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"Rose, sometimes I think you're the only one who understands me" said the rose.

Been a while since I've done one of these. This time featuring Roseluck (Yes I still call her Roseluck) looking at a rose.

The rose was shaded in monochrome first, then had colour added under it. It is supposed to have a thicker stem than a normal rose, I wanted to keep it with a more cartoonish look.
Most difficult thing here was the eyes, specifically the white of the eye. The hair is done differently to how I normally do hair. A lot of trail and error there.
Reflections are something I did a lot of here, on the table and in Roseluck's eye. I always enjoy doing the reflections.
Been looking into back-lighting and interaction between light and skin (even though this isn't actually skin similar rules apply).
In terms of composition this is supposed to be symmetrical, using the rose's stem and Roseluck's hair to form the same curving shape, the eye and the rose head at the end of these curves, and finally opposing colours. All of this on a diagonal slope which you can draw using a straight line through Roseluck's hoof, through her eye, and into the rose.
Rose: Green curve, red highlight.
Roseluck: Red curve, green highlight.
Finally some basic wallpaper behind them.

Roses are hard to draw, won't do more of them for a while...

Made with Paint Tool SAI
Edited in Photoshop Elements 5

MLP:FIM belongs to Hasbro.
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Na7uralone Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  New Deviant
this is very detailed!
love it!
the hair is so perfect and you captured the eyes just like the original animators but better!
everything is perfect!
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xXxSheLovesHexXx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
what a fantastic artwork :)
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
So beautiful, amazing, lovely.   It has been featured here:…
KYNGDOLCE Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
3rdoption Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014
OMG so beautiful LOVE IT ♥
your drawing style so nice
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
This looks so amazing!  :+fav:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! Love it!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
calvinthedestroyer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Looks so real

BronyNero Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Love it!
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good thing I have this handy pillow to hug with...
DerpyHooves36 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
omigod this is amazing!
Green-Espeon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Such a beautiful image of a rose, oh and a cute pony too!
NottKenny Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful; everything is so detailed. :)
LisaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a very lovely image of Roseluck.
NekoVallie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
MysteriouSxDreameR Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Omg sooooooo cuteee!!! and how Roseluck look to the rose haha i like that!!
Pure-White-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist
I love the colors you used in this!
Angeltornados Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's beautiful nice work
Wolfun78 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student
This Artwork cheered up my day, thank you :)
LittleMissDrawsAlot Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG. This looks like its Rose in real life. You are too amazing!
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I'm glad you like it! That's quite a compliment, thank you so much! ^^
hammer42 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Wow, this is amazing!
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
^^ Thank you!
adecoy95 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
is there any chance of uploading a larger resolution of this picture or was this the resolution it was drawn in?
Mito94 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
O.O So beautiful!
LaceyBlood Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I just melted, that is sooo cute <3
F00ster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have to say this is really awesome for the art style and all that :D
Wabefuhon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I hope you'll draw more like this. This is the best quality of work I've seen you do yet.
OJhat Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
THE STYLE! THE MEDIUM! THE HAIR! THE ARTWORK! OMGARPHLGLFGLE, I cannot tell you how AMAZING this looks! You sir, have earned highest praise from me. (That's highest praise added to all the other highest praises I have silently and unnoticedly given you for your other artwork which I shall now go and favorite as well)

Are those horseshoes on her hooves? :D
Wabefuhon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
This is really nice.
FrostyVixen92252 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Meatabex Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair is really detailed, and so is the flower. I love it!!!!! :aww:
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
also, how do you do the hair?
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
The hair is done with a brush called 'bristle' (basically does a row of points instead of a single one). Different parts of the hair are done by changing the size, min size, and width of the brush. The hair is made of a base layer, followed by a shadow and light layer (or one for each), then a layer set to 'overlay' which moves the colour closer to what the 'overlay' colour is, then highlights, reflections (if needed) and details.

Also thank you! ^^
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much ^^ i think i understand it now, but just in case, could you maybe send me some picture instructions? :D also, could you send me that brush? or is it one of the default brushes?
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I'm afraid I don't know what program you're using! I use Paint Tool SAI, the bristle brush is a default brush. Not sure if Photoshop has it but it shouldn't be too hard to find one online because it's very useful. I think CS5 might have it as a default though.

You can find a step by step here for a simplified (lower-res/thicker brush to save time) version of the hair: [link] The text in parentheses is the 'mode' of that layer.
Here's the psd file with the layers used if you want to have a look yourself: [link]
Just hit 'download file', should work with any version of photoshop.

Also great art! Not often you see both traditional and digital at the same time!
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i use photoshop CS6 :P

and yeah, there are a few different default brushes of that name XD

thank you very much btw ^^ i will be sure to show you my progress (critique and such) on trying this out :D

lol thank you ^^
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
You're welcome, definitely do!
MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Nice work! I like the blending where the two tones meet.
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MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is so beautiful :'D
TapeDiggity Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Very impressed with your attention to detail, particularly in regards to Rose's hair and the plant's ridges. The eye still looks kind of weird, but not weird enough to stop me from appreciating the rest of the picture.
jaynhollybunny Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me think of what MLP would look like if turned into a CGI film.
ludorfaustin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Aaaah, yes. Magnificent! Truly beautiful. I just love her hair and eye.
Priceless911 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
EarthLoneShePanda18 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just one word for this.............ADORABLE! :squee: :) Great work, it came out beautifully.
SaffieDaffie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
alygatorleigh Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
this looks like it could be in a short film
YinReneeMoonveilYang Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very pretty~
DanVzare Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
That... Is... AWESOME!
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