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Cloudsdale by IFoldBooks Cloudsdale by IFoldBooks
Marvel at the sheer ingenuity of my title! While you pick your jaws off the floor allow me to introduce this piece...

...argh it feels so odd when I look at it asdfjkl.

Criticism is welcome and encouraged!
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:iconvonzhay:
The first thing I'd like to comment on is the ingenuity of Cloudsdale. not only have you captured the magnificence of such a city, but you created it from your own perspective and given it a breath of life. It looks less like a floating city and more like a kingdom in the sky. The shading gives it a feel that sets it apart from the rest of the sky but makes it fit in just perfectly. The sense of perspective is really made whole by Rainbow Dash, who also looks expertly drawn, giving off a sense of pastel realism. The attention to detail in the background is astonishing, considering the piece is meant to attract attention to the pony and city. the clouds, the faint rainbows beneath Cloudsdale, and the landscape give it a full sense of completeness that, without the perfect touches you've given it, would keep this picture seeming to have that 'something that'snot quite right' about it. Every aspect contributes, rather than distracts or overpowers the other parts. I'm truly amazed at the quality of this, and how much effort must have been put into the development of something like this.
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:iconlaakari:
Laakari Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2014
Beautiful.
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:icondaylover1313:
daylover1313 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg wow :-o this is awsome !!! 
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:iconmissflight:
MissFlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Wow, that's her home! Wonderful artwork!
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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow feels like heaven in there! I love her! Cloudsdale, your homeland Rainbow Dash!
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:iconapplejackshaman:
AppleJackShaman Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconrainbowdashplz:
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:iconexurgentnight:
ExurgentNight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This piece makes we want to travel to Cloudsdale ASAP! That's utterly magnificent!
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:iconsellillianna:
SelLillianna Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:icondon46:
Don46 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Photographer
I gotta say, I love that framing! Nice placement for RD and Cloudsdale! Personal favorite part about this piece are the light rays and the shading on the city itself. Bravo!

Above all else, I'm really just digging the epicness and scale of it. As soon as I saw it, I was reminded of the opening notes to "A Bug's Life" ([link]). It gave me this vivid image of RD flying through the clouds. She finally pushes through a thick section just as the music crescendoes, and this painting is that moment. Magnificent! :3
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:iconpinkieshy-dash:
Pinkieshy-Dash Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. AWESOME!
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:iconponyeveningstar:
PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi there, I thought you should know I've used this as artwork for a new track of mine [link]

I've left a link in the description. Great work! :)
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! :)

I don't usually mind when people use my pictures, as long as they credit me, but it's always nice if they ask ^^ Thank you!
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PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Aah, sorry about that. :/ I will in future, I was just in a rush to get it uploaded so I didn't ask this time, but I'll make sure it won't happen again.
Thank you very much for your generosity. :)
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huhwhatno

I meant to thank you for telling me ^^;
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:iconponyeveningstar:
PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Interface Designer
"but it's always nice if they ask"

- Which I didn't do, that's what I was apologising :D
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I meant to say 'letting me know'.

I apologize for the misunderstanding! ;)
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:iconponyeveningstar:
PonyEveningStar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Ahhh, I see! Haha, thanks for clarifying that :)
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Really nice, I like the fresh spin on cloudsdale.
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:iconsandfeatherwarrior:
SandfeatherWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Where are the rainbow waterfalls?
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:iconanttosik:
anttosik Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Picking jaws off ... exactly. I like the Cloudsdale looking a bit glassy, + I'm really digging that "realistic" land style. This one picture is slightly a bit quality above than other my newly added wallpapers :)
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:iconronaldli5:
ronaldli5 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I'm blown away by the spectacularity of this picture.
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I wonder what cloudsdale buildings are made of? Perhaps really dense clouds
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:iconsynthesisgraypie:
SynthesisGrayPie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Artist
НЕ ВЕРОЯТНО !!!
ОТЛИЧНО !!!
*потекли слезы*
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
This is so awesome! :iconso-awesomeplz:
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:iconmace66vw:
Mace66VW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! Works especially well with the "Cloudsdale Sanctuary" remix by Delta Brony. Excellent job!
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:icone-man300:
E-man300 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
what can I say?so..so very beautiful
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:iconshangeilion:
shangeilion Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't you see? We can't critic perfection =)
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:icondiego0920:
Diego0920 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
WOW!!
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:iconjarwall:
jarwall Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Hot damn, this is good.

What would make it even better is a layer of mist surrounding Cloudsdale. Some of the lines, especially on the top, are a bit too defined for something made out of cloud. Mist should help.

RBD's butt is a bit big. Her wings are a bit thin as well.

Still miles better than what I can do though.
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:iconcirdec:
Cirdec Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I'm such a sucker for amazingfsjal Cloudsdale paintings. :iconrainbowdashfsjalplz:
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:iconslinkycraft:
Slinkycraft Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
That's beautiful. The way you made clousdale is really beautiful. I shifting blue and white really stands out and gives a definitely angelic look (I actually think this looks better than with rainbow waters hehe!)
The background is really lovely too, especially the mountains to the left. Very serene.
Rainbow Dash in the foreground is really majestic as well. If I could recommend one thing I think that her wings and mane should be fleshed out a little more, they look a little thin as of now. The wings especially.

Other than that, fantastic artwork, really well done!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How nice!
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa...I am...whoa, that looks pretty amazing.
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:iconinceisc2:
InceiSC2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This just looks wicked cool!
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:iconkaleidoscopeheavens:
KaleidoscopeHeavens Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insta-fave activated.
Initiating...
Process complete.

All my internets.
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Demao Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
"...argh it feels so odd when I look at it asdfjkl."

The only thing that looks off is Dash's wings. The shape and feather distribution isn't at all like the show style. They also seems to not be shaped like real wings (although this may just be the angle you have the picture).

That said I really like your interpretation of Cloudsdale.
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:iconneosword3000:
Neosword3000 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Oh my god, it's amazing! :O
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:iconsire-sword:
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. I'm just wondering what that giant arch in the top right is for. Also, were's the rainbow waterfalls!
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:iconbewegungslos:
Bewegungslos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. Faved. :D
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:iconac-whiteraven:
AC-whiteraven Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kool, reminds me of dark souls a little
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:iconmapafapa:
MapaFapa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Keep up the good work! ^^
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:icondigidragon8:
digidragon8 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
magnificent
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:iconmysticwrites:
Mysticwrites Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Good gravy that looks stunning. The atmosphere is just wonderful!
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:iconplanetxin:
PlanetXiN Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Digital Artist
might wanna put your artist mark on it, or your name.
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:iconstichflamme:
Stichflamme Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love it. Found it while watching MLP^^
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