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Background - killed me. Flames - killed me. Angle - killed me. Pose - killed me. Artblock - killed me. That`s five lives gone, wooooo :XD: Had a video still as a ref, though it didnt help much, not the best quality

No, but seriously. This took the longest time ever to make. And most nerves of mine as well. Started with about 15 abandoned sketches ... ended up finished only because Curse is the nicest, most amazing person and helped me get over this freaking impossible artblock. Thank you so much again!



Never put so much into a picture before ... but damn ... I hoped it would turn out better :shrug:

Please note that the background description was a tiny bit confusing, because on the sketches and 3D view it looked like a big stadium, and on the pictures noble posted it looked like any normal indoor arena. So I decided to mix both, and drew a HUGE indoor arena. So it kind of fits both, doesn`t it? :XD:

Also, it is clear just from looking at the map of the jumping course, that the Wooden Hourse should be in this picture too, judging from the angle and the wideness of the shot .. I drew it. I did. But not only that I couldn`t really sort the perspectives out, it made the picture 100000000times less epic. It covered half of the background I worked a lot on, and just .. somehow filled the whole pic. It was too much. So I removed it XD



oh, btw. Her past competition entries are counted wrong in the entrants journal. She has entered more than 7 events (all drawn and submitted before registration deadline and were linked in registration note), which gives her 15 points (+5 points each for the first 2, +1 points for each of the rest, maximum of 15 points). Also, she has more than 3 first places, which means she gets another 9 points (+3 if placed 1st, +2 if placed 2nd, +1 if placed 3rd. Highest 3 placings only count.). This gives her 24 points (15+9), not 22 like it`s written in the journal.

Yep, I am being nice and am counting her points for you :aww:


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:iconharpg-olympics:
ENTRY FOR THE 2012 HARPG OLYMPICS

Horse name: DNS Only For Dummies
Breed: Pure Obertaurer
Age: 11
Height: 166 cm
Rider: Evy Edeson
Rider`s age: 22
Stables: Dragon Nest Stables
Country: Slovenia - SLO (country flag visible on saddlepad)
Start number: 011 (start number visible on horse`s bridle)

Class entering: Show Jumping

Inspection picture: [link]



Previous competition entries: (15 points + 3 x 1st place (+ 9 points) = 24 points)
:bulletwhite: =SageSinRiddle`s OVEC FEI Championship - Three Day Event CCI**** - Show Jumping phase [link] (7th place overall)
:bulletwhite: *abosz007`s RPS and BNS`s Hungarian Event - Show Jumping [link] (2nd place)
:bulletwhite: *Kalesta`s MMS Three Day Event - Show Jumping phase [link] (4th place overall)
:bulletwhite: ~ShannonSuicide`s BDS CCI 3*** Classic - BDS Derby, Grand prix Show Jumping [link] (3rd place)
:bulletwhite: ~AppyNinja`s TES HARPG Fall Event - Show jumping [link] (1st place)
:bulletwhite: ~Shotechi`s WTS Traditional Show Jumping [link] (5th place)
:bulletwhite: =Baringa-of-the-Wind`s Beaumont Mountain Equestrial Trials - Rocky Mountain Jumping Challenge [link] (1st place)
:bulletwhite: *Katara012`s ALDR Mini Event - Show Jumping [link] (1st place)
:bulletwhite: *scaramouche2802`s RA Inaugural Show - Six Bar jumping [link] (7th place and Judge`s Choice)
:bulletwhite: *StarsnFlames`s JFS Winter Show - Show Jumping CCI *** [link] (1st place)
:bulletwhite: *Sky-of-Silver`s Snowdrift Jumping Festival - Grand Prix Show Jumping [link] (1st place)
:bulletwhite: *Sky-of-Silver`s Snowdrift Jumping Festival - Puissance [link] (1st place and Judge`s Choice)



Old training images: (5 x 3 points = 15 points)
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Extra images drawn specifically for this event: (20 points)
-Training 1 [link]
-Training 2 [link]
-Training 3 [link]
-Training 4 [link]
-Arrival [link]
-Warming up 1 [link]
-Warming up 2 [link]
-Chilling [link]


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Music suggestion: [link]
(read slowly)


You know that one moment in life .. when you know you can`t afford to screw anything up? When you know you must be at your
hundred percent and than ninety-nine percent is not an option? When you know you can`t afford to be nervous?

And yet you still feel that too familiar lump in your stomach, your mouth going dry and your hands shake ...
You can see your mind going through all the worst possible scenarios, unable to stop thinking about everything that could
go wrong in the next few minutes ...






I rode into the arena. I could see myself and Dummy on the bigscreen at one end, trotting further and further into the
bright sandy ring, with flashy jumps all around us. "We look so normal," the thought hit me. It felt odd .. seeing myself
at this time from such a perspective ... I turned my head to look around at the huge audience that gathered on the stands
at each side and the VIP tables ... I could see flashes from all the many cameras, I could see people waving flags ... it was huge.

And yet I felt as if I entered a bubble of silence. I knew there was noise .. but it felt as if I couldn`t hear it. There was music,
cheering, singing .. and yet it didn`t feel any louder than the whisper of soft morning wind through the trees of DNS.




