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So much purple

By Chingilin
I might be posting lots and lots of ponies.

I'm trying to settle for a style so I'm trying a few things :B
Sorry before hand.
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Zephyter0's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
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I would like to say that this piece is flawless, I want to say that it's perfect in every way... but I can't. The style is superb, the execution is pretty solid and the impact is huge, but you're looking for critique, so you'll get it from someone who can see a few minor things you can improve on. Let's get into this.

First and foremost, the lineart stands out to me as being a bit sketchy. There are hangs and snags in places and while the dynamic thickness works in some places, like along the upper hip, for example, it provides several visual breaks i.e. on the lower hind-thigh, right in the middle. The tail's curve is less than flowing as well, having a sharp angle at the tip which I believe is unintentional, because the rest of the tail flows a lot more gracefully. All in all, this is my biggest nitpick with the piece, and it's something that can be overlooked is you're not specifically looking for ways to make this piece better.

Secondly, the eyes asymmetry is slightly strange, but acknowledgable as part of expression, gravity, etc. The contents of the eye, however, is another story., The left pupil and Iris are a bit bigger than the right one (her left and right, not ours). This gives the picture a slightly off look, as what is, assumedly, the primary focus of the composition is slightly off in execution. They're looking the right way, but their different sizes provide a slightly... uncanny valley look if you try to stare back into them. There's a reason Iris/pupils are drawn the same size in most pictures, this is why.

Now i'd like to talk about some of the things you did exceptionally well. The color in this piece is absolutely fantastic, blended smoothly, gives a very fur-like texture (something I feel a lot of pony artists struggle with, myself included sometimes), is pretty well shaded (with a couple of minor confusions, like the fact that the light source appears to be from the top right and slightly forward from her position, but the underside of the muzzle, which should be toward the light source, appears to be darker than the tip of the muzzle) and overall very, very good.

Furthermore, your control of the face and handling of the rather uniquely positioned limba (can't say I've ever seen a pony in this particular configuration), manages to look natural and comfortable, while not falling into the trap of "good anatomy, poor posing to convey actual life'.

Now, this is where objectivity meets subjectivity, so I will make my bias known;
-I do not like Alicorn Twilight and never will.-
-Recent Unicorn Twilight fanart of this quality makes me warm and fuzzy-

Alright, with that out of the way, let me say that I feel you've captured a real sense of the spirit that made Twilight's original character so great in my eyes. The warmth and care and knowing. There's a strong sense of subdued intelligence from the face, a mysterious expression that conveys more than words really can. This lends the piece a sense of deep meaning, when at surface glance it's simply D'aww.

On a purely subjective note, I'll add that I do feel warm and fuzzy when looking at this, which I do believe is the intent, creating an emotion of sympathy and quiet compassion. I'm well aware my bias could play into this, but I feel it's important to point out that the piece's color composition and sunny hues over what would normally be the cold end of the color spectrum lend the piece a strong sense of summery glow, which I assume isn't lost on you as well. The palettes careful on this one, and it lends your work a sense of solidarity and composition which are, I feel, its greatest strength.

...All of that said, the 'ponies looking at you' thing has been done before, so I'm going to have to take SOME points off of originality of concept (though I honestly feel that's a pointless category to judge a piece of artwork on), however your unique posing saves the category for sure.

all in all, I'd say this is A+ work, but like most pieces, it has a few minor flaws that could be nitpicked.

By my own personal metric;
[97/100]
By the metric I'm grading on for DA;
[88/100]
ralucascratte's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
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Hi! This is my first critique <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>. I really like your drawing. All the tones of purple match together perfectly. I really like that even if you use mainly purple it's not ovelwelming, it's not hurting my eyes.<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> It fits perfectly with twilight's way of being and color scheme. I like that you drawed thin lines to match the kawai colo scheme. The style is very cute and I think that overally it is a really good and creative drawing <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> keep up the good work! I can't wait to check more of your art ! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> (I'm kinda new here :3)
Noctte's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
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The overall body shape of Twilight is nice, with exagerated lines as well as subtle ones. The added texture of a "Z" like stroke gave a nice "furry" feel to the character, as well as the ears. While most of the line work and proportion are nice, the shape of the tail most towards the middle, as well as the back left leg seem out of place. To expand on the leg, it does fit the relative exageration of "thin to thick" as the front, but it seems overdone towards the thigh and causes it to feel too thin. It dosn't feel like an attempt at foreshortening since the image dosn't have enough depth to warrant it. As for the tail, the blocky ends seem too sharp and have a strange unfinished sense about them.

