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Sass of the Saddle

Next addition for my Season 5 Episode Art!
Season 5, Episode 14 - Canterlot Boutique
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Had to go with one of the newest characters. Sassy Saddle! What a name hah. She made quite the interesting contribution in this episode, on quite a real topic. The different business practices. She representing the more industrial scale side of things.

Different types of business I'm quite familiar with, and it was interesting to see the situations go on. I suppose the contrast made Rarity's approach more clear in the end. The song had a nice contribution as well hehe. Quite enjoyed it overall.

Struggled a bit with this piece, though. Figuring out what I wanted to do, how, and such. Ending up with a slightly puzzling colour scheme, background not helping which I kept simple haha.
Was fun making her face shape in this style, though.

Slight experimental side here and there, and some unplanned impromptu decisions, but ok! Art. :P

Approx time: 9,5 hours
Sass of the Saddle [WIP] by AssasinMonkey

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This is a beautiful drawing. I love the way that you made the mane and tail. But what especially captured the "pony look" was the dress! I don't know how to feel about the pony's body though. It reminds me, in a way, of a not-so-well taken photo. In no way do I mean that it's bad, heck no, it's totally fabulous! But maybe next time add more shadowing and more light in the eyes. I'd just like to say thank you so much for sharing this art with me and everyone else who uses DeviantArt! P.S. I like all of your art alot!
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This has to be one of the best pieces of Sassy that I've seen on DA since she made her debut a week ago!!

Her design and outfit were very impressive, and I'm very impressed by how much more varied the MLP artists are being with new characters like Sassy this season. However, despite all the pieces I've seen of Sassy since her debut, like I said, this is one of the best pieces of her I've seen and I am once again very impressed by your skills as an artist!!

I can't wait to see what your next pieces look like with the rest of Season 5!! Keep up the hard work, my friend!!
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I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!! It's beautiful, original (EXCEPT THE CHARACTER) and done nicely in fact it's in my favorites! Now the reason why originality is 4.5 star is because the character belongs to lauren faust and just hasbro and the my little pony series just saying.... Yeah anyways overall it's a very good piece of art i'll check out your other posts and maybe i'll like them to and then watch you this is just beautiful art so i think i'll see more beauty from your art hmm.. let me check buh bye! 6 more words left ok done....
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OH MY GOODNESS! I'm totally BLOWN AWAY by this! I started watching your stream at the part shortly just before you began drawing the lines on her horn. I especially love the way how you play around with the hue, saturation, vibrance, color, contrast, curves, exposure and so on as you near completion. Those are things that I am still new to in Photoshop, and you have helped me to learn more about them while watching! ^^

I also adore how well you made the front part of her sharper than her back. It appears to be the focal point of an image taken by a camera. Awesome! ^^

Furthermore, she also looked so 3D, and the details and color in her mane and tail are absolutely mesmerizing!

Oh! And also thank you for taking my suggestion of adding the transparent circles to show aperture diffraction! Now it looked so much better! I feel so honored to be listened by such an amazing artist like you. You have been a great inspiration to me! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

And last but not least, as I know that you have also spent a large amount of time on this, do get some rest. By the way, this is the first time in my whole life watching such an amazing art piece get completed!

I hope to see another art stream from you! Keep up the AWESOME works! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
unicornsmile's avatar
She's beautiful.
ZombieFX's avatar
I like Sassy :)
Hard working and the heart on the right spot.
Also she s adorable when she giggles along with Rarity xD
Warriorcatsfan1238's avatar
This pony reminds me of Emily Blunt in Devil Wears Prada, fabulous drawing by the way!
joanamaria33's avatar
Actually her design is inspired by this character from the Devil wears Prada.
VanessaKo's avatar

I have a question.
When you have time, would you paint Pinkie pie live this pic.
I love all your pics.
But this style is awesome.

Thank you :-)
marinus18's avatar
I like that although Sassy Saddles has quite an industrial approach to things she is not an emotionless hag. She cares about the boutique and truly wants to see it succeed. Her passion for fashion is just as strong as Rarity's.
bobhershey's avatar
Sassy Saddles' problem was that she took the art of dressmaking and tried to boil it down to a science...and lost a significant part of the formula in the process.
marinus18's avatar
She also needed to learn her place.
ChaosPhantom444's avatar
This looks great, and she looks lovely.
Has anyone else notice her body frame is similar to Fleur Dis Lee?
Sonic5421's avatar
Very impressive!!!
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Dashie2015's avatar
Wow Dude. you work as hard As I (sometimes trololool) I really appreciate it.. it's the god light.. like beautiful art! continueeeeeeeeee!±±±
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