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September 25, 2013
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A Friendly Game by I-am-knot A Friendly Game by I-am-knot
dA does something with the darkness level on this one. I don't know how to stop it, so sorry about that.
The downloadable version has the proper contrast.

NOTE!: It's not chess. It's Pony Battle Lords.
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there is a lot happening in the image but is dose not look to busy.
the white outline around the pony's was a great idea, it counter balances the dark perfectly.
the blurry table and books in front gives it nice photographic effect!
the lighting makes it all look very realistic and matches the background nicely.

there is so much detail is this photo, it's amazing, from the melted candle wax to the street lights outside, they all make the image just a little more interesting.

this style of art is not easy to pull off, but you did it with grace and Originality, nice work.
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Where to start with off this piece, first off I really like the style of art you went with, it comes off very mystical and serene, which goes great with Twilight being the focus of this piece because she has the emphasis of magic and overall comes off as a very mystical individual, making her fit perfectly in this piece.

Also, as I see it, Rainbow Dash has come to Twilight's on a calm summers night, judging by the look on her face, to inquire about something that has been bugging her, and Twilight being the wise and sound advice giving pony of the main six, is glad to help.

Your piece is great because it depicts a story, and really makes the viewer feel indulged with what they have just viewed, and is something that I think should be included in more art because it just adds to the overall appeal of the art altogether and leaves the viewer with a more fulfilled feeling.

The detail in this piece is just fantastic, the darkness of the room mixed with the shimmer of the candles and Twilight's magic is a great balance and makes it very easy on the eyes, also the blurry effect of the desk really stresses that you put a lot of attention to detail in your art and is a great visual effect.

I will finish off with the beautiful night sky that is visible from the windows, it is very eye catching but is perfectly placed in this piece so it is not too overwhelming, giving the viewer some space to look at the rest of the piece on an equal scale, exceptionally done.
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontwilightclapplz: I love the colors, light to dark it's so professional. Fan art rocks... :iconrainbowdashclapplz:
Perfect scenery and nice characters...
mikupichu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Girl: Do u even want to be with me forever?
Boy: No
Girl: Do u even like me?
Boy: No
Girl: Would u cry if i walked away?
Boy: No
She heard enough and was hurt... She walked away with tears in her eyes
The boy grabbed her arm
Boy: Your not pretty...your beautiful
Boy: I dont want to be with u forever...I need to be with u forever
Boy: I dont like u...I love u
Boy: I wouldn't cry if u walked away......I would die if u walked away.
Boy Whispers: Plz stay with me
Girl: I will...
*Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they loves u
*Something good will happen to u at 1-4pm
*Tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!
*Get ready for the shock of your life!
*If u dont post this to 5 other comments... You will have baD luck in relationships for the next 10 years
goth-of-whoville Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You say there's a problem with the darkness on the picture but I think it's actually very complementary. I absolutely love the warm hues here, they give the scene a really cozy feel. Next to that I really like the distortion effect on the windows. The way you designed the room takes me back to the set design of Disney's "Pinnochio" actually.
Nice job!
PoniPie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Seems pretty unlikely to me.
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, i like my job too.
Ponkool4 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it how Rainbow Dash is thinking so hard, but Twilight's just reading a cookbook. :)
crow-proxy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really like these two conflicting styles together. 
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are best-worst frienemies.
aMadCutie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I really love how you made the perspective from an eye. Like, the blurr when youre close to something.
Btw, I rly love how you made the candles! :iconhappyrarityplz:
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