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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 hair...in 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.
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BlackRoseMew Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty work :)
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NIKEwings Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Artist
cuuuute! love it!
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Josiah-Black Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
cute girl. I really like the hair :)
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
pretty hair coloring
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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madecho Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Genial!!!!
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:iconjdoem:
jdoem Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
I've featured this piece in my journal! :)
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:iconaphelps:
Aphelps Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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kidV1cious Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the expression got me ;)

nice work, keep it up
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthsisme:
thsisme Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Awesome!!!
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:iconaphelps:
Aphelps Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhasiruh:
Hasiruh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing QuQ
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:iconcorneliathewolflover:
So awesome!!
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:iconaphelps:
Aphelps Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. <3
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SallyAcornFan777 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Very realistic. Very well done :-)
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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SallyAcornFan777 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
You're quite welcome :-)
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Pengooshroom Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Wow... Just... wow
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. <3 <3
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
/ has a heart attack /

oh my goddddd

this is amazing! I love your work,

teach me please ; A ;
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Aphelps Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
xDD Thank you so much.

Erm. I dunno if I can teach very well, but if you need help with something I don't mind doing paintovers or detailed critiques. I don't kiss butt though, and it may sound like nitpicking. xD Note me some time if you like. Take a peek at my tutorials folder in my favorites, maybe? There are some good ones in there.

You actually have a really good start though. Your art is pretty good. ^_^ I'd say work more from references and you will be on point. (You don't have to follow the references exactly. You can do an anime styled picture from a real picture of a person and just keep the lighting and stuff.) Your colors are really nice.
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome~!

Oh I will definitely note you ; w ; I did take a look, and I am having a field day with these tutorials~

Thank you so much, I will try that out! :)
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VictorHugoR Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
great
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Aphelps Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. <3
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VictorHugoR Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
^^
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StreetWalker7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great !!!
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Aphelps Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. <3
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BOBBOBISON Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   Digital Artist
First look at it I thought it was a cosplay...
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Aphelps Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. :D Thanks.
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BOBBOBISON Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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captain-nemo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice, very nice.
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It honestly amazes me how people can do this, I wish I had this much talent :heart:!
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh thank you! I don't really have talent. xD I just have practiced a lot. It definitely doesn't come easily.
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, you have done a wonderful job with this :heart:!
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LisaReyOfHope Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Looks like the Skittles poster girl.
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Gee-X Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks great!
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:iconaphelps:
Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh thanks!
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BubblyEllie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
man, you're good!
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. <3
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
so stunning! it hought from the picture it was real! your skill is amazing.
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks, that is a really nice compliment.
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sakura7546 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is vibrant, lifelike, and well balanced. My eye is automatically drawn to her hair and face, and her eyes--WOW. I think this is my favorite rendering of Rainbow Dash! You're amazing.
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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