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    Something I've been working on and off the past few days. I'm not really looking to make any in depth changes, but some input's always nice.

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    Very cute - obviously MLP anatomy isn't supposed to be accurate, so I won't get into that, but maybe a light background of blue sky and some light clouds behind might be nice, since right now it is a white cloud against a white background. But it is a really sweet picture, I like it!
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    I just dont understand the whole hype of MLP.

    Subject mater aside, its nicely rendered and perhaps it could do with a little more fur highlights...
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    with the tale going down like that, the butt area of the cloud looks too thin to be a comfortable pillow...

    yeah, and the background color.

    nice lighting on the face. and it's pretty fluffy and cute.
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    Worked on it a bit more. I thought a cut out style half background would work to contrast the top half of the cloud, since I do want to keep the picture floating in white space.

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    I just dont understand the whole hype of MLP.
    Neither do I, I just kinda rolled into it. All I know is that I met some interesting people because of it and that meeting them caused me to take digital painting a bit more seriously.
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    I like it. But I think your colors need some more variability. Your shadows are just a darker version of the high light color. I would assume that in a scene like this the shadows would be cooler than the light areas because of the blue fill light coming from the sky. And your lights would be slightly warmer because of the color of the sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobbA View Post
    I like it. But I think your colors need some more variability. Your shadows are just a darker version of the high light color. I would assume that in a scene like this the shadows would be cooler than the light areas because of the blue fill light coming from the sky. And your lights would be slightly warmer because of the color of the sunlight.
    I don't really understand much about color temperature. I added a color layer on top to test out some combinations. Is this along the lines of what you meant?

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    worked on it a bit more. The feathers are a bit in a preliminary stage in terms of placement.

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    If the shading on the cloud behind her head is so dark, wouldn't the cloud also be about that dark on the underside, and perhaps where her tail would cast a shadow?

    Very cute, I haven't gotten into MLP myself but I always thought the rainbow one (Rainbow Dash?) had the best design.
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    Lightened up the shadows on the cloud a bit and detailed some other area. Thanks for the input, everyone, it's really shaping up nicely.

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    I don't think the yellows were a good idea; if your intention is to make the light warmer, all you have to do is shove the hue of the blue you're using a bit more towards red. This is because all color is relative; for example, purple next to blue will make the purple seem warm, but if you put that same purple next to a red, the purple will appear cold. Here's an excellent guide you might find interesting; http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm .

    Also here's a suggestion, it's not the best but I hope it gives you the right idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lhune View Post
    I don't think the yellows were a good idea; if your intention is to make the light warmer, all you have to do is shove the hue of the blue you're using a bit more towards red. This is because all color is relative; for example, purple next to blue will make the purple seem warm, but if you put that same purple next to a red, the purple will appear cold. Here's an excellent guide you might find interesting; http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm .

    Also here's a suggestion, it's not the best but I hope it gives you the right idea.
    I get what you're saying, but in my (limited) knowledge I'd expect (strong) sunlight to shift the cyan into green/yellow instead of deeper into the red spectrum. Your paintover feels more like fluorescent lighting to me.
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    It's pretty much finished for the purpose I want to use it for. Additional critique is still welcome, though.

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