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Secret Santa: ErinLiona by SoulSpade Secret Santa: ErinLiona by SoulSpade
My Secret Santa gift for :iconerinliona: as part of :iconmlpsecretsanta2012:

To ErinLiona,

I've been worried about this drawing for some time after finishing, I just really hope that you'll like it. I've been trying to work myself out of art block, and there's a lot I wish I could have done more to make this gift the best ever :c It's not much, rather simple really, and not as remarkable as what I've seen of others, but I do hope that during the holidays you'll find this modest drawing of mine to be a good gift. I do love your character and working on the mane and tail was a lot of fun and one of my favorite things to do. Dory Roo is certainly one of the most adorable OC's I've seen c: Hopefully, I was able to do her justice. Of course, I hope that you are having a wonderful time this season, you're an amazing artist, and it was an honor to be your 'Secret Santa' :thanks:

Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :aww:
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:iconmissip:
MissIp Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
ah.....
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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MissIp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
ah... as in cute
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see, sorry ^^; Wasn't clear to me what you meant
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RodolfoMushi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool ^^
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Colgate2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Gonna be completely honest here. First thing I thought when I saw this picture was "OH GOD, MAH DRILLS"
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:iconlayleflower:
LayleFlower Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Writer
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:iconsillymewse:
SillyMewse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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JosephWriter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Amazing as always Spade.
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it very much :aww:
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Reikomuffin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, that soft colors. She's cute.
Have I said they're very easy on the eyes? :D
Also, drillmane. x)
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ErinLiona Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Aaaaawww this is sooo amazing! :squee:
Thanks you dear! She's so lovely at your picture!!!
I wish you well, be healthy and happy.
Hope you will spend the holidays with pleasure and fun! Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too! :xmas:
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It means so much to hear that from you, I couldn't be happier knowing that you like your gift :thanks: It was a pleasure to work on, and again I wish you the best during the holidays ^^ Thank you
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:iconmagicwolfspirit:
MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable ^^
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much ^^
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:iconmagicwolfspirit:
MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks amazing :D
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it c:
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :3
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:iconijustloveit619:
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is soo radiant 0.0
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you, I hope it's not too overbearing ^^;
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconhnnnnngplz::iconsaysplz::iconlooolplz:
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
She looks cute.
I also really like her mane.

Great work.
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I appreciate it :thanks:
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:iconaurorachiaro:
AuroraChiaro Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww she looks extremely adorable :3
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you very much, means a lot :aww:
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your inking is fabulous and the back story this picture makes it more precious! I hope you conquer this artblock in the new year ^^
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do I even say, I never thought I'd get a comment from you, much less one that would compliment me on my artwork :'D I cannot thank you enough, both for saying this about the gift and also for wishing me out of the artblock

Seriously, the gift that you made for your 'child' was simply gorgeous and spectacular, I only hope that I might have a fraction of that kind of skill and talent some day :thanks:
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really you got nothing to envy from me. Your art skills are great as they are ^^. Give yourself some credit!

Even if you feel small, even if you feel you are lost in a pool of amazing artists: when you close your eyes, there is only you. And that's the person you should always try to please first when drawing ^^

Again I hope you conquer your artblock. It would be a shame to lose your creative flair in the community.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had to sit back and think on my next reply, because this was honestly unexpected, again coming from such a talented and knowledgeable artist; if I might be so frank, I don't know how you could say that I've nothing to be envious of. The things I've seen from you are way beyond anything I can do, both in a matter of concept and skill. I'd do anything to have that kind of ability, especially in the areas that I personally feel are lacking in my artwork (backgrounds, simple and complex lighting, perspective, composition, to name a few)

I still, however, want to thank you very much, for advising me on what the goal should be when I draw, I understand that; there's little point in drawing, if I'm not pleased with it. Despite it being a hobby for me at this point, I sometimes consider professional opportunities; I shy away from it though, because I know that I just haven't reached that kind of level yet. Maybe in a few more years, I'll luckily have improved enough then, but one can never be so sure.

Anyway, it's hard to say when I'll be out of this block, it's been persistent and lasting. I'm shocked that you'd show concern over it, enough that you would make point to say that I actually have a 'creative flair' in this community. It's a great feeling to know that you think that of me, and I am eternally grateful for it :thanks:
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It still is weird to me that people think i am that good considering one year ago i was invisible to most folks. Mind you i used to draw anime so i was drowned in a bigger pool of artists.

I'm sorry i have nothing to offer to aid you with your block. Take the time you needto get better!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand, I was very much the same way. On my past account, where I drew anime and fantasy art, I left with 43 watchers, after 2 years of being active. But I honestly am a bit taken back that you were 'invisible'; I guess it was as you said, a result of being drowned in a bigger pool.

The way I see it though, you're just getting noticed for all the greatness that you should have had then. For me, the proof is plain to see that all I really have going for me is that I draw ponies. Without MLP, I'd be nobody.

Anyway, I made my decision. I'm gonna be on hiatus, wait for the time when I can draw again. Till then, I'm taking it easy, no more stressing over all this stuff. I have to focus on other things at the moment anyway.
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not stressing is a good thing!
Sorry I took so long to reply XD Your message was drowned in a pile of messages I had not looked at yet.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No need to apologize, I'm sure you get flooded with messages all the time. Just glad you replied honestly :)
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TheBoss445 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful Spade
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I'm glad to hear it ^^
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TheBoss445 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome S
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McLarenMP4-27 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I like her little seashell pigtails. Very cute, and very good job!
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're just lovely aren't they? :aww: glad you think so
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:iconnun2artzy:
Nun2artzy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HE POSTS! There's hope yet.
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:iconsoulspade:
SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Almost there, yeah
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:iconmr-geronimo:
Mr-Geronimo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I REALLY LIKE HER MANE.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconreallylikehermaneplz:
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:iconlomeo:
Lomeo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Hey, that's an interesting haircut. Soft lightning and gentle colours, I like it!
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Lomeo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
lighting* opsee
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's alright, I knew what you meant and I appreciate it :aww: Thanks so much
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catboy353 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ahhh meh drills!
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Natsusume Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
That's really cute! I've always loved your style. I'm sure Erin will be thrilled :D
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just recently got her comment saying that she was and I'm a lot happier knowing it :aww: Thank you too, for thinking so. I very much appreciate it ^^
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RadiantKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Simple is good and we all think so too.
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