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New Wings by DarkFlame75 New Wings by DarkFlame75
So I've been really itching to draw Twilight Alicorn for a while now. I'm really happy with this and I look forward to the future of the show a lot.

Expect more Twilicorn from me in the relatively near future hopefully...

This is a 16:9 wallpaper if you'd like to use it as such.

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First I would like to say that I am not an artist and do not claim to have any "higher knowledge" of painting of any kind, I stick to writing. These are just observations of an untrained eye.

I've always been a sucker for those "dusk above the clouds" scenes, and this one fits in that category. Though me merely saying that goes to show how many of these there are, but I don't think you were trying to break any barriers with the scenery so I will leave that statement as (Though beautiful and wonderfully calming it's not the most original background. 1*) As for the technique you seemed to take your time making every layer of cloud mesh. This made the scene feel almost mist-like and I LOVE it, and Twilight looking directly at the viewer is a good touch. Though there was one thing that my mind saw and immediately disagreed with, and that was the wings. Now I don't know if you chose to do the wings that style as an aesthetic perk, but usually there two bones and the second extends to the tip of the wing along with the feathers. (2*) In the end it doesn't matter but it is still a factor.
The work in total it leaves a good impression. Nice and calming, what I want to see before I sink into sleep. Anyways I really do like this piece and I'm probably going to give it a favorite (it deserves it). Overall it was done well and there was nothing critically wrong with it to a point where I'd turn away, so yeah. Nice job.

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warlord487 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I love the huge resolution. :3
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's me! 20GB of RAM helps a lot!
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4Suit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Hope You Don't mind but I featured your artwork on my YouTube series Equals P you can check it out here [link] Great work by the way.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know!
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SlyFoxCl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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KAYMACHIWA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i always thought wings would suit her ^^
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djentlewolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Love the clouds. Do you think I could have a version without Twilight, though? Just thought I'd ask.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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Valenti-Angae Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Wow, amazingly done. =)
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is absolutely gorgeous :D!

Downloading for one of my BG ^^ !
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My pleasure :iconlaplz:
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
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Kittygirl12345678 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I want this for my background but it won't work DX
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why not?
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Kittygirl12345678 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know, my computer's stupid
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BlackQuestant Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the way you draw wings it's pretty cool
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I was working on that specifically in this one.
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BlackQuestant Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
welcome!
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PsychoTD Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the wings themselves. they seem to have a stronger line art then the rest of the piece. Gives them a nice vibe.
Not particularly keen on the clouds though. They feel a bit off compared to Twilight.

Overall, nicely done
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Any more specific thoughts on the clouds?
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's mostly how well defined Twilight is, while the clouds are softer and blend in with the background more.
In a way, it feels like you created Twilight as a separate entity, and then added a background around her. Gives out a feeling of disconnection between the two, for me anyway.
Still a beautiful piece though :meow:
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I've heard that elsewhere. The light outlines on the clouds were intended to help that. Oh well. I actually did create it that way.
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just a small thing really, it is very beautiful nonetheless. :)
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nah, don't apologize for your opinion. I welcome the input, whether I agree with it or not. It's nice to see that there are other ways of thinking out there.
Plus, it's hard to be outright wrong when it comes to art. You can only really do that if you're speaking in a completely factual manner about something subjective. Or if you're speaking factually about something and you're outright wrong (Like anatomy. Check the critique and comments on this picture).
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just didn't want to sound picky or something :p

It's always so hard to give input when you're no good at art yourself, but I always like to say something as a token of appreciation.
I'm happy my small thoughts were welcomed :)
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
As an artist, I value non-artists' opinions just as highly, if not more. It doesn't matter how "right" it is, if a non-artist says it looks wrong, then it's wrong.
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Trainguyxx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh unnecessary high resolution, how I love you. (Thanks I ran out of multi-screen wallpapers, will try and get this one to work)
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I always work in unnecessary resolution. If I were to get this printed, I could do it professional dpi (300) and it would be 18 something inches wide.

One of my comics ended up being 37,500 pixels tall.
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Electroponi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It looks fantastic!!
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Shawnyall Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I, personally, accepted this into #MLP-FIM-Wallpapers.

I feel like I accomplished something today.

You're amazing.
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michaelajunker Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Have a cookie.
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Shawnyall Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Say, thanks.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thanks. Glad you liked it so much.
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Shawnyall Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No, thank you.
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pretty.
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