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Giggling at the Ghosties by Noben Giggling at the Ghosties by Noben
From season 1 episode 2.

More artings for myself again. Giggle at the ghosties! This scene stands out the most to me from S1 E2. It showed Pinkie Pies character traits shining thru. Some folks tend to groan at her songs, but I enjoy them. And really, did anyone else notice how cute it is when she gets all up in the camera and goes "SOOOOOO!" and goes into the chorus? I did, and I love it. The expression is to die for.

Anyway, this is my interpretation of Twilight's disbelief at Pinkie Pie's bardic powers while the group traveled thru the Everfree Forest. It ended up being a little more cluttered than I prefer, but I stuck with it til the end and am really proud of how it turned out. The background was my fave part to create, but I gotta hand it to Pinkie Pie's hair, it was very fun to render. I like to draw with the approach that it consists of cotton candy, bubble gum and a very talented pink balloon animal.

Around 6 to 7 hours, mostly Paint Tool SAI.


2013-07-01
Eee! Made the banner on FimFicion! omg that's just awesome, thank you. <3
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The shadowing and lighting is amazing, it all flows with every characters emotions and personality, while the background is dark and the trees have a dark persona to them, rainbow dash has one wing that seems to be out of place, and the lighting does not match that done with Raritie's and Twilight's, she looks much more lit up, which gives the 2nd tree dimension, and pinkie has a sort of aura that seems to expand light and happiness around even though the light is focused on her. That said the background does not match the style of the rest of the piece, as well as the 2nd tree does not have near as much detail as any other character in this, Fluttershy seems to be placed out of the piece on purpose and although fits personality, she does not seem to have been given the consideration and attention to detail as everyone else. Overall this is an extraordinary piece in my amateur eye, and it simply sings to me I love all of the characters, I wish I had the time to learn to draw like this. good job
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At first glance, I knew what this was. Giggle at the ghostie! The lighting and shadows are amazing done well. The ponies expressions are hilarious and fit their personalities. I also love how Fluttershy is in the back and is frighted the most. It is just like her. My only complaint is the mane on Twilight and Apple Jack seem a little too foreign. But I could be wrong perhaps you were trying to do something a little more original. Rarity's face and eye also seem to be a little off. Rarity's eyes have a little bit more lashes than the other ponies. Seems to look like some other pony with out them. Other than that, there is nothing to hard to judge to give constructive criticism. Good Work! And continue your art!
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! This looks fantastic!!! I truly love the art style here!!! And the expressions are perfect! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Man, I can't believe this is the first song ever from MLP FiM... :O :O :O
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DavionX Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think this you already had in your gallery at the time. Nice work, but the light setting doesn't please me that much, nor do the pony faces this time. Pinkie on the other hand, very nice.
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chrisTULA092 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely amazing as always, the composition, the background, characters, expressions, shadowing, lightings etc. very amazing :D thank you so much, I'm truly inspired by your works, I'll keep on practicing and never give up...thanks again ^_^
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sofe7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
wow this is good keep up the good work
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Applejackrules Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 Vinyl Scratch The DJ PON-3 
Giggle at the ghostly Guffaw at the grossly Crack up at the creepy Whoop it up with the weepy Chortle at the kooky Snortle at the spooky!
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XEN0KID Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the chunkyness of the hair, it adds a real sense weight to it. one thing that i have to question though it rarity's face. whilst all the others have faces that are more rounded, her face seems a little bit flat :/

still, an amazing piece of artwork that looks simply awesome :D
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CinnamonSketch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like their manes! (Literally, the style is awesome.) <3
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DashyDo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Very, very nice ^^
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Flame486 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
As far as I know of, the trees just looked scary. I'm not really sure why they needed to do anything about them. Couldn't they have just walked through them to the other side? 

