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May 1, 2011
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Open Skies by Chromamancer Open Skies by Chromamancer
After seeing a few references to "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic", I decided to check it out.
That was a GOOD decision.

So, now it's time for some Rainbow Dash fanart. I tried a few things in this piece that are different from my normal style. This was a quicker piece, but I had a lot of fun playing around with the colors in this one.

Confound those ponies! They drive me to attempt new things artistically. :la:
Enjoy. :)
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Overall it's brilliant piece of art! The sky and clouds are wonderful, the colors are great and makes a great atmosphere! But the main problem is Rainbow Dash herself. She looks like she was cut in the scenery from some another place. The reason is the shadow. Rainbow's shadows don't match the world's light source, also It should be much more deeper.
And It's impossible to not say that Rainbow Dash's mane is to rough and doesn't give a sensation of hair. It should be more curved, also shadow is needed on the mane and tail too.

In two words: Amazing background but the lack of proper shadows and highlights on Rainbow Dash makes her look kinda out of the place.
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Leetyl Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love it. Although it seems you drew her cutie mark reversed.
Kamalionify Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
*Brohoof* :D Awesome !
Thyrai Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
incredible artwork!
HardCyder Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this piece. I must respectfully disagree the criticism of the shadows on Rainbow Dash. She needs to standout from the rest of the scene, much the same way old films always made sure to cast light on an actor's eyes even in dark scenes. Also, I love her highlights and the way they make her glow ever so slightly from the rising sun. And her expression is fantastic - looking at the new day in egar anticipation of the great fun she'll have flying through those clouds. Most excellent work!
kuprebel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Excellent job on the artist, i give you tons of praise for it, definitely follow you now.
I also love the style of the dragon pictures and some of your wallpapers!
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thank you very much. :D

It's an honor to hear that you're enjoying my art.
I'll do my best to continue improving.
yoshisman8 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Writer
i usualy hate ponies (and all art that refers them) , but i gotta say you made this pic look pretty good!
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you very much.
It's an honor to hear that you enjoy this piece anyway. :)
Simp-TKC Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool artwork!
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
It was a fun piece of fanart to make.
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