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Derpy - Wisp by aJVL Derpy - Wisp by aJVL
*Awoke from deep slumber*
*Yawn*
...great to be back.

Heya! It's been quite some time since my last upload on dA, hasn't it? Nope, I wasn't being lazy or any of that sort (maaybee). I was busy spending the last 2 months focusing my time on my final semester, so I didn't really have the chance to start a new piece.
Anyhow, last week was my final papers, which means I now finally have the time to get back to painting. It's going to take some time for me to get use to it again though...

Starting commissions soon. Check the front page for updates
(Wow Aeron, is that all you have to say to your awesome watchers after being gone for this long? Bad Aeron...)
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Colour references:
Sorrow for Whales by Rhads: [link]
Endless Journey by Rhads: [link]
Clouds - Practice by Nurkhular: [link]

Nothing says harmony like warm and cool colours combined. I think I might stick to this colour references for sometimes, maybe as a study, if you will.
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Let me begin with: this is a very fantastic piece. The painting job is wonderful and something I would like to get up to. I need to practice more in that regard.

Per the mechanics of the piece itself I can't find anything wrong to my eye. Visually we're cleanly focused on Derpy and the use of warm colors against the blue and dark background really helps to focus viewer attention to our favorite blonde-maned, yellow eyed Pegasus.

And even with the subject matter set off to the side balance is kept. There is enough going on off to the side and the rest of the piece as a whole that it doesn't leave me feeling it is oddly skewed, or wanting more in that regard.

I also like how you did the clouds. And might I ask: actually painted in or were stocks used?

Per the originality though I'm tempted to say that I've seen a number of pieces like this before. Though provided being fan art I can excuse it; all if not many who will be viewing this would be doing MLP art themselves. And given a pony in a magical, fantasy plane-scape is in-of itself a popular subject.
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I think that you have accomplished a wonderful feat here. I know I'm not much of an artist, and that this is my first critique, but I feel that this work is by far one of the best I have seen. The technicality of the clouds, the wake left behind from an unknown source (perhaps another pegasus passing through at high velocity and zooming past Derpy, I'm not sure) is pretty spot on. I also like the lighting effect behind derpy. Not only does it accent her hair's color, but it shows that there are sometimes breaks in the clouds where the sunlight passes through and, due to the implied high elevation, allows for the said effect easily. The background, like where the little birds are, shows that it is, in fact, still during the day. I personally think the brush style is unique and should be used by artists who know how to use it, much like AeronJVL has done. The perspective (and slight chiaroscuro touch with the central tube versus the surrounding clouds) is refreshing and wonderfully accomplished. Attention to detail has obviously been taken into consideration and pulled off well. Congratulations on a job well done.
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MLPegasis4898 Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derpy looks really cute with that messy mane!!! And the background looks awesome!!! :D :D :D
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icewindow Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lack the words to describe the beautifulness of this
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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ALDOELI Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjmUCb…

This is the adecuate song: Tree Top Tumble
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Chontecuamaker Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! This si so beautiful! Its isnpirating and makes me smile :aww:
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:icondeathchef:
Kind of reminds me of the sort of style that was used in Rayman 3 the great escape for some reason.

Awesome work like all the others btw :D
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phasingirl Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello there! I was wondering if you might let me use this image in a YouTube video series. All credit would go to you, of course.
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I'm so sorry for the late reply, but yes, go right ahead. 
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