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In memory of Pentagoon by Noukah In memory of Pentagoon by Noukah
Wanted to devote this one to my favourite horse in all time,
a welshpony called Pentagoon.

I heard that he passed away a while ago, 31 years old.

I could go on and on with talking about him, I've never met such a horse before, and there was a time when I was nearly obsessed by him.
I have quite of a story about him :)
I still feel the same joy as I felt back then.
Can't say I feel too sad, since I know that he lived an incredibly happy life until his death.

Of course, none of my artwork will ever make him justice, but I still wanted to devote something, and at least give a small glimpse of the heaven I hope that he went to.

Enjoy people.


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hermio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional
wonderful tribute!
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EvyWolf133 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Rearviewmirro-r Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful piece and sweet gesture :) Pentagon does seem like one very happy pony :)
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Artman225 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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bladebandit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
This really is stunning...the image is so peaceful and beautiful, I can truly see all the emotions you attempted to portray in this. Fantastic, and a wonderful memorial. :heart:
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boxofpeaches Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is almost dreamlike in a way! I think the composition is lovely, and really I just like everything about it. :) It strikes a particular chord with me because I lost the first horse I knew this past summer-- a grey gelding aged 30, so I see lots of similarities between the two of them. Perhaps I should paint a tribute to him...
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Awwe, I'm very sorry about your loss :( Hopefully, he lived a long and happy life. That's always a comfort :hug:

Yes, you should definitely do that! It feels good afterwards and you'll do your best to create something nice for someone very special :)
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boxofpeaches Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome! And yes, he lived a very full life. Towards the end he started going downhill pretty quickly, and we knew it was time.. I got to say goodbye, which was incredibly hard, but I'm so glad I was able to. :hug:

Whenever I get a spare moment I certainly will! You have inspired me. :D
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The-Lumos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Simply beautiful. Very well done.

I must say though that that pony's right front foot looks a little deformed somehow, but hey, who cares. It's a wonderful manip.
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the comment! I'll take a look and have that in mind in the future.
It's not a manip though, it's entirely painted :)
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The-Lumos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome and yeah, sorry. It's been a long day. xD
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KerrigorRose Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
A stunning piece of work .. and I sympathise with your loss of I'm sure a very dear friend *hugs*
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meihua Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous painting! This is a fitting tribute :) I am sure he is in horse heaven now
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Black-Platinum Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
This is gorgeous. I love the atmosphere of the painting.

RIP Pentagoon :rose:
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Noukah Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Rans-green-moon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*crys* oh my...*pats ur head* I bet he has e really good life now too! and that he loves u for thinking of him <3 RIP Pentagoon <3

awsome pickture btw !!!
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh I bet he has :)
The owner treated him as a prince during his last years as a retired riding school-pony.
I don't feel so sad for him really, instead I'm glad that I got the chance to learn to know him during my younger years.

Thank you for your kind words! :hug:
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Rans-green-moon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww np :tighthug:
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FaithTheReiningMare Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
I'm sorry, and I know whats its like to loose a friend, my horse, Rawhide had to be euthinized at age 37 because....well, you can look at a pic. of him in my gallery, there will be a description on how and why he had to be put down (and it all could have been prevented, which is the worst part.)
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
This is so beautiful and peaceful, we can feel your love by him clearly in this peace ^_^
The drawing and description remind me of Merrylegs, a wonderful character in Anna Swell book Black Beauty.
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RraeNya Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Photographer
Interesting way of drawing horses you have. Kind of a catty look.
Very nice, by the way. :)
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FanOfChocolate Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
beautiful artwork!!! :love:
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Taiyo-ai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Photographer
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Salkridgh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
no words... only emotions...
why I'm not a poet? (c)
this is really impressive art... awesome
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chafe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I cannot properly express how much I like the way you treated the light in this. I'm nearly blinded by sunlight that isn't there, and can practically feel the heat and the valley wind!
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Noukah Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks :)
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love how you did the background :)
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Kanizo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Very powerful and beautiful, and you made him look happy and proud :). He must of been a great horse :)
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TheSacredMushroom Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely :heart:
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful welshpony and beautiful landscape! I love horses as well!
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Yeah they are gorgeous creatures indeed :)
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saNdAnGeLxox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
This piece has been featured here: [link] =)
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
WOW thank you!
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saNdAnGeLxox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
You're welcome :aww:
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spinning-teacups Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
wow, lovely, its so alive and the use of colours is great too :]
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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spinning-teacups Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
you're welcome :]
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memod Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional
That's one pretty good painting, I like your natural tones and how you made his mane glow in the sunlight. That definitely looks very effectful :nod:
If I may critique, though, I do feel like the horse is somewhat too big in this picture. I am not entirely sure, as there are not many reference objects, but the scale bothers me a little.
I also think that you could balance the piece out a little by adding some rocks and stones in the left forground, and giving the image a little bit of a midground behind the horse, just to give it more depth and lead the eye around more :nod: Little stones would also give you the chance to tie in the grass more, by having it come out from under the stones.
And lastly, your far background mountain has a clearer and more definite edge than the two tall rocks on the left, although they seem closer, that throws off your depth a little. Just redefine their edge a little, and you should be good.

I certainly hope you don't mind my critiques, the painting already looks good in any case :nod:
Daniel
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
THANK YOU for all the useful critique on this pic! :)
I'm considering on adding some more modifications and polishing to it, since I've got great feedback both here and elsewhere as well.
I'll definitely keep your advices in mind!
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memod Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional
You are most welcome :hug: It is a nice piece as is already, and from your description it seems like you are very connected to it :nod:

I am glad if my critiques helped :aww:
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Wenart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wonderfull piece :)
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Noukah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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spocha Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's just enchanting. It makes me think of... Iceland. Yes Iceland. Not that I have ever been to Iceland, but my imaginary picture of Iceland corresponds to that.

Beautiful work! :heart:
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Noukah Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks! :)

Never been to iceland myself either, maybe it looks like that during summer?
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specialneedsmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008   Artisan Crafter
thats a really beautiful piece, looking at the colours and style id have expected a unicorn but its still really beautiful :) im just obsessed with mythology!
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Noukah Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)

Yeah, well, it's almost a unicorn.
A bit funny, cause we used to call him that actually, back when he was alive ;)
I guess there's an invisible horn in the pic as well..
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Pronton-Liot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hey i just saw this horse on an online sketchbook at CA.org today while updating my sketchbook, and I was kind of looking at this picture. Then I found this through someones favourte list on DA that featured one of mine pieces that recently subbmitted.

small world,eh?

p.s. it's lookin alive !
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Noukah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow it sure is a small world!
And thank you! :D

Do you have the same nick here as on CA?
I wanna see your sketchbook!
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Pronton-Liot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
just finals on here.
heres my sketch book, kind of junk filled :P
[link];page=4
cheeers mucho appreciato!
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howlinghorse Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
great setting, and I love how lively the drawing is, amazing work!
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