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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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:iconleetyl:
Leetyl Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love it. Although it seems you drew her cutie mark reversed.
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:iconkamalionify:
Kamalionify Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
*Brohoof* :D Awesome !
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:iconthyrai:
Thyrai Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
incredible artwork!
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:iconhardcyder:
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!
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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!
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:iconchromamancer:
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.
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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!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you very much.
It's an honor to hear that you enjoy this piece anyway. :)
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:iconsimp-tkc:
Simp-TKC Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool artwork!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thanks!
It was a fun piece of fanart to make.
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:iconkurisd:
KurisD Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colors and pony design. It has a very original feel to it, while still being a fan art to MLP FiM.
Also some of the reactions people have been having is hilarious. I too have surprised others (fellow colleagues)
but over time they realize that the show isn't that bad.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you.

Seeing the reactions to this piece is one of the best parts. I just finished up another piece of fan art today, so I'll get to see another round of those now. ;)
So far, everyone that I know that has given the show a chance has really enjoyed it.
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:icontridgeon:
Tridgeon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors in this, and the angle of the clouds really makes the scene open up
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank you.

I was somewhat inspired by the style of clouds in Wind Waker. It was a fun challenge because the style is a bit different from what I usually draw.
I'm glad you enjoyed this piece. :)
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks absolutely splendid!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconicarfish:
Icarfish Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
this is simply awesome the colors make it pop!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you. :)
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fangasmic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't talked to ya in forever. Hel-Pup here. I actually ended up spotting this on /r/mylittlepony and recognized your name! Hope you're doing well!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Awesome! It has been a while since I talked to you.
How have you been?
You've been enjoying Friendship is Magic, as well, then?

I apologize for the slow reply...
I've been distracted with a large project I've been working on, and Skyrim, of course.
One of these days I'll be all caught up on my messages again.
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Dragonita1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its really neat:D
Im glad you like the series:)Rainbow Dash looks really cool in your style:)
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
I'm glad you enjoy this picture.
It really is a fun show. I make sure to keep up with the latest episodes.

This was my first attempt drawing something like this. I think I could probably do much better now, so I'm sure I'll have to give it another shot one of these days...
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:iconeligeti:
eligeti Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very awesome! nice work!
Your arts are really great! :D
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you very much.
I'm glad you enjoy my art. :)
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Cloudwatcher240 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Writer
XD I'd make this my wallpaper
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thank you. :)
I'm glad you enjoy it.
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:iconasharmy:
AshArmy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is what I call fan-art!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Thank you.
It was a fun piece to make.
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:iconasharmy:
AshArmy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My new wallapaper!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
It's an honor to hear that.
I'm glad you enjoy it. :)
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
FUCKING BEAUTIFULL MAN!

CONFOUND YOUR ART! IT DRIVES ME TO YELL!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Thank you very much. :D

I think I'm going to make another piece with this sort of style sometime.
The Wind Waker clouds were rather fun to draw.
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconletsmagnet:
LetsMagnet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
New desktop found~
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It's an honor to hear that. :)
I'm glad you enjoy this scene.
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:iconmarzez:
MarzEz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Now that I've actually watched MLP, I see this completely differently.
It's awesome.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Thank you. It's great to hear that. :D

That show does sort of re-wire your brain, in a way. Before watching Friendship is Magic, I wouldn't have even considered drawing My Little Pony fanart. Rainbow Dash is just too awesome to pass up, though. ;)
I might have to draw some of the others, one of these days.
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:iconmarzez:
MarzEz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you mean.
I don't have an OC, but if I was ever to create one, it would be an MLP character.
Sad, I know, but hey.
Also, on the topic of MLP: [link]
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I've actually thought about making one of those, too.
That picture is rather awesome. I'm surprised they didn't give Celestia the trollface, though. ;)
Spike as Keyboard Cat is one of my favorite parts of that one.

Have you listened to any of the remixes that are around yet? [link]
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:iconmarzez:
MarzEz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I was expecting a Celestia trollface too. But in all honesty, I think I'm glad she got the awesome face instead. It suits her so well.
Also, awesome remix!
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FuzzyCreaturePainter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love MLPs! The style reminds me of Zelda: Wind Waker
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Thank you. :)
That was the style I had in mind when drawing those clouds.
I think the styles are rather compatible.
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FuzzyCreaturePainter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely cute!
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:iconjakehunter:
jakehunter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Nice
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Thank you.
I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconjakehunter:
jakehunter Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Ya!
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:icon14-bis:
14-bis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Beautiful scene .
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Thank you. :)
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very colorful, a bit different then what we normally see from you, but you pulled it off well all the same.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thank you. :)

Using this style was rather fun. The colors were my favorite part of this piece.
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