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The Prettiest of Flowers by Amenoo The Prettiest of Flowers by Amenoo
If you have watched me for sometime, you probably know that the season finale of season 2 was my favourite episodes ever XD

I've been wanting to draw a picture of Young Cadence and Twilight together for some time, and now I finally got around to do it.

In this picture, Twilight have been accepted at Magic School (That's why she has her cutie mark) and have just learned to move stuff with her magic. So to demonstrate this for her beloved babysitter, she picked the prettiest flower she could find and gives it to Cadence.

I'm really proud over how this background turned out, I think I caught the happy mood quite well.

Constructive crtique is always welcome though


Artwork Amenoo
Characters Hasbro

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In terms of the overall art style, I’m very impressed here. The colouring and general look of the characters has managed to stay fairly faithful to the original source material whilst also showing off the distinct personal style of the artist. The design of the character somehow looks more realistic than what the show gives us and yet, at the same time, has a sort of “cartoony” feel to it. This is not easy to pull of but I think the artist has done a fine job with the design of the character.

As for the backgrounds we have another case of both good design and colouring. The image is welcoming and pleasant and there are many details here that show just how much time and effort have gone into making this image as good as it can be. The details on the grass for example, or the cherry blossoms in the distance. All of these elements have come together to create a picture that not only has impressive foreground elements, but also a good background to put them in, which is something many artists have suffered with.

As I’ve said in previous critiques, I judge a picture not only on the quality of it’s artwork but also on it’s ability to influence me or others into feeling certain emotions. Can it make me sad? Happy? Angry? This picture for example succeeds in giving a sense of calm and relaxation. I look at it and I can’t help but feel “I’m in a good place right now”. The simple actions of the character, the serene nature of the environment their in and the (I hesitate to use this term” “adorableness” of it all really soothes me to look at it.

In fact, the only real criticism I can throw at this picture is in the area of originality. I have, at this point, seen many pictures depicting these two characters when they were younger and in a “foal-sitting” scenario, so I’m afraid the picture suffers in that regard. But to me, that’s not real issue as it’s by far the best of such pictures that I’ve seen so far. It’s the best drawn at least anyway.

All-in-all this is a pleasant picture that’s well-drawn and manages to stay faithful to the style of the show whilst also showing off the talents of the artist. A very worthy piece.
What do you think?
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5 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

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This was great! you put a good amount of effort into this, and it payed off well! You shaded well, and didn't skimp on the small details, which I find is a rare trait these days.

I had some doubts with this one though.

The heads look a little elongated. I guess you could slap me with a wet fish for being stupid, but they looked a little horsey for me. I know this is My Little Pony, but the heads are usually a smaller shape, with shorter, stubbed snouts.

The eyes were bigger than usual, and this was a little off-putting. Twilight's eyes are almost bigger than her face. I guess you can blow that off as personal dislike if you wish.

I loved the special detail you gave to the horns, it was one of the things that sold me this work. All in all, I give it an 8/10, and hope you continue putting great work like this out!
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say I disagree with the first critiquer, I like that you can draw in your own style closer to realism, while keeping a similar spirit to the original style. 

The only issue I see with this is that Cadence's neck seems a bit muscular. I realize that real horses do have very thick necks compared to MLP, but even compared to your overall, flowy, rounded style, it seems a little bit masculine and out of place. Perhaps if the muscle wasn't defined quite as strongly? Or maybe you can try making the neck smaller?
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EveeLover Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
awwww
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ChiuuChiuu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Lovely! :iconawwloveplz:
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cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is so beautiful and adorable. That finale sure did impressed and inspired a lot.

Wonderful piece of artwork.
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zero211 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
i love this
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AnnieSmith Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing and so beautifully done i admire artwork like this keep up the good work.

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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
That's so cute!
Awesome work.
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
awww ^^
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SlyFoxCl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Darnok219 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
If you can't draw ANATOMY properly, don't draw at all! GTFO with this crap from internet.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I LOVE IT!
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
UR WELCOME!
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh 80's show style...why you so strange?
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, since I don't draw in the 80s style it doesn't really apply here
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean that it's being done in the style of the original show. Meaning that it look's really weird.
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StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Artist
Awwww!!! This is really pretty!!!! <33333
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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JoeBrony Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Awww, that's sweet, good job :D
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
so cute!
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
you're welcome.
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Awwwwwww!
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Phlar1245 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It definitely fits into your style. It took me a while to realize that I was looking at a building in the background though. You did a great job with the feel of the overall scene and the colors and shading are fantastic; however, I see an anatomical problem. Looking at Cadence from the neck up she is fine, from the neck down is fine too, but when you merge the two I find that your definition on her neck doesn't flow to her body. Correct me if I'm wrong, I don't want to be handing out information that is incorrect, but the neck muscles should converge in the center of the chest and with a twist in the neck like this one the muscles would define a little differently like this.

To end on a good note, I really love how you've done the scenery and I really like her mane!
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally understand, and it's a pretty clear evidence that an artist sometime is blind when it comes to their artwork XD I ususally are very picky about the neck, you can see in my older artworks here that I do it correctly [link] [link], and I have no idea how I could miss such a thing! Will definitely change this when I get the time.
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Phlar1245 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Of course. It's always good to see an artist seeking improvement, no matter what their level!
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allanah Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture. The colours are gorgeous and the flowers make me happy on this rainy day where I am. I have a similar scene in my fanfic about these two. I like the realistic equine style too.
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much !
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Nevillucy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwwwwww. I like your style by the way, it's like a compromise between being accurate and how the show looks.
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thnk you, I'm glad you like my style :D
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yayayayayala Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
so pretty!!!!! :D
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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yayayayayala Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
you welcome
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Dan001703 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
All my d'aaws.

A shame it isn't wallpaper sized.
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D

Maybe I can fix that in the future
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batosan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is insanely CUTE! Love it!
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Joakaha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! ^^
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Xankas1890 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. Twilight looks a little young for magic school, but I think that's the idea behind just getting her cutie mark.
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the idea is that she just attended and that this is the first controlled magic she learned there ^^
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
she was younger when she got her cutie mark
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Xankas1890 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's sort of what I was trying to say. She looks really young to have a cutie mark, but that works for her.
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
ya she was a lot younger in the canon show
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Cloudsdale Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That background is just amazing! Haha, Twilight looking as cute as ever.
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Amenoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I swear this show is going to make me die of a sugar overdose one of these days.
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