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Current Theme: We need... Water!

The sky is clear and the sun is high in the sky. It's hot and you are thirsty.
You know, you need to find some water for your horse and to fill you bottle. Luckily, you find the perfect watering place.

Deadline: june 20th - july 20th.

Here are some tutorials on water surfaces you may find useful. Know another good one? Let me know :)
Water Tutorial by MinnaSundberg Tutorial - Splashing water by Aomori scarypet's watery waves tutorial!! by scarypet Easy Water Surface Tutorial by Dragime Water Tutorial by Ali-zarina Paradise Speedie walkthrough by SkarValidus

Happy Creating

Gallery Folders

Enter the Trail
The Shy One by JanaW
The Trail - Intro (1/12) by xThe5thMarauderx
My Trail 2015 - The Team by Violettsoap
Mounting?? by MoseleyAndMe
1. April Showers
Dim Lights by Violettsoap
2. Mays Light
Just what I thought by xThe5thMarauderx
Screw this, let's go. by MoseleyAndMe
Lost Orientation by Violettsoap
Trail Journals
Realistic Rain scene by zummerfish
From sunrise to sunset - tut by Aomori
Lightning Tutorial by Temiree
Relatively Painless Rain Tutorial by ehkindred
3. Water in June


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The trail is a one year event, which focuses on your development as an artist. Anyone can join at any time.
To participate you pick a team of horse and rider and create art to the monthly themes.
It does not matter if it is a traditional or digital work, fullbody or headshot, with or without background.
All that matters is the story you want to tell with the picture and the goals you want to reach in your skills and understanding.

Please create a journal for your trail and send the link along with your request.
This journal should contain the reference sheets for horse and rider, ideally a short description of both and your future images for The Trail.
An advertisement journal is no longer necessary.
This is a good example

Every month a new theme will be released. You create a matching artwork of your team.
As long as you create 6 artworks until the end of The Trail (no matter when or which themes you choose), you will complete it successfully and be eligible for the prices. Those who finish the artworks in a given timespan (4 weeks most often) will qualify for little monthly prices. We are still working this out – been thinking of headshot paintings or features.

:bulletgreen: You can submit as many pictures as you want for one theme, but only one counts. (So you have to draw at least 6 themes for a successful Trail). Please mark the picture for the monthly contest.
:bulletgreen: Submit to the monthly galleries until the deadline ends, if you want to qualify for the monthly prices. When the gallery is closed after 4 weeks, you can always submit your artwork to the general gallery.
:bulletgreen: Always provide short information about your reference >more information
:bulletgreen: Read and follow our >guidelines regarding referencing, tracing and smudging.

:bulletgreen: Please mention the monthly theme in your description
:bulletgreen: The theme must be recognizable. A “rainy day” should at least have some puddle in it.
:bulletgreen: Do not reuse old artworks. This group is for your development as an artist.



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DaretoDream12423 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this group still live?
HorsePonyGal Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Are you still intending to continue this?
MoseleyAndMe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Ello, are we still going on with this? Can't seem to enter my piece into the third month folder, and the time's passed...
JanaW Featured By Owner May 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi there, are you planning to continue with this group? I proberly will be too late for April (its the morning of the 15th at my place and I still need half of the picture). But I am still interessted.
KelpieGrumbles Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes yes :)
Anata-Stables Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Just gotta finish my ref for my rider and then I'll be joining. Woo! This group looks awesome, can't wait to participate.
Winterthaw Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Would love to join - got my Trail journal ready! Joining is closed though :/
KelpieGrumbles Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't expecting it to get so hyped while I was sleeping, opening the group setting now :) 
Winterthaw Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! I think it's a great idea :D
KelpieGrumbles Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! 
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