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free falling.. by devils-horizon free falling.. by devils-horizon



..For the life that you led
You had angels in your head
Did you hear them singing in the end?

All the things that do seem
All the things that could have been
Well I've been everything I wanna be
So no tears, no tears for me..

:bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletwhite: :bulletyellow: Musical Inspiration ;;

Dead Island Trailer Theme by Giles Lamb (Savalas)

:bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletwhite: :bulletyellow: Behind This Image;;

Yesterday I saw the most gruesome game trailer with the most stunning beautiful soundtrack. I mean something that would make you cry from it's beauty! Or me at least. The inspiration for this piece came from "free falling" through clouds on the ultimate and final freedom of life before death. I had images from "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" (the horse and girl jumping from the platform into the water) and "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" (The last scene of the girl jumping off the bridge into the clouds) - I wanted a sense of ultimate unwaving freedom, the same way that people would fall if they were attempting to fly away; arms outstretched, head up and more importantly eyes closed.
This is my first attempt to string three horse body parts together; I hope I have succeeded in this;

however if I haven't please keep your comments and nit-picks to yourself, this piece is very personal to me and I don't want to hear it!

I urge you to listen to the above linked song; and if you are over 18 and want to see the trailer for the game; search "dead island game trailer" and pick the official one; warnings though: it's a shocker!

I recorded the making of this with livestream, if you would like to watch it, it is in two stints: part one & part two

Thank you very much to the wonderful stockists and I hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed making it!


PLEASE;; NO CRITIQUES OR NIT-PICKING WANTED! Nit-Pick or Crit and your comment will be hidden! Don't bitch or complain to me because you didn't read!


:bulletwhite: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletyellow: I M P O R T A N T :bulletyellow: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletwhite:
So that you can view my artwork the way that I created it in its full colour and shades, please check your monitors settings; and that you can see all the gradients of colours on this test >> [link] - thank you


:bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletwhite: :bulletyellow: Credits;;

Photomanipulation copyrighted to devils-horizon. All rights reserved, 2011.
Horse: 2 x *Breathless-dk >> [x] & [x] || *Colourize-Stock (EXCLUSIVE)
Wings: ~rewston & *Tasastock
Background: Mor @ Flickr
Clouds: #resurgere
Everything Else: meticulously hand painted by *devils-horizon
Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Tablet: Wacom Graphire4 A6 Tablet

:bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletblack: :bulletwhite: :bulletyellow: Copyright Notice;;

The work contained in my gallery is copyrighted 2005-2011 Vicki Clarke. devils-horizon at All rights reserved. My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain. If you have doubts about this matter email me at
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Heartandsoulofgaming Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Children7 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Fantastic work, just beautiful!
rakkuu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your detailing.
ChocolateBarrelRacer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO beautiful! An amazing manipulation, you have real talent! Great job on this!

*and yes, my horse kicks back like that lolz*
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Very nice but I was wondering if horses back legs can go that far behind?
CaleyElisabethLiptak Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Amazing! Very dramatic
pegasus121 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I <3 this picture! I can't even put it to words how beautiful this is! AMAZING!
royalstandard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
What a sad trailer! I adore the image! I can't put into words how amazing the whole thing (the image, the trailer, etc) is. <3
Cr0wa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
My english is not good, I'm sorry, I'm French.
But, your art is awesome, I admire you !
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured you here: [link]

beautiful image, thank you.
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