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Welcome to Unicornia by IFoldBooks Welcome to Unicornia by IFoldBooks
Honestly, I'm still not entirely satisfied. This took waaaay too long.

I'm not good at descriptions.

Criticism is welcome and encouraged! :)

Revised version: [link]
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:iconpia-sama:
Pia-sama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome bg!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! ^^
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:iconempubermensch:
EmpUbermensch Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Holy cow. You do amazing landscapes, my friend.
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:icongaolia:
Gaolia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wow! marvelous pic! it remember me at the film "THE LAND BEFORE TIME" XP
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:icondecoperson:
DecoPerson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
My thoughts exactly!

That would be the best crossover ever: MLP & TLBT :D
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gods, I loved that film XD
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:iconseesfu:
SeEsFu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
sees image for video in EQD music post*
woah, I totally recognize that!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>listened to song before EqD feature *hipster glasses*

"Hmm, that pic looks vaguely familiar."
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:iconfoxnightly2010:
foxnightly2010 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful landscape you made! :D
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke!
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:iconfewroth:
Fewroth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Well, the stones look a bit awkward and leaning too much, but the grass and river and far behind mountains are very good, with a bit too much gloss on the pony and her face needs more work.
Other than that it is a very nice piece of artwork!
Sorry...
:iconfluttershyplz:
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

I was actually stupid enough to replicated how the scene looks in the episode itself, where the mountains are rounded. Which is a problem as such formations don't exist in real life. Thank you for pointing that out! And have you seen the revised version? :)
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:iconfewroth:
Fewroth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
No, no i havent yet...
Where?
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the description :)

[link]
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Beautiful colours.
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:iconcelestialess:
Celestialess Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoaaa amazing!
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:iconilluminatiums:
illuminatiums Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow epic
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:iconsavannagrey:
savannagrey Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I can understand why you'd revise this to look like the other version but I prefer the vivid colors in this one, personally. This is gorgeous! I hope I can produce stuff that looks as great as this someday!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you're getting at.

And good luck! It doesn't take much, just a lot of practice, if it helps =P
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice background. :p
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)!
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Wow, nice to see other artists helping out so much with this piece. Can't really add anything to that now, can I? That's what I like about DA. :)
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its less of DA than the brony community. I mean, *CrappyUnicorn is one of the artists I look up to.
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Well, the Brony community on DA then. We'll love and tolerate you untill it hurts.
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:iconstatoose:
statoose Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcosmicunicorn:
CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Looks fantastic. I love your brush strokes.

Critique:

I'm not getting the feeling of scale though... I see her at the ledge look out over the mountains... but I don't feel it.
To add "feeling", you need to address the light. Light is what composes a scene.

Right now with the levels of contrast and saturation of the hues, the scene looks very disjointed and disconnected. You need to unify the light within the environment.

I hope you don't mind, but it's easier to just show you: [link]


Also, you painted this lovely scene with fantastic characteristic brushstrokes that give everything a nice texture... but Rarity is very smooth... The difference in rendering technique between Rarity and her surroundings makes her look out-of-place; and not, "royal unicorn trekking across the equestrian frontier" out-of-place. So you either have to render Rarity as roughly as the environment... or you have to render the environment to the same level as Rarity.
Personally, I think you should avoid the over-rendered smooth look (for now)... because you'll learn more by keeping it loose/rough.
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Nice to see arists helping eachother out. That's what makes DA so great. :)
A belt-low bow to you.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*le reading comments*

...
CrappyUnicorn
...

Wait, what?!

:icontwilightdanceplz:
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:iconepicfermion:
EpicFermion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconponyclapplz:
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontwilightdanceplz:
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:iconweirdponyguy:
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Great scenery.
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:iconlegit101:
Legit101 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good stuff.
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:iconalumx:
Alumx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn background is just gorgeous
beautiful work :)
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzora-artist:
zora-artist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not satisfied?
is Awesome!!
the mountains and the field......wonderful!!!

I totally love it!
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read CrappyUnicorn's comment, and you'll know what I mean :) He made some good points about what issues there were, points that I couldn't pick up.
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:iconzora-artist:
zora-artist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD well, Im not a critiquer XD
so is great to me!!! =)
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:iconbabileilei:
Babileilei Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I imagine it probably DID take really long, but you should be proud of it ^_^
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was more from procrastination than anything >_> I should punish myself.
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:iconbabileilei:
Babileilei Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or give yourself a pat on the back for a well finished product ^_~ I totally procrastinate, too, so no self-flagellation for procrastination!! Heh.
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*pat pat*

I feel better already :3
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:iconweirdnwild91:
weirdnwild91 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, how beautiful~ 8'D
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconweirdnwild91:
weirdnwild91 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome~ ^^
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:icongratlofatic:
Gratlofatic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of It's A Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door :)

Minus Rarity's cape xD
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:iconifoldbooks:
IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that a fanfic I should read? I've got like, 14 on my "to-read" list already.
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:icongratlofatic:
Gratlofatic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god yes! Read it first! It's such a good story!

[link]
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