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Always By Your Side by Firgof Always By Your Side by Firgof
From the deepest pits into the darkest battles: she's always putting her life on the line to save others in danger.

Time taken: About 18 hours.
Tools used: SAI, Photoshop, Tablet

Author's Notes
This one was created in response to one of the bi-weekly challenges of the r/mlpdrawingschool sub-reddit: to go "beyond yourself". This is one of my best pieces, I believe. I'm hopeful that I'm only a year or so from scraping the tip of the level of talent I'd like to have if I keep improving. We'll see.

In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy this piece. As with my others, it is rough in some places. I'm not sure I'll ever have the fortitude to *really* go over one of my pieces for hours until it's absolutely perfect but it does convey what I wanted it to. My anatomy is still not quite 'spot on'. I may have to do some real-world analogues before long because perspective and volumes are still laying me out.
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hypershadic247 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
awesome picture
XNatoX Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Like & fave. Just wish I could get it in full res for free.
XNatoX Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Bleh, meant to say watch instead of like...
MetaKirb7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
This is amazing! Very very nice!
LadyFroey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
This is just lovely! I really like how protective Rainbow Dash looks here.
Firgof Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. I had to exaggerate her wings a bit and bump her shoulders a little but I think the 'feather shield' effect is worth a little anatomical distortion. :)

Also draw that glaring eye I think 8 times before I was satisfied with it.
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April 27, 2013
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