My approach for this piece was to do my oc entirely with standard brush and not use any gradient creation and start using direly colors and not start with a set of greyscale long with banded color layers. After finishing with the central peace of my Stable pony, with all the basic light values to give it some volume to his shape I decided to go all out with experimenting with the background to recreate the cloud covered Wastelands of Equestria, which was a lot of fun, to do I also started to try out some light rays piercing the cloud cover. After that seeing my Oc which seem a bit out of place in all of the setting, which is exactly the them of the story usually, I decided to give my new avatar a halo effect on him to give him a sort of innocent that is seldom seen in the area.
I am actually satisfied the results this time around, I had really like the facial expression of my Oc Mix-up which looked confused and scared, and I just wanted to do the hole treatment on him to see if I could keep that same effect in a no line art image; which I think I succeeded in doing.
I think interesting to use stable with pegasi. I mean a lot of stables we see usually have earth ponies, unicorns, zebra, changeling, and a lot of ground based species. Even though changelings can fly but stable kind of suits them in due them having hives. But i don't recall a stable suited just for Pegasus. A few Pegasus in some stables but not a Pegasus exclusive stable.
I particularly like the botches and the way of you drew the wings on this character. I love the background too
The residents also live life as earth ponies - no flying, no magic, not even from the Overmare.
Should a pegasus be caught flying or a unicorn using magic once or twice, they get a warning (the second one coming with a view of what may come). Their horn or wings are removed. However, it's not all bad (well, so it is said), if a pegasi is truely desperate to fly, or a unicorn cannot bare lift without their fine manipulation of objects, they can leave the stable at any time.
The dwellers just assume and treat any leaver as dead. Often, the pegasi will try to return to the clouds, to join the Enclave, and well...it's the Enclave.
I agree. I wish someone would write about a side story about living in the enclave (it's unfortunate that all side stories aree considered non-canon, as some have some goods thing that good expand the universe while not fucking with KKat's lore and history, unlike the most famous, highly-overrated side story). I imagine, for the foals anyway, it would be like the Hilter Youth. True, true (in regards to leaving the enclave).
Ooooh, I like that idea. It would also be interesting to see how the romantic between the officer and the dweller developed. I know this may seem a bit silly, but it would also be interesting if the Enclave officer was the mother and the stable pony the father. It would just flip the typical roles when it come to having a military parent.
Your OC himself is quite nice looking in this art style too. I agree with you on the expression, conveys a lot, I'd say 'astonishment' in terms of emotions.
Oh, one more thing, the light effect is gorgeous. Ton jeu des ombres fait vraiment bon effet sur le contour, donne un bon gradé et beaucoup de relief.
As a small side note, it's good to see you creating again. I hope whatever issue arose that sapped your creativity is resolved or will get resolved soon.
And once again thank you for concerning yourself on my wellbeing, I things are already looking up for me and my creativity is quickly stating to come back to me now.
Also, it's good to hear your creativity returning. I know what it's like to have no motivation or power to do anything creative. It's an absolute pain.