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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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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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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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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*
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