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Unsung by SubjectNumber2394 Unsung by SubjectNumber2394
"Sing my song and become nothing"

From the fanfic Background Pony. This is very much my mental image and my own interpretation of the unsung realm, it might be (and probably is) different to what the author intended.

If you haven't read Background Pony then you have probably at least heard of it. It's written by Short Skirts And Explosions, I highly recommend it: [link]

I used a very different method here then what I'm used to. Instead of defining the shapes and then painting onto that, I just painted straight onto the sketch and defined the edges over time. It's something I need to get used to, I definitely made some mistakes during this. Ah well, all part of learning.


MLP:FIM belongs to Hasbro.
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As soon as I saw this on the front page of EQD, I had to favorite it. But when I saw it was by you, SN2394... an artist who I typically associate with more silly comics... well color me impressed as all hell.

This is a departure from your usual, more simple style of pony art, but I think you really nail the feeling of Background Pony and the Unsung Realm.

I really like how the colors on the two most important subjects—Lyra and the Giant Unsung Ball Of Unsungness—stand out over the more washed out images of the background. It forces you to look at the scene not as just a picture, but as a confrontation. Very dynamic use of color.

I have one suggestion for future improvement... Lyra's upper body looks a bit scrunched. It's probably due to the black hoodie and the shadows, but having more clearly defined edges of the sleeves could help.

But anyway, fantastic work on this. I am extremely impressed, and you absolutely deserved to headline the Drawfriend over on EQD with this. Well done!

-Brian J
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I saw the thumbnail and clicked, I'm glad I did. This is a wonderful piece.

Vision- I'm not really sure what vision actually is, but I would say it opens up into the fanfic nicely. Very well done.

Originality- The fact that she's standing on two legs and wearing a human hoodie is amazing. It shows how much she wants to be human, without putting too much emphasis on it. Too much would be wearing a skirt or pants, gloves, or even a hat. (Unless it's a silly hat. :P)

Technique- It's lifelike, and the colors flow into one another, this is something I truly must compliment, seeing how I use colors in my drawings and like them to melt into each other. I liked the fact that you used the greenish-blue, blue, and a light purple along with the green, these colors fit the scene well.

Impact- The thumbnail showed me a sample of good art, I got a stunning, mind-blowing, priceless picture. Very well done!
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Dragon-of-Twilght Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Huh, just found this image.

I don't like Background Pony, but damn if this doesn't make it look like a good fic.
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xuncu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hm, interesting interpertation. The chapters were so long, I got lost in the details, so it was a bit tough for me to get a clear mental view of what I thought it looked like myself.
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AssassinHunter5 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
for your first time you did amazing work great job.Pat pat 
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Icantevenart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Lies! 
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Wolves-are-coool Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your profile pic! :D
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Icantevenart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
^.^ 
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UniverTaz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So atmospherical. Like a frame from a movie. I can almost see everything move and the melody pierce the cold air.
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gym356 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
preetty
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fatalerror328 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love you for this)
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DreamActualizer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
my first thought when i saw this was Eye of Magnus XD, but even so this is awesome! i got to get reading this fic
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