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The Quiet Corner by NadnerbD The Quiet Corner by NadnerbD
This was a gift-commission-thing for anitech, which I'm unfortunately posting a bit late. I've been a bit un-artful of late. We'll see if I can get back on the horse, so to speak, in the new year.
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shvique Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
Very nice!  Reminds me a lot of what one of the Old Masters might've come up with, had they been fans of MLP!  It has a very Vermeer-like quality (at least I think so.)  Well done!  Excellent work!

SelLillianna Featured By Owner May 8, 2018   General Artist
Great pose, expression, lighting, composition-!
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
very cute!!
great picture!!
ProxyPony32 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is both cute and amazing!
Stacona Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
That mane! she must been in the spa^^
cajobif Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Spike: Um, Twilight?
Twilight: Yes, Spike?
Spike: Uh, sorry to bother you, but... Um...
T: What is it? This must be very important for interrupting my morning reading. You know how much I like that time of the day.
S: Uh, yeah, about that.
T: What?
S: Weren't you supposed to help Fluttershy with her animals friends?
T: I rescheduled it for this afternoon. She said she had other matters this morning.
S: Your report for the Mayor?
T: Spike! I gave it yesterday! Remember?
S: Must be napping.
T: You were. You were dozing while I was wroting it. You were supposed to clean the kitchen in the meanwhile.
S: But you asked me to stay, because... uh... Ah! Because you wanted me to send a copy to Princess Celestia.
T: My goodness, you're right! But that was yesterday. You have yet to explain me what was so important to break my reading silence.
S: Yeah. Jeez... What was it... Ah! You're appointment to the dentist.
T: Huh? I don't remember having to go there today. And I double checked my schedule an hour ago.
S: That's where you're wrong!
T: What?
S: You specifically told me to remind you the exact same day so you wouldn't, and I quote, "chicken up" to go there.
T: WHAT?! I'm not afraid of the dentist!
S: Heh! You're the one who told me.
T: Seriously, Spike. I'm not afraid of the dentist.
S: Then, why you stayed in the corner all morning reading books on the way to magically clean your teeth?
T: W-wha... I did not!
S: Oh yes you did. And you tried to hide them when I got here.
T: Spike. I was intensively reading this great book about-
S: Dentistry?
T: No. About-
S: ... how to get rid of your fear of the dentist?
T: Huh?
S: It's written on the cover of the book over there.
T: Gah! Where? Where?
S: *laugh* Gotcha!
T: Not funny.
S: Seriously, you going to be late if you don't leave now. It's close to past 10 in the morning.
T: Ah! I got to go! You... uh... Prepare lunch and clean our room while I'm gone.
S: Got it.
She galloped to the door, opened it with her magic, ran outside and closed it. Spike, remained there, arms crossed and grinning. She door reopened and a grumpy unicorn walk back inside, closing the door behind her. She trotted toward the purple dragon with a glare.
T: Dentists are not open Sunday.
S: Oh? Really? My goodness! There must been a mistake.
She trotted back and sat at her usual reading spot.
T: Not funny, Spike. Not funny at all.
S: Awww... Come on, Twi! It was just a joke.
T: Well, that was not that funny!
S: You're right. Your appointment is for tomorrow.
T: What? That was not-
S: Nope. That would leave you enough time to study about dentistry. And don't expect me to be your first vict- ,er, patient.
T: *sigh*
She closed the books.
T: You're right.
S: About you being afraid of the dentist?
T: N-no. I mean.... yes. But mostly about trying to do it myself for avoiding it. It needs the skills not just the theories. I guess I"ll have no other choice to go.
S: Glad to hear that. Uh... I-I mean about-
T: I got it. Heh, Spike?
S: Yes, Twilight?
T: Thanks.
S: For what?
T: For making me realized my mistakes. Also, for reminding me how dirty was the bathroom this morning.
S: My pleasu- Wait! What?
T: You should have enough time before preparing lunch. You'll know where to find me.
S: Awww... Jeez...
Just at the moment she began to read, someone knocked at the door.
Rarity: Twilight? Darling? Are you there?
T: It's open Rarity!
The white unicorn opened the door and got inside.
R: Twilight! I was waiting for you, darling. We we supposed to go to the park, remember?
T: Huh? I-I don't remember... Spike!
S: Oh! That's what I was trying to remind you... Sorry.

Felt is needed a little story to fit with this awesome piece.
BluberySmile5108 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should draw luna or other ponies more often.
matmax426 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ColetteClark21 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Her mane and her tail are wonderful.

I think I know why she liked to be alone before she moved to Ponyville to meet new friends... well, according to what I research she was very interested in her books than making out with friends, but that may not be the only reason. Another reason why she was alone... Magic kindergarten! Boy, I feel so bad for her... such an traumatizing experience.
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the attic from Neverending Story. 
IniStrife Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is not punishment for Twilight XD
JungleDyret-2000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Twi is so cute!!! :love:
brentken Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love this this style. That has to be my favorite coloring I've seen. It's perfect!
PsychoYellowDragon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
''Quiet she's watching us...''
Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I like this a lot :)
shadslayer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I feel like her spine is shaped wrong here, other than that 10/10 amazing art
Bradel-Bound Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. Freaking. Job.…

This piece is one of the top ones displayed on deviantART's "Fan Art Friday" MLP blog. The whole thing is nice, but I have to say, I was super excited to see you there!
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Ooo, dang, I wouldn't have noticed that. It looks like those posts don't produce mention notifications. They really ought to.

