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Idyllic Afternoon by porkchopsammie Idyllic Afternoon by porkchopsammie
First time doing line-art. Took way longer than I expected to ink everything (I'm looking at you, pile of apples).

SAI and Photoshop, about a million hours.

If you like it, please take the time to leave a comment. It really makes my day :)
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Aww, so cute!
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
You're welcoooome.
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xiestman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this! They look sooo cute. :)
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Glad you like it :)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute little Sweetie Belle!
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweetie Belle is always hanging out with her sister, Pinkie Pie~!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed! :lol:
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Onsaud Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This lighting is beautiful. I love it. The sharpness of the foreground against the storybook painted look of the background... goddamnit, man. Grarh, this looks so fun.
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, thanks!

It was such a crazy adventure. I literally spent 3-4 hours (minimum) inking apples.

Anyway, it means a lot that you dig it!
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Onsaud Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
3-4 hours on just the apples? Now that is dedication. How do you manage that?
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe the wagon and the apples. I'm a perfectionist.
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Onsaud Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
But they're all one color!

By the way, it's also cool to see some linework from you.
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
What's all one color? I'm lost.

By the way, you should love this, I'm planning on posting a tutorial explaining hue/saturation change in shading. (I couldn't tell if you were joking or not when you said "You and your shading with black").
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Onsaud Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Well, the cart's all one color, isn't it?

I saw, I saw! I want to read it more thoroughly again.
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, the cart's all one color, but the inking took forever. I'm not really that good at perspective (hence why it's all jacked up).

Especially the wheels. The wheels took me an embarrassingly long time.

I'll lay off of the shadow thing. Actually I'm going to lay off of critique, for the most part. I'm sick of artists being over-defensive and shitty about thing. I just want to draw pretty pictures, man!
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is really cute! I think you did quite well for your first attempt at lineart. I have a few observations though. I feel that there's a style clash between the ponies+cart and the background, mainly due to the different styles. Also, the wagon has really soft edged shadows while AJ and AB (and the shadow cast by AJ) are hard edged. Finally, the wagon doesn't seem in perspective with AJ. She's seen from the side but the wagon is seen from above and in 3/4 perspective. That's about it!
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Yep! By the time I noticed the perspective issue with the cart, I was already a good 12 hours in, and didn't have the heart to re-ink it.

Good catch on AJ's hard shadow. In your opinion, would it be better if all the cast- shadows were hard, or soft?

I tilted the wagon to try and get a stronger perspective (golden spiral, rule of 3rds). The way I have it, their eyes sit on 2 of the intersections of the grid, but in the process, I screwed up the perspective. Sigh.

I'm curious to hear more about the style clash -- It was intentional on my part, to let the focal point (and closer to foreground elements) become more focused, while the background and less important elements took on a slightly more painterly style. This whole thing was a big ol' experiment, so I'm open to your thoughts!

I think that I'm still a painter at heart, but it's nice to be able to work in a variety of styles, right?
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Sorry for the late reply, school and sleep, ay?

About the shadows, a personal preference of mine is for lined art to have hard edged shadows, but it's really a matter of preference and I've seen lots of good lined art with soft shading as well.

For the perspective, I'll be honest, most of these terms fly over my head. I read and understand them, but I just don't have the experience to use them properly in art or critique on them.

And as for the style clash, I understand what you wanted to do but I think the difference between hard black lines and shading and soft painterly style is a bit big and makes it look a bitlike AB and AJ are cardboard cut-outs glued to a random background.

Also congrats on EQD!
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for your feedback! I'll keep it all in mind for future experiments :)
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Mojo-vL Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! And I agree, AJ is underrated, dunno why though.
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AJSmack Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Dangit, Porkchop. Why do you have to be so good and make me feel so bad?

Great piece. I do love me some Applejack.
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know if you're bad because there's no art on your profile!

Applejack is most under-appreciated pony.
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Caro0309 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, very cute *-* And well done! :la:
Yeah the pile of apples is also completely colorated :woohoo:
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Those apples were the bane of my existence.
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