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Something I really enjoy is drawing art of fan fictions. I'll probably do more in the future too. This is from 'Exit Through Canterlot' by TheBrianJ. It follows Octavia as she becomes fed up with Canterlot society and tries to make a real difference, with cans of spray paint.

I used this as a chance to work out a more solid method for painting. Instead of painting onto a sketch I drew thin line art that could be easily painted over later on, but provided enough guidance to make solid shapes much easier to define. I also played around with metallic reflections which are a lot of fun!
Now that it's finished I kind of wish I had changed the setup a bit. Still, I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.

WIP


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:iconepicman619:
epicman619 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Spray paint the city A-la jet set radio
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wolf12832 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
She had to hit a very deep low to revert to this activity.
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:iconmoondancer12:
Moondancer12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Octavia the artist!La la la la :) (Smile) 
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MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest since i do spray paint art i can completely understand this scene it shows true pride into me! Nice job~!
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Z4K474K Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
awesome!
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:iconlakword:
Lakword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that picture :) Octaiva best pony XD
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:iconstanxkyle76:
Stanxkyle76 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
LOVE THAT FANFIC!!!
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zsewq55912 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
i know that feeling where back in the days it was ok to do that as lone as noting bad about it. but thx to gangs taging now it's ban over where.
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:icondrx-raven:
DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Raven: Go home, Octy. You're drunk.
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The negative space on the wall gives that feeling of "this is way too bare" so much. This couldn't have been illustrated better. 10/10
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Freefox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
IŽll give it a try to this fic if deserves such amazing artwork
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Go for it girl
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Awesome!
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
very nice, lvoe the detail on octavia and the concept is great!
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statoose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh man, I love this! A very nice piece of art for a fantastic story! (Exit Through Canterlot is currently one of my favorite fics. :D)

The only complaint I have is: Doesn't Octavia hide herself a bit more thoroughly in the story? It seems to me like a mask that only covers the lower part of her face doesn't exactly do the trick.
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SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Glad you like it ^^

But yeah, I understand what you're saying. The jacket is a bit small too, I realised quite late into it that if she stood up, her mark would probably be visible.
hmmm, maybe the rest of her disguise is just in the bag and she just hasn't put it on yet! Yes, let's go with that!
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely pic! :D
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
:iconoctaviaplz::iconsays3plz:Buck Canterlot!
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:icondrx-raven:
DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Raven: Go home, Octy. You're drunk.
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
:iconoctaviaplz::iconsays3plz:M'not drunk! 'not wanna go home!
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Raven: Injects a morphine needle in her neck Just relax, and go to sleeeep.....
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
:iconoctaviaplz::sleepy:
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:icondrx-raven:
DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Raven: Vinyl!

:iconvinylscratchplz: : Yeah yeah, I got this. Starts dragging Octavia back home

(OoC: For once, I don't use the Vinyl icon for the bass cannon)
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
XD
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:icondrx-raven:
DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
(OoC: Well, the fandom started this, and, as the saying goes, "Opposites attract")
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
You're right Tavi, that wall does look rather boring.
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MKBalefire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Awesome picture from an awesome story. I love it when artist paint scenes out of good fanfics. Especially when they are this well done. 5/5.
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Nickolie2K7 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
OMG YES This is the best thing ever! Exit Through Canterlot is one of my favorite stories at the moment!
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GBscientist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I quite like that story and this pic is a great interpretation.  Now we need one with the Green Statue.
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Spectrumancer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, damn.
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Very nice!
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Tilly-Towell Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nothing sus goin on here :P
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:iconrrysonn:
RRysonn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Writer
gorgeous.
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isaaceely Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Exit Through Canterlot is one of my favorite stories, and this picture purely enhances what I imagined in my head

Great job dude... Great job
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StrawberryR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work on the shine of the spray cans, as well as the overall shape of Octavia's mane and eye. The details are wonderful here, god job!
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Awesome! I love the color and style used here! Octavia is my favorite!
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Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Wow, that's fantastic. Love all the shading and color blending.
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sucieFue Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Bane? lol
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TheBrianJ Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
So, I mean... What do you say to this?

What do you say when one of your favorite artists in the community is inspired by your own work to draw something?

I really don't have much to say. This is an amazing, amazing picture. I'm kinda awestruck here, haha.

Oddly enough, my favorite detail might be the expressions of the other ponies in the picture, not Tavi. Just the way you drew them, smug smiles and faces turned up slightly, captured everything I was hoping to get across in my story. And, of course, Octavia just looks fantastic.

Thank you so much for this. I can't tell you how much it means to me to see something like this.
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SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I'm really glad you like it ^^ And good to hear I got the Canterlot ponies right, I wasn't sure what the best mood to put them in was.

Exit Through Canterlot is one of the stories I'm really enjoying at the moment, very much looking forward to seeing where you take it!
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frans97 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah wait, I know you're an artist... but Musical artist more like. Not an artist  ARTIST! Are you sure you know what you're doing, Tavi?
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meto30 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A big wall on the side of a storefront... is this Graham's toy store?
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knuxfan23 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks awesome
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marikazemus34 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As a fan of Banksy and Exit Through Canterlot, I can say that this is all sorts of awesome, especially Octavia's outfit.

I know my fanfic, The Elder Scrolls: Equestria www.fimfiction.net/story/53678/the-elder-scrolls-equestria might have some epic landscapes for you to draw. If you wish, of course.

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JakeTheArmyGuy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Awesome job! If I may be so bold, maybe you would like drawing a scene from my fanfic, www.fimfiction.net/story/40634…

Again,IF you are interested. Either way, a damn good artist is you. :)
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JunglePony Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That wall looks really tempting. 
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Its-Thraten Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I was wondering when someone would make some "Flanksy" fanart. (Although I recall the story saying she wore a full-face mask along with the bandanna, but then we probably wouldn't be able to recognize it as Octavia, would we?)
I really like the colors you used here, and nice job making those Canterlot snobs really, well, snobby.
Keep up the good work!
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AndersHedstrom Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great work!
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deomew Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Perhaps I should give this story a chance. judging from your drawing it looks like a pretty decent tale.

Very nice drawing by the way. You made it so that the wall isn't only attractive for Octavia, but you made it pretty alluring for me as well. I can pretty much feel the eagerness of Octavia to spray paint the wall.
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matty4z Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
its always the quiet ones lol XD
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