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Army of Two (FULL HD)

Finally! Wow this took me a long time to complete after a total of 3 weeks and 3 days (24 days). I painted this after practicing several smaller pieces, just to make sure I am able to paint well and not get stuck. Feel free to download this for your desktop background or something like that! :D

Anyway, presenting:


Rainbow Dash and Twilight putting on a pose right in front of the camera with three different types of sharp weapons, namely the sword, blade and the dagger!

Pss... try to spot AJ in the background, she's pretty small to be seen! She's so surprised to see them making the pose from afar! :D

Anyway, I hope you like this! :D
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LolliponyArt's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Wow this is absolutely spectacular. When you said you planned to create a background for Rainbow Dash's solo, I did not expect such an addition! It was also a pleasure to be able to attend a few of your streams and observe your techniques, even though I'm inexperienced with CS6. I start by pointing out some elements I enjoy in this piece.

The atrocious attention to detail! I can't imagine how long it took to draw those wings. Though the characters may be wielding weapons, the soft back light from the sun on the wings gives it a sense of serenity. I also like the nice touches with the sun beams streaking across the sky and the nifty little lens flare. The poses also add dynamics to the scene, which is great in this case. But there is just a couple things that strike me as odd.

I'd recommend maybe practicing more than just ponies. For example in your drawing here, the landscape could be looking more natural. But it shouldn't be a big deal if you're not planning to delve into land forms. I would also consider trying out different colours for different settings. I want to point out that Twilight's coat is too saturated, but that's not what I'm going for. The setting of this environment would have an altered lighting coming upon the 2 characters consisting of a yellow tinted highlight. So in this case, a light purple would not the best fit, but perhaps an orange/tan brown would do well. I just want to say that once again, you don't need to apply these if you're not planning on having different settings/backgrounds. It all depends how in-depth you want to go with it, which is ultimately your call.

Overall, this is very stunning! It's great to see such an effort put in, even if this is your first time doing backgrounds! I'd love to hear where you plan to take this, where you want to dive deeper into, and overall, what your goals are for your art. It'd help me give you more insight on where you're heading! As always, phenomenal work, Duskie! Rock on, bud <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";P" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="454" title="Wink/Razz"/>
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dafuq 3 days?! holly molly, you need to git good man, i kinda like the sword thought and wing Big Fool Emoji-03 (Creep Stare) [V2] total 100% legit. I can't images what is this background do this mean... but still like it thought, hope you will be a great artist thump up!

Edit comment: Forgot to read description sorry, found AJ...
Duskie-06's avatar
Aww... thank you so much! Yeah hopefully! :D
Yay! You found AJ! :D
kmanhbk18's avatar
Nice fire sowrd
Duskie-06's avatar
Thank you! :D
I could've actually made it brighter but, since I'm still new to Photoshop, I guess I'll just leave it as this and move on :)
VengefulStrudel's avatar
Whoa, awesome! That's a whole lot of effort and detail you put in this piece, awesome work! :D I especially like their wings, the lighting and the magical aura~

The background is quite detailed too! I like how you made each individual 'piece' of the terrain/ground :D Must've taken a lot of time, heh. Also, 'ello there AJ, watcha doing there? =P
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Aww... thank you! The wings are the ones that took me the most amount of time to complete, and is guided by vector masks. :D
Yeah, the cracks in the ground took me quite some time and effort to complete. So many pieces uugghh... especially at the area farther away into the Sun and the cliff on the right

Hehe! AJ is so shocked to see them posing with swords! :D
VengefulStrudel's avatar
I can only imagine how much time it must've took to make all these pieces, hehe. But seeing how well it turned out, it motivates me to focus more into my backgrounds xP
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You're welcome.
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milkhorns's avatar
I literally have no words... O.O
This is absolutely brilliant...
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Aww... thank you! ^^
I'm so glad you like this :) (Smile) 
AuraDragonAce's avatar
I found AJ! Nice work on the picture! :)
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Yay! Thank you! :happybounce: 
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shieldgenerator7's avatar
wow, dude... this looks awesome! I would oblige you with a critique, but with this? I wouldn't even know where to begin; it's way out of my league. Only thing I can think of would maybe be, use a less saturated color for Twi; she looks kind of "burnt". But other that, wow man! This is incredible! The sword designs, the crackling earth beneath them, wow just wow 
I can really see all the love and hard work you poured into this
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Yeah I kind of agree that Twilight looks kind of "burnt" because of her thick purple color. It looks fine on my computer, but when I switch to my phone to view, she looks really burnt.

Aww... thank you so much for those kind and awesome words, I really appreciate them a lot! :happybounce: 
shieldgenerator7's avatar
sounds like you may need to replace your monitor or adjust the screen brightness/contrast.

yep :) you deserve them for this work of art
Shiloh-the-pony1's avatar
I absolutely love it! 
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Thank you so much!! :happybounce: 
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