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Land of Earth Pony

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Published: July 26, 2015
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Just when I thought I was getting the hang of rendering details... No, not quite there yet. I think I'm still having trouble suggesting distant features.

Also, I'm not too sure, but let me know if the contrast looks too high or too low. This could help me to adjust my perception better.



---My other pony-based landscapes---

On A Search For A New Land by aJVL By The Field by aJVL
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Calenita's avatar
CalenitaProfessional Digital Artist
I think this is the most adorable and adventurer artwork I've seen with Applejack. 
I love your backgrounds, colors and details are gorgeous!
AphelionMars's avatar
AphelionMarsHobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the texture here, it gives the impression of traditional painting media. :) (Smile) I also love the detail and again, texture, of a lot of the landscape, particularly the grass, cliffs, and clouds.

Smart Cookie is so cute here, omg.
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MLPegasis4898Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing landscape...! :wow: :wow: :wow:
NicolasDominique's avatar
NicolasDominiqueProfessional Artist
Lovely :)
HeavenlySasha's avatar
HeavenlySashaHobbyist Filmographer
This is stunning!
RukarioTrainer's avatar
Ooh nice. Cool to see a depection of the founding of Ponyville : )
aJVL's avatar
That's Smart Cookie. It was waaay before the birth of Celestia and Luna.
RukarioTrainer's avatar
I thought Celestia met her as Philly. I'm thinking of the print version of the journal of the two sisters. I could be wrong, but I thought even in the play it was the sisters that guided them to the new areas they founded (but I may be misremembering that.)
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There's a very nice sense of depth portrayed in this image -- I feel as if I could walk right into the composition. The lighting on the scenery is enticing and invites the viewer to soak in every detail, and I very much want to explore the mountainous landscape. There is something about how Applejack herself is lit and shaded, however, that feels a little off, and the depth itself could be pushed even more so as the environment comes off as less flat. Perhaps the edges of the hills in the distance could be more pronounced/sharpened so as they don't blend in with the grass too much, unless that was the intention. In any case, wonderful effort. The overall image is quite appealing and intriguing. Lovely work! :aww:
aJVL's avatar
Duly noted.

AJ do look off in this. I will try to improve on shading and grounding object more properly.
I also can see what you mean by the mountain and grass blending in together. I will be more cautious about the edge. 
FrenkieArt's avatar
Great work! Your landscapes are really amazing!

About the contrast - what's the focal point? I thought it will be AJ but my eyes tend to focus on the bright mountain in the distance as the rest of the image is darker than that. But if that was the intention then you did good job ;)
aJVL's avatar
Hmm... now that you mentioned it, I realized there's nothing to bring the gaze back to AJ. There should be something that helps loop the viewer's attention around continuously, from AJ to the mountain and back to AJ.
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BubblegumdoveHobbyist Writer
I think your perspective and sense of distant mass came off great here, so I don't see much material for a full-on critique. :)
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DJ-AppleJ-SoundHobbyist Interface Designer
I love your style! Amazing!
aJVL's avatar
Haha, thanks mate! 
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DJ-AppleJ-SoundHobbyist Interface Designer
^^
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KyoshyuHobbyist General Artist
I'd visit that place. :)
aJVL's avatar
Don't fall into that gorge. 
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KyoshyuHobbyist General Artist
I'll fly by. ;p
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Sayuri-senseiHobbyist Digital Artist
powerful!
aJVL's avatar
Like Applejack's leg. lol
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Crystal-Secret Digital Artist
The Dirt, it is mine. All Mine! TIME TO PLANT SUM APPLES!
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