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Nature by aJVL Nature by aJVL
~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.

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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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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The Artist thought this was FAIR
7 out of 8 deviants thought this was fair.

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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LordThunder86 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Flutershy looks even cuter than usual here
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?
aJVL Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Did you find it? :p
LadyDaliena Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
I did! :D
Darentez Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so awesome
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.
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.
VikkyCecciResources Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
spawnofmetroid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Beautifully done and detailed, hats off to you.
aJVL Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thank you for the compliment :D
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