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Forsaken

By xscaralienx
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She lives forgotten
She dies forsaken
Knowing that she was never wanted
Knowing that nobody loved her

I was feeling sad, angry and depressed, So I just started to draw this to let it all out. This is how it ended.
Asking for critiques since this is the first developed drawing I make with my tablet instead of traditional media, so your comments are more than welcome :)
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blargalarg721Hobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow. This is amazing. The way the clouds look over the moon, the way the mountains look, the way the grass looks, it all ties into the loneliness theme. Her mane look very nice, as well as the rest of her body and her stance. I have only two problems with it: her crown and her tail. While her mane looks like it is wet and plastered to her neck and face, her tail looks like it's dry. And her crown is not very defined, it really just looks like a blob. All in all, I'd give this 4 Nightmare Moons out of 5. (that's my new rating system <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>)
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First things first, I reckon. Depression can be pretty hard, dude. I hope you're feeling much better now, xscaralienx! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> If there's anything a random guy on the internet can do for you, just whistle!

Now, onto the drawing. Seeing that I don't have much education in art, I'll just concentrate on what I do know, which is value, then try and point out something I see, and then finally give my first impression of the whole piece. Before I start, though, let me say that I'm viewing this piece on my laptop, which is not normal for me to do, so my critique may be a bit off. Just take my words with a grain of salt.

The first thing I notice with value is your general gray-ish choice for the piece. Though there is technically some black and some white, you generally stay away from such extremes and paint a lot of gray. At least to me, gray isn't something you'd want to pay attention to, which made me skim to the places where there was a bit more action, speaking only of value. This, then, really ties into the whole "forsaken" feeling that you were trying to get. Surely, you knew what you were doing when choosing the gray values for most of the piece.

Next, I notice that there is a darker set of values as one goes to the bottom-right part of the drawing. Other than the "push" one feels to see this area (the way the piece guides the eyes to a certain spot), I see that the value of the color in Princess Luna's part of the piece stands out a bit but not too much. Certainly adds to what I'd like to call the unimportance/insignificance of a part of a drawing, which then ties in perfectly with your theme of being forsaken. Again, good job in using value there!

Now, an observation: Luna is looking upwards in front of her, where there is no evidence of anyone being there, while there seems to be bright light eminating from her right. It could be that Luna believes that Celestia is hearing and looking at her, but, if my gut instinct is correct, Luna is not talking to anyone because Celestia is somewhere else, namely to her right, over the mountains. In a fashion that also adds to the feeling of loneliness and being forsaken, it also adds to the insignificance of Luna as an individual.

Next, I noticed that the edges of the mountains and a bit of the foreground (specifically the grassy area in front of Luna) are not as clearly defined as the clouds and Luna are. Perhaps you intended for those areas to be that way, but I just thought that pointing them out would do some good... I just don't know how it would.

Finally, my impression of this piece as a whole. *Ahem* ... Holy cow... that's awesome! I just... wow! The shadows are awesome! I freakin' love these shadows! And the colors! Especially near Princess Luna, the colors are just amazing! Good job, xscaralienx! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

Oh goodness, this post is long... well... you wanted a critique, I guess! ^_^
MySecretLife11's avatar
OMG!... Dude, I've been looking for a picture like this for so long. Please tell me you take requests
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ZiblinkHobbyist Photographer
The rain poured down, drenching the few ponies who had bothered to turn up to mourn somepony they did not know. And as the last pony walked away, the final chapter closed on what had been a tragic life. She had wanted recognition, she had seen obscurity. She had sought laughter and experienced tears, she had dreamed of love but found only ignominy. And her passing, as her life. went unremarked.


A very nice pic.
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xscaralienxHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, and thats really cool! did you came up with that?
Ziblink's avatar
ZiblinkHobbyist Photographer
It seemed like something appropriate to write. It was an inspiring picture.
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The-Nuclear-PegasusHobbyist Writer
Now. The day has come.
We are forsaken....this time.

I loooove that song.:love:
xscaralienx's avatar
xscaralienxHobbyist Traditional Artist
never heard that song, its actually pretty cool! thanks for sharing :D
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The-Nuclear-PegasusHobbyist Writer
Hey. No worries.;)

I love it too.^^
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Solis-StarweaverStudent Digital Artist
beautiful,
Alexanderan's avatar
I'd say I love this, but the drawing is so good that it's emiting too much lonelyness for me to say so.
RogueDarkJedi's avatar
Wow. This piece really really really portrays loneliness well. This is really well done, great job! :D
xscaralienx's avatar
xscaralienxHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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