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One day in the foothills of Canterlot.. by Noben One day in the foothills of Canterlot.. by Noben

One day in the foothills of Canterlot, a little pony read a story and got into a lot of trouble and made a few friends.
Fanart for episode 1 of season 1. Desktop sized as best I could.

This was drawn for myself, and it was fueled by the people that have said all those really nice things about my art and stuck with me while I was being thoughtless. Thanks. <3

Paint Tool SAI with slight adjustments in photoshop. Casually coloured, around 6 hours total.
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The attention to the background is by far one of this pieces strongest points with the cliff and waterfall giving a lot of personality. Twilight herself is well drawn though her jawline struck me as very masculine at first glance. The shading puts attention where it needs to be and the contrast of color with Twilight and her background helps pull the entire thing together. A little bit darker shading on the hill near the left side of the piece seems a little bold and pulls a little bit to much attention to itself. But what I see here makes me long for the ability to produce work anywhere near this level. Amazing Job.
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This is an amazing work of art that captures the spirit of the opening act. I would have to agree with The-Good-Cat and say that twilight's jawline dose make her a little masculine but then again an artist needs their own style and you got that in spades. No one can or should be expected to recreate the original art style of the creators nor should an artist be chastised for being unable to. The skill, patients, imagination it takes to create a work of art such as this is truly breathtaking. Keep working on that talent and you could accomplish much.
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PonyMoog203A Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
Elements of Harmony... I've heard about them somewhere... But where?
bokaj59 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Would you mind if use this art in a video I'm making? Artist cred will go you of course, and I'll shoot you a link when it's done.
Noben Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Please do! Yes! Thank you! ^_^
bokaj59 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
No, thank you.
BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that feels like so so long ago... but in truth, it's just three years. Oh wow.
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
So cute!!
thefezzXD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
This is my new desctop background.
BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Don LaFontaine voice*

In the beginning... when there was only Faust...
somercet Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Love her expression, and that valley scene.
truedragon5374 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
lovely. but did she just jump in the river? her mane looks wet.
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