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Crash into Success

New addition for my Season 6 Episode Art!
Season 6, Episode 7: Newbie Dash
For more info on my episode art: MLP:FIM Season 5 Episode Art Streams

This was quite the episode. Some cringe worthy but amusing moments, such as the Mane 6 impressions by Rainbow Dash. Seriously, though, one of the big parts of this episode, that's a bit emotional, is the fact that she actually made it into the wonderbolts! That was a dream since season 1! She... actually did it. Gotta give her that at least, a bit of pride for her, but then again her ego might slightly overshadow that haha. Either way, that's quite a long standing dream to be achieved, even if we did kinda expect at least something to happen.

Congratulations Rainbow Dash (or Crash)

Some great moments overall, and still a lesson. Something they still manage to sneak into episode ever since the beginning of the show. Sometimes feeling a sense of isolation, loneliness, or something along those lines, not realising that you're not alone. That others may very well be going through the same thing. But also that it's ok to make mistakes, it doesn't have to define us, but it does depend on how you handle it. RD had a rough start in that regard, but eventually it played out nicely.

As for the art process of this one, a bit longer piece again, although I took a long time with my sketches haha. I sketched all four of them out, slowly, but then I had to stumble over actually painting them... It helped they had the same uniforms... and the layering of the ones in the back teehee. The brushstrokes and details remained somewhat rough because of that, no real close up pass going over it, but at the same time, the scene allows a bit of that. Weighing the choices based on the fact I complete these in one session, and try to keep it manageable heh.

Approx Time: 11-12 hours
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Crash into Success [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

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Foxx-Swiftpaw's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
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:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Disclaimer: No part of the following review is meant to discourage the artist into not creating more work nor is it meant to cause digital artists to stop drawing digital work. Nor to stop fans from creating fan based work. At no point is this meant to hurt feelings it is meant as an honest review of the picture and if the artist wishes to discuss the review or needs more details I would be happy to discuss it with them. Now without any further delay onto the review.

Vision: Okay there is some vision here but with it being taken from the show it looses some but not much for it was a great scene that it was taken from. 3.5 stars.

Originality: Thou this isn't any of the artists original characters it still has a hint of originality in it. For the artist put in a bit of themselves in the creating of this one. 3 stars.

Technique: Thou it's a digital work it is a well designed one a has the feeling of a water color or brush work. I would say a great job and 3.5 stars.

Impact: The choice in scene was well chosen here for it is just full of impact. It is right before Rainbow Does her own thing, yet while she was still looking awesome. 4.5 stars.

Overall it is an awesome and if I hadn't seen the episode yet I would have dashed off to go see it. I can't wait to see what this artist submits next.
Sonic5421's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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What can I say? Once again, your latest piece to this season's artwork is absolutely mind-blowing! It is just an awesome piece, if not even 20% cooler!

Seeing Rainbow Dash finally in full Wonderbolt uniform was something that was long-waited for since her vision of it all the way back in Season 1, and the detail you did here with her when she was performing with the Wonderbolts in front of Ponyville is just spectacular! The realism, the colors, just everything in this piece is so wonderfully done that I can barely even find enough words just to meet the minimum requirements for this critique!

Just an awesome job, my friend! I can't wait to see what you do next to continue this season's art!!!
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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This is a very well-done painting! The colors that you've added in the sky are very detailed and gives it a realistic look, despite My Little Pony being a cartoon. The details and shading you gave the uniforms and the ponies' manes and wings also added to the realistic effect. What's interesting is that Rainbow Dash is the only one smiling with her teeth shown, and I think that shows the meaning of this episode. Her dream was to become a wonderbolt, and she finally accomplished it after a year (or six years of this cartoon) of training. And even though there were some rough times at first, mainly having to accept her nickname as "Rainbow Crash", she's happy, even jubilant, with where she is right now. Overall, I really like your technique, and the hidden symbolism this painting shows.
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Storms-Light's avatar
That's really beautiful. The Wonderbolts aren't my fave characters, but that doesn't change how awesome this work is!
Eonity's avatar
Asked a friend to help me get the print of this when he was at BronyCon earlier this year, and now it's up on my wall as part of my MLP wall art collage. :D
brandonthebeast34's avatar
 I almost got this poster at bronycon last year but,something's else lol sorry great work though:)
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PartySplat's avatar
Honestly if THIS is what the wonderbolts is about I'd wanna join too XD
Varough's avatar
Awesome! I loved the episode :3
Horseez's avatar
Awesome artwork for awesome episode :D
Goremise's avatar
Cool pic, if only based on a episode that is objectively good xD

The episode was so bad it makes you want to hit yourself when you think about that this was a pony episode.

Like a episode for people who hate Dash.
dontpsy's avatar
Poop episode ever.
No Friendship.
Just Wonderbolts are bully.
Nothing we can learn in this episode.
However, Still your drawing is Awesome!
Goremise's avatar
Hated this episode so much myself it put me and many of my friends who have been pony fans for years off the show. Was the final nail on the coffin though, as we been wondering for awhile.

Then Newbie Dash happened by a writer who has not written anything for so many years he was basically some kid drawing circles and they made the episode out of it.
Fire-Link's avatar
Great work. How's things going?
Lemon-Bitter-Twist's avatar
As always this is gorgeous.  I love the way you managed to avoid the temptation to perfection - they're slightly out of line, just like a real aerobatic team.  And RD's grin just lights up the image.
Majeh4108's avatar
She finally did it!
Bookworm247's avatar
Love this picture fantastic work
jyroman53's avatar
Dat moment was GLORIOUS !
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