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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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:iconaaronmk:
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.
What do you think?
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:iconvolron265:
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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:iconhapbog:
Hapbog Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
What a beautiful piece! You made it seem almost surreal with the placement if clouds! I love it!
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner 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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:iconicewindow:
icewindow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lack the words to describe the beautifulness of this
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:iconciaranbenson:
ciaranbenson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
So beautiful ^_^ Shared you on www.facebook.com/DerpyDeLaCruz
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:iconmaggie-x-awesomeness:
Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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:iconaldoeli:
ALDOELI Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjmUCb…

This is the adecuate song: Tree Top Tumble
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:iconchontecuamaker:
Chontecuamaker Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! This si so beautiful! Its isnpirating and makes me smile :aww:
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:iconcaptincrunchkayce:
CaptinCrunchKayce Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Stunning!~
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:icondeathchef:
DeathChef Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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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:iconphasingirl:
phasingirl Featured By Owner 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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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I'm so sorry for the late reply, but yes, go right ahead. 
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:iconphasingirl:
phasingirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now it's my turn to apologize for the late reply. Thank you! I'll add it to our gallery so we can credit your properly. :D
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:iconjetjk3:
JETJK3 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
This piece really whisked me away to the never ending skies where birds and Pegasus fly :iconrocketpunchplz: (thats me):pointr::iconlaunchedplz:
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:icondaderpster:
DADERPSTER Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconditzydooplz: !

All that is, all that there needs be. :iconderpyhoovesplz:
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:iconsaxkid12345:
saxkid12345 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Writer
Hey, I'm doing a music video collective of great MLP art on youtube. Mind if I add this?
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Go right ahead!
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:icontoeyak5973:
Toeyak5973 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
"I AM DERPY LORD OF THE CLOUDS! MWHAHAHA- *smack* *hits mountain*" This picture is epic
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:iconfeatherf1ame:
featherf1ame Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondoctorwhoovesplz: :iconsaysplz: Did someone call the doctor?
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:iconelisastrella:
elisastrella Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Love
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:iconrabbitmaskedman:
rabbitmaskedman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
MY NEW DESKTOP.
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:icontwopartsinone:
twopartsinone Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why isn't this a print?!?
I need this on my wall!
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
You can download and print it on your own. ><
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:icontwopartsinone:
twopartsinone Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But my printer sucks! (´Д` )
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:icondragons-wine:
Dragons-wine Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours in this are fantastic!
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconobewy:
Obewy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
So lovely derpy :)
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:icontehahib:
TehAhib Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
You have been presented on MLP Gallery [link]
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:icontophxomi:
tophxomi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcayleycom:
cayleycom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Long sigh of hapiness.
Beautiful!
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:iconschneelocke:
schneelocke Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Ah, what a beautiful painting. Thank you for sharing it; it's gorgeous.
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Thank for the compliment! :D
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:iconviking-hooves:
Viking-Hooves Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow... You almost make me regret giving my soul to Vinyl Scratch... almost
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:iconskullcroos:
SkullCroos Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... dude... this explains it all [link]
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:iconmylittlesonic:
MyLittleSonic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
:jawdrop: Beautiful!
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:iconultimatic2:
ultimatic2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Heavenly brush strokes my friend!
why does it seem that the brony artists are always the most skilled?
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:iconcuteface10:
cuteface10 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Because we are inspired by friendship :3
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:iconultimatic2:
ultimatic2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Artist
Yeah, makes sense now. Friendship is more than magic you know.
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:iconkindergartenteacher:
KindergartenTeacher Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Wow, this sky you painted has a real classical renaissance feel to it! So much for those who say Pony art isn't real art, or whatever they think up to put it down.

Love it, love it, love it!!! :iconlove:
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:iconvolron265:
Volron265 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Half of the recommended pictures on my screen are all of yours. I think deviantART is trying to tell me something...
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:iconcredechica4:
credechica4 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this needs to be a print
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Sadly, dA doesn't allow fan-art as print. So, I supposed you have to do it on your own.
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:iconspontaneouspotato:
SpontaneousPotato Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just unfavourited this just so I could favourite it again
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
YES!
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:iconvolron265:
Volron265 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
That's diabolical, Heman.
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:iconspontaneouspotato:
SpontaneousPotato Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heheheheheh
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:iconvolron265:
Volron265 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Don't you mean "heyeayeayea"?
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:iconspontaneouspotato:
SpontaneousPotato Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHAT'S GOING ON
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:iconthedifferentguy:
thedifferentguy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I say heaheyeheaheyheyheahey
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:iconvolron265:
Volron265 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Ah, there is sweet justice and perfect harmony in the world when we can all come together and sing a tune together, regardless of how unearthly high in the male voice it is.
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:iconrainbowdashartist:
RainbowDashArtist Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This looks beutiful! if i could, I would stare at it forever!
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