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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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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. :)
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DragonKingAlpha Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. 
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Marvelous!
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:iconvezley:
Vezley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwh!!
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Pl-e-a-s-e Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, I thought this was 3D! It's amazing!
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InkMixer12100 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OMG Amazing! for a half a second I thought it was some 3d program u used, then I realized you drew this!... lol
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
That's the loveliest tail I've ever seen on Twily.
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:iconaarn:
aarn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Being a pony, she can look directly at you even if you come up behind her!
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tehflah Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful! I love everything about this work. The lighting, the shadows, her mane, the books, the expression, it's all wonderful! :la: Excellent work!
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Artificial-Thunder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Such amazing detail! :)
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SarcasticLeaves Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
This is gorgeous:heart:! I especially love the lighting.
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:iconcalartpal:
CalArtPal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poof goes the tail!
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locoindigo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Such an amazing piece of work!
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Inspectornills Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Omg somebody help! Twilight's back is naked!
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The main and tail are done beautifully!
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palpatin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Before I say anything: this looks absolutely gorgeous. Immediate fav, and I'm quite picky about my favs.
I have just one minor point of critic, I hope it's helpful: the end of the tail looks a bit.. static? As if the hair was glued together. I think it could look better if there were some more indication of the strands of hair separating, just a little. ^^
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QuantumPinkie Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love what you've done with the lighting here, and the way you've made Twilight stand out by using yellows for the environment. There's a contrast, but not an unsettling divide. Perfect ^^


(it also makes the surroundings look older :))
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kitsune85 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I love the lighting and the perspective you gave with the character. 
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violetpone Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Amazing
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Holy freeking moly.

The lighting in this is spectacular. The atmosphere, the shadows, the reflections just... WOW.
This is incredibly impressive *u*
You even did the thing where the colors are reflected onto the surfaces nearby without making it look like some kind of weird glow (which is how it usually turns out when I try to do that thing XD)  
It's also at an interesting angle / perspective / point of view, and Twilight looks nice ^^; - but it's all the shading and lighting that really blew me away here ouo 
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jlbdreamer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
That is amazing.  The use of shadow and lighting is perfect.
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Irregular-Entity Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A wonderful piece. Great work!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the pose, the colors, the background

Supreme Victory :clap:
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:icondakathi666:
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2015
I want to hug her, yet I don't want to disturb her. I am torn!
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BillieH01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
not much to be added other then WoW-mind officially blown Spin 
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jyroman53 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH ME BOMBS !
SO REAL !
And its MAGNIFICENT !
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NadnerbD, I officially declare you a god. *bows down humbly before you*
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NadnerbD Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Digital Artist
So, as a god, what sort of powers do I get?
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
All hail the pony king.
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I knew it! I saw this in watchable ponies and i was like that lighting looks awesome... Nadnerb would like this... Wait, i recognise that tail style. I bet thats Nadnerb... And it was. Look at that. 

This really captures that realistic lighting you were striving for. I love this. 

AND there are a lot of painty aspects i REALLY like in this piece man. The books, that window cill. That light contrast. Dang son. so clean in so areas and so painty in others my favorite bits. 

Also that expression. Twilight why you so sad. :(
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NadnerbD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015   Digital Artist
I would like this, wouldn't I? You recognized me by the tail? I'm not even sure why. :o

You think so? I'm never really satisfied, but I do think this is a real improvement over what I've been doing. If the trend continues, I'll be happy. :D

I'm never quite sure when I've put in enough detail. This is a lot rougher in some places than I would be comfortable with in the past, but I'm seeing the value in doing just enough to create the impression of accuracy. Doing that well is what makes things look painterly, I think.

As for Twi's expression, this piece, in a small way, kind of represents how I feel when reading fiction. Which isn't sadness really, more like a feeling of exposure. Both to the work itself, and to anyone who might be around. watching.
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"the impression of accuracy"

Exactly. Sorta. Haha. Painty, Sketchy, it's all these things. Details in areas that matter and lack of detail in areas that don't. Think of it as perfect imperfections Mr. cold and calculating. It makes a painting (or digital painting) more interesting and unique. It gives it character.

It sounds almost silly but I wouldn't be impressed by really detailed books. But I really enjoy books that create a great impression of reality and detail. It's odd how that works. But when you lack a lot of fine detail in areas that aren't the focus or even in the piece as a whole it becomes more about what you can do with the color you paint and less about how neat you can make it. And through preference it makes it more interesting to me atleast.

It's what makes me really like a painting. A very neat painting where everything is detailed and perfect feels almost boring. Like, yes this is nice. But it's not, interesting... But in a painting where some areas show more neatness and care than other areas that show brush work where the detail is more in the color, gives it character! It makes it unique and interesting. I enjoy this a lot more than a lot of "prefect" painting artists like yakovlev-vad, or ponyKillerX. While amazing artists and I recognise that I'm a sucker for "impression accurate" and "brushy" artists if you will.
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NadnerbD Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Mr. cold and calculating

:(

It occurs to me that clever photographers create roughly the same effect via judicious application of focal length, effectively reducing the detail of the photo everywhere except the focus of the scene. Digital painters can take inspiration from that too. It took me a moment to realize that I don't apply that particular kind of DOF effect much because SAI doesn't have full scene blur filter, so I have to deal with the inconvenience of exporting the whole thing to something that does. Nevertheless, I have done it at least once. I should consider doing it more.
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aw, I didn't mean nothin by it man. I was just poking fun. You're a bro, no need for sad faces. Only dreams. I love you.

Also that's a really cool point. I love DOF. But not as much as I love your face.
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NadnerbD Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Aw, I'm okay, and I love your face too. I've actually seen your face too. :D
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Bradel-Bound Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh! I adore this one. I've always thought your characters looked fantastic, but this is, to me, I think the best scene work I've seen you do. There are just so many elements in this composition, and they all feel as detailed and alive as your characters always do.
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NadnerbD Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Aww. :)

One thing I've long needed to work on is my economy of detail. I tend to want to detail everything equally everywhere, which makes full-scene sets tremendously inefficient to make. I've started getting better (I think) at allocating detail time in a way that lets me do more interesting scenes.

And it looks so cozy. Meow :3 
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AdmiralPopeye Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful, I can barely even.
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Bernd01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I cant at all. P:
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AdmiralPopeye Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha :D
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
oh oh oooooh! how BEAUTIFUL! 
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
It's brilliant! :)
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DJ-AppleJ-Sound Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Absloutely love this!
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Paulicus1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks very realistic, like a clay sculpture or something.
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RedusTheRiotAct Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Definitely would like to see more renders like this and the Celestia piece. Keep it up!
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Everything about this is great. That hair especially though. It looks so...brushable.
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HMage Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
dat tail
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quiet-victories Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Holy crab, quality pony pic revival. 
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VladymyrSH Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I also have a quiet corner under the window, full of books and other stuff. Very cute work, I admire it Love 
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silberhase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
It looks great, I like how you drew her from the back, her hair, the books and the shading.
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