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August 31, 2005
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Colored by Hollow pony by hollowzero Colored by Hollow pony by hollowzero
THE LINEART ISN'T MINE. It was drawn by the talented Firehelix, I did not do the lineart. Again, I didn't draw the lineart.

But, I did do everything else. :nod: I was debating on uploading this since I didn't do the lineart..but finally decided to. This picture represents a terrible time in my art life. I was having an art block, one of the worst ones in years..infact I hadn't had one for years. Yes I do draw every damn day. But for weeks I wasn't drawing anything, nothing was turning out well.

Firehelix was having a coloring contest though, and so..since he has such nice thick lineart, it looked fun to color. So I thought I'd go ahead and do something halfassed for the hell of it. Couldn't get any lower really. So I put it in Photoshop..and eventually, out came this. I was quite ecstatic, I finally had accomplished something, and I'm never one to like anything about a picture of mine..but damn I love those clouds. They remind me of some cutesy japanese thing..Hello Kitty? I dunno. :lol: I had tried new, different techniques to color this with..and that's just what I needed. Haven't had any art problems since then, so this picture is meaningful to me.

I won third, beat out by two lovely traditionally colored pictures that I was glad to lose to. Digital is easy peasy compared to what they did. :D I know ~ManaJaq was one of the artists but the other name escapes me.. If I remember I'll link to her DA page as well. o.o

Materials: Photoshop 6, optical mouse, some much needed inspiration

Note: Remember, lineart isn't mine so only crit the coloring if you decide to critique. :)
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Absolutely golden.
NicLove Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You didn't do the line-art
It was already drawing
by some one else
No you didn't do the line-art
But you didn't tried to fight it

rubenreyes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
hello hollowzero

its me firehelix... i was browsing and i ran into ur art and i saw ur art piece from the coloring contest... i was touched my your words and story about the piece u colored which is one of my favorites from the contest... now that i know thw story behind it i love it even more... ur an amazing artist ... i hope one day we can meet and chat it up about art and ponies *super big pony hug*
Okami-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I adore the colouring and the wings!
hollowzero Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. :)
Dune-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nice color melding, I love it! =3
DavisJes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the hair.
hollowzero Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it was something new for me. :)
ZebraRaine Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
I like the clouds! And the colors! I'm sure glad you posted it. ^_^

And Hollow, where has FireHelix been, anyway? Is he still around the Arena? If you ever see him around, try to invite him here to DeviantART! :D
hollowzero Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. =) Well, poor Firehelix got into a car accident last I heard, so I haven't seen him posting much if at all. o.o
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