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What more lies out there? What will I uncover?

------- A Little Big Update --------

Going to post secondary to study art has been on my mind since grade 12 but I never had the courage to carry through with it. I didn't entertain the option mostly because I heard it was hard to get into the school here in addition to self doubt and career worries. But I finally bit the bullet and applied back in September in hopes I could get in and make it work.

I had originally painted this to use in my portfolio, but replaced the pony with a person. (Art schools don't really like fan art, which is understandable.) But I held off posting it in case they stumble across my art page. Also had to delete a lot of my non-pony art too which is unfortunate. :/ 

I'm finally posting this now because I received results from the school regarding my application. I made it in!!!

I know everyone will have their own interpretation of this piece, (which you are entitled to) but for myself, it is a work full of mystery and questions. A perfect implication of the thoughts and emotions I've been going through in regards to where I want to take my art. What is next for me? What more is out there? Where will I go? Who will I meet? What risks will I take? Will I make it? But all these thoughts boil down to one thing. I have to try. If I never try, how will I know? So that is what I'll do! I'll try! 

Now, before I wrap up this behemoth wall of text, I just want to thank each one of you who've been so gracious towards me with the compliments, feedback, and for just supporting me. It's reassuring to me to know you guys truly enjoy my work and that is something I can never hope to repay. And to my friends, thank you for taking pride in my successes, and comforting me through the failures. Would never have thought I'd ever be doing art if not for all of you! Thank you!

Original Version: fav.me/dcnw5q9
Time Taken: 10 hours (background originally completed Oct 8, 2018.)
Programs: Photoshop CC 2017
Tablet: Wacom Bamboo CTH-670
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christeam122's avatar
Very nice 👍
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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TheEvilHadrosaurHobbyist General Artist
Whoa, what a masterful use of light. Nice work :D
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Gosh, thank you! I'm flattered XD
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:D
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It makes me want to go on an adventure. :)
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
*Queue adventure time end credits song*
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EggnogdudeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Stellar Piece! 
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Thank you, Shotgun!
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Awesome piece
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Thanks, Cajobif!
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My pleasure
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LennyStendhal13Hobbyist General Artist
Aah, I remember the original version of this :meow: It was beautiful already, but it's awesome to see how even more beautiful it has become now. Not that I ever had any doubts about that, let that be clear ;P

I am super happy to hear you've made it into the school of your dreams Lolli! :love::happybounce: I would wish you luck, but you don't need it: you are one of the most talented and dedicated artists I know! :D So I'm going to wish you a lot of success, instead: both professional success and personal success. It's normal to feel a bit in awe at the endless possibilities you and your art have in front of you at first, but that doesn't have to scare you. Instead, it has to motivate you, to push you to say "I AM going to take this road and see where it takes me!". But you don't need me telling you this, Lolli: I can see how determined you are from your words :'3

Congratulations, my friend! I am proud of you and I wish you all the best for this new adventure and phase of your life :hug:

Lenny
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
I couldn't ask any more of you than what you've already given me, Lenny. Ill always cherish your words with me (: I guess this is the year I find out what I want to do and how I want to get there. I'll be sure to show you the progress along the way (:
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LennyStendhal13Hobbyist General Artist
Aw! That makes me happy, Lolli :hug: I wish you the best on discovering where this year will take you! And yes please, keep us updated on the progress! :D
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JoakahaHobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :D
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Thankies ^^
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RyardnHobbyist General Artist
Wooooow this updated version is amazing~!

And you got in??? CONGRATZ!!!!! :hug: Your work is gorgeous so I'm not surprised at all.

When I first got accepted to grad school I was super nervous about my future as well. While the work can be frustrating at times, I am enjoying where I'm at, so I wish you the best of luck and some advice: Don't be afraid to go and try new things, even if it's just by yourself and make sure not to allow yourself to burn out. Breaks are a good thing and help keep the stress down. Oh, and make yourself a schedule. Those things save lives.

:heart: you too Lolli
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Aahhh thank you so much Aqua! ^^ it was a huge relief to hear the results!

Happy to hear that you found the answets to some of those questions. I just need to find that one thing I love doing and am good at and it'll only come after I try it all. And for sure, burnout is one of my many worries, but that's why I got planners XD gotta go Twilight Sparkle mode for this! (:

Aww <3 You get extra love :'3
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this looks amazing! good luck in art school!
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Thank you so much Templar! Hopefully it goes well XD
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ur welcome!!
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VanillaGhostiesHobbyist Digital Artist
So exciting that you're going to art school! You're already a phenomenal artist, but I know you're only gonna get better from here on out. I'm sure it's a bit daunting, but you're gonna find your way through and do amazing things.
As for this piece, this is brilliant. Absolutely love how you pulled off the lighting which perfectly illuminates Twilight and brings the composition out. The whole setting is painted beautifully, and the way you did Twilight here is amazing. For a lot of environment-focused, landscapey pony artwork I've seen, there seems to be a trade off in how much the artist actually details the pony compared to the environment they're in. But that's not the case at all here, and the difference is actually striking- Twilight looks awesome, the environment looks awesome, this piece is awesome, you're awesome, and best of luck at school you're incredible.
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LolliponyArtStudent Digital Artist
Thank you so much Vanilla! (I know it's a late reply but I still very much appreciate your time to write this) <3

I'm glad I stumbled across thumbnailing because it wouldn't have came out nearly as nice if not! Really love doing them for big landscapey scenes of the like. (: Thanks again for your support Vaniller!
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