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Rainbow Dash by Aphelps Rainbow Dash by Aphelps
For :iconi-have-stuff: because he encouraged me to finish it. I wasn't going to. x_x

It was fun, though I am still not entirely happy with the hair... And I still draw too slowly.

You can repost/use in banners/whatever, but if my url doesn't show, a shout out would be nice where you use it.

Here is Fluttershy:
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Before I even begin, I have to say that I don't know much about MLP so I'll mainly be critiquing your art itself and not as much the subject matter.

I'll start off with the parts that I really like about this piece. The shading on the skin is excellent. I really like the natural and rather painterly look that you've given it; it looks soft and realistic. Also, on the subject of shading, the lighting is very good. I like how you give the entire body a rounder and more realistic appearance by including the reflected light on the shoulder on the right side as well as on the side of the face. In general you do an excellent job of varying your light intensity.

I also like how the lines that border the background are not too intense and unrealistic. The soft look really gives a nice feel to the piece.

Although I love this piece as a whole, there are a few things I believe you could alter. One of these things is the part in her my opinion, it looks a bit too much like a chunk for me. As in, I believe at that place if you would emphasize the separate strands a little more it would give a more realistic appearance. Also, I think her irises look rather flat. To me, they lack the dimension that a the rest of this painting has. Perhaps if there was a bit more variation in darkness in them they would appear to have more depth.

That's all. I hope you find it fair. (:
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shiphfwd Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like the lip bite. Nice touch there.
BlackRoseMew Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty work :)
NIKEwings Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Artist
cuuuute! love it!
derzaknight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
cute girl. I really like the hair :)
Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
pretty hair coloring
Mediart4u Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work u have done here... very nice drawing and ur colour setting is beautiful.... i like it!
eewill Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, do you have this in higher resolution?  I've been trying to study painting techniques.  I'd love to see this (even if you only feel comfortable sending a partial) in more detail.  This is really fabulous work.  I'd also love to see what you were using as reference.  You really do have mad skills hon!
LeftAlive Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really do love this piece. Your colour scheme is amazing, thanks for pushing me to work harder to improve. I'd love to pick your brain about it but don't want to bore you. xD.
Aphelps Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! ^_^ I don't mind questions. I cherish the information I have been given by those better than I, so I have to "Pay it forward" as it were. My notes are always open.
madecho Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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