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18. Rainbow by ManiacalMelody 18. Rainbow by ManiacalMelody
critiques are happily accepted and encouraged! I'd really like to know how I can improve on my coloring, and how to draw clouds and shade them a bit better xD
#18 in the 100 themes challenge

HOLY FRICKEN POOP THIS TOOK FOREVERRRRR! But I am really proud of the outcome! I know the background is kinda yucky looking, but it was my first attempt at coloring a sunset-ish sky. I still think it looks really good though. c: Hope you all like it!

made using crayola markers and prisma-color pencils
time spent: at least 5 hours (even the original sketch to me like an hour to get it right)

Rainbow Dash, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (C) Lauren Faust and Hasbro
Artwork (C) *KH-wolf
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Overall, this is a good piece of artwork. Rainbow Dash looks phenomenal. The added details on her wings is just great, and I like the rainbow vapor trail. I also see the mach cone in front of her forehoof (she's going pretty fast, eh?) and her coloring and the blending in her mane are perfect.

The clouds are awesome to look at, too. It almost has a "layered" effect because of the shadow she casts on them. It reminds me of the background cutouts in a play (I'm in drama club at my school, so trust me, that's a compliment).

The sun-kissed sky is also very beautiful. It really adds a contrast of warm colors to her cool blue tone.

The only thing I would say needs some adjustments is the blending between the different colors in the sky. It looks like you used colored pencils for this picture, so it's understandable. They're not really easy to gradient between different shades.

Overall, awesome piece of work. I love it, and I know it's going to make an awesome addition to the fandom!
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I am horrible at righting critiques, but I'll give it a shot!

I really like the look on Rainbow's face. The shading on the clouds is really awesome! I also like how you made her tail merge into being the rainbow. Her wings are good but probably could look a little more like the real thing... Overall though, I really like this picture! I mean, it's way better than I could do, so who am i to judge?

Well, there you go! I did my critique as fair as as i can and i also rated it like that too! I am just trying to give an honest opinion! I really like this picture! your good with pencils!!!
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Tolco492 May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks so awesomr brah
Rainbowdash <3
ManiacalMelody May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you c:
LeRHAT Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I would never have been able to nail that pose as you have. It looks FAB! Seriously. I love this.
ManiacalMelody Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! that means a lot c:
LeRHAT Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist
No problem, you are so welcome.
Fluffonmypants Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome. You're better at pony anatomy than I am. XD
ManiacalMelody Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Xavius-Windsong Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
I must admit, your shadows are way better than mine, I can never seem to get them to look life-like.
ManiacalMelody Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much ^^
Xavius-Windsong Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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