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Best Seat in the House by Firgof Best Seat in the House by Firgof
Second MLP related drawing. Best work I've done in years. Good enough that I've decided to return to DeviantART anyway after a many year hiatus.

Work keeps me busy but with the assistance of the more-than-helpful r/MLPdrawingschool community I'm confident I can pull myself up by the bootstraps with simpler forms back into the loftier areas of complex forms and schema again.

On the painting: Not the best representations, I'm afraid. The clouds looks a bit like rocks, I'm told. Another thing to work on as I improve. For reference, Rainbow Dash is supposed to be a few inches above the cloud, having just flapped her wings (which I also need to work the anatomy of in later pieces) and creating the crater in the cloud underhoof.

The Mare in the Moon displayed in the image is not mine; much as I wish it were. It is the property of speedingturtle. A link to the image follows:

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Ballman64 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so fantastic, well done~
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Diego0920 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
AMAZING
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SilencedMi6 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This is really quite spectacular, I'm glad I decided to check out your gallery!
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willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
cobalt blue stars, how do people come up with such beauty?
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HALOPONY3 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful gust beautiful
art work you did a grate
job.
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Tridgeon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if you were trying to play down the mooning aspect, maybe you should have titled it something other than "best seat in the house" as that.... can be taken to have a couple of different meanings

also moon... lol

other than that looking great keep on keeping on
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Firgof Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it was something I discovered a bit late. I had already titled it and everything and began my upload, and it hit me. Perhaps I'm too dirty minded to title purer pieces, eh? :P
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Firgof Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Just wanted to clarify that comment was made with tongue firmly in cheek!)
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Firgof Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't say that I didn't want the feeling of vulnerability and unguardedness placing your perspective behind an unsuspecting character, however. I did want this to look like we'd caught Dash in a contemplative/meditative moment.
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Firgof Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's difficult to avoid the problem of 'enormous backside' when your subject is the focus of the piece and you want the viewer to be looking at what they're looking at, but also able to place themselves in their shoes (or hoofs as it were).

The best I could do is not define her derriere. Technically speaking there *ought* be more shading going on here, but I didn't intend any sexual thema in the piece so I directly avoided it. (Specifically, there would be additional shadowing due to the positioning of the legs and flank as she *does* still have butt-cheeks)

So, no. But I can understand that it does draw attention despite my attempts to keep it 'low key' that she's essentially mooning whatever is to the above and right of the viewer by positioning.
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