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The Last Pony in Harmony by DarkFlame75 The Last Pony in Harmony by DarkFlame75
The dead world is outside and everything worth remembering is here. If this isn't harmony, it might as well be.



This is a remake of a previous piece:


Which is fan art for the amazing fanfic The End of Ponies by ~shortskirtsxplosions. He today uploaded a re-edit of the entire fic to date to prepare for the next big installment. I figured that was a perfect chance to show off how much I've improved too.
Just so you know, this character is not an OC. I won't spoil who it is though.

On the art side of things, I'm mostly satisfied with this one. I like the composition okay and the pose is good. The colors are alright, but the contrast is a bit whacked. Overall, it's an improvement over the original in most ways, but still not as good as I'd like it to be.

16:9 Wallpaper Crop: [link]
Sketch: [link]
I might update this later on if I decide I want to adjust some things. But I wanted to have it posted ASAP. Updated. Might update more-er later.
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Wow, this is definitely a lot of improvement from the original. Great work!
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Hazzdawg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Skirt's work, and specifically End of Ponies, was the single thing that got me to attempt learning GIMP in order to colour the awful doodles I was making on scraps of paper in my free time.

Words cannot describe how inspiring it is to look at your first image, (which I'm still not quite up to the standards of, mind) and see how far your work has come in twelve months.

I did plan on not re-reading EoP until Petra arc was done. Looking at this piece, and the atmosphere therein, I'm not sure I can hold off that long now.

Keep being awesome.
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Kn16h7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing. Nice one df
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revoltrv Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Looks awesome :D
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He re-released it already? Damn, I just committed myself to ASOIAF... D:
Great job at remaking this, it portrays a lot more emotion.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He did indeed.
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shortskirtsxplosions Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
What difference a year makes, eh?

Kudos, man. The Playmare poster made my day.

-SS&E
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So how much did I screw it up this time around?

I made the mistake last time of not including the poster because I took it too seriously. NOT THIS TIME!
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Bakuflint Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Good Job. :)
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kta1540 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Poor filly... I'm gonna read that story again.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Now's a good time to, since he just re-edited it (On FiMFiction, not EQD) and is working on the next parts.
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kta1540 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip :)
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Molecular1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is really interesting
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DJSeras Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have improved since the previous one, I did feel that the lighting is a little dark, but looks awesome, and how does one digitally paint? Im having so much trouble with it =/
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah it's dark. I plan on updating it soon (Hopefully today) with lighter colors and stuff so you can actually see it.

First, you've got to have a drawing tablet. Wacom's are good.
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DJSeras Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a Bamboo Fun :P
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Then you need to pick your software.
I've tried and enjoyed both Paint Tool SAI and Photos hope Cs6. I'm using photo shop right now.
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DJSeras Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im enjoying PTS more than PS for actuallyusing the tablet, but I know photoshop inside and out lol
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well I'm enjoying PS a lot. The post-effects and various brushes are invaluable. SAI is generally better for tablet use in every other way, it's true. It's up to you on what's most important to you.
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BlackQuestant Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really like the colors anad the shading, the details are really good
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SaitirWolf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
The dawing is good but is too dark =/ i only can see the character and a few things around him
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I agree. I'm going to update it to lighten it soon.
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SaitirWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
great! =D im sure is gonna be the best of the tree images ^^
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well I lightened it some, but it would take a lot more to fix it.
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Zonalar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it this dark tho. If this is underground/underwater (looks like a submarine to me), then it only should be lighten up by the light sources that exists in there. =)
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's actually an airship. The thing is, in this world, both the sun and moon are gone. The only outside light source is the dim stars.
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Kalemon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Hey a drawing from you that is not blue! :) Okay jokes aside.... The general atmosphere in that ummm.. shelter train car-ish thingy seems quite appropriate for post apocalyptic setting. The room looks very old, worn out and dingy.

I remember someone saying something about you having a tendency to push the characters to the side of the picture. I could see it working here, but the other half of the picture is pretty empty. You could have filled it with all sorts of stuff that would tell more about the world, setting and character. The kind of stuff you have on the other side of the picture. The poster, weapons, the open hatch and the old gramophone all tell something about the character and the world.

The character itself looks good... The pose and perspective work well. The hammock on the other hand not so much. The ponys weight is supposed to pull the ends of the hammock straight. Right now the whole thing seems weirdly lumpy and the pony very weightless. Theres little bit of a same kind of effect with the horn necklace thingy. And as a tiny nitpick: the blades on the wall seem very small... more like letter openers than actual weapons.

The lighting seems to work quite well, but it seems to retain its intensity on the pony from head to toe, when it's fading in the background.

Okay thats about it I guess... May seem like I did nothing but bash this, but I actually do like this drawing a lot. Good work.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll keep all those in mind.
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Lokileo66 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool!
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