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Sivka-Burka by Skye-Fyre Sivka-Burka by Skye-Fyre
A magic horse from a Russian fairy tale
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AstarGoldenwing Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
That's an awesome painting! Not often can you see characters from Russian tales/mythology around. I like this piece of art very much :)
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debbie-blanch Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
the moon looks really good behind the horse. it really brings out the colour and the beautiful textures in the horse. it is really well done
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Adoptable-Horses-INC Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!!!!!!!!! :iconitsamazingplz:
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LaMissMoxie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful!
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh! I know that story! That's from the cartoon the "Magic Pony" right? :)
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Gostya-iz-buduschego Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
good work!
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SneWolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Photographer
Such an lovely and stunning pose and colouring, though not exact to the fairytale, but breathtaking.
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SkyChasingDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
I love this! What fairy tale is it from?!!? It reminds me of the Magic Pony but I'm pretty sure that's not it lol
~the dreamer
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Nuuhku87 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
stunning pose!
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PaintedJewel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Very beautiful! :D
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vamphawkeh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
that's beautiful. it isn't perhaps from the story of Gorbunok? (i think i spelt it wrong...) The horse that gave the boy the 2 black/golden horses and the small magic horse/gorbunok?
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Gostya-iz-buduschego Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that's right)
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vamphawkeh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
yay, awesome.
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Iridescence-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:o STUNNING! O.O
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artistic-dream Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
This is gorgeous. You've done a great job of capturing the magic in the atmosphere :)
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Jennycallie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Beautiful job. :)
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SKrieck Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the pose and the anatomy is excelent!
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irathray Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's gorgeous. The horse is called Sivka Burka? :+favlove:
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Drabina15 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
BEAUTIFUL!! GREAT JOB!
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c43l Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
beautiful :heart:
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Sivka-burka was brown, red and white in the same time.
But as i see you may be read a different version where Sivka was silver-golden.
Anyway i like the picture. Not every day we can see such characters around^^
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Skye-Fyre Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Actually, I haven't found any versions where his colour was described properly. The closest I ever got was translating his name as something along the lines of 'warm(coloured)-grey / chestnut.' Most of the lacquer-work I've found with him on it had him golden with an orange mane and tail, which didn't make sense at all, save from a cool-coloured magic horse stance. So I've done him as a glittered-up red-roan, which was the best I could do to stay true to his name and the lacquer-work. Actually, if the red, white and brown is right, then I'm not doing too badly, since that isn't a bad description of red-roan! = )
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Not sure about roan. You see, some things may be lost in translation.
"Sivka-burka veschaya kaurka" at least as i think, may be a mix of "siviy" (horse will got such colouring: [link] It's more colour of milk then grey),"buriy" ([link]) and "kauriy" ([link] that can be mistaken for red).
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Skye-Fyre Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
This is the "best-guess" translation we came up with, through several dictionaries:

Сивка-бурка, вещий каурка, в сказках, конь и сивый, и бурый, и каурый

Translation thus far:
Sivka-Burka = Сивка-бурка (Zhiv = жив = warm) (бурый = greyish-brown),
вещий (wise, prophetic) каурка (каурый = light-chestnut)
в сказках, конь и (from the fairy tales, horse and) сивый (Grey and) бурый (greyish-brown and) каурый (light-chestnut)
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Бурый isn't greyish-brown. бурый = dark-brown. Like this one: [link] or this one: [link]
And каурый usually described as reddish,whose mane and tale are reddish-brown (darker then body), legs are coloured even more intensive then rest of body. Also it got a red "belt" on it's back. So i'd say that such horse must remind a Prezhevalsky horse but with brighter coat.
Alive Sivka could look like this horse but a bit more reddish: [link]).jpg
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Clopina Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome :heart:
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Starstallion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's totally amazing :wow: It looks so realistic.
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zeunicorn1o Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning image. I love the mane, the tail, the pose, and especially the markings and colour of the horse. :+fav:
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FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful horse! :love: Love the colouring especially and the pose is superb!
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   General Artist
Wow this is superstunning!! :love:
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Plaguedog Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008   Digital Artist
Oh this is so beautiful! I love how you colored the horse
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Starlioness Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
zomg, that 's so prettyful.. you must do the little pony next ;) :love:
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xxEarthTones Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Amazingly gorgeous! I love the pose :)
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Drizzel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is absolutely amazing :O
The mane is so gorgeous :D
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Smaragdia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!!!
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Equinus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really gorgeous, I love the pose, there's so much movement in it! :D And the background is just wonderful, it really puts the whole image together! :love: Wonderful job!
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xxbwueangelz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Beautiful
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CopperdragonArt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this looks amazing! The mane is almost like a lion's. :D
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