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Rainbows by AleximusPrime Rainbows by AleximusPrime
GAH! First time submitting something with this stupid new upload layout! I HATE IT!!! :iconfrageplz:

Anyways, this one was the hardest to do so far because of having to draw the shadow of the wing and then having to have so many layers for different colors for her rainbow hair. The colors were tough to do because they kept overlapping each other so I had to make 2 separate layers to split the neighboring colors apart from each other but they were still overlapping. I also had trouble deciding what to call it cuz her cutie mark is also lightning and a cloud but I think Rainbows fit the most. Oh well, it all got done anyway and Dashie looks great! :D

I guess Butterflies will be next. You all can guess who that is. :P

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Pretty good work here again. I really like the intensity of those rainbow colors. I don't normally work with traditional media myself, so that's impressive to me.

I like the way you pulled off the shading for this one. Applejack looked too dark and colorless in places, and Rarity was fine because her coat is white anyway. But here, you seem to have found a pretty happy medium giving some decent sense of structure with the shading, while not taking away from the color of the coat.

Speaking of shading, I really like the way the wing casts its own shadow on her hind leg. Nice attention to detail. However, it seems to me she could use a little bit of shadow near the top of her head, towards the back, cast by her bangs. I might also suggest just throwing in a little bit more shading in the hair itself, and intensifying the highlights a little bit, to give us more a sense of the structure of her hair.

I like the pose. She looks like she's rearing back slightly, ready to launch herself forward, presumably because she's challenging the viewer to a race. It's done pretty well, but I might have gone a little bit more extreme with the angling of her legs and back, bringing her fore-hooves a bit more forward. It would have intensified her pose, and would have distinguished it a little better from Applejack's pose.

Overall, great job. Great addition to the series. :)
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:iconsymphonyofdissonance:
SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Okay, Rainbow Dash, stop mooning the camera >>
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Rainbow Dash, not Luna. :P
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:iconsymphonyofdissonance:
SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I didn't say Luna o_O
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't get the joke do you...
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:iconsymphonyofdissonance:
SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh wait! Now I do xD
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MrMusicalPony Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Why is she so much stubbier than the other ones?
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably because she's crouching down. Where does she look stubbier?
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MrMusicalPony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
She's not crouching down. If she were crouching, she would have bended limbs, but theres limbs aren't bended, they're just stubby.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I misspoke. I mean her legs are spread apart more and her body is lower to the ground making her shorter and since her legs are more slanted then straight like the others so far, then from this angle they may look shorter and stubbier. Physics.
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MrMusicalPony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Comparing it to Applejack's, who isn't as spread out but is the closest, it doesn't match up. She doesn't look spread out, she looks stubby. If they were to be juse make her closer to the ground, Her legs would be longer but just stretched out or bended more. This does neither.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Take a stick or some long cylindrical thing and make it vertical and look at it. Next, slant it either towards or away from you and see how from your perspective it looks a bit shorter? That's what is happening here.
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MrMusicalPony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Except, depth (signified by moving it towards and away) isn't the issue here comparing the two images (AJ and RD) they're relatively at the same level.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've already explained everything.
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:iconmrmusicalpony:
MrMusicalPony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
If you still don't understand my point I'll draw a diagram for you in the morning.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No offense but looking at your art I don't think a diagram from you is going to be one ounce of help.
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:iconmrmusicalpony:
MrMusicalPony Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Art is different from explanation.
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:iconmegaphonnic:
megaphonnic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nicely done man!, love the pencil shading! /)
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:icondhk1989:
DHK1989 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrainbow-bopplz:: Kiss my flank, slowpokes!
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:iconpkmndetective:
PKMNdetective Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
look like rainbow is saying: kiss my flank or ready to eat dirt
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or maybe ponies say "Kiss my cutie mark!" instead! XD
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:iconmrvoiceman:
MrVoiceMan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What would The CMC say?
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiss my blank flank?
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cupcakedog Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
wow alex your amazing! i wish i could be as good as you
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:iconpeculiar-pegasus:
Peculiar-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
So cute and... hmmm..... what's the right word.....


How about just cute, kay?
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute fits. :nod:
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:iconpeculiar-pegasus:
Peculiar-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
Yep! So cute~ >u<
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This came out very nicely, is this a new style that you are trying? If so I'd like to see some more experimentations :D
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna do the rest of the mane 6 showing off their cutie marks like this and maybe some more. And I have thought of some other good pics like this in my mind... :nod:
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batosan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dashie's got back!
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Sauec Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Butterflies:.. Hmm...
OH, I BET IT'S TWILIGHT
DEFINITELY TWILIGHT
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHAHAHA no.
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's our girl!
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:iconestequio:
estequio Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
rainbow dash dat ass.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondashangryplz:: Hey, I'm a pony, not a donkey!
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And like that, she's 20% cooler. And like you, I hate the freaking layout. Normally I would swear but can't.
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Yeah! BUTTERFLIES ARE NEXT!!!!!!!!
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The-Bryce-Is-Right Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors!
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:iconthatwittyobserver:
ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Her eye is kinda creepy. It's almost like an angry stare...
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's always got that look in her eye. Smiling makes it a competitive look though.
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ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
:icondatplotplz:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No plot here. If you want plot, go check out my fanfictions. :P
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IchibanGravity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm always jealous of your awesome coloring, awesome!
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:iconcobaltglow:
CobaltGlow Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the competitive look on her face.
"Think you can beat me? Well think again!"
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC: Llllllooooovvvvvvveeeeee iiiiitttttttt
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:iconinfinitoa:
Infinitoa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That face xD It's screaming "Don't mess with a Rainbow!" :D
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, she's got her competitive face on like always. :3
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Looks like she wants a race.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, she's probably getting ready to take off for one. :nod:
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