You know that one moment in life .. where you feel like all your dreams are at stake? When you feel like there is a weight
on your shoulders, so heavy you might just break from the pressure? When you feel like everybody is expecting so damn much from you?




I bowed my head to the judges and the bell rang. It was our turn.



Have you ever had that one worst feeling ... knowing you can live up to those expectations ... and knowing you may screw it all up?



I heard my heart beating furiously ... this rarely happened .. it shouldn`t. Hearing my heart pumping blood through my veins ..
my blood which was supposed to be ice cold ...




That one worst feeling .. knowing that what happens next ...is all up to you?


I moved my leg back, and Dummy leapt into canter. We dashed through the starting line ...




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... strength of the world - is on my shoulders ...
... strength of the world - is on my side ...
... strength of the world - the one true beholder ...
... ice in my veins - for those who've died ...
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:iconbaskia:
Baskia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
daaawwww <3
Just say your style and though: woooow awesome.
Then I began to read this text and thought: WTF?! Slovenia? I have the slovenian nationality :la: xD
Going to stalk you now ;P Because of your art and of the nationality ^^
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thank you! It means a lot! :tighthug:
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winx111 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on your placement! : ) I'm so happy that Dummy and Evy did well. I bet that you are ecstatic right now!!! :heart:
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thank you! :glomp:
Actually, not that much XD
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so happy for Evy and Dummy right now! :happycry: CONGRATS!
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thank you! :tighthug:
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:iconimke14:
imke14 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats! :la: i knew you'd score high!
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconmissdudette:
MissDudette Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
THIS IS, I DON'T EVEN. Stuff like this, where the music and art and story all comes together, makes the HaRPG so amazingly worthwhile. :clap:
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thank you! I`m so glad you like it! :tighthug:
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
:hug:
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Eva... Wow. Just WOW. The heat of this image is incredible. I absolutely love your multiple lighting sources and the way they are interacting with each other. I cannot believe you conquered this angle so well. It looks absolutely fantastic! My favorite part of the whole piece is the ground from where Dummy took off. Absolutely magnificently detailed. The story shows so much stress and emotion. I hope that Evy and Dummy blow through this like they have every other competition and come out on top. I'm sure they will. Your entry is absolutely amazing. I haven't seen an entry like this ever before.
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Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thank you, thank you, thank you! :glomp: :nuu: :happycry:

It means a lot!
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

I love your avatar/icon, by the way!
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I`m glad you like it! :la:
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:iconinglorious-vikings:
inglorious-vikings Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Holy Sh**! THAT really kicks arse! :love:
Love the angle, love the fire and love the lil' details, like the sand flying up from where she jumped off.
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank you! :tighthug:
I`m very glad you like it!
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:icondecorum100:
Decorum100 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This angle is amazing ! :love:
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you! :tighthug:
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:icondecorum100:
Decorum100 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ! :heart:
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:iconmendokusee:
Mendokusee Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: woooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww You crazy girl :XD:
This is I just wow... The angle is so interesting and fabulous!! Your just waiting to see what happens next!!
Fabulous entry love :hug:
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Aww thank you so much! It really means a lot, coming from you! :tighthug: :la:
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:iconmendokusee:
Mendokusee Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW! :wow:
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Glad you like it!
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:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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CubanacanWarmbloods Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
that jump O.O omg........it's breathtaking... this piece is amazing!
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you! I`m glad you like it! :tighthug:
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Gylana Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you, my dear, are a fucking brilliant genius. you're welcome xP
haha, jk. it's great (: the angle... I don't know how you handle it... just perfect <3
just when I think you already showed us your most epic picture there's already another one x)
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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:iconjullelin:
Jullelin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
what a awesome perspective 0o LOVE it!
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you! It really means a lot, coming from you! :la: :glomp:
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:iconinglorious-vikings:
inglorious-vikings Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I always adore your lighting. :love:
And GO Dummy, show them who's boss in the jumping arena! ;3
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you! :tighthug:
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EternalStarTrail Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Freaking.Amazing.Picture. My tired brain doesnt want to work so I cant say anything else lol
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Aww thank you so much! :tighthug:
I really appreciate it!
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:iconeternalstartrail:
EternalStarTrail Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
You are very welcome :la:
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:icondark-valley-stables:
Dark-Valley-Stables Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
jesus christ that angle
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:giggle:
Glad you like it!
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GreenOakStables Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow.... o.o
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Glad you like it! :tighthug:
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GreenOakStables Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist
= )
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Horsechik4evr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yesh! :dummy: Looks awesome! :nod:
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconhorsechik4evr:
Horsechik4evr Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:manhug:
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:iconskyfaxi:
Skyfaxi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Oh if I could only steal your talent... XD
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Huh? What talent? ... :XD:
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:iconskyfaxi:
Skyfaxi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Don't hide your light under a bushel. You're a genius :D
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Dark-FaNtAsY-Farms Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student General Artist
wOW, THIS IS AMAZING! :)
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:iconlittlehorselover:
Littlehorselover Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Glad you like it! :tighthug:
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