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Vinyl and Octavia Wearing Tophats by SubjectNumber2394 Vinyl and Octavia Wearing Tophats by SubjectNumber2394
:iconmlpoctaviaplz: I say Vinyl, how is that job as a lighthouse working out?
:icondj-pon3plz: You're just jealous, this hat is sexy and you know it!
:iconmlpoctaviaplz: That joke was worse than the music it was referencing.

The ability to draw eyes continues to elude me. I spent more time on Octavia's eyes than on the entire of Vinyl.

I realized while making this that Vinyl's mane is curved like a record while Octavia's mane is straight like a Cello's strings. I found that interesting.

Request Critiques is checked. I really want to improve with this more detailed work, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

MLP:FIM belongs to Hasbro.
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Okay so I first want to say that me review may be a little biased because it is my belief that the top hat is the greatest thing ever made by man, God, or Pony. That being said, this is an amazing work of art. I love how the scene is split between the two, it really makes the differences here pop. The earthy colors of Octavia and the vibrant blues and violets of Vinyl contradict each other in a way that is pleasing anyway you look at it. Lighting is amazing, hair is amazing and I like how despite each of the two are obviously your own work, they are different. And I'm not just talking about colors here, the one thing I always focus on is character. Each side is perfectly set to their characters: Octavia sitting straight and poised with the "cutest" little glasses I've ever seen, and a classic not amused expression in her beautifully drawn eyes. Vinyl in a perfect laid back position that I would expect and a nearly classic smug smirk. Though I must admit that my absolute favorite part of this piece is their hats, which in themselves have character and depth reflecting those who wear it. To be as frank and simple-worded as possible, you have used an amazing idea to make an amazing work...amazingly.
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You say that you want to improve on this type of artwork....?
You must be on something, because this blew me away with how stunningly detailed it is and how clever the idea was. And when you pointed out that Vinyl's hair was curved like the lines on a record and Octavia's are that of a bow string, I laughed because it was so true! Your technique is astounding and the personal accuracy of Vinyl and Octavia is beautiful. There are the smallest details in this wor and yet it had so much impact... You don't need to improve at all, all I ask is that you make more :)
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BeatsyDash Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indubitably SAAAHH!!!
Thunder-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! They look pretty realistic
TerrorWolfX Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
ciaranbenson Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Nice ^_^ Shared on… ^_^
persistant Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Classiest hat.
Must love.
DevoutInfidel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Awesome ship with awesome hats and awesome detail.  Great job on this piece!
Dipsydoodleart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is two-parted as my iPod's background and lock screen. lol I can't believe I found it.
Gab1231 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww man, I love top hats soooooo much!
Elzipper7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Now I want to see a fanfic where Vinyl, in an age of advanced technology has to, for whatever reason, go back in time to a victorean/steampunk era to team up with 'Tavi from the past to... Save Equiestria in some as-of-yet-unspecified way.
gaybiez Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconvinylscratchplz:- :iconlikeasirplz:
Patrikov909 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol vinyl Scratch :D
TheRedandBlueGuy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want Octaiva's hat. Personally because I love Octavia :D
wg107 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
i think it looks great. i wont be able to help you out much if you cannot tell me the program you used to make this. the lighting looks really bright on vinyl plus her horn at the beginning looks like metal. move your light up more and a little bit more out so it wont do that effect. but i really do love it.
wg107 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
i would not change much. i would like to help but i have to know what program you used to make this. the only problem is the beginning of vinyls horn, it looks like metal.but i really do love it. im hoping to start on my vinyl and octavia movie soon.
Infinite-Scratch Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
amazingamazing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Steampunk Pones
ThePoeticDragon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the shading and the pic itself bro!
ShadowPoni Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
fyrestorm58355 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
So, I thought you might like to see what your art has wrought... My friend :iconisaunter: and I went to AnimeUSA this past weekend, specifically for the formal victorian/steampunk/vaudeville-themed masquerade ball. I recalled this particular piece and decided then and there, it had to become a reality. So 4 months of effort and a tumblr blog later (Nerd Cred) - I give you, Vinyl and Octavia Wearing Top Hats: The Cosplay.

Cosplay Pic 1
Cosplay Pic 2
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
:iconpinkiegaspplz: Holy damn that's awesome!! I'm amazed that you spent an entire 4 months to recreate one of my pieces in cosplay form! It looks awesome!

*Checks the Tumblr*
And the lights on Vinyl's hat even flash in patterns and strobe! My whole week has been made, thank you for sharing it with me!
resistancechick Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh Vinyl....please give me the gift of owning that hat
nekomuffin513 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Your time spent on 'Tavia's eyes was well-spent... they look absolutely stunning, along with the rest of the piece. Well done!
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Sorry for the late reply! Been a bit busy.
Eyes are something I'm slowly working out, I'm glad you like them! Thank you so much! ^^
RevanThePreserver Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Nfadala Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I want Octavia's hat, glasses and bow tie to wear while playing my cello.
james539 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice hat! :lol:
duerplol Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I can't draw even the hats like you do ._.
While it is very awesome, I think you could've made Vinyl's mane a bit longer.
SubjectNumber2394 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Sorry for the late reply,

Thank you! ^^

And thanks for the feedback, I agree!
duerplol Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, I can't really draw them pony's, but I love giving kind feedback ^-^
CharmingChaos2012 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is... beautiful.
But mostly, you get my favouriting and possibly commenting numerous times for the lighthouse line in the description. Makes me lol every time. Now my mom is looking at me weird for randomly bursting out laughing. :(
AAlpha248 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Writer
hell yeah.
spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I say! :iconfeellikeasirplz:
Violet-heart13 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Goblin-Time Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
The contrast between the expressions leaves me laughing for this one. And I thank you for introducing me to the 'origin' of these characters.
EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
love it all day
Puccalover55 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Vinyl: Aww Tavi, you say the sweetest things.
statoose Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Spectacular work! Very classy in both sides. And that "How is that job as a lighthouse working out?" is hilarious. :XD:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A wonderfull description aswell ^^ All the Gentlemen to the yard! :iconfeellikeasirplz::iconm3gust4plz:
Juria316 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Wow, Octy looks...old.

:iconmlpoctaviaplz: What was that?!
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconoctaviafocusesyouplz: - What did you say...?
Juria316 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
XD Um, you look, refined? ^^;
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconoctaviaisscepticplz: - ...Then why did you say I looked old?
Juria316 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
:iconvinylscratchplz: Because, you do.

*points at Vinyl* She said it, not me. Personally I just think the entire outfit makes you look,, and kind of coltish. *runs for the hills*
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*Without breaking eyecontact with you - Octavia slaps Scratch unconscious.*
*Octavia watches you disappear towards the mountains. With great forbearance - she calmly takes a hold of her cello and directs its opening at the direction of the mountains. She concentrates deeply and then releases a tune so dark and overpowering that it sends out a consistent vortex ring, similar to this: [link] but consistent and increasing...*
:iconoctaviafocusesyouplz: - You can't run from your fears. Now face the avalanche of your own nightmare...
Juria316 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
:rofl: *Is buried by rocks* OW!
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
damn right haha xD ....I think I got a craving to write a fanfic with Octavia as a dark superhero... :wow: :icongo-on-plz:
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Libra-W Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Oooooooooo.... somepony's in trouble
stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I want Vinyl's Hat. Glad someone else knows that song sucks
sleepinglizard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
lololololllolooll XD
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