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Rainbow in the Sky by Peruserofpieces Rainbow in the Sky by Peruserofpieces
Edit 3: 100 favs...I never thought I'd hit a milestone like that. Thank you so much...

Edit 2: Wow...three days and this has already become my most fav'd piece. Thanks so much to everybody!

Edit: Thanks so much for all the favs, everypony! I'm thrilled you all like it so much! :D

Woo-hoo! My second digital pony! I really like this one a lot. It took a long time to get the pose looking right, and I'm sure it could still be better, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. And Cloudsdale is sooo much fun to draw! :D

From the get-go, I tried a different approach to coloring and shading, and not only did it produce a better result (I think), but it also took less time, so that's a win-win all around! I still haven't found my definitive style yet, but I think I'm getting closer. I really like this line-less approach, but I'm going to have to get better at shadows and shading if I'm going to make it pop like it should.

I'm rambling now. Enjoy!
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TheodoreSeville85 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Wow, it's beautiful. I love it!
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks! This has always been one of my favorites that I've done. ;-)
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savannagrey Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do kind of wonder what's up with Dash's grin. (and it also reminds me of Rainbow Factory from what I know of it without having read it) I love that you painted Cloudsdale (I LOVE the cloudsdale design!) though it would have been great to see some more detail on it! Using her tail as a means of framing the picture is interesting but it also makes her tail look kind of longer than it is, unless you intended to give her a longer tail. Overall, I like this!
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just intended for it to be a cocky grin, but maybe it did come out a little evil-looking? And yes, I did purposefully lengthen her tail for style's sake, but I do think I could have tapered it off more at the end for some visual variety. Thanks for the comment! :D
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savannagrey Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! It's a nice picture!
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JennyIGotYourNumber Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Artist
This is the 20 percent.
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconrainbowdashplz::iconsaysplz:Aww, yeah! ;-)
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colonel210 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would usually love to do a critiques, but the theme of your picture is making me say no. (sorry I had recently read 'Rainbow Factory' and it bothers me to see a rainbow) I will try to do a critique if you want though it will most likely be comparing it to Rainbow Factory.
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm, normally I welcome critiques, but only if they're objective. If you really are unable to write one without making comparisons between this and...a really scary story, by the sounds of it, then I'd just as soon not have one at all. No offense though, right?
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colonel210 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I mean you set it up perfectly. Rainbow's smile looks evil looking and anything in Cloudsdale reminds me of that story. You did a great job overall.
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MisterBrony Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, yes. Dashie truly is coolest pony.
I myself find the no lines styles appealing.
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Agreed, I prefer it as well. And thanks! :D
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PrismaticAngel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Is it wrong I thought of the "Reading Rainbow" theme song when I read the title?
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Butterfly in the skkyyyyy!" ;-) Hehe, nothing wrong with that, I think about it all the time!

*insert 'Dash reading a book' joke here.*
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PrismaticAngel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
XD

"Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high! It's in a book, take a look, a Reading Rainbow...." -falls over giggling- If Dash heard us she might throttle us!
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Butterfly in the skkyyyyy!" ;-) Hehe, nothing wrong with that, I think about it all the time!

*insert 'Dash reading a book' joke here.*
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LavaZombie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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LavaZombie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No need.
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, really cool^^
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome^^
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah :wow:

Nice job with the paint on this, but I think the most notable thing is the composition! I love how Dash frames the image, and you did a nice job creating depth by decreasing the detail of things that are farther away. Awesome job! :clap:
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks, my friend! Definitely proud of this one, and stylistically I think it's more appealing than my previous piece. But, there's still something missing, I think, something that I'm failing to do that makes the character pop like it should, but...I just don't know what it is. Thoughts?
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, it is a well-composed piece. Never seen anything quite like it, which is saying something in such a massive fandom.

More pop, you say? Hrm, I dunno. I guess if you wanted to add more detail you could, but I wouldn't say the piece suffers without it. I think you're on the right track, just keep doin' what you're doin' and you'll find what you're looking for through practice. Idk, is that too vague?
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, I think you're right on the money--practice is what I need more than anything else. I'll leave this piece alone as it is, but I'll certainly reach for even better next time. I think I may start keeping a sketch diary--just a few doodles every day to help me gain more confidence in certain areas (like eyes, wings, shadows, etc.), then when I've amassed enough of them, I'll throw them all up on my page in a big dump.

Ironically, my next picture idea is non-pony, and very basic in design, so none of what we've just been talking about is likely to apply. Oh well!
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool, it's good to mix it up! Doodle away! Anyway, congratulations on this, it's really great :D
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, I think you're right on the money--practice is what I need more than anything else. I'll leave this piece alone as it is, but I'll certainly reach for even better next time. I think I may start keeping a sketch diary--just a few doodles every day to help me gain more confidence in certain areas (like eyes, wings, shadows, etc.), then when I've amassed enough of them, I'll throw them all up on my page in a big dump.

Ironically, my next picture idea is non-pony, and very basic in design, so none of what we've just been talking about is likely to apply. Oh well!
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks, my friend! Definitely proud of this one, and stylistically I think it's more appealing than my previous piece. But, there's still something missing, I think, something that I'm failing to do that makes the character pop like it should, but...I just don't know what it is. Thoughts?
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Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my eyes!!!! this is so awesome i cant keep them open cause my smile got too big. dashie is best pony and this is best wallpaper in a long time!
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You mean, THIS big? :iconfluttershysmileplz:

Thanks for the kind words! I don't think anyone's ever used one of my pieces for a wallpaper before, so that makes me feel especially good! :D
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You mean, THIS big? :iconfluttershysmileplz:

Thanks for the kind words! I don't think anyone's ever used one of my pieces for a wallpaper before, so that makes me feel especially good! :D
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