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Trixie's Hardships

Took me 12 hours. I think It's worth it. :3

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Trixie's Hardships Animated Rain Edit by SymbianL

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MLPGlimmeringWolf's avatar

Here Trixie, come home with me ^^

Crazywolf1197's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Pain. Internal pain is what I get from this drawing. From the rain, all the way to the emotion caught by the eyes. All I feel is pain. I personally do not know much of Trixie's story, but from what little I do know, this image best describes the aftermath. Very well done with capturing the emotion.

I like the style that this was done in. The clean lines and the shading were well executed, and the detail put into the rain, and her mane are my favorite part. To me, detail in things like the mane and/ or eyes are the most appealing. Eyes are my personal favorite part of any character for me to draw. The eyes and mane. The shading in the mane is proper and really does look wet. I can see that this drawing took 12 hours.

I only have two main concerns though. One of them is a personal preference. Not an actual flaw with the drawing. The first concern, for me, is the horn. There are no spirals. It doesn't draw away from the image at all, it's just an observation. If they are not supposed to be featured, then good on ya.

The other concern I have is the eyes. This is the personal preference. I like to see detail in the iris. I have comfort in the thought that the eyes are supposed to portray dullness common with strong negative emotion, but personally, I like to see detail in the eyes.

In conclusion, The image was well thought out, and well executed. Please do not let my concerns affect your style. Keep doing what you do. The style is nice and the detail is great. Good job.
Pappari's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Regret. Call for forgiveness and help. Emotion is so well transferred that I found it hard to look at this piece of art objectively. After overcoming urge to hug her I was finally able to make some observations.
Focus is nicely drawn to the character. Background is the main reason for that. Color changes create real and existing background. Being unimportant it's nicely left blurry thus not competing for focus whit more important parts. Still it's tied to the character by using same colors as can be found in her eyes.
Her mane is my favorite part. It's nicely detailed all the way to the stripes getting slightly mixed whit main colored hair.
The most important element here is water. I was pleased to see that tripping water wasn't just random drops of water somewhere under the character. All drops of water are placed under lowest points, where the water naturally would flow and drip from. All 'runaway drops' are also seemingly following reasonable routs. Even miniature splashes of water hitting on top of her head exist. Water flow continues the same realistic behavior. It's seemingly random but follows curves of the face.
Even thou lack of the horns spiral bothers me, biggest problem for me is the rain. I can not ignore how the lines of the rain are bigger on the right side of the picture. They also seem much too solid, long and few. On the left side they are great. Shorter, little fainted, varying in size and there are more of them. On top of that rain seems to bend in area around her manes back part.
I was going to point out some flaws in her ear until I actually took piece of paper, folded it and realized that it resembled the ear. That turned hen ear from minor con to the nice pro. Soon followed the embarrassment of not seeing ears realistic posture right away.
This might bee too much of a nitpicking but considering heads posture her chest shouldn't be visible. It's not a big deal considering how well focus is guided elsewhere. Overall Trixie's Hardship is nicely detailed picture aiming to be realistic. Most importantly it does what art is supposed to, capture and transfer feelings of the artist.
SymbianL's avatar
That's quite the detailed critique you have there. I always enjoy great critiques that help me improve the art I make and this is definitely awesome and helpful. I thank ya for it. ^_^
Pappari's avatar
Critique writing was part of our literature class. Nice to see it didn't go to waste. Art has allways been hardest topic for me.
MarkimashXGirlyplier's avatar
Um, you do know that the rain drops were bigger on the right side because they were meant to be CLOSER to the viewer, correct?
Pappari's avatar
That is true, but you dont see them on left. That wouldn't bother me if at least few of closer drops would also be seen there as well. Good point though. I missed that completely at first. Thanks for pointing it out :)
SymbianL's avatar
Well ya did great. It's a great read and quite informative. ^_^
MonoChronicleYT's avatar

"Took me 12 hours"

this looks like several days of work. pulling off that in only half a day is fuckin' impressive. i love this artwork, and i love the amount of detail you've put in. this is great!

it made me cry the first time i saw it, and kudos to you for making me cry over fan art.

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Crashie-Tunez's avatar
This is great! :3
gutgutgut's avatar
You captured her feelings perfectly.
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SagelyByMoonlight's avatar
I...can' hurts...
TrillaForced's avatar
It was worth it, I saw this when I didn't have a DA and I almost cried with her
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SymbianL's avatar
She probably went through an extensive amount of hardship after the whole Amazing Trixie thing and it's just a good scenarioi to draw for many artists, including myself. :3
SymbianL's avatar
Why thank yee ^_^
SlideSwitched's avatar
Reminds me of the one Rautakoura did
SymbianL's avatar
Who's that? Another DA artist? :O
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