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The Lone Rager

Who is that masked pony? Whoever it is, this is certain: you don't want to make her angry. You're not going to love her when she's angry.

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This illustration was created for the WeLoveFine My Little Pony T-Shirt contest. If you liked it, please consider going to the contest page for it and rating it according to how you feel about it. Thank you ever so much!

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andy4an's avatar
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

Love the idea, but the execution is disappointing.
Tons of unimportant features draw focus from the important parts of the background.

Important background elements: holes in the hulk uniform, eyes
Unimportant background elements (that are distracting): lights on the sky scrapers, bright shinny trash can, shinny light post, windows that almost appear to have something in them, bright edges of the building, linear brick accents and car light streaks

This could have been a killer piece, but too much is screaming for you to look at it. All of the unimportant aspects should have low contrast between themselves and the surrounding elements so that the cool angry eyes, and the skin poking through the cracks in the building get to dominate the background.
Note that most of those "unimportant" elements are neat, and give the piece lots of character, but they should be the things we see AFTER we've been drawn into the piece and have started to look very closely. Except maybe the trashcan. I'm not sure that that adds to it.

I'd never have written so many words about a piece that I didn't find inspiring. Your creativity makes me smile. I can see where you were going, and you clearly have the ability to execute effectively on the idea, with just a few tiny changes. Good luck on the contest.
MykeGreywolf's avatar
Thank you for your kind critique. I'll be the first to admit that I have a hard time withholding detail where it is not needed. In this case, I wanted to give the background a "realistic", lived-in look, as to not make the presence of the "important" elements seem forced. This explains the lit windows and the trash can (which I included as a way to tell the viewer that the street Fluttershy is entering is a back alley). You could say that I prioritized what you called "character" over the background immediate perceptibility, and decided to trust the viewer to guide themselves from the piece's outlines to the intended "hidden" features. From most of the reactions, it seems like I was successful with that. I am sorry that my approach did not resonate with your particular sensibility.
TheStorm117's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Huh. I'm terrified. Now for critique... Straight off the bat here; everyone here has praised using the background to build up the image Flutterhulk. Rightfully so. It's very well used here, both creatively and constructively. By using the composition to help build up two images in one seamlessly, it gives more room for details to be added, such as Fluttershy (or Saddle Rager) walking down an alleyway with the cityscape in the background.

While the detail and composition are good in that area however, more attention could have been given to the border where the quality of the line work wanes, most notably on the left wing. Call it a nitpick, but detail should be applied to both the main image and the smaller details that surround it.

That aside, the originality is good in that it takes an existing character and portrays it in a way that thinks outside of the norms of design. Composition is good in coloring, lighting and shading apart from the small outer details. Impact overall is strong in that it makes you look at the image and realize how these two polar opposites have been put together in a way that makes you look twice.

Overall: Fantastic piece <img class="avatar" src="…" alt=":iconfluttershylaplz:" title="fluttershylaplz" />
MykeGreywolf's avatar
Thank you so much for your critique, and for enjoying the piece. I aim to please, and to improve with every work. I will do better next time.
DoughnutJoe's avatar
Extremely creative. I like the cracks that form the rips in the Rager's suit, but I can't decide if the streetlight eyes or the sunset mane is my favorite part.

She better be careful; alleyways in the big city can be dangerous. ;)
MykeGreywolf's avatar
Thank you for your compliments, I hope to be able to impress you again in the future. :)
Freefox's avatar
words cannot explain how great is this picture :iconbravoplz:
MykeGreywolf's avatar
Of course they can: "not that much". See? :D
MLPegasis4898's avatar

I see what you did on the background... :D :D :D

It amazing!!! Love it!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

MykeGreywolf's avatar
Thank you, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. :)
mickey16's avatar
Brilliant how you made the street lights like her other form's eyes.
MykeGreywolf's avatar
Those street lights sure are brilliant!

Thank you!
MLPmichael's avatar
wow very eye appealing.
MykeGreywolf's avatar
I am happy to have appealed your eye! Any other body parts that you need appealed?
badrang22's avatar
her turning into flutterhulk is best moment of seasonm 4, I like how the entire pic has the shape of her monster form and the street light serves as her eyes! and the walls with the cracks in them making it lk like her dress does when those muscles bulge...dude I'm gonna watch your account from now on this is a masterpiece considering all these details
MykeGreywolf's avatar
Thank you for the watch, I hope not to disappoint you in the future.

This is certainly no masterpiece, but it's great that you liked it.
DavidCurser's avatar
That Lanterns! :iconzimplz: Eeeeepic!
MykeGreywolf's avatar
I'm glad that you liked it.

Wait, you liked it, right?
DavidCurser's avatar
yes, pretty much
HareTrinity's avatar
Ooh, love how you've used the background to fill in the silhouette somewhat! :D Brilliant pic!
MykeGreywolf's avatar
Thank you for you compliment and for enjoying it. I hope to be able to impress you again in the future.
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