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August 10, 2012
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A Dash of Humility by Vulpessentia A Dash of Humility by Vulpessentia
Dash is awesome! If only she could control her ego. She would be that much cooler (>20%).

Color Pencil RD. Took a couple hours. Let me know what you thing below.
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kingoftheranbowducks Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I totaly agree! :nod:
Wieczysty Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hind legs look shorter than the front. The flank also appears elongated downwards (At the area around the left of Dash's cutie mark) The way the tail is drawn is impressive for effect, but on the note of humility, it may not convey such a good message on that since it may be taken as Dash showing off. One of the her wings appears missing as well.

Just on the picture itself, apart from the hind legs, possibly missing wing and a wonder on where the orange and purple colours have gone, the rest is awesome!

It's also a nice touch giving Dash a bit of a colt's muzzle design, unless that wasn't your intention to begin with. (And if you're wondering where I got that from, it's the pointed edges of the muzzle) That, along with the fur sticking out, along with the re-designing of her wings, mane and tail.

Again, as everyone else has mentioned, great job! :D
Vulpessentia Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, I would like to thank you for the time and effort that you put into this critique. Whenever I ask for viewers to tell me what they think, this is - more or less - the type of feedback that I am hoping for.

With that being said: I agree with you on much of your feedback. There are kinks that I need to work out in the overall shape of the character, design, and perspective. This is evident in the legs and posture mostly. As far as the missing wing goes I initially put it in there, but thought that for aesthetic reasons it looked better without. The colors on the tail are meant to be rather saturated which is why it's tough to differentiate red/orange and blue/purple, but I agree they should be more evident.

Once again thanks for this feedback. I will keep those notes in mind when I do future drawings. ^^
And I would like to thank you for actually reading my critique, since truth be told, I personally have not had much experience in art.

And that being said, from my perspective, the posture looks fine. The hind legs are the issue, though. And thinking on it, it does end up looking better with only one wing, since you don't see one being blocked by the head. And now that you mentioned it, I managed to spot out the purple portion of the tail, but mostly that. ^^;

And you're welcome. And thank you again. :)
I like the colors, proportions, and shading. Nice.
Vulpessentia Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
Personally, I think her ego is just from her age. She'll grow out of it
Matackable Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I met a few peeps who draw on this kind of paper. Very lovely texture and it really does this piece justice. Love the deep colors on the mane and tale, then the lighter and softer coloring you applied to her coat.

Good job on this one!
Very good job, I love how it looks X3
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