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Epic Rainbow Dash by rik4100 Epic Rainbow Dash by rik4100
(a small edit here)
A digital art creation of Rainbow Dash with her epic mane cut!
took about half a day to make...
yes, the jagged pixel edges were done on purpose...

Actually stupid that i didn't streamed this!

No reference/example images where used during drawing!

coming soon with sunglasses!

cutie mark: :iconblackgryph0n:

Art: :iconrik4100:

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: :iconfyre-flye:

made with Paint.NET... NOT MS Paint!
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This piece isn't horrible, but you ought to be careful about marketing this as 'pixel art'. Though I used to work in a style comparable to this, my older style tried to at least be careful of jagged lines by counting pixels to have more precise curves. Whatever your process was, it's likely that it wasn't hand placing any of the pixels but instead used only shortcuts via drawing with a line and bucket tool. Some pixel art snobs don't wanna associate with this sort of art but would rather call it an oekaki. Just like a painting is made stroke by stroke, pixel art is created in a similar fashion with the pencil tool that works with single pixels at a time. (or... did you actually zoom in really close and use the pencil tool here?)

Such care on individual placement of your pixels would also help you avoid silly mistakes like the jagged line quality on the words on top.

But, let's put silly semantics aside.

It's pretty nice to be able to draw well without references. This looks pretty fine itself. It falls a bit short from show-accuracy if that was your intended goal. Not gonna say much about it but comparing your proportions to a screencap of the show should be an easy way to find your faults.

It might also be worth noting that you're a step away from drawing a front-view eye on a side-view face. If the iris is looking directly at you, it would definitely be as circular as it can possibly be. However, if it turns away from you, the iris must shrink into an oval.

What I do find pretty impressive is that the colors seem pretty spot on to how I remember RD's colors. Almost too good, haha.

Biggest thing you could have done instead though? We could avoid the pony-creator pose and used a more dynamic pose instead. It's pretty difficult to make interesting works out of pony-creator poses, but you seem to have done that rather well with your mane design. We could probably have something better with that mane design plus a dynamic pose that says 'Rainbow Dash'.

So overall, great colors and great design that could use a more exciting pose than what was used here.
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Wow! I gotta admit this is the way Rainbow Dash should of looked in the show. I mean This is some really epic Character Re-design! I freaking love it! You added a lot of flow to her mane as well as tail is larger as well as longer. I also noticed you added more eyelashes. And the wings seem to be extended! Damn just wait until she flies looking like this! One last thing. I also like the totally awesome text you added, but would of still been awesome even without it to remind you, cause she's epic enough without it. So, Keep up the good work!
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BUllyKiller113 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This NEEDS to be made cannon, Rainbow looks beautiful! Well done!
RainbowYoshi305 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even the title says it all...:iconsoawesomedashplz:
Jaws1337 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
adhesivemadman on roblox! Remember you were making an epic rainbowdash out of spray paint?
rik4100 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes I do
somercet Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Not sure about pixel edges, but I love the fuller mane and tail. Is she off to a metal show?
SkidsTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I luv Paint.NET ouo lol
rik4100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow... I'm suprised that this is downloaded so many times! ^^
Keep on the sharing, people!
RlCKR0LLD Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sora-Lee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hell yeah!
Greeny95 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Ik hou echt van u tekenstijl :) Tis anders dan normaal, maar ook beter "in a sense"
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