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"With every sweep the lighthouse did spy,

The outlines of a bunny and two pegasi.

They are enjoying the crisp evening breeze,

and blossoms above keep the ponies at ease.

This eve they remember why they're not always in flight,

For only from the ground can you take in such a sight."

Rhyme by ~Rhyming-Zecora
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Edit - Added the following ideas since I was planning on making fixes anyways.
Sokolas' Suggestion - Falling Petals to help fill the background, I didn't make it so a lot of petals would fall, so it didn't fill the left-side, but it adds a nice bit of flow to the overall drawing!
StopShot pointed out the lack of shadow on the inside of Fluttershy's kimono sleeves.

Fixed a stray line near the tree - Added a subtle fix to the lighting around Dashie's eyes and Fluttershy's ear.



Drawing posted way later than intended, both 'cause it took forever, lots of details and all, that and the 5 hour worth of work loss due to not saving blah. It's also 1AM over here and I gotta wake up in like . . . 5 hours lul~ Nonetheless worth it to finish this drawing! I can now move on to the next task as well!

Since it's late, I might need to check a few things later.



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A very beautiful piece, invoking a lot of thought and emotion. I found myself sighing at the overall peaceful tone. What especially stands out in the picture are Angel (what a cute touch, adding her!) Fluttershy's silky clothing, and the soft, almost pink moon. However, I do see trouble with the moon's and the lighthouse's light's reflection in the water. The ocean's a very bright white. Fluttershy takes up a lot of the screen, but I can see why she'd be posing that way and Rainbow Dash would be lying down like her casual, carefree self.
Beautiful, but there is room for improvement.
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TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Flutter Dash is nice but Pinkie Dash is cannon!
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Nouthriss Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
heh... marvelous.
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YamaTHou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Its so beautiful ;-;
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Psychosityc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
simply beautiful
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:iconkuejena:
Kuejena Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Wow, this is breathtaking!
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ofrutsra Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Oh my gosh, that's gorgeous. I love the yukata that Fluttershy is wearing.
(note: if that's not a yukata, then I'm retarded and it's still very pretty.)
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DShou Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The difference between a Yukata and a Kimono is the different fabric, but more notably that the Yukata is mainly for summer and as bathrobes.

Kimono has two collar bands 'though, as shown in this drawing as that's what I referenced.

Problem is that I'm pretty inconsistent (I haven't read this article thoroughly at the time of the drawing) as kimono have to have socks+shoes with it. So let's just completely ignore these rules and say both yukata and kimono are both the correct answers! =D

Oh and thanks~
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ofrutsra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Now I'm complimented AND informed.
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GGD15 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist
This is amazing :)
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LimitBreaker13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. Fluttershy looks cute, as always. I like that feather-Earing of RD ^-^
Buuut... something seems wrong with Angel Bunnys Eyes to me.
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:icondshou:
DShou Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hm, yea, sure, feather, lol

Ah it's a style =S 'though you're right, it's a bit off. I replied about that in a previous comment here (top-half) [link]
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LimitBreaker13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, should've watched in full-size, thought it was a feather because i'm kinda used to them, hehe. Anyway a nice one. ^^
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LordColgate15 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haters can hate, but can they draw?
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JunaECBS Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to admit that Angel looks creepy with those eyes.

Other than that... a nice, calming, relaxing pic- wait, where did this tea come from? I sure hadn't it before!
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DShou Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ye my style's a bit different, but only for Angel, other creatures (at least so far) get their regular eye-styles. It was my response in trying to make him look cooler, and the original bead-type eye-style didn't really work out. Problem here 'though is I made his iris too thin 'though it fits the expression, the style looked better back here [link]

Yay broken sentences! Not sure what you mean, but as something random to note in hopes of pinpointing what you did mean, I came up with the sketch before the Fluttershy + Tea scene in the Magic Duel episode, quite nice seeing that coincidence~
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Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So soft so soft. That such a moment shale be drawn on something as cold as a computer is a mystery to me. Don't mistake me degital art os certainly among my favortie styles but still that this is possible? Amazing... Simply amazing.
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Gangnamstyle2011 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
And suddenly a stray firework explodes in front of them, then a crowd of crying ponies looks at their charred and mutilated corpses! LOL
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DShou Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What a grim thought
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Gangnamstyle2011 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Aw, Fuck you!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Such beautiful colours and shadings. Also, I love Angel's pose.
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely adorable! That robe looks nice on Fluttershy, and their eyes are very beautiful!
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
God this is adorable !
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Portmeirion Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
This is a great scene, very soothing. That lighthouse in the background is a really nice touch, too.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
wow, nice work. I love that scenery there.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw... How cute!
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Diego0920 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
So frickin awesome
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
great mood and detail here.
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Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
With every sweep the lighthouse did spy,

The outlines of a bunny and two pegasi.

They are enjoying the crisp evening breeze,

and blossoms above keep the ponies at ease.

This eve they remember why they're not always in flight,

For only from the ground can you take in such a sight.
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:icondshou:
DShou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful~ In fact I'd love to add that to the description (linking to you of course).

I love all the rhyming work you've done so far by the way, quite amazing that you make it seem so easy, it's an amazing type of creative work!
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Rhyming-Zecora Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
DShou, if you'd care to add it I'd be ecstatic,

And for my rhyming I'm slightly a fanatic.

Thank you for watching, I will pay you back,

And do keep producing; for art you do have a knack!
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mustachcashcuz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey sonya-chan you have a cherry blossom on your-*broken hand*
AAAAAA
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Jezendar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done! Would this be a part of your Alternate Equestria setting? And, if so, will we be seeing more asian influences in this setting?

