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Snowing again

By Imalou
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Remake of this one because I found this so ugly and sad that it's my most viewed deviation

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granmanuelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

I can't make a critique without the comparison between both pictures.
it shows an improvment in the tecnique, more details and arranged, not so improvised. also she looks more femme than the originlas, for the status quo that was great! for me, than i think that Vinyl is a Mare looking Stalino (hurt me planty), i prefer the original.
I think than the headphone is good, not make me any "noise" in other way, the scarf... THAT SCARF... i know, its really difficult make cloth, thats a poin to improve.
The back's hair seems lifeless, and the front one, halfway.
and finally, my last point, the back ground. some blurry buildings will give some complement, and i remarked "BluuuUUUuuUuuUuuUuurryyyyyyyy....."
HOpe be usefull!
PD.: Your work make my heart squeezed of gloom and i really love it.
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thehumancopierHobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

In as little words as possible i can say that this is quite the "cool" piece, i personally love the cool tones used in the piece and expected from the thumbnail to be a white winter made for ponies. Not being so good as i expected to be in digital arts, i do know a thing or two about color coordination due to traditional art. It was well done to keep things cool and white but yet having some way of telling Vinyl's body was not "morphing" to the headphones. These are all good things to say about the piece being visually pleasing to the eye.

Now as far as the things wrong, the only thing i can notice is the perspective point on the Headphones, as i know its difficult to get the angle right it was at least done better than the usual seen. As for the background, i felt as if there was a little less than expected since Vinyl lives in Ponyville afterall. The buildings were sparse, but i understand the "gloomy" feel being accomplished in the piece.

all in all i love the piece and that it has a chilly feel that puts my spine into. In conclusion, the piece was well thought out but the background could have used just a wee bit more than a few buildings here and there, maybe some hazy clouds that snow storms have.
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I'm no good with words, so I'll get right to it. At first glance I can tell that yo took a lot of care in the details of Scratch, especially the eyes, cheeks, nose and accessories. I like that you used her Cutie Mark as the insignia on her headphones. Her expression seems to denote a question of some kind and it makes me wonder what is going on in front of her, adding to the allure of the overall picture.

The background is less detailed, but still retains a level of intricacy that can be admired. The buildings themselves remind me of something like an isolated township in the north, like Canada or Alaska, though with less trees.

I admire the brush style you chose for her mane, the darker blue being more opaque than the light blue highlights. The shading on the horn makes it look more like bone or some other material that is separate from her fur but still melds with the fur perfectly at the base as though there was no difference in material.

The shading is consistent with where the light source is perceived to emanate and gives great light tones to the eyes, especially in the irises which seem to hint at purple or violet near the top on the left eye. The scarf was also a great aesthetic choice, further enhancing the picture in the winter environment and that the ponies still perceive a similar amount of cold as compared to humans, despite their fur.

Overall I think the picture is an amazing piece that you should be immensely proud of, as it shows your improvement in your technique and aesthetic choice. Thank you for the new desktop background! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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Lucain24Hobbyist Writer
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Well I haven't done a critique in awhile, so let's get started shall we?
At first glance, it's gorgeous. The details show, the nice shading, the background and more. When I zoomed in, and I saw where the heart is. You took your time with her features. The eyes are dazzling, and the cute little nose is a nice touch as it reflect off the light source. I can imagine feeling where she is (where ever that may be) i love how you add the accessories such as the scarf and headphones. It's a nice touch over the product as a whole.
The only issue I had was that the buildings weren't as detailed as the pony, I'm not too much worried about it cause that's not the main item. But still...
Other than that, the background is decent. Your character is excellent! I have a new iPad background XD
Thanks for your time <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
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ZeBirdMedic's avatar
Wow i love your art style its just so pretty especially the colors
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AspiePieStudent General Artist
Very damn pretty!
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goth-of-whovilleHobbyist Artist
Heyo! I used this artwork in a video of mine.…
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SonnenGammaBlitzHobbyist General Artist
YES, HIGHLAND THUNDER! Or: The DJ, the piper and the cellist.
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ImmortalTanukiHobbyist General Artist
Actually, I like the first one a lot better.
LordBurn's avatar
It's amazing to see how far you've come.

Keep up the great work!:heart:
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Vladlena-985 Traditional Artist
It's beautiful! Oops! :D (Big Grin) 
Lucain24's avatar
Lucain24Hobbyist Writer
To make this more interesting, this one is STILL my iPad wallpaper. 
MintyTM's avatar
MintyTMStudent Digital Artist
Thats fantastic! :D your a great artist 
FrankytheShadow's avatar
FrankytheShadowHobbyist General Artist
Wow! Looks just so great, this  and the ohter ones, are my very best favorite MLP Art!!
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ChibijoshuaHobbyist Artist
Their both very lovely.
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Tmnt-girl01Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are awesome l.o
HearsHunter's avatar
Well i must say why i saw the first version while browing i thinking "nice technique but still ugly", and 5 mn i found this masterpiece ! Awesome !
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er49563Student General Artist
you can't be serious in saying the first one is ugly :P
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quiet-victoriesProfessional General Artist
i like 1st one more :)
Quenquent's avatar
Rah ! ça fait trop longtemps que je suis pas allé sur deviantart ! Tellement de dessins à ratraper !

Même si je ne suis pas fan de Vinyl, j'aime bien celle-là :3
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ponycoconutz123 Digital Artist
better than the other one your good
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