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Twilight and Spike in their winter outfits from "My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever" ^^

Sketching, inking and colouring in Photoshop.

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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Great! :heart:
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaw. :)
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SHREKRULEZ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
Cute drawing, man.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019
Awww... That's adorable.

Lovely work
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KrystalHuntress Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
cute!
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Armbine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Amazing 
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IanandArt-Back-Up Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019
How cute.
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Scholar57 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cuddly and cute!

Interesting colors.  The choice of yellow, red, blue, and white go well with Twilight's and Spike's natural purple.  And I love Spike's stocking cap and Twilight's earmuffs.  They're very fun to look at.

Winter has been cold over here in the States.  Arctic air pushing the wind-chill down to -50 degrees Fahrenheit, slippery roads, snow falling every other week.  But on the days when it's not extreme (which are more frequent than few, thankfully), I find the days coated with beautiful snow and calm winter scenery.  I won't lie, I enjoy the season of winter.  I really do.

Plus, it makes art like this all the sweeter.
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I thought Spike was holding an egg from the thumbnail but I think that's just Twilight's hoof.

Very adorable Key!
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dSana Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think half of my watchers thought it an egg @@
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
Daaaawww! Cute snuggles!
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StarElisah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
Daaaw very cute piece.
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clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
so very beautiful :)
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PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snooooow.
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Instacore Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Student General Artist
Pretty cute, I like this. Quite appropriate for the cold winter in the US and Canada right now. It's actually unusually warm in where I'm living right now- quite weird. 
It's very nice to see fanart with a touch of humanity- and I see the direction of this artwork pretty clearly- I just got a few suggestions here and there :)

I see that you used a similar shade of magenta for both Spike and Twilight. I understand that they are both purple, but visually it may look like they are 'clumped' together. From the looks of it Spike is in front of Twilight. When it snows, the visibility is often very low- I think you could take advantage of that. Basically, what I did in this Photoshop edit is that I added a translucent layer of white over Twilight, which indicates that she is further behind in the snowy atmosphere. To make Spike pop out more as well, you could also create a shadow on the scarf and front legs that is casted by by the head. If I'd work on it further I would also soften the tones of that shadow to create further depth as well. 

Dcz160d-942b9b19-2e2e-453f-b128-054f9cffd8cf by Instacore  

As for the colours- I like the colour choice of complementary colours with the yellow egg/scarf and the purple of Spike and Twilight. But to me the colours seem a little bit too oversaturated- I'd see why though- because that's pretty much the design of MLP so there's no avoiding the brighter, more technicolour range of colours. I guess I would still use those bright colours, but do so sparingly- probably in key focal points like Spike or Twilight's face. I might reduce the saturation for other parts such as Twilight's hair or Spike's wooly hat and egg. Therefore the viewer's attention would be directed at the correct space. Honestly, figuring out the colour and lighting for this piece would be slightly difficult and ambiguous due to the snow- and everything being showered with white light which doesn't help when it comes to the choice of colours, so I don't really know. 

But anyways, this is still a great piece of fanart and it made my day- it captured the relationship between the two characters pretty well and it's very relevant to the current weather. Really hope this helped and keep up with the great work!
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dSana Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear you like the artwork :) I always like to draw those two!

However, it seems to me that atmospheric perspective you suggest is ununjustified - they are meant to be very close (Spike holds her hoof in his hands) and your effect separates them - almost as if Twilight was just a fading memory. I have chosen to create foucs throught the lighter and blurred edges around them and kept the shadows to the bare minium, since the light souce bounces off the white snow and shouldn't produce any dark shadows, such as the one you suggested. 

Scarf and hats colours are borrowed from the show and I don't think that desaturation would benefit this kind of simple illustration :)
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Instacore Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Student General Artist
I agree- I guess I was a bit too heavy handed with the white, sorry about that, but yes I see what you mean- in hindsight it does look like a fading memory and the white snow reflecting from the ground :P- I guess the head may be slightly brighter though due to the additional skylight? I guess it just really depends on weather conditions but that's just way too much detail to think about haha. 

Yeah I guess desaturation would reduce the cartoony effect on the scarf- in fact I do go overboard with desaturation sometimes- my art teacher says that my paint mixture is often too pastel lol. Btw- just askin- is the colours from the episode in season one where they're trying to turn the seasons from autumn to spring?
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dSana Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you look closely, you can spot a gentle primary light on the left side of Twilight's mane and Spike's hat, as I imagine some of the sun shines throught the clouds. But perhaps it could have been more intensive :thinking: 

To be fair, saturation (and value) is tricky to master and I don't claim this one is perfetly balanced, hahah :) The outfits are from Xmas special titled "The Best Gift Ever".
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Lorde-Barao Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
So wholesome
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OrchuaMorceto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
#showyourheart 
i love this
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Siluntwolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Cool
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T-2238 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
Sweet!
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MegaChico Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
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AceWissle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
So. Damn. Cute.

(I just noticed I wasn't watching you. WAT)
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LoveXPoints Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  New Deviant Student Artist
So cute Heart 
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GameUniverso Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Aw!  What a lovely cow!
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Tiger-Hawk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
Cute
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute.
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redowicz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  New Deviant
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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BloodveinDaedric Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#showyourheart 

now this is adorable!
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clearwolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Student Digital Artist
#ShowYourHeart  <3 awww my new fav!
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PrincessStarShine7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Student Digital Artist
#showyourheart damn this is adorable owo I luv thisssss
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The-Luna-fan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
OC the look so happy together!
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KiaShogone Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Student General Artist
#showyourheart I thought this was really cute :D
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SingSongGamerPony Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
This makes me so jealous that it's summer in Australia right now.
But they're so adorable that it makes it easier to bear.
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botanicus-fireside Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww, all the warm fuzzies.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
I think Rarity made that stuff for them
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BaronVonSteam Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute!
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charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019   Traditional Artist
Adorable:D
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Rizarus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
Aaawww this is so adorable and lovely
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NintenCano Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019
So cute and adorable ❤
I like the effect of the mist.
Very well done :)

I have a question.
What is it that Spike is holding in his arms?
Some kind of egg?

Winter is my second favorite season.
Have a nice day dSana.
Be careful to catch a cold ^^

I think this music could fit with this drawing.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=g7KFInVR…
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