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LET IT GO by xDante LET IT GO by xDante
"it's so h a r d to let her g o . . ."

N o t e s .
For =xNalax's contest. Theme: Letting go.
Quite pleased with the results, but I got a little crazy with the horse in the foreground's mane. I like the result anyway though.

C r e d i t s .
~sychoblustock's horse (foreground), [link]
~ximpossible's horse (background), [link]
*CAStock's beach, [link]
~xDante-stock's sky.
Brushes by =arrsistable
Manipulation by *xDante

I n f o .
Estimated Time: Five hours, plus stock finding
Layers: 22. Funny, I thought there were more.
Favorite Thing: The text, the horse in the background's tail, and the coloring and smudging on the horse in the foreground.
Least Favorite Thing: The horse in the foreground's mane, and possibly tail. Also the sand she's kicking up.
Inspiration: =xNalax's contest.
Dedication: For =xNalax.

C o p y r i g h t !
THIS IS NOT A FREEBIE. IT IS NOT TO BE POSTED ANYWHERE OR EDITED BY ANYONE IN ANY SITUATION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, EVER.
Thanks!

I'm buying my tablet in about ten minutes. I'm not even joking.
<3 Dante
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:iconrunyasan08:
runyasan08 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
seriously, like. speechless over here. the flying dirt, the power that the horse shows, like it's about to barrel out of your screen and into your room.
gorgeous. simply gorgeous. :dummy:
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw. Thanks :3
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:icondarkphoenixrising747:
Wow thats beautiful. :phae:
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconilestrange:
ILestrange Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Beautiful picture. XD
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:iconle-rosemont:
le-Rosemont Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Photographer
I love the mane and tail of the horse in the foreground :love:
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thanks <3
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:iconponypal91:
ponypal91 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Oh, I love it. It is kind of miserable, yet has a feeling or a now free spirit. I love the horse in grounds mane. :heart:
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconpaintedfilly:
paintedfilly Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
it is wonderful work!
your work inspires me =]
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! <3
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:iconbabybritain:
babybritain Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
wow, this is like, one of my favorite manipulations ever.
the simple nature of it is gorgeous (though i'm sure it wasn't simple to make), as are the colors.
and my favorite part is the tail of the horse in the foreground. just lovely.
your work is amazing :)
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you a million times over! You are far too kind. I'm really pleased to have heard your comment, it means a lot to me to see that someone understood EXACTLY what I was going for! Thank you so very much!
:glomp:
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:iconsychoblustock:
sychoblustock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
whoops I need to log into my stock account more xD

But OMG I love this picture :O It is just so pretty and the clouds add a nice lighting and softness to the overall theme it's spectacular. -licks it-
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug: I really appreciate that. And I swear to god I love your horse! She's so gorgeous. <3
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:iconsychoblustock:
sychoblustock Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thanks :D I'm hoping she'll shed out better this year she wasn't very silver last year xP
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:iconrinryu:
rinryu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!! This looks really good. ^__^ I love the mane/tail on the running horse. :heart:
You're my hero. ^__^
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly darling!!! <3
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:iconrinryu:
rinryu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome. ^__^
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:iconnika09:
nika09 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
omg this is beautiful i honestly see no way you could improve this!keep up the awesome work!please!!
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3/sup>
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:iconcastock:
CAStock Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work,g reat blendings and such emotional and strong message. I love the running horse, and the way you worked on her mane is awesome. Great work :clap: :love:
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconnoirromance:
NoirRomance Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Photographer
<333333333

I would seriously love to use this a background. It's beautiful.

<333333
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it ^^ Thanks!
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:iconthe7eventhrider:
the7eventhrider Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist
I cannot WAIT to see what you do with a tablet angel. <3

As for this.... -does the italian kiss thing- ...bueno!! Muy muy bueno!!!!!

And thus my italian knowledge putters out. XD In fact, I'm sure all of the italians are now going WTF? WTF did she just say?


Really though, this is wonderful. I like that you chose monochrome for it. The browns are nice without being overpowering. I think that the mane in the foreground is well done, if a bit intense. XD I kind of like it that way.

You got the theme. ^_^ I hope you win.
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much. I appreciate your indepth comments. And I love you. With my heart. <3
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:iconthe7eventhrider:
the7eventhrider Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist
Not with your toes?? XD But I love you with my heart too. And comments are helpful, so I do what I can. And you deserve them.
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:iconcloudrunner64:
Cloudrunner64 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can't...comment...but it's...beautiful.
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw :hug: Thanks dear!
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:iconstarlight-mustang:
starlight-mustang Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
I love the energy of the stallion in the foreground; it really has a lot of emotion in it...wonderful...:happycry:
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so very much! I really appreciate that. :hug:
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:iconsilverflamewanderer:
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and emotional. She seems happy to be...well...free. At least, that's my interpretation. Again, wonderful image :)
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect interpretation :D Thank you so much. <3
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:iconsilverflamewanderer:
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome :D
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:iconstarlightspoint7:
starlightspoint7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Photographer
Beautiful! I love how much emotion is in the picture!
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear! <3
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:iconstarlightspoint7:
starlightspoint7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Photographer
You're welcome! <3
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:iconxnalax:
xNalax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Holy crapola! -hugs- A beautiful entry!
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconxnalax:
xNalax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
=D No problem. It's up now! I really can't believe how much popularity this is getting. No one knows I even exist. XDDD Wheeeee!
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Mistress-Inu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
*nodnod* The result is very astonishing. :]
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:iconxdante:
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thanks :D Astonishing, huh? That's a new one. I approve. :XD:
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:iconmistress-inu:
Mistress-Inu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Yes'm. C:
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