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Quantum Flash: Mid-day Reading Session by AurelleahFreefeather Quantum Flash: Mid-day Reading Session by AurelleahFreefeather
Ah, nothing quite like taking a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the big city to catch up on some reading <3 Wonder what book she's reading?

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:icondwarfman402:
Where do I even begin! The lighting? The colors? The shadows?

My initial reaction when I saw this work of wonder was a feeling of relaxation, peace, and contentment. It simply radiates from the screen. And I believe there is much more to that effect than the subject of the piece.

The setting emulates a peaceful grove on a sunny day, and your colors and use of shadows reflect this emulation. The detail that is found in your depiction of fauna is very impressive. Many people (myself included) are inclined to instill a sense of order into nature, which is not the nature of nature, so to speak. Your skill in randomizing the natural settings so as to portray an un-tampered grove is impressive. Lesser artists may have skipped over drawing and shading every blade of grass, but this is not the case here. And as one moves away from the foreground, the grass (and scenery in general) blur together, suggesting that the background and setting, while important in setting the mood, are not the main focus of the rendering. I was at first dissapointed that the castle in the background was lacking in focus and detail, until I reflected on the aforementioned visual tool to bring the viewer back to the subject: Quantum Flash.

Ponies are exceedingly difficult to draw/paint/render. Even Leanardo Da Vinci struggled with drawing equines.

So to say that you are skilled in the practice of drawing a pony, especially in such a pose, is a significant statement. Your proportions seem to be accurate, and your use of the small details (the small bits of stray fur on the ears for example) simply add to the realistic feel. I am most impressed with two details: the mane and the eyes. The amount of detail in both these elements is astounding. The variations in the mane color and each visible strand and lock brings depth to it.

It is difficult to describe what is so captivating about the eyes. I stared and studied them for near five minutes. There is some sort of innocent wonder and depth in those eyes. I can only imagine what she is reading that would captivate them.

To say that I love this piece is an understatement. I did not respond immediately to your critique request so as to best study the image and give proper feedback without simply showering you with praise. I understand that a critique request is posted because the artist desires to improve.

That being said....

There are two things I might point out that may help you on your journey.
First, the book. The book she is reading seems to be rendered in a style that does not match the rest of the scene. Perhaps too much a cartoon quality to it.

Second, evidence of the elements. As this is a scene that takes place in nature, there are a few things that could be included to make it even more realistic. A stray leaf, small dew drops, an insect. Small things like that. This is not to say that you did a bad job with the scene, please don't misinterpret that. Those are just some things that could be done to improve it.

As has been previously stated, I love this piece, and I really love your style. I hope this critique has been helpful. Thank you for your hard work in enriching mine and others lives.

-dM
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:icongrizzly314:
Grizzly314 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
These beautiful green eyes :3
What is this cutie-mark?
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
A prism
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:icongrizzly314:
Grizzly314 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Oh, I see :) I will admit again, beautiful pic ^^ If I could only draw better :(
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
Dat texture :)
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EqDBot Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
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OpenGamer1807 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
"Pink Floyd - Money" is the best song from this album
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:iconpseudopony:
PseudoPony Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Very cute, love your art! :)
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:icongeneralecchi:
GeneralEcchi Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty noice texturing there m8
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks m7
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Amazing!
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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NeverLastStanding Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, this is super lovely!!!!!! The grass texture is phenomenal & I love the mixture of realism & adorable ponies. Super cuteeee ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh <33333333333 THE BACKGROUND TOOOOOO
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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:iconthedoubledeuced:
TheDoubleDeuced Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Came out well!
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah ^-^
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:icondwarfman402:
dwarfman402 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAAHHHHH!! Gorgeous!!
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:icondwarfman402:
dwarfman402 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Props to tour patience on that grass btw.
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RhexiRock Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Just how? I don't understand how you do poses so well ;-;
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
well im glad you like the poses :D Its important to remember how the bones work and how the joints work, and to think of how you would sit naturally in their position :>
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Spitfire3901 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is gonna be so cute... Wonder what she's reading? ;3
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
^-^ Havnt decided yet
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:icondwarfman402:
dwarfman402 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEE!!
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:iconthedoubledeuced:
TheDoubleDeuced Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Coming along nicely!
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:icongohlanblack:
gohlanblack Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, very nice! :D
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanksa!~
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JustinBaker23 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love it when ponies read haha. So cute! 
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NeverLastStanding Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist
omg awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, adorable horse reading 
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:iconaurelleahfreefeather:
AurelleahFreefeather Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I know right <3 so cute
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