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Creativity => Arts & Crafts Corral => Topic started by: Calico_Star on January 19, 2012, 08:31:18 AM

Title: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Calico_Star on January 19, 2012, 08:31:18 AM

Here's some new art for the new site :)

Sprinkles and Parasol caught in a lightning storm. It looks like Parasol could use some help from the sea ponies to get her across that river!


Why Sprinkes and Parasol? I don't know :) I just like to draw random ponies, and those two were among those on a shelf near me at the time! I wanted to do something a little more dynamic than my usual art, and felt inspired by the scene from the beginning of Rescue at Midnight Castle with the ponies running from the dragons.



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I do not claim to have any talent whatsoever when it comes to backgrounds :P







Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: fingerpaints on January 19, 2012, 08:41:16 AM
I love your art :) this is adorable, I love how well you have pulled off both poses, and your backgrounds are 100x better than my sad excuses for backgrounds, its really one of my weak points with art :P
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: kiwimlp on January 19, 2012, 08:49:54 AM
Really nice work - and your background looks great too!  :P
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: kittybethy on January 19, 2012, 09:29:43 AM
Wow! It looks great!
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Mango on January 19, 2012, 11:17:59 AM
I've always loved your art - this is amazing! Well done ^^
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: SourdoughStomper on January 19, 2012, 01:31:31 PM
:wow: Gorgeous! I'm in love.

your backgrounds are 100x better than my sad excuses for backgrounds

^ This. Same with me.
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: MLPgal13 on January 19, 2012, 05:03:36 PM
Calico -

You have done it again. Pumped out yet another adorable pic. Nothing wrong with your background either  :huh:
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: ZennaBug on January 19, 2012, 05:48:38 PM
Beautiful!  I love the expressions on their faces and the shading, it really does look like they were caught out in a storm.  As for backgrounds, I usually just pretend they don't exist when I draw!  :lmao:  So I'm impressed with yours  :D
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Alexia on January 19, 2012, 06:09:56 PM
I love your G1s!
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Calico_Star on January 19, 2012, 06:40:17 PM
Thanks guys! Zenna, that's my preferred method too! XD "What background? This picture doesn't need a background. I don't want it to....uh...distract from the pony." :P
But I figure since I hate them so much and they're so difficult for me, I should probably practice them every once in a while so I can (hopefully) get better.
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: MercuryStar on January 20, 2012, 12:32:03 AM
Very lovely!   
And I fall into the "ponies floating in empty space" camp... so your background is quite impressive! XD
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: ZennaBug on January 20, 2012, 04:44:11 AM
Thanks guys! Zenna, that's my preferred method too! XD "What background? This picture doesn't need a background. I don't want it to....uh...distract from the pony." :P
But I figure since I hate them so much and they're so difficult for me, I should probably practice them every once in a while so I can (hopefully) get better.

I should probably do that from time to time too... but ugh.  XD
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Arkillian on January 20, 2012, 12:31:33 PM
Thanks guys! Zenna, that's my preferred method too! XD "What background? This picture doesn't need a background. I don't want it to....uh...distract from the pony." :P
But I figure since I hate them so much and they're so difficult for me, I should probably practice them every once in a while so I can (hopefully) get better.


Not doing a background should be a choice that you make, not a standard :) Practising backgrounds is good. Most of the time a background of some sort, even a colour or texture is better than white.

I think this background adds a nice mood to the picture :)
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Lina on January 20, 2012, 09:28:23 PM
love this picture! great perspective and movement, and the background is stunning ^^ especially as it totally fits the angle.
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Tinker on January 20, 2012, 10:13:13 PM
Oh Noes!! Poor Parasol could really use a pair of wings for herself right now.

I love how you did their hair, and the cliff side.
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Dibbles on January 21, 2012, 06:38:30 AM
Sprinkles looks abolutely gorgeous. Great facial expression.
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: starrypawz on January 21, 2012, 11:50:27 AM
This is nice, your background is pretty neat actually. Better than what I can do. XD
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: WinterSparkle on January 21, 2012, 09:54:25 PM
you're better than me with bg's XD awesome pic :3
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Griffin on January 22, 2012, 10:34:52 PM
Love the dramatic atmosphere!
Title: Re: Hurry back to Dream Castle
Post by: Marlin on January 22, 2012, 11:23:01 PM
Great pic! Love the intense colours  :)


I avoid backgrounds like the plague! (mostly because I can't do them to save myself!!). Yours is great - totally suits the picture.


Nice to see Sprinkles get some attention, she's such a forgotten pony!
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