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Going Nowhere by NaterRang Going Nowhere by NaterRang
Feel free to interpret this piece as you wish, all I'll say is Rainbow Dash had a terrible nightmare. Probably akin to what most bronies were dreading a few days ago.

Actually my original idea for this piece was Fluttershy giving Derpy a hug. Imagine my surprise when the day I was about to start work on it I checked through my Deviation Messages and found this:

I then decided to alter my original idea. I know this seems a little out of character for Rainbow Dash, but I would argue that despite her tough persona, whenever Dash loses control of her emotions, she usually goes all out. I could honestly see her reacting in this way, but that's just me. (I also didn't think Dash was being particularly mean to Derpy in TLR.)

Special thanks goes to :iconstancymckatt: who reminded me of some artist fundamentals when I was coloring this piece. I was trying for a more textured look and I'm pretty happy with the results!

Until next time!
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Very pretty, and incredibly touching. The fans have been giving Derpy a lot of crap since her voice debut, so it's nice to see her getting some more love. As for the actual content, I think it shows a very touching side to RD's personality that we haven't- or at least that I haven't- seen before. I've always liked the comforting ones. My only real qualm is how muted the colors are. If you were basing it off of the picture of Fluttershy hugging Derpy, then it would seem more natural for the color palette to match the source material, at least where brightness is concerned. I understand that the colors are trying to reflect the darker aspects of this pictures message, but it wouldn't hurt to make it a smudge brighter, maybe to show the brightening of Rainbow's mood as Derpy comforts her. Still, very well executed, and it is going in my favorites. Keep up the good work!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
41 out of 44 deviants thought this was fair.

Is not only unfair but was compleatly unnecesary what hey did to Derpy. Since she is part the universe that is MLP:FIM hopefully they wont remove the Character from the series and will give her more air time.

Sorry if I went on other direction. This not only reflects the feelings of sadness and dispair of RD but the shadow and the light makes it more dramatic.

The the look of acuarela paint makes it even better made my feelings flow throught the paint is just and awesome work PLEASE KEEP THE GREAT WORK YOU DO.

BTW english is not my first language sorry :( if I made some mistakes
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Calypso399 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so sweet.
TheDiscordedBrony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Derpy will never be gone, Hasbro has the best brony lawyers defending Derpy so nopony can take her away
UnknownAlicorn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Ajax94 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Oh God...

hypnoking Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I got to stop looking at pictures like these, I just repaird my darn heart.... *sigh* atleast the glue is ready...
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't call this out of character. :)
GoldenPonyZ Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
If Derpy goes anywhere, then I'm going to go Cupcakes...
HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cute!
kyvannshrike Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I personally don't think it's out of character for Rainbow Dash at all.
Imagine if Derpy was taken away in Dash's dream, the first thing that Dash would feel is guilt.
Painful guilt.
All we ever see of her and Derpy is her frustration and impatience.
But then if that's all she has ever treated Derpy like, and Derpy was gone, she'd feel absolutely awful inside, would be rushing and crying on Derpy's shoulder just as you have it here.
Senriaa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
cute, though I don't understand the context these two have together :/
Poketoa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Grats on the EQD feature. Actually, I'm glad they hadn't posted it until now. *free hug*
Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
RazgrizS57 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I think this is just what I needed to see to get my gears kicking again. I thank you for not just the awesome work, but the indirect slap in the face I needed.
zaiali Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Damoops Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Kill yourself.
snakeman1992 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I never liked Derpy anyway. All her rabid fans love her more than they love very well developed and important characters like the princesses, CMC, and even the freaking mane six! It serves them right for choosing hype over genuine character development, and it serves her right for stealing the spotlight without doing ANYTHING productive EVER!
SergioSource Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're aware you're "condemning" fictional characters, right?
fluttershywriter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
This is gorgeous. I've always imagined Derpy being a good friend to Rainbow. <3
sycoso Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Awesome! Nice to have derpy in a helpful role :)
kunio18 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
damn just looking at this is really making me sad and tear up , this is incredible:(
kunio18 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
welp. there goes everyone of my feels :'( i love you derpy
starmic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Jane-the-Unknowing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Writer
I teared up Q_Q
trinson Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
That whole incident was one of the dumbest things I have seen in a while. Still it is over with.

I guess a positive to the whole thing is all the great Derpy Art for me to love. :D
Thank you for another great Derpy pic for me to enjoy. :D
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Nothing is ever truly over. That little stew simmers to this day, believe me.

But yeah, this is a great piece.
InsanePurin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Writer
Have you heard "Clumsy" by My Lady Peace? 'Cause this is what's going through my head as I look at this picture. Good job. :)
RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Not sure how I didn't see this so have an epic post bump! :D

Love it!
SRB2master1337 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
...Room for one more? *hugs them both from the other sie of Dashie*
Sonic--Rainboom Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I first saw this picture on a youtube video called "if your eyes are dry by the end of this you are a horrible person" so i guess i'm a pretty good person. CAUSE I WAS CRYING LIKE A FILLY
Sonic--Rainboom Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh please Celestia let this have nothing to do with the wonderbolts....
Menace99 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, poor Dashie is upset about something....
KintaroARTist Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Super cute picture! Melts my heart!
Radu-B Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CaptainRobertDacher Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
THS MADE ME CRY... Like reading My Little Dashy!!!!! You are now 20% cooler in my books!!!
JoeBrony Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
That's what I felt when I found out the Derpy incident, then I discovered she's safe and will still be on the show. Touching pic, great work :D
Sonic--Rainboom Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She will be?! thank Celestia...
weirdnwild91 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awww, how sweet~ ;w; <3
HarukoHoshiko Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got teary eyed in ten seconds flat... I just don't know what went wrong. <3 Derpy and Rainbow Dash, hope they keep her original voice, they kept the eyes so far.
colonel210 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I even made the song in my signature for Derpy!
charcoal-feather Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I hope you do not mind, I have linked your image on my Save Derpy tumblr: (Source credited and linked)
NaterRang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope! I don't mind at all! :)
Fugles Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Hey i was wondering if it was ok that i used this picture in my poorly made video. [link]
NaterRang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I don't mind at all! Just as long as people don't try profit from, or claim my art as their own, I have no problems with my pictures being posted on other websites or used in projects. Credit is always appreciated though, and it looks like you did that already so you won't hear any complaints out of me. ;)

(I like the video BTW)
xxjolteonxx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Dashie hugging Derpy..
There goes my heart.
NaterRang Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right? I really should put some kind of medical disclaimer in the dev description:

"Those with weak hearts or a family history of diabetes should not view this picture."
xxjolteonxx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
- gurgle -Yeah.. m-m-maybe..
MooMinded Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
this picture makes me cry... It reminds me of my relationship with a close friend... hard to explain. Very emotional/touching!
NaterRang Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I made this piece I was hoping to elicit an emotional response. I'm glad to know I was successful! Thank you! :)
xXiaoDrag0n Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
"Please don't go away Derpy!" Rainbow Dash cried, wrapping her forelegs around Derpy and pulled her closer, burying her head deeper into the grey Pegasus's neck, "I love you!"

"Don't cry Rainbow Dash..." Derpy Hooves cooed softly, "I'm not going anywhere..." Tears started to flow freely as she rubbed the cyan Pegasus's back, "I won't leave you... I am still here..."

"I love you too..."
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