Thanks for the heads up!

Dang. That Shining Armor is an ancient Huusii piece.
EverlastingDerp Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond words. Your lighting techniques are some of the best I've ever seen! I also adore the way you drew her tail. X3
Solid-Sun Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
The finest piece of art of Twilight Sparkle.
VampireSelene13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015   General Artist
I love her tail and the lighting! Lighting seems to be one of your specialties.
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Well, I certainly try. I figure that understanding light behavior is pretty much the core of what I do. There would, after all, be no images and no sight without light. You can make the most surreal forms, but if you light them well, they'll still feel real.

It's also the most generalizable skill I can get out of this. I can draw all the ponies I want, and as long as I'm striving to improve my lighting/coloring, I'll be learning things I can apply to any art I might do later on. :D
VampireSelene13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015   General Artist
You definitely have more of a drive than myself when it comes to art XD I do love drawing but it's more of a hobby. I find personally that I just get frustrated with not being able to do better. I have that problem as well of comparing myself to others a lot, especially when I see that they're younger than myself. I know the logic of course"age doesn't matter", "Don't compare yourself to others", "you have to practice" etc etc. And that is 100% true! But sometimes it's mentally difficult to surpass those blocks.

I'm getting better though I think. I have some very supportive people around me right now. Sometimes I do rage quit on a piece but I find that it lets me look at it with a fresh perspective when I come back to it which can also be good. Helps you notice errors and such.

lighting/shading is definitely something I need to work on. I always shade from the same side and it completely lacks depth.
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   Digital Artist
I kinda chuckled darkly to myself at "more drive". Which of us is in art school?  Who has an order of magnitude more posted deviations? Granted, you've been posting much longer than I. I just mean to say, I totally understand the blocks. I find it easy to get stuck in a loop of negativity, and think "what am I accomplishing", "I'll never really get anything out of this", "what do I even want out of it?". I'm occasionally reminded that I must have accomplished something when people randomly post comments full of praise on my profile, but then I get down about not knowing what to say to most of them. I absolutely appreciate it though. I don't think I could have picked a nicer group to draw for.

I find I need to compare myself to others to have any motivation at all. If I don't see someone doing better than me, I just get complacent. As for all that technical art stuff, I too find that my results are pretty much always better if I work in several separate sittings, as staring at a piece long enough blinds me to it's flaws, which you mentioned. Also everything takes me an incredibly long time, so it's basically physically impossible for me to complete something in one sitting anyway.

Sooo yeah, I dunno. I think it's hard for everyone, and some people just know how to make it look like they're not struggling.
VampireSelene13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   General Artist
I suppose you're right. Everyone sees it in their own way but in the end we're all working for it.

I apologies for the short reply. I just had a long-ass day at work and I want to die XD

I really appreciate your comments though :hug:
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Digital Artist
hey no prob. Silly work always getting in the way of artistic pursuits. Thanks for ... being interesting. :) It's nice when someone puts some thought into their comments. Gives me a reason to have a conversation.
VampireSelene13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015   General Artist
Yeah for sure! But you gave me a reason to talk XD which most comments don't. It's been nice talking to you ^^
Shmixil Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Shmixil Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Why not? The art is absolutely amazing, but why no wings?
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Well, she hasn't always had wings, and the scene didn't call for her to have them, so why wings?
Shmixil Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Oh. I thought this took place after season 3.
AussieNerd01 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
This is literally the most amazing painting I have ever seen
Lionroo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Makes you think the viewer is Celestia, or another foreign visitor to Ponyville that she may be helping to get back to their lands!
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! What a pretty and amazing piece of art...!!! Love it!!! :heart: :love: :heart:
I really like how Twilight is like breaking the 4th wall here... :D :D :D
MysteriousAnimatorX Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Your grasp of color is staggering.
NeoluneRose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Who can´t love this fan art?
Its awesome!!
Slykins Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is possibly the most beautiful MLP fan art I have ever seen! Clap 
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Were you going for a fisheye type perspective, or some sort of warped perspective? Also dayum dat tail volume.
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Not really. Just single point perspective. It probably got a little warped from me just eyeballing it, but I don't think it got terribly out of line.

Yeeeah tail tho :D

I actually have trouble figuring out exactly how Twi's tail volume works. My first instinct is often to make it like a flat sheet, which is .. generally wrong. I like how this came out though.
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Even if it were a flat sheet, it'd be pretty much impossible in reality, because, as is with all the tails in the show, they become THICKER as they move away from the base of the tail. You gotta know when to take artistic liberty, and that's one of those times, so I like it :p
anitech Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.  I love it.  Thank you.  She looks absolutely adorable.
NadnerbD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Awesome. :D Glad it worked for you.
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Ein hübscher Rücken, kann auch entzücken :p
(i dont translate that... but i guess u get the idea)
icemarked Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
Joakaha Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! ^^
krzychules Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
twily aand books , a lot of books
very nice pic!
DrewTiptonArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Filmographer
this looks like me for the next 9 weeks. Gunna be a rough quarter!
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