Oh, and your ship is showing.
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DShou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I was talking about Alternate Equestria, I was talking more in the time-line sense, but yes this is part of the Original Continent idea of mines (which still needs a name =S)

Asian influences is partially because I'm a fan of Japanese stuff, especially of the mystical element. The main focus of the Original Continent is how it grows and portrays more mystical aspects/elements (allowing nature to do it's own thing), unlike Equestria which has more technology and organized civilization areas and such.

I'll be honest, I instinctively looked for an actual ship (despite having made the drawing myself) before realizing you meant shipping xD;
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks wonderfull :3
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Glitched-Moonveil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very cute^^
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Dash-Tristis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great!
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Kimonoshy
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kierwiny Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, would love to see more of your work.
as well as more tutorials and guides you posted, really helpful. although I'm still workin' on my bearings on it.
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HeFFatos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good drawing! All the characters look great (especially Fluttershy, who is so natural and beautiful, hhnnng). The critique by StopShot coincides with my opinion in large part. It's such a shame you lost those 5 hours (this is why I always save every 5 minutes =D).

I don't know but I find it funny that the dust on my monitor imitate the stars and I was just on the point of commenting about them =D.
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StopShot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Very nice. This picture gives me the feeling that they are chilling out on top of the world with the sky just below them. Oh, wait, that's water with a lighthouse, but I'd think it would look cool in that odd sort of way. The white surf did look a little like poofy clouds.

It's interesting the style of background and clothing you gave them, but is that Rainbow Dash wearing a Twilight Sparkle cutie mark earing? One thing I'm a bit confused about is the area right below Rainbow Dash. Is that some sort of dark cape, or is it a part of the rocks that is blocking our view of her?

This picture has a good feel to it, almost like it's nighttime above, but below everthing looks like day in the the moonlight. I get a really interesting mystical feeling about it. I did notice that the tree was a lot righter than the two characters, but I wouldn't want to change either of their shading. The tree really takes in the moons effect while the characters are the perfect shade for the night.

The light house looks simple, and yet you did a really great job showing the distance from it to the characters in it. I just really like the glow you gave it in some areas while maintaining a darkness in others to make it stand out without overdoing it. I noticed the light shining down, but it seems the sky is in a bit of day-like state. I believe that's a very light aurora you put in which looks very interesting with the night sky above it.

The mares look great. I get reminded of that one scene from the latest episode with Fluttershy and that cup at Zecora's hut. Your back shot of Rainbow Dash looks good too, which the specific view you were trying to improve on. Her back hoof to me seems to be coming out at a weird angle almost like it is coming out of the ground. It's pretty hard imagining how she would be laying down, but I think it should be angled off pointing towards the light house a little bit.

I thought you did really well around the area of Fluttershy's forelegs and wings. It just looks so right with the way they are coming out from the dress I think. I would have at least tried darkening the inside of her sleeve though, since it's not quite exposed to the same amount of light as the rest of her. The light coming off the edges of the two were nice, but I think it would have looked neat if you added more to the outline, because the tree seems so brightened up by them.

I think you did a terrific job on this, especially the atmosphere. I know that feeling when you stay up late working on something, and it really shows in your work when you make those extra hours count when you could have been sleeping. I always feel good when coming back to it in the morning and smiling over the drawing I had made. I'm sure you will too. Nice work, you're doing great!
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DShou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the analysis/critique!

Yea it's hard to portray, but you got both of it right, both that they're on a high area but that there's water below. I kinda meant the fluffy white to be fog 'though, then again I don't know how distant sea fog looks or anything.

Earband? yes. Small detail added that I've done in a few rare previous drawings as well.

I tried making the cape and rock have a distinct separation point by the shading, 'though I suppose it's still a bit confusing to see.

Mystical, that's good! It's what I was aiming for~

The shading contrast between character and tree was noted, I just couldn't find a way to darken the tree without losing it's effect, or brightening the character without losing the night effect =S

No idea how to add details to the light house which is why it's simple xD;

I planned the tea-cup idea before that scene in the Magic Duel episode, coincidence lul.

Back hoof, uh, if you mean the hind leg, pony anatomy sortta let's the ponies put up their leg perpendicular to the body while sitting, unless you mean something else.

Shading inside the sleeves was lost by accident during photo-shop process, I'll see if I can add it back in a bit.

Not sure what to do with the outline to help out =S

Again thanks for the comment, and yes, being the next morning and all now, I can definitely agree to that feeling~
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute :) I'm terribly bad at writing critiques, but I have a suggestion: I think it would be great if you added some falling petals from that tree to fill up the empty space to the left.
And Rainbow's earring - cute little detail :)
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DShou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hm yea I did feel the left-side was rather empty, but then I thought about how it'd throw focus off from Dashie and Fluttershy so I ended up not trying too hard on figuring it out.
The falling petal idea might work out for both of that maybe.
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silentvoid-017 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
makes you really wonder if the creators of mlp is going to show an asian setting in their one of the episodes...
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
The shop owner in the last episode seemed like a direct parody to Gremlins, so it was sort of an Asian shop. There's also the makeup-artist that works for Photo Finish, apparently Powder Rouge is her most favored name. I doubt we will see much more than that, except perhaps an Asian accent, which would be interesting.
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silentvoid-017 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
would be nice to see more of the cultures though
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
It might be more likely now that they established another ethnicity with Saddle Arabia. I thought that mare was gorgeous.
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