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A Quiet Place to Read by Rain-Gear A Quiet Place to Read by Rain-Gear
The idea originally came after watching Princess Mononoke and gawking at the amazing art that was produced for it.
There is no better place to kick back and read a good book than under an magical tree... seriously try it!

Took way too long to paint this, re did the background more than 10 times almost leading to a complete drop of this one.
But I got some awesome help from AssasinMonkey during his frequent streams and I was back on it!
Yeah I don't paint forests very much as you can tell XD going to have to mend that!

Since I'm getting close to the official date of it being 1 year since I fully painted my first pony I have cut out and cropped the first painting into a piece of it's own which can be found below.
One Year Twi! by Rain-Gear

I'd love to hear what you think about it! 

Best Regards


(a few tweaks to the painting will be finished later)
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Critique by AnnasLOLart Feb 23, 2014, 12:27:34 PM
Wow, just wow. This picture is amazing.From the lighting to all of the detail. I have never ever seen such a beautiful piece of art. Their are just a couple of things that bother me, like that leaf right in front of the picture. it's a little distracting and the picture would have been just as great without it. Also Twilight's eyes stand out a little bit to much. But those are just little nitpicks about the overall picture. Also the background. It's so amazing and I can't contain it!
I also really like the grass on the tree and that little flower.
I will stop know because it will just be my fangirling about this masterpiece.
Nice job. Really nice job.
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Ok, I'm not even sure where to start with this. I'll just start by saying: This is amazing. It's a little more in-depth than that, though. The style of it is incredible and unique, it's cartoonish but still has all of the characteristics of reality, like it's a blur between the two. Which it kind of is. The detail you put into even the smallest portions of the piece are stunning, incorporating an incredible mix of color and shading that gives it the style I mentioned above. Yes, it could use a (really, REALLY) small amount of work, minimal details that not many notice, such as some flatter edges like the darker side of the small rock with the flower on top, but that's an incredibly small detail, and not many people seem to care. I don't. You're an amazing artist, and I hope you like watchers, because I'm WATCHING you. :3
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WillowwingDoodles Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure wish I was there right now :/ :) Lovely work!
oh! i remember this one it was quite realxing and butiefulll :)             

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DracoSedentis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Princess Mononoke is a fave of mine.  I'm a bit of a Miyazaki nut.  I recognize the part of the movie you based it on, when San takes Ashitaka to the grove of the forest spirit after he got shot in Iron Town.  Totally awesome art for that movie.    Very good artwork here, I love your stuff!
TigerGeekGuy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Great work!
Lightbringer101 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015   Digital Artist
This is extremely beautiful! Into favs :D (Big Grin) 
ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Looks amazing, great job on the lighting and colors.
SeryRas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Is Just gorgeous this artwork and I think it just defines Twilight,also you could try to make the bacground more of a mystical and unkown place by adding some fog to the trees and so(just a suggestion) as well as adding a kind of glow to the water and I think it would look like she was reading in a magical place that only her would have access to(dreaming about it now uwu) oh and also add some of that glow to that rose in the rock,like it was a bit too misty in it and the glow would indicate it was something in there oh and one really last thing,add some more petals and fireflies above the lake and close to her,but not like if they were bugging her,just watching her curious about what she is just some kind of suggestion...sorry...if I bothered you...Q-Q
KawaiiWonder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
The lightings are beautiful!
xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and impressive
KittPony Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap these are all amazing!Pinkie Pie Scream01 how long does it take u to make one of these?!
HattertheThird Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I've never seen Fluttershy painted in such a stunnning manner before. BRAVO!
Brony-Britt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
mershe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*o* Beautiful!!!
Volkadin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I :love: the background so much! this is really beautifully drawn! You really did a great job in capturing the moment! Love 
PinkieDashLover Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh so beautiful!! Very approve!! Clapping Pony Icon - Season Four Twilight 
Novax111 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
This is a master piece
RoseQuartz1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Halleluja!!! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Love it
MellowBrook Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
This is probably one of my favorite pieces of art i have found online.

Btw, my sister says you are fantabulous.
CinnamonSketch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG! You NEED to make a speedpaint channel. You'd get a ton of subs! Including me! <3<#<3<#<#<#,3<3<3,3<#<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<#<#<##<<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<#
DerpyandMe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is sooo beautiful!!!! I can't believe my eyes! Amazing details!
This-andThat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the glow from the tree! 
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Gorgeous!! This looks like... the Tree of Life!
Funyy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cute! :3 F2U: Ghost Avatar :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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TheBamas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ok I guess this took like 2 weeks to be done with 
FantasygirlXD Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I would love to read there...
FloralaCP2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Artist
drawingshady Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
it's.......... beautiful :D i want to paint like tis :D
Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is an amazing paintings are so beautiful Love 
candycanelollypop Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
very................................... ahh i cant explain it in words!!!!! its tooo great!!!!!!!!!! Waaaah! :o (Eek) :o (Eek) :o (Eek) Drool Drool Boogie! :hooray: :cantdonate: Hnuh? - Emoticon ANIMATED Never Never 
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Ooh. Nice reading spot...
ClassicBlaze Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Absolutely stunning!
TheDrSmiley Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
:) thats fantastic
10blue10 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
This is awesome! Really beautiful!
Zetaroxos Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
This is soooooo goooooood
I love it
Every last of it
xargos32 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Lovely work! There's lots of depth to this. The tree's roots in the water look great, too. Plus the choice of colors. And, well, the whole piece just looks good!
Appleblizzard Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thats one amazing picture
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Artist
This is lovely, Rain :)
LeenaTanukii Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the tree
Pan1Piotr Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Holy Maria mother... this is so AWESOME!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
marterx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
that house has a garage (just pointing that out)
HowLifeIsAmazing Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Colorful pic !! well done :)
DangerStallion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I have permission to use this picture as a cover art for a story I thought about. I promise to link it to you when I'm finished <:3

Here's my account for proof >>>…
Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sure go ahead, just be sure to give credit somewhere, Will be interesting to see when its done!
Have a good one!
DangerStallion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D You got it! ;)
Gwenonwyn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...the way you use colors it's just... <3
Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I love making use of high vibrancies :D Although sometimes it looks a little overkill.
Gwenonwyn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not think there is such a thing as too many beautiful colors hurhur, as long as they're coodinated, which is undoubtedly the case in your art ^^
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