I stumbled upon this drawing, and I felt like watching through some of your other stuff aswell, and it looks like a genereal theme of your drawings are use of mellow/darker colours. I have to commend you for doing so, as I both like images with said colours and find it hard to use 'em right myself. Whenever I think I'm making a dark painting it turns out way brighter than intended. Good job on this one, and keep up the good job
Thank you! I do enjoy using and seeing darker colors in paintings, too--they affect the mood tremendously. It's the brighter palettes I struggle the most with, especially when colored light is involved (as it often is, but not when I'm painting - -' ).
The depressing mood comes across really well, especially with the eyes, they look so sad and weary! I also like the style with the more rough outlines, it fits^^ My only complaint is that I feel like there should be more space behind pinkamena; right now it looks more like an enclosed area with a wall directly behind her, which in my opinion works against the composition and the theme.
I definitely agree with you. The upper half is far too crowded, and at least the cave around Pinkie is just too sketchy. I was afraid of distracting from Pinkie by over-detailing the area behind her, so at the time simply highlighting her with the lighting of the cave seemed like the better alternative. I should have found a compromise, but by the time I noticed it was a problem, I felt it was too late to change an integral part of the picture. Anyway, thank you for commenting, I really do appreciate critiques!
Yeah, on closer analysis the episode's a little creepy/sad.
Nice pic though! Especially the pool. The fading to darkness and that most of them seem so limp, like they've given up, really helps to emphasise the emotion of the piece (the clone hooves-up doesn't spoil the effect either, it adds contrast).
Thank you! I'm really glad you think so. I always struggle with the composition, and gloominess can be almost a challenge with this many Pinkie Pies in one picture! She's so adorable. Poor Pinkie, this episode was made me so sad for her--especially when she started doubting she was the original Pinkie Pie.
I really admire how you captured the hollow despair the situation could have brought. Though, it makes you wonder... does that mean the creators are taking more chances with 'darker' subject material? Anyway, it's also nice to see that you made Pinkie's hair pop. I was waiting for that to happen in the show, but it never did.
I think I would agree that the writers are stretching the show's own boundaries. I can't wait to see what they have in mind for the rest of season 3. And yes--I was waiting for Pinkie's hair to deflate the entire last half of the episode as well. Maybe that won't be a recurring thing after all.