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Reflect in the city

So different the piece for this episode compared to previous. Nice experiment, though I don't think I'm exactly happy with the result... *cough*failure*cough*

Much things to tackle, from architecture (still one of my main weaknesses) to simply a city scape, night time and rain combined. Fun to play around with though.

Such changes differ a bit from my take on daylight scenes, would've needed to spend a lot more time in this, but I felt this wasn't the piece to do that with.

Approx time: 5 hours

Reflect in the city [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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Xj16Damoni's avatar
Beautiful Night time lighting and Is that Twilight Velvet?? You added her to this in Order to make this Picture more Amazing Than It already is.
Troublemute's avatar
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This portrait is beautiful. It revolves around about what happened to Rarity perfectly.
As she looks through the windows it makes me think she is looking at a group of friends there, and It would only make her more sorrowful. If that was your idea to make it like that, beautiful idea.

The amount of detail is pretty good, as this picture was done pretty well.

The buildings are a nice touch, by that I mean making them all different.
The colors you used for this painting was a nice choice.
The shading is quite nice, along with the rain.

All around, wonderful picture hun ^^
bigpurplemuppet99's avatar
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Oh my, that is so (sniff) so beautiful, heartbreaking and everything that should reflect on Rarity's generosity after what she did to her friends in the city. It almost just makes me want to cry. Real badly for Rarity.

And of course, the fan art looks like a paintings made from water colors mixed together with oil pastels of course. Makes the tone of this look dark, cold, sad and blue all at the same time.

Well, I think this is marvelous. I would hope you do more fan arts like this style. Thanks a lot for all the work.
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I know I don't comment on that much of you art, but I have to say that I'm not surprised that something you consider a "failure" is still this good. There is no question that this needs to be added to my wallpaper collection.

Reaching absolute technical perfection is unnecessary when you manage to create an atmosphere so beautifully. You've taken what happened in the episode and created the feeling of a depressing and rainy city night in a much more realistic looking still image.

You have Rarity looking like she's thoroughly soaked and feeling pathetic as she looks into the window lit with a cold feeling artificial light. This contrasts nicely with the warmth of the streetlights and the downtown area. This makes her choosing to stop where she did seem like a conscious choice on her part, as if she feels she doesn't deserve to be in that happier looking place just ahead.

The way the rain itself was handled also looks nice to me. For some reason the reflections of the lights from the signs is particularly striking. The way it splashes off the taxi seems like it's using slightly bolder strokes than necessary, but it's still effective. I note this because the splashes on the ground look a little narrower to me. Perhaps this was intentional, though, because of the curved roof of the taxi changing the angle of the splash.

There are two things that I do feel are a bit off, but without looking at the picture for awhile I didn't even notice them. One is that the front wheel of the taxi somehow looks a little elongated vertically for it's placement in three dimensional space. The other is that the tops of the tallest buildings in the background seem like their shapes are a little odd, although I could be mistaking some of the raindrops for being parts of them.

The last thing is that I would have put originality higher, but while your vision for this was great I have a hard time giving anyone a 5/5 when the piece is based strongly on a specific scene in a show. That's no knock on you or this piece whatsoever.
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Aelipse's avatar
What the heck do you mean by failure? This is amazing! Thank you for making and sharing your masterpieces with us.
againerodite's avatar
I must admit that I do not follow this type of character.  However, this scene grabbed my eye because of the coach in the rainy street scene.  The character in the center is poignant, what she (I assume) is gazing at in the window display does not matter.
It is a desire, something we can all emote to, and the sad frustration that we can't have it now, certainly, maybe never.
You call it a failure, I call it beautiful.
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RukarioTrainer's avatar
I love the tone here!
Engavar's avatar
ohmygawd this episode... I related so much to rarity, being selfless and getting burnt for it...  the song was nothing to art of the dress, but it was good.  And this artwork is absolutely perfect.  As always :)
goth-of-whoville's avatar
Hey there! I just wanted to let you know I used this piece in a video of mine…
AssasinMonkey's avatar
Oooh, nice. Thanks for the heads-up, sounds good :D
Dim4life's avatar
this is really cool.

i really like it
eshumaitreyus's avatar
Expressive work is your bailiwick methinks ^-^ Simply haunting...
ihamza995's avatar
And now alone I stand!
ninllot's avatar
Saga-Sage's avatar
Very impressive work- it's very seemingly immersive.
WaterLily-Gems-Art's avatar
This is really sad and lovely... You really captured that moment in the episode well. 
browntoya's avatar
randomemaster360's avatar
Life's hard in the big city Rarity. At least be glad you stayed there not much and didn't became a street dweller.
Still, cool pic.
ZerotheZombie's avatar
Failure? I wish people would appreciate their own talent more... 
Szafirek87's avatar
Sad but... beautiful.
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