PS, ~30 hours. story: www.fimfiction.net/story/27083…
Yes... for me it was long, perhaps too long. Don't ask how many thousands of brush strokes went on the damn tree. For this purpose people usually use a custom brush, but it seems that I'm not looking for easy ways. Why?
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First off, he two princesses are fantastic: both quite beautiful and very lively in detail and mood. (It's good to see things worked out so well in the story, though I did skip ahead.) Celestia's contentment just to play with the water is sweet and gives a relaxed feeling; Twilight's glance and smile shows her adoration for her former mentor, especially now that Twilight is so much wiser. I can almost hear the sound of the water and the light gusts occasionally stirring up the petals. The garden itself is spectacular, with so many great items and too many wonderful little details in each to list. The lighting adds a wonderful mood to the scene, a little more relaxed, while also helping me imagine the breeze getting cooler.
So yes, you did an awesome job bringing it to life. Super thanks to you and OrriannaDyre for sharing this with us.
I just have to talk about two things. First is about the water splashing on Celestia's hoof. The water looks like it's turning to cement on her hoof. Just something that's bothering me.
Second thing is that there is something off about Celestia's eye. It almost looks robotic. It could be because the color of her eye (the white part) is of a darker pigment. Twilight's eye is perfect.