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On Princess...

Next addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Episode 10 - Princess Spike
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Twilight is really sleepy this season!
Spike though.... That great cringeworthy stuff. Not as cringe worthy as the anthem last Season, but ok. It was quite an interesting development throughout the episode. Bit of a butterfly effect, going from one thing to another, then escalating quite quickly.

So many pony designs (and Gryphon!) So I went with sleepy head over here. The books would've been great as well, but I was tempted by the composition possibilities this scene offered. Also trying out some more different light situations, like last Saturday!

Fun episode! Nicely done, interesting to see Cadance again. She was too trustworthy haha, but she eventually knew. While Spike can try to run (out the window) he can't hide from the truth.

Hope y'all enjoyed!
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a really good picture

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I love the attention to detail here.

Twilight's mane is all frazzled, and the little line of drool is adorable. Spike has that expression of "This is going to end badly", like he knows something is gonna go wrong and he's going to do whatever it takes to stop it.

The lighting is incredible, the sunlight hitting certain parts of Twilight and the bed looks like it took a lot of work, so BRAVO on that.

I like the bird too. He's just perched there tweetin' his tune, without a care in the world, and clearly Twilight is not bothered by it, since she's still asleep.

In summary, you've captured both realism with your art style (which is simply amazing), without losing the "adorableness" of the characters. Excellent work.
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Well this piece is 9/10 flawless.

The colour tone, the texture, the lighting, the shading, all of it. Even the character of Twilight herself is accurate and believe.
However, I'm gonna say this quick; like ripping off a plaster.

I give this piece 9/10 because the bump where Twilight's body should be under the duvet isn't there. I see a bump but it's not enough to suggest that Twilight's entire body is there. Pony proportions are that their bodies are about the thickness of their heads (not counting the mane) and it was just the first thing that stood out to me.
HOWEVER, that is the only thing, other than that I just cannot take my eyes off this piece.

A very very wonderful job <3
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Beautiful piece or work. The technique is by far the most impressive, almost a half realistic brush style, half clay-mation. The attention to detail is spot on as well, from the bit of dribble on her lower lip to her bed head mane all looks the part for the idea of the story, a super tired, over worked to the point of utter non-sense purple pony princess trying to get some sleep as a concerned spike looks on in fear as a rambunctious redbird sings his little heart out. And to top it all off the boisterous bird perched upon her horn is a very funny sight to see.
Bravo to the artist.

9.5/10
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I think this criticism will be super short. It seems to me, in this picture there is simply no flaws. The composition is perfect, it has been respected desired contrast of light and shadow.
Very much attention to detail - global illumination, the reflected light, glare - all in their places. Slightly exaggerated color saturation, but for this kind of art it is rather a plus than a minus.
Disadvantages extremely difficult to find. I noticed unless forgotten sketch line on the hair Twilight and not very neat pattern on the blanket.
The rest is a perfect art. There's nothing more to say <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>

9.5 / 10
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Awwww! She's drooling.
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Having worked in Disney Publishing for over 14 years, I own a number of the coffee table books.  One of the more in-depth is the "Art of Pinocchio"  I compared this style to the images in the book and it certainly is very reminiscent of the background art in Geppetto's shop/home, 

I knew Dave Smith (primary archivist) We discussed several of the movies but I remember him telling me how important Walt had said the backgrounds were, especially in Pinocchio (the whole multi-plane camera work). They were to convey a strong sense of comfort, warmth, and home. I don't know how Walt would have felt about the moniker "Assassin Monkey," but I did show this to a couple of my former colleagues who were in Disney licensing and they agreed, this certainly captured the spirit of the early Disney Studios. Remember, it was those movies that would make or break the company.  I should mention two other items - they felt the bird and Spike were a slight distraction (I explained the context).  The image of Twilight alone was very compelling.  After I gave them an idea of who she was, they felt (and I agree) that you captured a good deal of her essence. They were also impressed that "My Little Pony" could inspire work like this.  Finally, they agreed to watch a few episodes. 

For my part, I feel you took her out of the realm of the show and portrayed the scene almost as a reality, as if the show were an animated re-telling and this is what it actually looked like.

Not sure if this was the sort of critique you were looking for, it's more of an impression actually, but I hope it's somewhat helpful.  For what it's worth, my colleagues said that the style you chose was ideal for the subject matter.
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Unbelievable! Normally these ponies don't translate to 3D very well, but I bet you could pull it off.
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Cozy. I like it.
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Hello! I was wondering if it would be alright that I show cased your art on my Instagram feature acoount! If I could that would be great!!!!
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Aw she looks very peaceful and beatiful
bruiser128's avatar
I am not surprised to be honest because ANYONE would be shattered after working non stop for 3 whole days.
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...Sweet Fudge! This is Amazing! :wow:

wow, the details man! lol, and I know how she felt in that episode...ugh. XD
BrunnoDReis's avatar
adorable *u* my favourite!!
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snicker. This is really good. :)
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Damn thats amazing!
StreaksPsyche's avatar
Oh the sense of depth in this pic...:)
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Spike (i love you maybe) plz  woooooooooooooooooooow amaaaaaaaazing EG Spike (Love) Plz 
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they look like there real
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