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~the clearing at that forest

EDIT: Lowered the overall vividness to keep it more, uhh, realistic. Vividness, as in, the saturation of the colour. Able to maintain the values though, which is good.

Playing with bold colour and lighting. Started with B&W, but that stage didn't last long. I didn't know what was I going to draw, so I started splashing some colour on it.

Inspired by Blinck ([link])
An established and a professional artist. He really gives me quite a lot of inspiration on landscape. Do visit his dA and get your mind blown by his art. Go watch his videos on youtube(Blinckart) as well. There are some fine speedpaints video in there.


P.S. My sincerest apology for the previously missing credit.


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It's been almost 2 weeks, and my apology for the lack of regular weekly uploads. I'm being tied up currently with videos editing and some camp events.
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:iconzoekleinman:
Wow!, me encanta el estilo de dibujo que hiciste, y mucho más el pintado. Las luces, las sombras, y la técnica es hermosa, me encanta como Fluttershy está mirando, hacia algún lado, allí, en soledad, pero relajada. Me gusta mucho el estilo y las mezclas de colores que hiciste, claramente se nota que es otoño, no puedo decir nada negativo de esto, simplemente, precioso, hermoso, aunque, no muy original, de echo, ayer a la madrugada hice un dibujo de Fluttershy, es un poco parecido. Bueno, simplemente me encantó, los colores muy tranquilos, muy buena visión tiene, originalidad, espectacular técnica, demás, muy buen trabajo, espero, ver más dibujos con ese estilo en Deviant Art n.n
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All the rules have been followed here. Warm to cool (relatively speaking, they're all warms, yes), dark to light, central figure, framing.

Everything is believable and there's a wonderful use of texture.

Now, for the critique: The rules were followed a bit too exactly. It is a very safe drawing in this method.

Some yellows in the front and a few reds and oranges in the back would help integrate the space and make it feel more like a singular whole rather than a setup of happens to be red trees then orange and then yellow. The warm to cool rule is a general one, not absolute.

The floating leaves of the very most foreground don't quite integrate into the space as much as they could. They match the trees leaf textures in size, but not the pony or the trees themselves and thus I expect larger leaves up front.

Some personal preferences:

I would enjoy a little more contrast in the foreground. Not a lot because you still want Shy to be the focus and a vague front to not steal that of course. But enough to transition us from the close leaves to the far ones. This contrast would also push the area forward.

If you feel I'm not being fair or there's something you're particularly concerned about, feel free to reply to this as critique is a conversation.

As always, the ratings system seems silly to me for critique. Critique is about improvement. Four stars for everyone.
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AlphaDestro Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
This is amazingly beautiful!
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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
I love forests, and forest clearings a whole lot!! :D
Gorgeous piece!
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:iconextremesonicfan:
ExtremeSonicFan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The cuteness...it's so...damn...cute! I shall stare at this wonderful piece until my eyes are turned to dust.
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:iconlordthunder86:
LordThunder86 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Flutershy looks even cuter than usual here
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:iconladydaliena:
LadyDaliena Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Oh Celestia! In Fimfiction this is my fav pic!
And you have more that I like in your gallery! Now, were's that folow bottton?
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Did you find it? :p
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:iconladydaliena:
LadyDaliena Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
I did! :D
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:icondarentez:
Darentez Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so awesome
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:iconmysticm:
MysticM Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I don't know why, but the game "The Dark Eye: Chains of satinav" comes to mind. Perhaps because the background art is just as beautiful.
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:icondustypinecone:
DustyPinecone Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
This is amazing! I hope you don't mind if I use this image in a youtube video; of course, I would give you credit for the picture.
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:iconvikkycecciresources:
VikkyCecciResources Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Hermoso.
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:iconspawnofmetroid:
spawnofmetroid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Beautifully done and detailed, hats off to you.
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thank you for the compliment :D
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:iconberrypunchrules:
BerryPunchrules Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite fimfiction banner.
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:iconrainbowdash21396:
Rainbowdash21396 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Congatulations!This Was Featured On FimFiction!Clap :3 :3 Naruto Dancing Neko-Emoji-01 [V1] Bunny Emoji-42 (Awww) [V2] Emoji03 
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Is it the banner?
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:iconrainbowdash21396:
Rainbowdash21396 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yes. G To Fimfiction.on the, the sides of the banner there are arrows. flip through them till you find your picture Clap :happybounce: Heart Epic La :excited: revamp... again. V2 
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really like to draw Fluttershy on amazing backgrounds, don't you? :meow: :meow: :meow:
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Shh, it's our secret. 
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:iconbarrfind:
Barrfind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is just wonderful and amazing, so beautiful. .3.
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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
cute
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:iconnaleasti:
Naleasti Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student
....beautiful... the lack of mouth makes the drawing strange, though. But awesome art, congrats ! :)
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:iconblacknight7890:
blacknight7890 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
with a little imagination

anything can be ponied
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:icondarentez:
Darentez Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sweet...
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KenedyStorm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez...You made it? It seems so far I have two or three Fluttershies in my pc made from you! xD And they all are used for wallpapers xD
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TM2-Dinobot Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Hi, can I please please please use this for a PMV? I would obviously give you credit and a link in the description. :)
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Go right ahead!
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:iconthe-almighty-rager:
The-almighty-rager Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a pretty little piece, full of innocence and utter the beauty of nature. Also, glowing butterfly. That is all. :3
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CalebP1716 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... Just wow, this looks incredible, how in the world did you do it? Those colours are amazing and the form, texture, and shades/highlights work together beautifully!! Keep up the amazing work!! :)

Btw, if you don't mind me asking, but what program did you use to make this in? Thanks! :D
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:iconnightxfusion1:
NightxFusion1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is one of the most beautiful pictures i've ever seen
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:iconcutiekittie999:
CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to be in that forest.
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You need a portal!
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:iconjoanycc:
JoanyCc Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
all i can say is breath taking
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thank you :D
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:iconjoanycc:
JoanyCc Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't get over that tail.
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
The tail compels you!
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:iconjoanycc:
JoanyCc Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and what if it dose?
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Hug it!
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:iconjoanycc:
JoanyCc Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe i will, once you stop moving it. LOL
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
You don't tell Fluttershy when to stop moving her tail :p
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Storm-Shaker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I don't know if you know this, but this was the banner for FIMFiction.

Congrats!
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:iconajvl:
aJVL Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Eeyup, Knighty asked me if it was okay to put it up a few months back.
I told him it was cool and I thanked him for choosing it.
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LunaoftheCrescent Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
this artwork! you are incredible.
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:iconthewatcher509:
thewatcher509 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
It's So Peaceful And A Bit Emotional.

Love The Fall-like Season And Color
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:iconmudkipman98:
Mudkipman98 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome. How can we watch you make this? That is, if that's an option?
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:iconkasparkova:
Kasparkova Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get a real nice feel from this. Amazing work!
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:iconbadunius:
Badunius Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so lovely
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:iconkazenorinku:
KazeNoRinku Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Every time I look at this I suffer from a cuteness indused heart attack, my friend the Doctor has two, one for each heart![link]

P.S. I'm so making this my background on my computer.
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FluttershyHD Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
All I can say is WOAH you did an awesome job!
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XxXDecemberRainXxX Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
oh gosh! so...the...ah, i love it <3
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