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A Game of Tag

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Update 6/7/13 : Kiki has passed away. She fought to the very last.

Kiki enjoys a game of tag with her friend Twilight :).

It's finally done!

Hope you like the finished piece :).


Shading took quite a bit more time than I anticipated, in addition to difficulties that reared their ugly heads over the weekend. I chose to be as subtle as possible with the shading as I'm still very new to it.

As before, Kiki's OC was not traced at all, save for her cutie mark. Twi was entirely original save for her muzzle, eye shapes, and far side of her head (just couldn't get it to turn out right :/). Cutie mark for Twilight was provided by :iconsilverrainclouds: *SilverRainclouds Background created by :iconzutheskunk: *ZuTheSkunk

Again please take the time to help Kiki out via taralicious.com or her Give Forward page.

Kiki's OC alone:

A huge thanks to *Yanoda for assistance with the shading on Twi's legs, *SilverRainclouds for help with her eye colors, and the other VIs who gave excellent feedback throughout the process :). Without *ShikariSPEEDER, ~Talryk, and ~SpikeFiremane this piece would not exist, so go give them lots of love!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is copyright :iconfyre-flye: and :iconhasbroplz:

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ACSpeedDemon's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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A nice use of color texture and a very good style in the art makes the pic look like a bright, joyful scene of these 2 ponies galloping around the field!

One thing that is also well done is how Kiki's and Twilight Sparkle's manes appear to be flowing through the breeze as I have stated earlier from running around the fields playing!

The 'swirling' texture on the ground, though at times can be something that is not necessarily needed in some pictures that I have seen, fits perfectly in this! It gives it that 'cartoony' feel to it to give that up beat feel to whats going on, and the extra blades of grass that sticks up is also a nice touch!

I have to say this is very well done and give this 5/5 and I hope to see more of this marvelous art from you!
StryKariSPEEDER's avatar
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Well i reckon this looks beautiful when i first created kiki's oc pony i thought that her cutie mark would resemble happiness and it has i love it when she is always happy and alwyas cheerful in this picture including twilight as well since they are both best friends forever too and i love the art style its so smooth and sharp as well its almost like it can be included in a my little pony film and i give it a high hoof <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> great resolution and it looks beautiful i give this my approval of 10 000 our of 5 <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> /)
Parclytaxel's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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Kiki Havivy. Her OC playing tag with Twilight - how simple is that? The wide-open fields, the mountains, both ponies' tails flapping in their movement, everything contributes towards a sense of openness and freedom. Kiki pausing and Twilight catching up, their faces gleaming with joy... who knows what they'll do together! Of course, it is all relevant to the situation, and the "don't worry, be happy" message of this picture cannot be doubted.

Simply running around, however, looks a little bit too simple; maybe something more suited to Kiki's cutie mark would be better, like picking flowers? The shading is small but still noticeable, which is good, since it differentiates the two ponies from "normal" ones with only coloured strokes, yet avoids giving a more melancholic tone. With regards to anatomy, the drawing is superb save for a few technical errors that can pass.

I had to give everything 5 stars. There is nothing about anything here that spoils the experience!
tropicolacrescent's avatar
Cancer is a terrible thing, i've also lost people to it :(
RIP Kiki, you'll never be forgotten!
StryKariSPEEDER's avatar
its so beautiful you have made me cry with joy im proud to be in this wonderful fandom and so should you :) you rock and everypony does woohoo hugs and wubs /)

Yours Truly ShikariSPEEDER AKA Nathan Barlow

Pony on for a bright and happy future
Kired25's avatar
Wouldn't have been possible without your original design :).

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StryKariSPEEDER's avatar
its ok and your very welcome glad to be of help to you and everypony :) hugs
RecklessKaiser's avatar
Such a lovely and well done picture, specially the background. <3 Great job! :thumbsup:
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abydos91's avatar
Awesome :D I'm sure Kiki and Tara are going to love this pic :D :iconlunahuzzahplz:
And you are the first one to use Zu's background correctly lol XD
Parclytaxel's avatar
I'm not a big fan of those with stars in front of their names, but this is... quite OK. I may put a critique up if I have time. In the meantime, can you just take a look at my gallery?
Kired25's avatar
I believe I've favorites a number of your vectors that came through the club :). Quite a number of your non-pony works are excellent as well.
SilverRainclouds's avatar
This came out great! Way to go. ♪
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