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November 22, 2012
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South for the Winter by TurboSolid South for the Winter by TurboSolid
Wow. This is my 50th deviation! Anyway, I made this one for my good buddy :icondori-to: I helped him fulfill his dream of getting a plushy, and now he's helping me do the same. I'm trying to learn about using light and color in a realistic fashion. Also, sorry for not uploading much lately. I've been having a bit of an art block. Hopefully I can change that soon.
Took me about 4 1/2 hours (on and off).
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Amazing piece! You are an amazing artist, I hope you know. :D
Vision: I absolutely love how the sun can be seen through the clouds, creating a very comforting effect against the rest of the sky. The lighting on Fluttershy and the way her eyes are brought out is rather soothing. Although, if she is in flight, the way the scarf is drooping seems a bit unrealistic, and her left wing appears to be missing.

Originality: I have never seen a piece like this. I love the idea! :D

Technique: I personally think that using the paintbrush was the perfect choice for this. Very........ soothing, as I said before.

Impact:This is the kind of piece that makes me wish I were a brony. So there. :D
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7 out of 8 deviants thought this was fair.

Being a big fan of My Little Pony, I always love to see different interpretations of the wonderful characters in the series.

Especially Fluttershy, who I can definitely call my favourite! I love how you captured her "wide-eyed wonder" look with such depth and three dimentionality.

The colours made me think of marshmallow and cotton candy, and I truly love how you blended the clouds to make it look cold.

One thing that might need attention (although very little!!) though, is the consistancy in hair texture on the left and the right.

Last word: Well done! Your technique is beautiful and enchanting, creates the nostalgic feel. Hope you never stop creating!
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eecoli Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is really beautiful ;u;
Fluttershy, you can't leave for the winter. Who will take care of your animals?

:iconfluttershysqueeplz::iconsaysplz:Not my problem.

That's cold, Fluttershy.
TurboSolid Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflutterticplz: Exactly. Winter is cold. That's why I'm leaving.
BUNGAL0W Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love the background and the scarf and the painting style and jfklad;jglkds

this is just gorgeous ;w;
TurboSolid Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
asluc96 Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww what a cute scene we got here
And holy shit, I gotta be honest, I love those clouds. Oh, and Fluttershy looks cute too :)
TurboSolid Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^_^ Looking back, I can find about 5 or 6 errors with Fluttershy.
This was more of a sky practice than anything.
asluc96 Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, she still looks pretty well
And Welcome :)
SonicSatamX93 Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
Well done.

This is really beautifully drawn.
TurboSolid Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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