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Behold, The Night Mare by Zephyri Behold, The Night Mare by Zephyri
A piece done for the CGHub Illustrated monthly challenge, the topic was song lyrics. Spent aaages trying to find something to do, then was hit by inspiration when the Smashing Pumpkins song, Behold! The Night Mare came on, and the image just bloomed in my head. Quick sketch at lunch time said it was an idea worth exploring, so I dd. Master copying pays off, it seems, I'm actually pretty proud of this piece all in all.

The lyrics:

I've faced the fathoms in your deep
Withstood the suitors quiet siege
Pulled down the heavens just to please you
Appease you
The wind blows and I know

I can't go on, digging roses from your grave
To linger on, beyond the beyond
Where the willows weep
And whirlpools sleep, you'll find me
The coarse tide reflects sky

And the night mare rides on, and the night mare rides on
With a december black psalm
And the night mare rides on
What I fear is lost here
The wind blows and I know


Direct Stock ref used:
[link] by ~Iardacil-stock
[link] by ~Ulvar-Stock
Other horses were a royal mix of photos.
All done in PS from scratch.
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:iconmoonlightmysteria:
MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wonderful art has been featured here:  moonlightmysteria.deviantart.c… :heart:
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Andrew-Parkin Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I like this.  Very dark, enigmatic.  Props :)
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Ascendent-of-Heresy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is utterly amazing and very beautiful interpretation of the lyrics!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Helwen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing, very beautiful work :)
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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mks5958 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Wonderful!
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
simply incredible.
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WulframSchriber Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
They fit really nicely together. Took a listen to the song and this image fits very nicely with it. Well done!
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Bellatrix-666 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Just wow!
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