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Oh my...
I just took a closer look and I ADORE it. Maybe too, because twi is my fav mlp character.
I like the blurring and stretching effects of the bubbles and the shimmer of the three alicorn princesses to twilight's feet (well, I guess hers are there). Her hair is floating so softly, the expression in her face is so mystical. And that fading out of her CM really makes me wonder about the story behind this.
Is it just imagination or do I see tears there? And are the princesses' glances like the royal smile or are they sad? That's what I think here.
The crystals do have a really nice shape and reflections. Keep on with that.
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Critique by Piercingsight Dec 4, 2014, 9:50:23 PM
*Flips table*
*puts table back*

You want me to critique it? Fine, I'm sure I can find something...

*looks some more*
*continues looking*
... Oh?... Aha! I figured it out!

It's too good... Everything is just too perfect.... Yeah, that's definitely what's wrong with it.


But in all seriousness, this is the most amazing piece of work I've ever seen you do (if not ever seen ever). I saw snippiets of the streams but I didn't have time to sit and watch it all this week, and this severely saddens me. Now onto the critique.

The movement and composition of the piece is simply captivating, astonishing, and beautiful beyonds my ability to describe it. The concept is shockingly surprising, mysterious, and it pulls me in to tell a story I wish I understood. The poses, colors, and textures all work together seemlessly. The insane amount of detail in the water, in her hair, in the ice and in the crystal bound princesses rivals the detail you've put into any other peice. As much as it's not detail that required a specific form or design, it came together as if it was. In fact, the details are so perfectly composed as to render the entire piece untouchable. The slightest change risks total disbalance of the delicate composition.

I don't write critiques often, and when I do, I rarely-.. no ... I NEVER give a score of this calibur. I can always find mistakes or errors, or something that irritates my OCD, or clashes with my sense of style, color, balance, texture, and beauty... But not this time.

So first: Don't let it get to your head. Keep improving your skills and understanding of art and technique. If you can make something better than this, oh please do so.

And second: Give yourself a pat on the back. You just earned a perfect score from perhaps the most critical of art critics.

Finally third: Please, for the love of all that is beautiful in the world, impart of your talents unto me, oh great one! *bows deeply*


PS: Just kidding about the giving me your talent bit... Unless of course, you, like... actually know how to... O.O
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LucianAmpersandDerpy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooo gooooood~
Dash-version of this? :3
WhiteWaterBlackSheep Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
frozen chaos
x2FPS Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oh my goooooooooooosh
waytothedawn65 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Do you think you'll do more of these kinds of pictures for the rest of the mane 6? Because this and the Applejack one are bloody incredible
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It has been something I've kept in the back of my mind, that if I come up with a good idea for any of the other mane 6 that just feels right, I'd expand this "series" a bit. Although the further time goes, the harder it feels to get the style the same. Although the emotion behind it is something I want to explore again some time. (Although it may not necessarily be a new character, or mane 6, etc.)
SirenOfTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Beautifully done!
ALARIS-HYN Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
O _ O  Ok, the princess inside made it very scary Im going back to applejack see if I miss anything ;;.  Very well thought!!
KevinEvra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Twily sacrificing herself to melt the ice and save the princesses...? Because it looks more like the drops are coming from the melted ice than freezing into it. Beautiful piece, by the way. 
JungleDyret-2000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Twilie is so BEAUTY!!! :love:
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful concept! The lighting is absolutely gorgeous, and the colors are just amazing!!!!! The details.... 0.o *cries tears of joy*
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
The only way Equestria could be saved was for Twilight to cast herself into the crystal web, wherein her body and soul would be stripped down and fed into the system, her sacrifice powering the weapon to stop the Ultimate Evil Thingy That's Really Hard to Stop Without Something Tragic Happening.

(Season 6 finale?)  ;D
Lux-Lies Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I Love your art, is amazing, your pics gives me chills, i'm always speechless!
errieboy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it alright if I use this piece of art and 'hold' in something like this?…

I will give you credit for the art, of course.
JJ-Snake Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
I love those...
ThreewonToo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a superb job here.   My favorite is the bubble detail, really refreshing.
JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Odd. I just cam out of seeing… in feature then I see this in yours.
MARZillao Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wow! The details are phenomenal!! :D
DocWario Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Assassin Monkey is the new King
KallusTail Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
kaciekk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The water texture, the ice texture, the lighting, the concept!!!! AAAAHHHH
Roszpa8 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
I love it <3 But I don't know who is between Luna and Celestia
MARZillao Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Cadence is between them.
Maldrete Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I...I've looked at this picture many times, and each time, the details floor me. It is just to the point of madness done...and then...I noticed you have the 3 Alicorn princesses in the reflection of the ice! Every time I've looked at this picture, never did I notice that before. It's an extraordinary treat to see such a level of detail that not necessarily everyone will notice everything the first time, or may never notice at all, for such a rare amount of detail may be perceived as one done out of pure love of art itself.

You, your art, are inspiring.
Lady-Bloody7 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Epic La 
FUTURETESTER Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
I've never watched a episode of MLP, but that is an awesome piece.
natzuhiko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Digital Artist
mbaker Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
That looks amazing!
TigerGeekGuy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Absolutely amazing.
Serveris7 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
:wow: that is epic and amazing work on this pic!!
TheOfficialFelinez Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Now that's a pony right there.
radchoco Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
poor poni
Roszpa8 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Wow! It's so amazing! 
Zenie250 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Artist
I think what weird,s me out about this is she looks real i mean really looks real.
Zenie250 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Artist
Dang..that is some gnarly art work.. pretty long did it take you to draw this piece?
NekoThaCay Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... that looks amazing.
CheVaAa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Ani-Eimi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Oh, wow. This is simply beautiful. :+fav: :heart:
Chimera-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. I don't normally add MLP stuff to my favs, but this is exceptional! I love the expression she has and all the flowing movement of the water and hair. It makes me kind of sad, though, because it looks like all the princesses are dying? It looks like there is a great story behind this, I only wish I knew what was going on O.o

great job!
karczycho2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Hair is awsome,
Luna, Celestia, Cadence and blue crystals well drawn and interesting.
Is Twilight changing into alicorn?
It looks like underwater, and air bubbles, or strong wind and some fluid (crystal?)
As long as i'm watching this art it's better and better ;]
Tyberis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is good really gooooood! If you don't believe me see how often I actually take the time to comment.
snowfang123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Kawaii <3
Kayetto Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
It's not great the way your other artworks are. This is astonishing, mysterious... My mind is trying to understand whats's going on in this image and just can't, leaving me wondering what you mean with this piece, or masterpiece I should say.

My guess is that the image is static, leaving her alone in her power, feeling different because of her progression; a feeling that she can't share even with the other princesses, who are at the base of her new role, because they have been inside this job for a lot of time, so they couldn't really do much (they'll just say to wait, and they did in S4 actually).

But the title "Drop" leaves me not completely taking this as my view...
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is there a story behind this 0_0!?
Artention Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous ! :D
staremastershy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that just looks spectacular! I love it.
DirtPoorRiceKing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glorious as always Clapping Pony Icon - Twilight Sparkle 
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow...!!! This looks truly beautiful and stunning!!! :wow: :omg: :omfg: :O
It's just amazing!!! The effects are incredible, too! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Golden-Anchor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014   General Artist
absolutely stunning!
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my God can you not be so amazing.
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