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Uninspired piece of CANTERLOT!!!

P.S I hate drawing architecture. With every fibre of my being.

Critique is welcome and encouraged, as per usual.
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:iconmylittleponyisbest:
Mylittleponyisbest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
In my opinion, this seems to resemble a bit of Italy, or maybe Greece...I can't quite put my finger on it.
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Fantastic!
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:iconjart988:
JarT988 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Equestria, why not real?
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:((((((
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:iconsandfeatherwarrior:
SandfeatherWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Cool view through the tunnel, you know it's canterlot when the ponies walk with their noses In the air
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Very beautiful.

It's the lighting that makes the piece.

Wonderful
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:iconladyepic247:
ladyepic247 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
This looks beautiful :)
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Looks like a quiet day in Canterlot. Either that or it isn't a busy street
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Looks great! :thumbsup:
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:iconemilou1985:
Emilou1985 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconlatecustomer:
LateCustomer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Digital Artist
This is you hating architecture? I'm trying to imagine what it'd look like if you loved it :D
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Awesome work! <3
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Heh, reminds me of a sunny Spanish or French village. Hmh, the ponies could use a cutie mark in this one.
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:icontf-regal:
tf-regal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
On that famous thoroughfare
With their noses in the air
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:iconjeuhnhailee:
jeuhnhailee Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Nice! I like how the view is like from an alley or something :D
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :)

I think you did a really great job with the buildings (I have no patience for backgrounds myself, ESPECIALLY urban backgrounds)!
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:iconbobthelurker:
BobtheLurker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I'm the opposite. Love drawing architecture but ponies are a real chore!!!

Nice job.
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:iconminimoose772:
minimoose772 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
very tasteful, I approve. subtle ponies in a nice style.
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:iconzigzaquaza:
Zigzaquaza Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Canterlot ponies walk around with their noses stuck up so high that if it were to rain they'd drown.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they call it 'natural selection'.
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:icondarkbrony181:
DarkBrony181 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pony's creed Bronyherd
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:iconfoxtone:
FoxTone Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Great job!
I love the detail on back street and how the arch frames the image nicely.
But the only thing that I think would help this be better is the poses the 2 ponies are in. They look very similar and maybe some jewelry or clothing would help. But it's up to you.
Overall this is a great piece, the colors are nice and seeing a different view of Canterlot is nice as well.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bah. I was lazy. No way around it :<

I'll cut it out, I promise.
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:iconroshichen:
roshichen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
looks like a latin world to me XD
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:iconsire-sword:
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With there noses in the air, as usual.
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:iconemmabebe:
Emmabebe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
blank flaannk o3o
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nuuu it's horrendous. Look away!
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:iconemmabebe:
Emmabebe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:icondiamondtiaraplz::iconsilverspoonplz:
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Well, I hope you keep ding it because you did a fine job "winging it" (or however you want to phrase it). It instantly reminded me of my time traipsing around the Old City of Jerusalem many years ago: Under an archway, some sign or bill posted and a mix of cracks to show stone through the old plaster. I love the little cafe and other buildings all the way up the winding path, beyond to the view of the connected towers.

Ponies with snouts in the air are a total win too. I hope you're inspired to design places that are too good for them but just right for the modest residents. Anyway, it's a pity that you don't enjoy it, but hopefully you'll get to do a lot of travel and it'll grow on you. It would be a great boon to your watchers.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sad thing is, it's not my time nor place to give the world a tour right now, as much as I want to. My designs are limited to what I've come across in this little city I reside, and from the internet. Notice how all the building are drawn with a cookie cutter.

I'm glad that you liked it though, I just wish I can keep my stuff fresh.
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
You'd be surprised how "cookie cutter" a lot of architectural styles can be, from the inside all the way to city planning. So don't worry too much about that when doing backgrounds – which it sounds like you're not that interested in anyway so no big. Also, being a self-described hobbyist I can't blame you for focusing more on what you like.

Of course, should you decide to expand on buildings and scenery beyond the show's designs then there are plenty of books simply describing architectural styles. (I have a great little one that's simple enough to identify things ... before going to Wikipedia if necessary. ;)) There are also architecture and landscape clubs on dA, plus I even have an "architecture of interest gallery of my own that goes well beyond real-life. (Oh! This picture was added to that gallery too.)

Sadly (putting it mildly) I somehow lost my binder of negatives from all my world and cross-country trips, friends and events – everything a while back. Besides the heartbreak of losing the memories, I also miss the fact that there was such an incredible amount of stuff to draw on. At least in the digital age you'll be able to make backups copies and store them on-line, etc., when you do start taking journeys, going on life-changing adventures.


As for keeping it fresh, if you want I'll be a little extra hard on you if you want. :evillaugh: By the way, though you only have two pictures, it is nice to see that someone else has a taste for the industrial.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
6_9 How do I respond to such an intelligent and well thought out comment.

As a matter of fact, I do enjoy doing backgrounds more than characters, with an unbridled freedom for expression unlike characters. Sad truth is MLP is a character centred show and backgrounds just don't get all that much love. It just really is high time for me to start focusing on life and set aside some hobbies. For the next month, at least.

And thank you! I'm honoured! And my commiserations for those photos :( I know how hard it is to lose great memories.

As for being more hard on my art, give me all ya got :)
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Real life is serious business and the hobbies are mostly to help us good to relax or get some added fulfillment. Tough to put in a box for long periods, but I've seen people go the other direction and literally ruin their entire adult lives.

So when you do get time, you'll be doing cityscapes and landscapes of non-pony things? (I'd recommend a new show that puts a lot of work into their backgrounds, but then other people would dogpile on with their favorite shows without even reading the part about you taking time off. [Just in case. :)] And it's not like you can't find hundreds already. :))

To your last point, :evillaugh:

Good luck with the road ahead. :hug:
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Sandwich-Anomaly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
must every resident of canterlot do that? really... i feel like i wanna do something about that... with violence! >D
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't blame you. I would punch their face in anyday :P
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:iconsandwich-anomaly:
Sandwich-Anomaly Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you too eh... maybe our ponies can do something about that say a pair of fully armed gunships maybe >3
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ch31nr34k5h0n Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Every bit of this is phenomenal..
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! :D
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's looking great, it reminds me of Italy or France for some reason. Or if not in the older times, Agrabah from Aladdin. :)
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My architectural design must've somehow drawn inspiration from them, then :)

Somehow it's my headcanon.
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course. :) Inspirational, or if not, it's da magikz!
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dhlawrence1985 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
And in true Canterlot fashion, their heads are held just high enough that they can look down their noses at everyone.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always found it hilarious the way the animators drew them =P
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:iconmylietus1991:
Mylietus1991 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Mehico
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:iconthezeroteam:
TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...Is it just me, or do they not have Cutie Marks?
Huh. Well, there had to be SOME adults without a Cutie Mark SOMEwhere in Equestria!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nuuuuu, look away! My laziness is hideous!
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TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmentlegenplz::iconsaysplz::iconithinknotplz::iconsays2plz::iconspyplz:

:iconapplejackderpplz::iconsays3plz:What?:iconsays3eplz:
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My OC.
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:iconthezeroteam:
TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
..........Sorry, what?
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bleh, nevermind. He's a blank-flank.
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