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Fluttershy

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Some soft-shading, and environment practice with our favorite yellow pegasus. :)

Feedback is welcome.

(Edit: Still not sure why this piece is getting so much attention. Almost 500 views in 16 hours? That's a record.)
(Edit 2: Calpain called it lovely. :) Made my day.)
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Reposting/usage policies are on my front page! I don't own My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
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GJ301's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

What I like most about this piece is how much detail you put into the environment. Most illustrations involving Fluttershy would just place her in a plain old grass field in order to get across the idea that she's a nature pony. Maybe they'll place her under a tree or near a flower. However, that is not the case here. You included everything from flowers to to mushrooms to berries to miniature waterfalls. It's because of this elaborate designs that I really feel like I'm in the moment. I sense relaxation and tranquility. I feel in touch with nature. So much, that it almost makes me want to go outside, admire the scenery, perhaps even lay down on the grass, close my eyes, and take in the peaceful atmosphere, especially seeing how it FINALLY became warmer up north! In addition, I admire the hairstyle you gave her. It bares a strong resemblance to her "Crystal Empire" design, which also emphasizes her eminence.

Now I will make a few criticisms. Firstly, Fluttershy's mane and tail are too purple. They should have a lot more pink to them. Also, I would enlargen her pupil. The size it is at now makes her look a tad bit creepy. Furthermore, I feel that her wing is too large. While I can see this as a symbol for how majestic she is, having her wing stretch out from her chest to her flank would look a lot more normal. Lastly, I feel that there is too much shadow on Fluttershy's neck and hindquarters. Toning it down would suit the design far more.

Despite these minor issues, there is no denying that I love this drawing. It's probably one of my favorite Fluttershy illustrations on this site. The idea was clearly to capture her serenity and gracefulness, and it succeeds in doing so, thanks to its beautiful thin line work, special attention to texture including rocks and grass, beautiful coloring, and some extremely elegant designs of nature. You have an amazing talent, CRPonies. I strongly encourage you to keep up the great work!
CRPonies's avatar
:) Thank you so much!
GJ301's avatar
You are very much welcome! Always a pleasure to offer insight! :)
Foxx-Swiftpaw's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Disclaimer: No part of the following review is meant to discourage the artist into not creating more work nor is it meant to cause digital artists to stop drawing digital work. Nor to stop fans from creating fan based work. At no point is this meant to hurt feelings it is meant as an honest review of the picture and if the artist wishes to discuss the review or needs more details I would be happy to discuss it with them. Now without any further delay onto the review.

Vision: Oh my Fluttershy! This just flows with emotion and detail it has great vision. Just look at Fluttershy and tell me that she isn't wonderful! 4 stars all the way.

Originality: Well this may not be on original character or my beloved Twilight but the detail and originality can't be ignored here. Thou I don't see Fluttershy being that close to the edge of a cliff it's still great and worth 4 stars.

Technique: Thou this is a digital work it has more detail then some traditional works. I would hat to think how long it would take somepony to do this traditionally. Yes I know digital takes a long time as well but it is easier to get ride or hide ones mistakes. Really the only major thing I see wrong is the proportion of the river and cliff to Fluttershy. So 3.5 stars is all I can give it.

Impact: Who doesn't like Fluttershy surrounded by animals? Well maybe Discord, seeing as he is very jealous of her friends at times. This picture just reaches out and slaps the viewer with emotion and love, which has earned it 4.5 stars from me.

Overall it is a great picture and could only do with a few adjustments but other then that it's wonderful. I can't wait to see what this artist creates next.
CRPonies's avatar
Thank you so much! :)
Foxx-Swiftpaw's avatar
Any time! I have started to have fun with my reviews. If you wish you can donate some points towards my becoming a core membership in return for critique but either way It was fun and I can't wait to see what else you have to offer the art community. Thank you for your time and have a blessed day.
DoTheDinosaur24's avatar
Stunning! I love the pale colours and little details around her! The addition of the vines starting to ensnare her gently and the size of her eyes is interesting as well!
(The freckles and blush are really cute! I love this :0)
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GalaxieMadchen's avatar
Reminds me of Tim Burton's style! I love it!
GalaxieMadchen's avatar
<3 You're welcome!
Ferdrimmler's avatar
>You are not allowed to use this in any way, shape, or form. This includes tracing and referencing.

I don't think that's a reasonable attitude to take towards art you made from someone else's art.  If everybody did that (say, Hasbro, fer instance), fandom would shut down.
CRPonies's avatar
I know it's a bit harsh, but what I'm trying to say is that I don't want people stealing it. :shrug:
Or, I don't want people using it for money purposes. Inspiration,wallpapers, etc. is fine. I just don't want it abused, is all.
dizziestbeef's avatar
The lack of saturation combined with her small irises, and pupils make this feel very dystopian.
flutter-butter55678's avatar
wow, that's lovely! This reminds me of somebody's style...(yes, a professional artist! :D)
CRPonies's avatar
Thanks! :)

Would that person happen to be Tim Burton?
flutter-butter55678's avatar
yes, that's the name! Yeah, how'd ya know?
CRPonies's avatar
:la:
Some of the comments I've gotten have mentioned Tim Burton.
The resemblance wasn't intentional, but I guess that's what a lot of people see! :)
Teardrops3008's avatar
*backs away slowly* easy flutters don't go all butchershy on me *laughs nervously* (I love it so much! It's so cute, yet scary, my kind of thing xD)
CRPonies's avatar
Haha, thank you! :)
boardgamebrony's avatar
CUTE! I love your art style! <3
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