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June 12, 2012
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Friendship is... Magic by NaterRang Friendship is... Magic by NaterRang
Just a little tribute to a great show I started watching about 1 year ago last Friday. Maybe you've heard of it too?

Honestly, I'm not really happy with how this turned out. But I've got other projects I need to work on and I think sometimes you gotta know when to throw in the towel.

I really want to develop this softer, more realistic coloring style. I did it successfully last year with that picture of Nicole, but I've forgotten some aspects of the technique I'm afraid. ^^;
Oh well, practice makes perfect. I'm sure the next attempt will turn out better. Some advice would be most appreciated.

Hope you guys like it! -Now back to the comic!
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Once again english is not my first language so please everypony be patient.

This is a great piece the shadows are in perfect synchronization with the source of light and the light on the Mane 6 is great.

i have a feeling that the tail direction of fluttershy is a little bit off but aside that the rest is awesome (missing AJ hat but is ok) and maybe the ''Friendship is..'' put it a little lower but that is just picking something insignificant since the art is perfect. just love it

another great job my friend

Thanks for the art

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Vision: I like what you went for here, with the mane 6 just sharing a moment together as friends. A lot of people tend to forget that it's not just a few of them that matters, but that they are a whole greater than the sum of their parts.

Originality: I do like the drawing, but it just seems a little too simplistic, if that makes sense. Just the six of them sitting in a little semi-circle on a dark background seems a little bit too dull, and I feel that something more could've been added. The fact that only Rarity's eyes are open also stuck out to me a little bit, as everyone else's are closed, and Twilight's little kitty mouth seems out of place.

Technique: Very good work here, and I like the interaction between the light and shadow when it plays across their faces. Nothing much to critique here, so let's move on.

Impact: This really didn't have much of a lasting impression on me, because I've seen this particular scenario played out a lot. Much more could've been done to make this picture truly great, but it falls just shy of the mark.

Overall: A nice little picture, definitely worth a look, but not enough substance to it to really dwell on it for too long.
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I love it! :)
Klaifferon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Rarity, Y NO CLOSE YOUR EYES??!! ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
Awesome picture by the way :D
katarjin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
love this i do
NaterRang Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
SparkNotes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The coloring style looks awesome! :D So does the lighting!
Somethingguy912 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
why does rarity have her eyes closed?
yayayayayala Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
LazyFiz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All 6 of them now learn the shout "Magic" from the greybeard.
NodoubtbuodoN Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconohyouplz::iconspeechbubbleplz:Oh You!

And to the artist, great pic. :)
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Cool shading! Looks fantastic!
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