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Love and Friendship by GlacialFalls Love and Friendship by GlacialFalls
I've got a week off until exams, so I closed up commissions and strapped on the big guns to attempt a large pixel piece. Success? That's for you to decide. Technically, I broke a few rules of pixel art to bring you that sexy overlay lighting :lol: Totally worth it though. It was looking a bit flat before that, and it was the part I was looking forward to the most.

This piece came about because I needed some large-scale practice before I do the thing my boyfriend keeps bugging me about even though he's not a brony :lol: Anyway, I had a thought about how similar these two Princesses are in what they do. It's two parts of the same coin, here represented as them circling each other, ridiculously long manes and tails tangled into each other. Cadence love and Twilight friendship.

The vines are there because they looked a bit bland on their own, but a full-scale background wasn't feasible. My first idea was a kind of mist, but I'm glad I thought a bit more and got the vines. Then it was obvious to add a few roses for love, but what flowers represent friendship? Those yellow flowers, that is! I can't be bothered finding their name right now, I'll give an update on that later.

This baby will probably be my largest for a while. It was at least 15 hours, I believe. Wouldn't surprise me if it was 20+. Pixel art is meticulous. Then I add overlay and ruin half of that meticulous stuff :lol:

Lastly, I'd like to thank all of my watchers. 176 of you guys? What did I do to deserve that many? :la: And thank you to all you guys who view, favourite, and read this super-long description!

Next time I gotta remember to make a WIP :)

Other Pixels:
Celestial Dawn: Page Doll by GlacialFalls Lunar Dusk: Page Doll by GlacialFalls
 My magical wings by GlacialFalls Commission for Twiilight Essence by GlacialFalls

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What can I say? I really love this piece! Candance's pose is wonderful, and her mane and tail is so pretty in this! I also see that the ends of her mane is wrapping around Twi's mane, which is a nice touch.

Might I suggest adding a white border? It might help this piece stand out a bit. Also, people might have pointed this out, but if you ever decide to alter and fix this up you might want to do Twi's face and neck. Her head looks a bit off.

Other than that this is beautiful, I really love it!
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Well,The shadings are super good.I Wouldn't do better of course,it's so much beautiful. the hair shadings are amazing,the cutie mark you can make a little more small,just a liiiiiiiiiiiiiitle bit.but anyway,it is super good. i would not do better anyway.

I liked the colors and all,princess cadence's wings are amazing,and i don't see the bicolored that she have in the wings (it must be because of my PC,he's bugging so much.
ah liked the horns,cause of course i love alicorns and all the way,they're super cute ^^ star with good artwork anyway! you are amazing!
But anyway it is a super good art.
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SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful. :) Great combo for loved ones all over. :D
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GlacialFalls Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very much welcome. :D
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zilvart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this must have taken a while to draw. love everything but the face of twilight it looks weird. But over all impressive. I don't know if I would have the patience to do a piece of pixels like this.
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GlacialFalls Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took ages. I don't think I'd have the patience to do that again :lol: But yeah, Twi's face was the fail of that drawing, whenever someone offers a pointer on it they say that. Thanks!
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome^^
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the only flaws I see are Twiliy's neck (I know several people pointed that out already) and her head. I dunno, the placement of everything on her head just looks odd.     
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GlacialFalls Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, Twi's eyes look a bit weird to me too :XD: I know what you mean. Gotta try and avoid that next time.
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you don't already do this, I suggest sketching it out first, with dimensions 10 (or 100) times bigger than you want the finished image to be!

If you already sketch it, then you're on your own! : P
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GlacialFalls Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually sketch at approximately double the size to start with. I don't think I did that for this one because it was so large already. 10 or 100x as big would break my computer, the program runs slow if my canvas is much bigger than 3000x3000.

Thanks for the advice anyway :)
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