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Fancy-Pants Moves to Ponyville by ChocolateSun Fancy-Pants Moves to Ponyville by ChocolateSun
While working on this over the past month I noticed that it is pretty challenging to paint objects with minimal lighting. Would you feel the need to test your colors and values on a separate page or gradually apply a bunch of guesstimated colors directly until you believe it looks right? I generally went with the latter in all my previous stuff, however, when it came to this one I drew a couple "color/value-spheres" to try to get decent form. I think it was a good experiment.

Done in GIMP, 20+ hours.
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ScopeEva Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty cool, the way you've blended Canterlot architecture with the Ponyville atheistic.  I feel like it very much suits it's new owner to. 
Kudos. 
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Thank you! :)
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jmeel14 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Wow nice work! I thought it was rendered. haha
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Thanks. :)
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jmeel14 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
You're welcome. ^.^
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Lovely painting, and I really like the colors. Although it just strikes me as amusing that it's so tall a house yet it's still thatched with straw. [1] Probably need Pegasi for the top floors...


[1] Maybe Ponyville has zoning laws..
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Nice to know that you were amused! Thank you for commenting. :D
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art! I can't imagine doing this all in GIMP. I like painting directly on the image until it 'looks right', but I do make test spheres and keep swatches on the edge of my more complex images.
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Once someone called the program "the poor man's Photoshop," and I believe they are right; the possibilities are endless even when it comes to open-source. Thanks for commenting! :)
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love open source (Blender FTW!) but I just never liked GIMP. You do awesome things with it though. :D
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Awesome work.

It shows that you wanted to put lot of love in it with the great amount of details apparent in this.
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thank you very much. :)
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
My pleasure :-)

Keep up the great work
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horseydino Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
This piece really displays a lot of skill for painting.
It would take me way longer than 20ish hours to make something so detailed.
This is very well done and is realistic, in a sense, because of just how many details you added.
All the fruits and the stones and even the hair on the people.
Amazing.
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thanks for the support, I really appreciate it. :D
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horseydino Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Yeah, you're welcome!
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Zabchan Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
man, it feels like there is a great sotry behind this painting, just waiting to be told, about fancypants moving to ponyville
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thanks for your appreciative comment! :)
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kmanhbk18 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
sweet house 
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thanks. :)
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kmanhbk18 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
no prob
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Awesome!
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thank you :)
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jimmyjj654321 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Absolutely beautiful!
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thank you, I appreciate it. :D
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LennyTribe Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking aaaaaaawesome!
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Glad you like it :)
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iamthejam Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Where IS Fancy Pants?
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Krazylec Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I believe you can see him in front of the house, carrying some luggage.
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iamthejam Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Extremely subtle. Too bad the zoom only goes in so far.
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Yes, unfortunately this picture is of very small resolution. I'll try and work on something more significant in the future. :)
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UltimateView Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW.Amazing
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thanks for commenting! :)
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UltimateView Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You`re welcome :)
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Darkone10 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
This is beautiful.
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thank you. :)
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa- this is great!
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Thanks! :)
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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Blodarn Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
it looks friggin' awesome! >u<
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Thank you. :)
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