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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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:iconreinareinareina3:
ReinaReinaReina3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How cute!!!! :iconomgsocuteplz:
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:iconunderstatedhyperbole:
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)
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Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner 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.
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understatedHyperbole Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
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.
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understatedHyperbole Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
But I dun art, so take this with heaps of salt.
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davidprime15 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thank you!, here is it:
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davidprime15 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I love it!, and... i was thinking... may i use your vector for a youtube music video?
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Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner 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.
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MontyBrush Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
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.
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Bushinio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
aaaaaaaaaaaaawesome!! new desktop background in 3..2..1..^^
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
we need more pinkie shy episodes.
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:icondarkwavechick:
darkwavechick Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Love this!
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:iconsassycat2:
Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like a screenshot :D Awesome job!
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
How fun! :aww:
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SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, this is really well drawn.

Great job.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
CUTE!
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Audiophillie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Writer
Actually, this was the only wallpaper I downloaded off of the most recent Wallpaper Compilation on EQD. It was the best, hands down! Very nice color scheme, sticking to the show's art style is also a huge appeal... And the fact that this was your first attempt at a wallpaper is absolutely amazing! I hope you'll do more!
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Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I probably wont be doing wallpapers for a while but i'll certainly be doing more fan art of the show in the show's style.
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anzul Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
looks beautiful :)

although for a wallpaper a less saturated version would be cool, like afternon-y?
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)

Hmm. You might be right. I kinda felt like it was too colorful for a wallpaper.
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anzul Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
glad to help :)
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NoSleepForMe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the outfits!
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:iconlesang:
Lesang Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw this on Eq. Daily. Awesome work! :D
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Funny how im always among the last to find out that my art made it to EQD. Thanks for letting me know and thank you! :D
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Lesang Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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TrueMadayar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I see Rarity's line of autumn sock wear is a smash hit - as always. Pinkie has loads of fun, she and Fluttershy should hang more, anyway.
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Fluttershy won't dare to go over this wild water before winter arrives X3
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samwisegamzy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
she could just fly over. that wouldn't be a problem since there's no scary dragon to stop her.
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
...and when she tries, Rainbow Dash suddenly appears and scares her by accident, she falls into the river and get's a cold...
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You know, Fluttershy can be quite unpredictable sometimes, but i mostly agree.
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Sure she can...it just came over me because of that title and the way both of them looked...
Like that 'A hop and a jump'-scene from Dragonshy
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I understand, i was just joking :D .
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
...I guessed that! Still: Fluttershy:"It is so...wide!"
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PhantomBadger Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Great job ! This looks brilliant :)
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your ID scares me.

I approve of this.
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PhantomBadger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I try :D
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You succeed.
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Imbriaart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well done and I love their outfits
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :) . I wanted to try adding something new. I admit my outfit design is not really original but it was fun.
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Nekoseznya Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is quite spectacular! I truely wish that there were more wallpapers like this - a scene that looks like it's a snapshot of the ponies' lives.
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Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, i love seeing more of ponies' lives myself. Scenes from the show are nice, but scenes that look show-accurate but are original are often more interesting to me.
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YayFluttershyYay Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I'd love a picture of Fluttershy alone in that outfit... If you don't mind making one >_>
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Tell you what: I accidentally messed up all my adobe products right after i uploaded this project and started working on a homework. I'll upload backgroundless versions of both Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy as soon as i fix the issue.
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YayFluttershyYay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Oh, thanks... I'm looking forward to the pictures!
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I uploaded 'em :)
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YayFluttershyYay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thank you!
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MidnightWonko Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
It looks pretty good, but I feel confused by Pinkie's facial expression.
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:iconmick-o-maikeru:
Mick-o-Maikeru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. Would you mind explaining why exactly Pinkie's expression confuses you?
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MidnightWonko Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Wide open mouth and shut eyes always kinda throws me off. It's sorta like someone took a picture of her in mid-sneeze, only not.
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