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I've wanted to do a Rapidash study for a while now, and I've finally decided on a concept I like where the nose, mouth and forehead are charred from years of battling and using fire attacks. The horn tapers off into a shiny obsidian from tempering from lava and flames.

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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Great concept, well executed.
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masterdevil89 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
............o.o holy shit thats...holy shit!
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OnlyUseTheKnife Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my [link] That's freaking awesome!!!!! You need to Lugia!! Pretty please! I beg of you [link]
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OnlyUseTheKnife Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I so failed at putting emoticons in my comment ._.
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bsbhorsegirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful concept!
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ElphabaandFiyero1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
You should do more of the old Pokemon from the very begining! This one just looks amazing! I love seeing the Pokemon I grew up with grow up with me and turn into these lifelike pictures.
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ArtAdmiringNerd Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I cant help but feel sorry for the poor thing, must be painful.
Still, looks badass :D
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
You really know how to put an interest level back in this decidedly simple pokémon design! I love the idea of giving this fire pokémon burning skin like a charred log of firewood, its eye blazing like an ember, and a glow emanating from this steed's nostrils like the inside of an oven as the horse no doubt prepares to give a steamy snort. The wrinkly blackness around this rapidash's eyes make it clear this creature's seen a long history of battles, and that is one intimidatingly long, pointed horn! And might I add I'm loving the blue flame at the base of its mane?

Excellently drawn.
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meihua Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Wow, awesome work, the fire/charred effects look great :)
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Amber-Illustrates Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's beautiful...:O Best art of Rapidash I've seen in a long time! Very original :D Amazing!
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Madame0Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats pretty wicked! I live how the flame just rolls off the face :D
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Skavenloft Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how realistic and brutal he looks here, almost like a Nightmare instead of an Unicorn...
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Inkqubus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
BEautifully done <3

I love Rapidash x3 This on'es a fighter :3
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh great way to show age/experience.
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Epona80 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
stunning
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felidsentry Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I love the mix of hot and cold
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Auronyth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. Great explanation of details
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the concept! Very creative and well executed. I especially love the glow in the nostrils :)
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couleur-chocolat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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SombraStudio Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I absolutely adore how you detailed the mouth and nostrils! The colors you use for the shading and defining the musculature are gorgeous! And the way you painted the mane is perfect. Still looks like hair but strands of hair made of lava/fire. Perfect. :heart:

This is an awesome concept for Rapidash.
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Leashe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow, thank you! I had a lot of fun with it.
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Iguruwashi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your take on Rapidash! Looks stunning!
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gigglemeister Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Oh, I love how you're able to take these Pokemon and turn them into creatures that actually make a sort of sense! While I do not have money for commisions I hope to one day see you do some of the weirder looking ones
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IxchelSirnight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the hotter flames at the spine. Nice. :)
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BuukuStudios Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it love it love it love it. :3
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Drowno Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Heh you and horses :),
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