Here's something that I'd thought would be cute to make which happens to be Rainbow Dash talking to someone off screen and this off screen pony asks Rainbow Dash something that pretty much confused her.
So for a while now, a pic of Rainbow Dash had been in my head because I've been wanting to make pics of ponies from the show which some people really like to see how I am able to make them in my own art style and those pics always seem to be the ones that somehow get the most attention just because of the way I make them. ^^ Oh and yeah, I'm struggling yet once again with art cause I there are of course other things in my life that I have to work on as well but still, I'm always trying as hard as I can to make more and more art as the time comes.
As most of you know, it's no surprise that Rainbow Dash is obviously my favorite pony out of the mane 6 bunch cause she actually represents me in real life. Awesome.... and sometimes lazy too just like Dash is at times. Heck I actually still have the first Rainbow Dash shirt I bought back when I started watching the show in 2013 (which in case anyone is wondering, it is a black shirt that has Rainbow Dash on it with the words, "20% Cooler" beneath her, and yes this shirt is still in perfect condition and still fits me very well to this day) and I also still have the first Rainbow Dash sketch I did too (which I probably might redraw sometime in the future and color it in when I have the time to do it. ^^).
But lets get into the drawing shall we?
Now there's one thing that I think should be put on here. After the MLP Movie was released in theaters last year, the way I make ponies would change quite a bit because in the MLP Movie, characters like Rainbow Dash have their mane outlines colored differently. Usually in the show, the outline of her mane was a light blue while in the movie, each color would have its own separate dark colored outline and this actually made the shading (which I had at the time) look much more better and really made the ponies I made in art look much more adorable and awesome and so this is something that I often still use today to any pony or character that has dark hair with a bright outline. While on the topic of the MLP Movie, from that day forward, the way I make Rainbow Dash will always be based on her appearance from the MLP Movie because the sharp points in her mane really give out quite a bit of detail to Rainbow Dash and I really like the way Rainbow Dash turns out with this. ^^ So for future pics to come, I will always have the sharp points be included in Rainbow Dash's mane.
Aside from that, the shading on Rainbow Dash actually looks pretty awesome if not adorable in my opinion. I would say that this would have to be one of the most adorable pics I've made with the use of shading. If I had to say where the shading looks great on Rainbow Dash looks the best, it would definitely have to be her mane and this combined with the way I mane Dash's mane being based on the MLP Movie actually gives the mane quite a bit of depth into it. I truly love it very much.
Another thing I love about Rainbow Dash was the eyes. The original base I used to make Rainbow Dash for this pic had some bitmap shadows on the yes which I originally planned on removing though it made Dashie look a bit worse so I kept them in. Once I added a cast shadow from Rainbow Dash's mane, the shadow gave Dash's eyes a really interesting look which I thought was pretty cool and I honestly love it so much. ^^
And finally in most MLP pics I make with characters from the show, I always use a special technique to perfectly make ponies look exactly how they should like in the show, but for Rainbow Dash, I have my own unique way of making her because she's my favorite character and I think I should have my own way of making her in pics. ^^
I planned on including a background of Cloudsdale or Rainbow Dash's room but there really weren't any great pictures of both locations. So in the end, I went with a pic of Ponyville which looks great by the way. ^^
Overall, I really think Rainbow Dash turned out very awesome in this pic and that's what really makes me very happy. I'm now starting to see that when I use my shading skills on characters from the actual show, it makes them look either adorable or awesome (of course that depends on the character I make)!
But anyways, enjoy this 20% Cool pic. ^^
Rainbow Dash belongs to Hasbro