venable
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Past Secrets; Chapter 5 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Finally getting back to this.

This page won't go up for a few days on most of my comic sites, but you can catch up in the mean time be looking here: http://pastsecrets.thecomicseries.com/
Artwork © 2015 Ashley Venable
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Past Secrets; Chapter 4 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/61/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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Past Secrets; Chapter 3 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/38/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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Past Secrets; Chapter 2 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/22/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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Past Secrets; Chapter 1 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/11/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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Past Secrets; Prologue — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/1/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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"Bring Me to Life" (Version 2) — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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This is a redraw of a 10+ year old image in this gallery.

See that here: http://www.side7.com/image.cgim?image_id=272231&image_portfolio_id=3441&art_trade_mode=give

About 24 hours of work over 4 days or so in SAI, so it took twice as long as the original to do. But, I haven't done anything lineless in about 8 years.

Prints available upon request.
Artwork © 2013 Ashley Venable
This is a redraw of a 10+ year old image in this gallery. See that here: http://www.side7.com/ima...
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Trade - Skippy and Gideon — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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For FaeSeiren and KillerFang over on FA, of their characters Skippy and Gideon.
Artwork © 2013 Ashley Venable
Additional Credits: Characters are the Intellectual Property of their owners.
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Stardust — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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"A billion particles
Shattered across the sky
A picture perfect representation
Of you and I"

Inspiration from this: https://soundcloud.com/dubstep/stardust-by-james-egbert-schoolboy-ft-taylr-renee

A pseudo-scene from Chapter 38 of Past Secrets. They should be inside and clothed but they're instead outside and naked.
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"A billion particles Shattered across the sky A picture perfect representation Of you and I" I...
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$5 Pony - Night — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Night for NightWolfRose on FA.

I used Luna's Royal Guards as a ref for Night's wings.
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See it being worked on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFMEeRJops
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Night for NightWolfRose on FA. I used Luna's Royal Guards as a ref for Night's wings. http://mlp...
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$5 Pony - Paradise — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Paradise for SafiHusky on FA.

See it being worked on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFMEeRJops
Artwork © 2012 Ashley Venable
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$5 Pony - Skedaddle — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Skedaddle for Kittrel.

Having a $5 Pony sale for a few more hours. Email for more info.
Artwork © 2012 Ashley Venable
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Sky Prancer — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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For a little girl who I will never meet, but can somewhat understand as I was bullied in school too.
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(COMM) Reference Sheet - Stella — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Ref sheet like this would be $25, as it has an extra view.

For... I can't remember the guy's name right now. >_> This is his character Stella, and her spotty butt.
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Reference Sheet - Snowhawk — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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... About time.

Ref sheet like this would be $20. And money I earn from commissions helps with my little bills each month.
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Things to come — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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So, after little more than 2 years, I decided it was time for a change.

(And yes, there's stuff I forgot to erase. Deal with it. I was about to flip tables because I was getting so frustrated.)

Back in January of 2010, I did this: http://avenstudios.net/gallery/2010/snowhawk_jan2010_color I was intending on drawing a back view, but completely forgot and never did. Thus, I made the SL av ref sheet(s).

Yesterday, after doing a test run the night before (http://www.flickr.com/photos/snowhawk/6857640393/in/photostream), I decided to make the coloration official and make a ref sheet for her.

Then I forgot how to draw.

But I had to try something, my mind wouldn't let it go. After 3-ish hours of failed sketches, I pulled out the 2010 image, upped the resolution, and threw it into SAI, reinking it, then dumping it into Photoshop to color. (The Wine-wrapped SAI has no pressure sensitivity, and is very jittery.)

I then tried to convert this into a backview... still not able to draw. After another 3+ hours of failure, I gave up and went to play Skyrim.

So here, a preview of Snowhawk's new markings. She's now a (purple) bay with dapples and countershading.

Tiny tablet, you make me rage so much. You will be relegated to flat coloring work once my mom gets the 9x12 sent to me.
Artwork © 2012 Ashley Venable
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Iron Artist Preview Image — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I decided to try to do an Iron Artist thing, and so I doodled up a little preview image.
Artwork © 2012 Ashley Venable