While I certainly agree that this was considered unnatural and it was considered the right thing to change them back, and that this was Night Mare Moon's magic that changed them in the first place, it doesn't exactly fall under a top priority of theirs does it? Couldn't they have just healed them after Night Mare Moon was dealt with? 
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect :)

You captured the scene really well!
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PonyMoog203A Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I just love that song, which Pinkie was singing there... I just love major of songs from MLP...
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samsaragreen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
when i was a little filly and the sun was going dooowwwn the darkness and the shadows they would always make me frrrroowwn id hide under my pillow from what i thought i saw but granny pie said that wasn't the way to deal with fear at allllllll she said Pinkie you gotta stand up tall learn to face your fears you'll see that they that can't hurt you just laugh to make them diiiisssssapppeear HA HA HA soooooooooooooooooooooo giggle at the ghosties 
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They were afraid of the trees, but then Pinkie started giggling and they became afraid of Pinkie more than they were of the trees?..
'And the pink pony used her Fear power on trees. There was no other way. If a tree tries to scare you, you try to scare the tree.'
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CinnamonSketch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol
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MinoaTheEchidna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Twilight's face... XD -faves-
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Twilight and Pinkie.
Twilight's stunned disbelief and Pinkie Pie's Pinkiepieness mark this picture perfect.
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AChickenCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I love how they all look cute, yet still look like adults. Your drawing style is amazing.
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yemto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought twilight was an OC, I didn't recognize her :/
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umlotha Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fluttershy and Falstaff: the two most beloved cowards in the world.

Excellent picture. Seen it so often on FiMFiction that I finally had to comment. :lol:
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stitch62651 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Twilight's expression.  It screams "my perception of reality is being shattered".
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Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like all the facial expressions. They're very characterful!
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GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What I like about this image it that you seem to be rendering the Mane 6 in a mix of Disney and the style of MLP G1!
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Tiavik Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
i love Twi's face, so scared of Pinkie and  her nonsense  X3
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Dmofosho Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, Pinkie - she knows neither fear or physics nor the meaning of the Fourth Wall :)
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Darrtaa Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep seeing this banner on FimFic and it's one of my faves. I love the way you did the manes, namely Twilight's and AJ's, it just looks more natural than what I usually see.
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Starbat Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish it were possible to favorite this picture twice!  :D
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yellsregardless Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
That is a realllly cute Twilight, I love what you did with her hair!
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Bheato Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Awesome!  You captured the spirit of the moment with this.
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Reactor33 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I find it rather sad, that on Fimfiction, they are hiding Fluttershy's face with their logo xD
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Noben Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You sure THEY hid it?  I mean c'mon, she is Fluttershy. It's probably a master plan of hers all along to not be seen by a huge website. X)
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Reactor33 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Hehe ^^ 

True that :D I still find it sad, that I can't see her cute face :P
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grieff Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Best banner on FiMFic!
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Delphoxsparkle777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pinkie doesn't get scared. Pinkie pie laughs at fear... Like a boss
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
During the first two seasons I thought Pinkie seemed to shallow to be considered sane,
during the third season I finally saw there was more to her than meets the eyes.
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Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this picture to death.  :D
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residenceofthedead Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Great picture, I love Twilight's baffled expression.
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RainbowDashieFan1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is some great artwork! ^^
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g-master-artist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dem manes
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Tarascus101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
So nice and cute at the same time. 
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Incredible pic! 
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aflackkcalfa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Rarity is chubby La la la la 
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Hazzdawg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow...
So much right with this picture...
I'm going to skip right past skill, because it is readily apparent that you have much.
You've captured Pinkie's exuberance perfectly - the trademark huge smile, the bouncing pronk... I already have Giggle at the Ghosties playing over and over in my head.
And then just when I got over that; Twilight's expression. :3 This piece is gorgeous. Thank you for making my day.

Also... manes. Especially Applejack's and Pinkie's. So much win ^_^
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CosmicWaltz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Twilight's expression. XD
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Mangaka4eva Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love the way you drew their manes!! Very voluminous and cute
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Pinkie Pie is the happiest pony of them all. :)
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Procket12 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Was there anybody else besides me who thought this whole thing could've easily turned into that scene from Evil Dead really quickly? 0.0
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TheMAM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Just look at Pinkie's face! :la:
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Shotgunpoopie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I love how Twilight's all like, "dafuq, bitch?"
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Enma-Wolfy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
This is my favorite style of ponies =)
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ThoroughlyBaked Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I love this pic so much.  My favorite part is how you've managed to perfectly capture each pony's personality through their expressions.  The only flaw that stood out to me was that Fluttershy's right pupil seems to be coming through her mane.  Other than that, awesome!
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