Moving on to the head, the eyes, mane and muzzle all look fantastic and definately add charcter to the expresion on Twilight. The only thing I find off about this (which is just personal taste really) is the diagonal lines in the eyes and the over-pronounced eyelashes. The lashes seem too bushy, but that could vary well just be me... Also, the eyebrows are too defined, as a simple line or two would have done nicely. The thicker brows look masculine on her.

Lastly, the ears, horn, and pose! The ears are adorable! I love them with no objections! As for the horn, it looks too short, but that could just be the intended angle of her head or another choice of style. Then there's the pose. She looks genuinely comfortable on what I can only assume is a pillow/bed, and I just want to cuddle with her. On that I give 10/10 would do again!

So thats it. Overall, lovely piece and hope my critique can help!
deli73123's avatar
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This is absolutely adorable. very very cute.

Vision: You set out to make a cute picture of Twiley (or at least I'm assuming that was your intention), and made a cute picture of Twiley. Good job.

Originality: Cute pone isn't exactly the most original thing you could do, but there are definitely some unique aspects of this that I like. The way her legs are positioned almost reminds me of what my dog does when I give her a belly rub.

Technique: The shoulder joints on the front legs seem a little off, but other than that everything is very well-done. Also, the bed or whatever she's laying on doesn't look quite right, but considering that Twi is obviously the focus of the picture, this does little to detract from anything.

Impact: HNNNNGGGG
deli73123's avatar
It only just now occurs to me that this isn't the first time I've critiqued art by you...
das-kommander's avatar
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although I'm not a fan of the series but I found your work very successfully when I look at the work of someone I do not want to know from where it is extracted, I especially want to know if me Please really (sorry if you do not understand what I wrote, I'm french and I'm so bad at English than I have to use a translator)

the colors are well chosen, the details are very well designed, there is just something that bothers me but I can not say what.

if you could do the other as successful as the one I am happy to be able to admired.
Nawnii's avatar
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This is the cutest thing ever!! I love it! I absolutely adore the way you did her eyes! They're so so so so so sooooo cute! I love the ears as we'll! They look all fluffy <3. Her expression is so cute! It looks like she is laying on a little purple cloud! I looooove how you did her hair! The way you colored it is soon smooth and nice <3 it just feels happy. The hole picture just feels happy. It feels calm. Which would of course be because of e use of purples. It's a calm color! You Are a great talent.
Nanorider426's avatar

Purple my favourite colour so it's fine by me. ^^

Sstygal's avatar

I'm working on a similar pose but they are so hard I can't draw sitting ponies lmao ... Urs is soooo good tho. <3

strongbad-joe132's avatar
Okay, so, we have a purple pony laying on a purple pillow with a purple background. I don't think this could get any more purple.
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Fluffomaru's avatar
sorry to bother, but do you allow bases made of your work?
because I found one MLP Base - Request by PStar-Base
Elastiboy's avatar
Lovely... as always.
Twily is just adorable and sweet. :love:
Keep up the great work! :#1:
Neoar2000's avatar
SO BEAUTIFUL!!Twilight (Squee) Plz 

AAAAND THATS WHY I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!Emotipony Heart Emotipony Heart Emotipony Heart 
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OMGIMSPININGOMGPIE's avatar
Purple Purple... Yet Purpler
AplReach's avatar
So much SNUGGLY purple :snuggles: 
MugenSeiRyuu's avatar
Let's see:
Purple is Powerful - Yep
Supernatural is Purple - Yep
Purple Eyes - Yep

And her counterpart is a shrinking violet.
bookwormsteve's avatar
very nice twi is so adorable
NickLozano2793's avatar
"Hey is that one purple? Purple is my favorite color!"
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