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Fleur by aJVL Fleur by aJVL
~ Flaming Heart~

Another lighting practice; this time with complimentary colour.
Perhaps I should stick to just one light source for now, and more B&W study.


Too.Much.Stuffs.In.My.Hand.
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For studying color, this came out very nice, you definitely accomplished the ends you wanted. The color contrast is the first thing I notice. There's also the details in her mane with the strands of hair that really accent the picture, as well as the flecks of leaves and lights around the background.

As far as the lighting shape goes, it does seem rather soft, and a little formless at some parts, which makes the fall off feel a tad inconsistent here and there. I'm slightly confused about the falloff on her back. I can tell the primary light source mostly comes from the right, slightly down, though the way it falls off on her back makes it look like there's a portion of her side that is oddly shaped. Conversely, I think the lighting on the ear might not be smooth enough, or that the inside should 'catch' a little more light as it's facing the primary source.

One thing I'd suggest around the eye is a little more definition around the edge as well, as well as a little more focus on the reflection. Making the reflection a solid color and then applying some glow to it. (I find eyes really fun to detail, so maybe I'm overestimating. 8D)

As far as anatomy goes, most everything seems acceptable given the style you approached. The eye might be a little big, but it doesn't negatively affect the piece really. Though, the nose seems oddly simple: giving it a little more concave feel as opposed to just a hole might look better.

And, again, I'm really loving the colors, especially with the tiny additional lightsources, as well as the mane, with the highlights and strands. Overall excellent work.
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Critique by Ininsaki Aug 2, 2012, 12:32:40 PM
You were right when you said complimentary colors were used. It was amazingly done, for one, from the amazing shading and lighting that you did. You made this look almost 3-D for me, and the leaves in the background put life to the picture, as well as the mane and how much life it puts into it.

I love pictures like this, for it makes me feel almost as though it'll come out of the paper (or in this case, computer screen) to me. You did a truly amazing job on this picture, and that is actually a lot coming from me, because I'm one to where it's difficult to get me to say you did a damn good job, or put it in my favorites like I'll do with this picture after I'm done writing this critique.

Overall, this picture is the kind that I'd love to look at, and wish to draw myself eventually (though I'm not that good at art myself in my opinion), so I could appreciate my art as much as I appreciate this. This is actually saying quite a bit since I'm not exactly fond of Fleur myself, and I just love this picture.
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Catmintleaf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist
This. It's simply amazing. So, yeah, shading and color, realistic hair.
I love it!
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Zecorathegreat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Fleur she's one of my one of my fav background ponies
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MissSensitiveness48 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Even if it has nothing "simple" about it. ;)
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payaso323 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Really great work!
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Stygian359 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013   Filmographer
An amazing show of imagination, to have even ten percent of your talent would be a dream come true... and yet I see this in scraps... huh...
Anyway I shall be looking into all your work now, if this is anything to judge I know I wont be disappointed, well done!
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ColdGoldLazarus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing!
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
just FANTASTIC picture!
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why this is in scraps :iconwthplz:
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Didn't really liked how it looked ><
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwthhighsparklesplz:
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
What happened to his other eyes?
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeveryponyshrugplz:
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BronieToTheCore Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This...this is absolutely beautiful. The detail, the mane, the glow effect, & most of all her eye. I can't say anything more than how amazing this artwork is.
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Jahpan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
howww did you make this so 3D style??
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PerfectPinkWater Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm diggin' her hair! So.... wild!
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PoLLar-nya Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love it so much
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vjs777 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:0
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vjs777 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are u profansional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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IFlySNA94 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Holy Crap, thats utterly divine! :heart::iconregallaplz:
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Monturrock Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
"The flames of this one burn strong, may she be a glowing warmth in times of chilling sorrow."
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DJ-Nik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
.... de Lis!
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dariopower Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooooooo Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shveyk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful, I love especially the mane. With those leaves and glitter flowing around and the lighting, the picture looks quite dynamic despite a rather static pose (well, at least as I see it). Just one thing about the shoulder - in my opinion, it looks slightly exaggerated, making her look a tad anthro. Not a serious issue, though, I didn't even notice it right away (probably because I was busy admiring the mane :) ).
Too bad it has too square aspect ratio, otherwise I would love to set it as my new wallpaper (trimming would shave off way too much of it and simple borders on the sides wouldn't look so good either).
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Reemo1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student
nice :meow:
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LordDivinity Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
dam man thats amazing! im just starting to try drawing without lines and gosh cant wait to be able to draw like that :D
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rrrokamoka Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
this is.. amazing! I close my internet for the rest of the week, 'couse I won't find anything more beautiful than this... :D
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AvareQ Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the most amazing art that i've ever seen!
Absolutely love it!
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Luffsas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful painting! :3
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
She is definitely a pretty pony :3
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GearHorn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wow. I give up. All teh internetz r urs.
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garciarael Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
She looks rather bad-flank there.
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ButtSurgeon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love her eyes!
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livign-for-nothing Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful, I love the hair and her face a lot!
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darkmoonwolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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009-1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Simplemente,HERMOSO = D
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guerreroperdido Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Fleur indeed! I am speechless.
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
WOW!!
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IDunnoSomeBloke Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Oh gods, her front legs are bending the wrong way..

Other than that, quite nice.
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GearHorn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure that in the show the ponies legs bend both ways, not that it makes sense in real life......
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IDunnoSomeBloke Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
If a front leg is ever show going the "other way" it is usually bent out then up. I don't recall them ever over extending past what would be considered "straight".
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GearHorn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] and [link] are examples of when the walking motion is fully shown usually though the animates just take the easier way and draw it like so [link] which gives it the appearance of the legs only bending forward....I think.....
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
impressive colors here. just woa.
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ThatCleverF0x Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GLOB!
THIS IS SO AWESOME!!
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NarugaVSTigrex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
wow
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Natsuke1985 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa.. breathtakingly beautiul!
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Shryver Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Royalist Pony FTW.
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dogstarmitch Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
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ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless.. this is just wow.
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LunaCataclysm Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
its beautiful! auto favorite
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FrostTheArticFox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
three words.

oh.
my.
god.
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