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The King's Finery by OpalSkye The King's Finery by OpalSkye
Part 1 in a 3 piece payment for a breed spot with 2405 ES Kingslayer [link]

I fancied having a crack at drawing some Dragon Tack for a Nordanner and since Reggy is still a bit young for that, I asked =BrindleTail if she'd mind me drawing a suggested tack set for King as he doesn't have one yet. She agreed and this is the result :D

I think it looks like a still (or cell?) from an animation, slightly different style to my more recent equine art but I really enjoyed it all the same. The payment requirement was 3 full body + background drawings of King but me being me, I'd added more to it than I am asked for.
Hopefully Brindle will like it ^^ I went with his teal green peafowl colour as the inspiration for his tack, King's colours are so warm and tasty (reminds me of coffee and cream!) that I didn't want to spoil or detract from him at all. Hopefully I've managed that. I did look at the tack breedsheets for Nordanners but kinda felt that a peafowl should have something a bit more over-the-top than the standard tack, he's a regal boy after all :D I've opted not to shade him so Brindle can eye-dropper the colours if she chooses to keep the tack design for King :)

1/3, next will be King under the influence of the goldenwing potion.

This dragon tack may ONLY be used by *NorthEast-Stables - =BrindleTail do not copy it! It's far more fun to make your own anyway ^^

Kaaring value of the above image: 3
-full body, coloured = +1
-painted background= +1
-Dragon tack or training= +1
Kaaring Scheme found here: [link]

Reference picture: [link] by *venomxbaby
Kingslayer is *NorthEast-Stables + =BrindleTail
the Nordanner breed is *AgerskovArt & :iconnordanner:
Artwork & tack design is *OpalSkye/SDJohnson
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Ithenis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful tack!
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Jacinthe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the turquoise and cream together! Very attractive combo.
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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NorthEast-Stables Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Also that background is flawless <3
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NorthEast-Stables Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
So sorry this took me so long to reply! I absolutely LOVE it!! I think you pulled off the colors magically without taking away from King himself!!! Or looking too busy or too many colors. I ADORE the feathers, he really does look royal in this, and you have to tell me your secret on how you made the saddle because it is AWESOME!! Thank you so much for going above and beyond with this, I absolutely love it <3
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh you're so welcome! I'm glad you did get chance to take a peek (I was a bit worried you didn't like it hehe) It was a genuine pleasure to play around with designs and colour for this chap, you've been so kind in offering me a breed spot, the least I can do is give you some pretty kaaring in return :D

Hope to finish up the next picture in a couple days :)

Thank you for all the kind words :hug: very sweet of you!
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Zandromina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's beautiful! I might have to find some way to get you to draw Leif's dragon tack >:3
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So kind of you to say so :hug:
I could give it a go on his trade picture if you like? Any colours or themes, accessories or details that you'd like me to bear in mind? :)
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Zandromina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, you don't have to! I'd be perfectly willing to do a seperate trade for it
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind ^^ Gives me a theme to go with for the trade :)
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Zandromina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oki, if you're sure
I'd like the colours to be dark red, silver, and black. Mostly swirly designs and leaves, but not something that'll be too difficult to replicate (think snow swirls, maybe?). And I'd appreciate it greatly if it was centered a little more around western tack as opposed to the other style. The name of it completely escapes me right now lol

I really hope that made sense to you, cause my mind is so fuzzy right now xD
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, not high fantasy like King's but more like the regular Nordanner tack?
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Zandromina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kind of, yes. More practical use, but still a little showy
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm ok, high fantasy is more fun but I'll give it a shot :)
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Maulise Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This turned out amazing <3

All the colors and details work together really nicely ^3^~ And teh posing is a really nice touch :3 LOVE how the green bit of the armor blends with his mane and tail ^^
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

Glad you think so, was hesitant to add a new colour so I thought it best to pick from his gorgeous peafowl colours :) Aye the feathers were a lot of fun ^^

Thank you again :hug:
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Maulise Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem :3

It's a good thing you did, I think, as the green really helps gives that accent ^u^~
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