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Canyon Dive

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Another ~3 day picture.

The last few things I've posted have been commissions, so I figured I ought to try this again. "This" being what's turning into a habit of drawing backlit Celestia. It's sort of my benchmark image. Measure how hot the processor gets while drawing, see how long it takes, and determine if I've improved any.

Speaking of processors, I'm a layer fiend. around layer 52, SAI started complaining it was out of memory and started randomly discarding whole layers during merge operations. What followed were some tense moments while I carefully pruned and merged things down to a more manageable size.

They say you have to leave your comfort zone to improve. I feel like doing that just makes me kinda angry at my work though.

Gosh, creation is tiring, so if you'll excuse me, I hear it's Saturday, and that there are things to consume.
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AudioWaveDasherProfessional Artist
Hello. You are an amazing artist! I am writing a book, and I am looking for pictures to use as illustrations. Ive also contributed a few music songs to the fandom with my artistry.  

I have a few thousand pictures on my drive and I've narrowed it down to just a few. I like your style.  I of course would give you a credit page in the book. Let me know if you can alter it a tiny bit to make it original. I would like to have an all original picture that's not released on the internet. I would prefer to have the artist inspired by my work. I can probably provide you with an advanced readers copy of the book.You can also see the promo trailer I created as well. I will link below. I might be able to throw in some pony picks from my page as well.

Thanks

~AWD

TRAILER
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AudioWaveDasher's avatar
AudioWaveDasherProfessional Artist
Hello. You are an amazing artist! I am writing a book, and I am looking for pictures to use as illustrations. Ive also contributed a few music songs to the fandom with my artistry.  

I have a few thousand pictures on my drive and I've narrowed it down to just a few. I like your style.  I of course would give you a credit page in the book. Let me know if you can alter it a tiny bit to make it original. I would like to have an all original picture that's not released on the internet. I would prefer to have the artist inspired by my work. I can probably provide you with an advanced readers copy of the book.You can also see the promo trailer I created as well. I will link below. I might be able to throw in some pony picks from my page as well.

Thanks

~AWD

TRAILER
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usczow…
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AudioWaveDasherProfessional Artist
divine!
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N-Rainbow-7's avatar
These Pictures Are Like No Other!!!
You Draw Them Best!!!
PioneeringAuthor's avatar
PioneeringAuthorHobbyist Digital Artist
I love your pictures of Celestia! They aren't making her look like a tyrant or creepy or anything like that! I think you capture her in a great light, with great lighting (bad pun plz). Keep drawing!
Doodles626's avatar
Doodles626Student General Artist
Nice! Good use of shadowing.
Makenshi179's avatar
This is so amazing... Masterful drawing!!
tyruvelp's avatar
is this 2d or 3d????????????????????????????????????????????????????
TsunamiHolmes's avatar
TsunamiHolmesHobbyist General Artist
Same question here
Mercedesstar's avatar
MercedesstarHobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
ACEnBEAKY's avatar
Awww. This reminds me of the first Spyro game on PS1, in the peacekeepers level.

Why doesn't it remind me of the time I was in AIT in Arizona, or Afghanistan, or similar places in World of Warcraft? Meh, I guess I'm more sentimental about things from my childhood, and Celestia was more likely to pull it out. 
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chryssvProfessional Digital Artist
This is soooo amazing! At first I thought it was 3d! The sun behind the pony makes the whole image look epic!! ^^ 
MLPegasis4898's avatar
MLPegasis4898Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow!!! Amaaazing!!! :wow: :wow: :wow:
DoughnutJoe's avatar
Very pretty! Those quarray eels don't stand a chance. :)
Dakuu75's avatar
Dakuu75Student Digital Artist
Princess Celestia's flank works just like a prism when held up to the light, CONFIRMED! Lol, in all seriousness this looks beautiful like, I have a conniption trying to draw rocks and dirt and here you've done a fine job doing a rendition of an entire canyon, haha. Plus, the lighting and shading looks just as stunning as everything else so, I have zero critiques to offer you here. Kudos, bro~
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TheBandicootBronyHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautifully done! Celestia herself would be proud of this one! :)
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Pepsi-CoIaHobbyist Artist
beautiful
Orca19904's avatar
One little nitpick; I believe you forgot the 'shoe' on Celestia's back hoof, between her tail and wing.
Orca19904's avatar
*is reminded of all the Ace Combat missions where the player has to weave through ridiculously tight canyons in supersonic fighter jets due to a 'kill zone' being established in the overhead airspace*
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DJ-AppleJ-SoundHobbyist Interface Designer
Great shading, I love it!
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CrazyGraeHawkatooStudent General Artist
Nice job!  Especially on the backlighting and the Grand Canyon!
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SoMaFan12Student General Artist
Nice job!
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