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Before winter arrives by Mick-o-Maikeru Before winter arrives by Mick-o-Maikeru
Been working on this for a while. Used several episodes for references but mostly "Fall weather friends" for all the trees and leafs (except the one at the very right. That's not from the show).

My first attempt on creating a wallpaper. Please tell me what you think!

Any comment/criticism is much appreciated!

Have a nice day!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and it's characters belong to :iconfyre-flye: and Hasbro.

(Edited the color of the log as recommended)
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ReinaReinaReina3 Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How cute!!!! :iconomgsocuteplz:
I think the only thing that seems out of place is the relative simplicity of the lichen (or moss, I mix things up) on the far-right tree and the simplified leaves next to Pinkie (maybe an issue of the two bits of land, the one Pinkie's on and the one just behind it, blurring together that makes the transition between the two leaf styles a little abrupt).

Otherwise, I like the character of the piece. It's a pretty little scene.
(might also have a little against the white water rapids goin' on there being a bit incongruous with the peaceful/carefree mood... but now I'm just looking for things to nitpick about)
Mick-o-Maikeru Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wanted to fit the shows style, so i decided to make the lichen (or moss, i dunno either :P) look simplified. Only later i realized it looked a little too simplified but thought it would look ok. Thanks for pointing it out.

Actually i was planning on adding details to those leafs too, then i started getting too many "scratch disks are full" errors, so decided to leave them that way. Or did you mean the difference between the leaf styles of separate trees? In that case i intentionally did that, since i wanted the tree next to Pinkie look different.

Thank you.
I think it might be the fact that you've got the mossy log across the water that makes it seem too simple since the lichen is in the foreground and therefore should be more detailed than the--more distant--mossy log. It makes it look a little... inconsistent, I suppose.

As for the leaves, I meant the ones on the ground near Pinkie. Got highly detailed ones right underneath her, but the transition to the simplified ones looks rough. But technical/memory limitation are what they are. May look at differentiating the two foremost land masses a bit more since you don't have the benefit of animation to do it and their colors are a tad samey.
But I dun art, so take this with heaps of salt.
Thank you!, here is it:
I love it!, and... i was thinking... may i use your vector for a youtube music video?
Mick-o-Maikeru Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure! As long as you give me credit (a link back here), im ok with my work used by others. Also, a link to the music video would be great once it's done.
This piece looks great. It reminds me of the dragon episode when fluttershy was to scared to hop, skip, and jump. Now it looks like she is scared to cross the stream.
aaaaaaaaaaaaawesome!! new desktop background in 3..2..1..^^
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