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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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Tsukimi-Kiwi 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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Tsukimi-Kiwi 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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:iconglacialfalls:
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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Xonmean Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my... I thought that the Rainbow Dash was good.

The only thing that I would point out as somewhat strange is Twilights neck, but I'm not sure how I'd go about it... :/
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:iconglacialfalls:
GlacialFalls Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone else pointed out Twilight's neck too. I think it was just a bit too long. I could point out a few other faults, but everything has faults if you look hard enough :meow:
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:iconxonmean:
Xonmean Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true. And I'd figured someone else already said it. 
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:iconglacialfalls:
GlacialFalls Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's still nice to hear what can be improved regardless if someone's already said it or not :)
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allamericanchic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Sweet :)
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Work-Fiction Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The llama brought me here and I like what I see!
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