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Where Did You Come From? [ATG7-16]

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This surely doesn't seem like a coincidence.
Did you swim all the way here just to see me?
Oh me? I'm just waiting for the next wave,
If you'd like, you can keep me company.


Hop on!
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Sunset knows quite a fun way to beat the heat, and she knows that she'll look good doing it.

I ask you, how the heck do you get a pony to sit on a surfboard? (little butt... :3 )
Anyways, this was quite a fun piece to try and work out the anatomy by myself. Of course, I have had plenty of influence, but I seem to be realizing my own styling much quicker. Maybe that's a good thing...I'd like to think it's having learned something.

Sorry for missing yesterday's prompt, I guess I wasn't really feeling it. Right now, I'm almost done with my summer job, so I'm not too sure how to plan my own time well--or something :(. Eh, I might want to spend more time on my old projects rather than ATG.

Sketch for Equestria Daily's Artist Training Ground VII Day 16
Prompt: Draw a pony at the beach / A pony soaking up the sun
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Neonhuo's avatar
Okay, I swear I've commented on this one already, but APPARENTLY I HAVEN'T, so here we go!
Sunsetty snippity shim sham shiny butt looks really cute in that swimsuit and chilling on that surfboard.
That's a fantastic pose! And I really like the swimsuit too. Honestly, it's all just so adorable~!
Keep up your amazing work~ I love your art, and it brings me great joy to see you uploading regularly. <3
VanillaGhosties's avatar
Aw, she's freaking adorable~
I love Sunset art, she's a great character, and you did an awesome job portraying her! Loving the swimsuit too, she looks great in it.
And the hair is terrificly done as always ^^
Really nice job on this, it's definitely one of my favorites from this ATG.
Novaintellus's avatar
Sunset appreciates the love for her beautiful character, but she might feel a little anxious if you keep staring. Subsequently, her head tilt might become more potent when she's flustered.
Thankies, of the ATG, I think this one would be a nice and simple piece to complete. Maybe try some of those clouds, lighting, and bloom effects that you do so well ^w^ <3
GaellDragons's avatar
Ohmygod her face is sooooo cute! x3
Amazing sketch, (now I feel like mine wasn't that good ^^") I love the pose and also the point of view half underwater, it gives a great effect! (this would look beautiful as a finished piece btw) ^^
Novaintellus's avatar
>w< Thanks, Sunset is such a cutie!
Naww, your sketch is of an equally--possibly more so--adorable pone P3P. Heck she was rocking the sexy, damp surfer look first! And you did so well with executing the sketch
Hopefully someday I could come back, I'd be happy to show some more love for Shimmy.
WhiteFeather0's avatar
Aww cute ! Heart 
A very beautiful Sunset, (this look my god Love  )
I wonder if the ponies know how to swim ... with hooves, It is not necessarily simple I think xD

I have the same thought that dev:ninjachristian: there is no separation between air and water, I have the impression that it is on a cloud ^^ But to what I could learn, water is not the easiest element to reproduce ^^
But we will not stop there !
No doubt to have, it is a very beautiful achievement, beautiful work ! Clap 
Novaintellus's avatar
Ponies doing the doggy paddle is absolutely adorable. I would say it is necessarily simple that ponies are the best swimmers...to watch.
Oh yeah, I guess the water is not distinct enough from the clouds.
Thanks, Sunset really does make a beautiful achievement ;3 <33
WhiteFeather0's avatar
Yeah you're right ^^
This look my gosh Heart Heart Heart 
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ninjachristian's avatar
AAAAADOOOOOOORAABLLLLLLE :D

I'ma going to critique this: Am I under the water or just at the surface? okay done! Great job drawing sunset on the board :)
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You know, I'm not too sure. I intend the viewer to be on the surface, but with such a limited shading method (ie lazy), I can't get enough detail to depict the necessary foreshortening.
Good question and thanks for the delicious love ^^
ninjachristian's avatar
You sound suspiciously like a changling... If you are, I hope you're reformed! I would hate to have the love sucked out of me xP

Looking at this I have no idea how you would shade the water, since the surface is uneven there would be plenty of refraction, which seems like it would be a nightmare to get right. Would you even be able to see under the water at that angle? I feel like reflections would get in the way. Sounds like it would be a fun study! Do you know how you would do this (assuming that the viewer is over the water)?
WingMcCallister's avatar
Now that is adorable. 
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