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Laziness by NadnerbD Laziness by NadnerbD
It was a bright summer afternoon, and I was staring at the floor of my living room and thinking "ooooo, wood surfaces in sunlight are sooo complicated". I set out to make a thing that captured the mood of that room... without ever actually looking at it again.

I realize this probably doesn't look a whole lot like Twilight's bedroom insofar as the technical specifics go, but see, my terrible secret is, I barely ever use references. I pretty much never look at the kind of stuff I'm trying to draw, while I'm drawing it. It's why I'm so slow to include detail in my stuff, because to pick up details, I have to notice something is missing upon review and resolve to include it next time, several times, before it'll actually happen. If the art-advice-givers of the internet are to be believed, this is a bad habit, and probably really counterproductive when trying to go for realism, but I dunno. I'm just lazy and don't wanna, though I think it would help if I could put them in always on top windows or print them out or something. So yeah, this is what I imagine Twilight's loft looks like in my head when I'm not actually looking at it. The characters were kind of an afterthought, but still managed to extend time this took by a couple days, and if I'm being realistic, there should probably be some leaves and stuff outside the window that aren't blinding white, but I'm pretty done with this. It needs to stop hanging around my desktop.

Anyway, this was also a sort of continuation of my experiment that began with "It was ponies", which is to work with colors on a single layer. (or in this case, two, since I used a second for the characters) I actually think I might put up a time lapse pic (or two) of some sort too, since I have a few phases of this saved. I'm not sure I can handle working on a single piece for as long as this style takes. I don't know how monkey can stand it. As you can see from the above, most of the time spent on this image was refining a basic structure that was pretty much present from the start.

Oh yeah, and on a completely unrelated note, I found that if you sync up this and this, it sounds really cool. :D I actually merged them in Audacity and listened to the result about a thousand times on loop while making this, which was over the course of several days, so that's probably accurate. :o
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Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the coloring! TuT so beautiful!
cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Awesome work.

Must be very early in the morning when Twilight fell asleep from reading and Spike still sleep. Or enjoy the fact that the unicorn didn't awake her so far and will probably sleep late.
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
This is such a pretty scene! Even though it makes me feel a little tired looking at it. :)
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice job on the reflections. I think you captured them quite well.
schneelocke Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Ah, how beautiful. Whether it matches Twily's bedroom in the show or not, it's a great picture - the colors, the textures, the light flooding in through the window and playing across the floor, it's simply -- well, beautiful.

And Twilight's just so cute when she's sleeping so peacefully.
Icanhazmochi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
One tip for the references thing: STOP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GET SOME REFERENCES. It will make your life easier, quite a lot easier! Laziness is a thing I have yet to get over (I hate myself sometimes... xD), it's a monster of a thing, but it's less scary on the other side. Do itttt. <3
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
LOL! Looks like Twilight and Spike have been picking up some sleeping lessons from Rainbow Dash! :D
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
d'aww very cute
Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, the floor looks so glossy. I like that it looks like a different material (or simply a polished material)
NuvaPrime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I've often had days like this,

Ah, blissful afternoons :)
Krash42 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's how summer should be spent!
dervonnebenaan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Oh man, it's been ages since I've done that.
batosan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! Summer is for Napppppssssssss...........(Snore.......)
PhiliChez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is the most amazing looking thing. The only thing i can think of is that spike's head would probably be slightly illuminated with yellow. Anyway I totally would watch a time lapse of any part of this that you put up. would be awesome.
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