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Cutting Edge by Akiralios Cutting Edge by Akiralios
Not the best representation of Wind's talent but I still love how this turned out so meh, might as well.

This took three days to do. One day just to get the pose right, day after that to get the flat colors down and the backgrond mostly done, then another to get the shading/highlights and fix up everything else.

No black lines! Well, minus the ones for her eye but I don't feel like those count.

I am dang proud of this!
Even if the rain looks like crap..oh well! Learning experience for next time.

I'm also wondering how I even managed to do this..

Windrazor is mine
MLP:FiM belongs to Hasbro and Lauren Faust
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Feralclaw Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This turned out fabulous, Kira! I particularly love the pose you chose for Wind and the shading / highlights! :D
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :3
The pose came to me before everything else, which is not normal when I draw ponies O.o
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TygerDarkstorm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks fantastic, Kira! Love the lighting, shading, and look on Wind's face! :D
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :3
Was hoping her expression would turn out right, hehe.
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thelimeofdoom Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
What tool do you use to do the lines? I'd recommend the pen tool well that's if you are not useing it allready I can't tell!.


It's not a hard or tricky tool to use as some people say it is haha and it's a life saver for ponies. Has made my life better XD
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use the Pen tool in Sai, which is basically the brush in Photoshop. I don't really like the pen tool in PS that much anymore. Sure the lines aren't perfect when I do them in Sai but I like having the total control over them *shrug*
And there are very few lines in this one, just darker blue where I needed to show different parts of her body.
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thelimeofdoom Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I don't get what you mean about the total control when it comes to the pen tool. It's pretty easy to make it do what you want :S
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless you want to do teeny tiny things and not have to zoom in to amazingly close points. Sure it's nice for the big long lines but when it comes down to the details I'd rather use the pencil/brush/what have you. And if I do that it looks odd with all the same sized lines so I'd rather just leave the pen tool be. To each their own after all.
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thelimeofdoom Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Indeed thats true. I useally use a big size for the outside lines and a smaller size for the detail with just the rubber tool to clean up the lines. I mean I do use the brush tool but I useally use a mixture of both that and the pen tool as to me anyway the brush tends to leave a fussyness when it comes around to colouring it and that just gets my goat sometimes haha. But I just like the pencil and brush the pen has multiple styles I've yet to try out the one that makes it go from big to small yet.

Prsonally I think it's best to you a mixture of tools makes it more fun! I should try doing a picture that's half inked on paper and half inked on PH >.<
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Magnakilro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
She looks amazing!

Discord: *staring at her ass*
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thank you!

Wind: "...Having fun?"
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Magnakilro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
"YES!"

Your welcome. I love your art XD
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks.

"Thought so.."
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Magnakilro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
*Innocent smile*

^_^
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LupisDarkmoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student
What I said on RPS- I love it! You're improving by leaps and bounds, and I'm not just saying that.
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks Lupis. And major thanks on the advice for lineless. Definatly owe you for that, heh.
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LupisDarkmoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student
Heh, glad to help. Ask away if you ever want more advice, I'll try to help as much as I can. xD
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh believe me, I shall! Muahah-*cough* I mean, hehe.
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Varethyn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, Kira, this is amazing! I love the lighting and shading, it makes her look almost 3D. The pose is great, too, though I have to admit the head seems slightly turned to the side rather than viewed from the back. It might just be the mane messing with my eyes though :P
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Akiralios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the head was a pain in the butt to get right. I'll have to defiantly work on perspective when my hand stops hurting to much, eheh.
Thank you though! I'm quite proud of her <3
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