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Lightning Chaser

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Published: May 17, 2016
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Another speedpainting I did for Bronycon! I've decided to do the thing I did last year, which was essentially make as much art as possible via speedpainting and make them into either medium or small prints for a larger variety in that department. The themed paintings will be the large print variety. c:

This piece was very experimental for  me. Despite still being primarily traditional I wanna better myself at Digital art so it can be a larger part of my arsenal, so I decided to really play around with how I went about this one. I went with a more sketchy look and used black as the primary method of shading, and I think that sharp, sketchy look works pretty well given the content of the image. c: I enjoyed working on it, that's for sure. It took me about 3 hours to complete. ^.^

As for the overall idea behind this: Rainbow Dash is pretty magically skilled, to the point that she is able to produce short bursts of lightning with a charged flap of her wings or even conduct it from her mouth (a skill she learned as a party trick, but developed overtime). Due to her use of lightning-based magic and having a high level of magical chakra flowing through her body, she's essentially electricity-proof, hence why she can fly through a lightning storm without much worry. But being electric-proof doesn't mean she can fly scott-free; she still gotta be careful when flying in a storm this intense! o:

Buuuuuuut yeah. I hope you guys enjoy this, and feel free to ask questions if you have any! ^.^
Image size
4808x3712px 2.93 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
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jendoesStudent Artist
Wow!  Rainbow is not one to be messed with!
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PPreciousssSSS AND GORGEOUS!!
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kleopatraa15Student Traditional Artist
cooooooool and very good but rainbow is a boy speaks liek a boy and looks like a boy
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Fluff-n-FeathersHobbyist Digital Artist
Rainbowdash is a female...
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kleopatraa15Student Traditional Artist
I don`t care, for me its still a boy. Its my option so yea. . .
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Fluff-n-FeathersHobbyist Digital Artist
No. It's not. Rainbow Dash is not YOUR character to change. She is a female, no matter what you say. If you want to believe SHE is a he, then you can, but keep it to yourself. 
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kleopatraa15Student Traditional Artist
Well, that was rude. . .
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Fluff-n-FeathersHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, obviously, you needed a bit of harshness. You clearly weren't going to take it the easy way. 
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kleopatraa15Student Traditional Artist
You find me to fight with, AND you have reallyyyyy serious Problems. . .
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PsychoYellowDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Watever you do...don't piss her off...
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kleopatraa15Student Traditional Artist
boy
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(Obligatory Metalocalypse/"Thunderhorse" joke.)
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ive never seen pony art that looks like this i love the look of this!
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Earthsong9405Professional Filmographer
Thank you! ^.^
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Wisdom-ThumbsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ride the lightning!
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Earthsong9405Professional Filmographer
Awwwww yiss! C:<
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FastAnimalHobbyist General Artist
Lol, exactly while I was looking amazed at it, I've heard a thunder outside!
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Earthsong9405Professional Filmographer
Dashy predicts all! D8
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ScarabsCornerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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CatiacaterinaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic, Earthsong9405! Love Es increible! Excited Rainbow Dash chat emote EqG Rainbow Dash (Them big eyes yo) Plz Rainbow Dash: Astonished 
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Earthsong9405Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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CatiacaterinaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome.
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HappeaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is stunning! The swirling clouds put me in mind of Okami! And I really do love the unique style you use to depict the ponies!
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Earthsong9405Professional Filmographer
Thank you! ^.^
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