Kiriban prize Finished!
This picture was a difficult one to work on in a few ways, so it took quite a while. The original sketch doesn't resemble the finished picture much.
I had fun with the colors and clouds. I wanted to try drawing some clouds again, after my last picture.
The texture was the part of the picture that I had the most difficulty with, because it overpowered the other details, when I made it too heavy. The parts that I had the most fun with were the mane, clouds, and the birds. Those birds added a lot of life to the setting, and I'm rather proud of how the sun shining through the clouds looks.
Edit: Improved lighting and cropped off a bit of the empty canvas