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Hey hey! Here is a roulette environment/landscape commission for :iconaprilj0313: of her pony OC Phoenix. This was tons and tons of fun! That fire was crazy to paint XD :D

Roulette commission spots will be posted again shortly (I just have one left from my previous batch) so be on the lookout ;)
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:iconangelhalo2277:
AngelHalo2277 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks incredibly well done.
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:iconpeacegurlie:
PeaceGurlie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
You are SO SO talented! I wish I had this!
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:iconmastervule:
MasterVule Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God!!!! This is so EPIC!!!
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:iconinosakuraeldor:
InoSakuraEldor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
May I ask if you used watercolor for this? This is magnificent :)
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:iconsarcasticunicorn:
SarcasticUnicorn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the vibrant colors!
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:iconbunnairry:
Bunnairry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning~
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:icondreamystarskye:
dreamystarskye Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
So amazing :D
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:icondrgnsmile:
drgnsmile Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow. this is really cool!!!! :D
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:icongrandhighboob:
GrandHighBoob Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Beautiful~ :D
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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DracoJane7 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconlimehouseblues:
LimehouseBlues Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you accept a little criticism; because all the comments I see basically give no feedback other than "vibrant colors." You obviously have a style going on; it's the impact and technique that needs work. It's hard to get the "Multi-color" watercolorstyle like :iconpurplekecleon: has digitally, for example. (Layering with acrylics can achieve the digital painterly style)

I'll start with the colors themselves. I advise you to have a color wheel printed out so you can see it at all times. Different combinations make things pop more, and even rainbow colorists have a theme and certain saturation. I'll give you an example of what I mean: [link]
In this watercolor, PurpleKecleon uses different colors but they seem similar, because they have the same tone. In your piece it is really wild, with harsh reds with soft blue and cyan.

It looks like the background you colored while it was wet the whole time. Have you tried layering colors over when it's dried? If you don't want to wait, keep a blowdryer next to you. When you add colors into the sky while it is still wet, it will glob up colors and make them super dark and some obscure shade of black/brown. That is because all your colors were moved by the water, and it looks like you had a thick brush and slopped it on the background.

I'm not saying at all this piece is bad, but it was crazy to look at. It is hard to tell what is the sky and the (cliff? rock? Thing on fire) is.
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
No worries XD I appreciate the crit. It's actually more acrylic than watercolor ;) (not that it makes much of a difference for what you are saying)

I actually agree with most of your points. I am pretty familiar with color theory...and all of the clashes in color were very intentional. This was a huge experiment that failed in some cases, succeeded in some, but overall I am happy. I took a seminar with a professor who talked artists who used color to purposefully confuse the viewer. I'm not saying this was completely my intent here (because that would be a lie). But as I continued with this piece I realized that was the direction I was going, and I thought it would be a fun to time to experiment with what I had learned to create a angrier, more disjointed effect :P Successful on that account, perhaps too successful. A little too much feels jumbled (which is why I stuck to a more traditional color scheme in the fire and character). I'll need some more practice. And I don't think I am fond of clashing colors anyway.
Hmmm...as for the background. I like the effect that wet on wet creates, but I agree...perhaps I should have waited for some areas to dry. Mixing textures and jumbling colors is a little too much for one piece.
I am happy with the very chaotic look though...
Sorry for the long response. This post made me pensive and rethink about everything I was thinking while painting.
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:iconlimehouseblues:
LimehouseBlues Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha it looks more acrylic (especially the dryer paint area like the fire), but I said watercolor because the background had diluted paint like watercolors. :lol:

I hope I didn't come off too blunt in my comment (I have a more direct speech than a typical american one.) I like the contrasting you have in your pieces, they look better with the same tone. (Like if you have two blues with same amount of yellow in them.) The cyan-ish color with the dark blue looks good together because they have the second pigment in them.

The chaotic look is fine. That's pretty much what you are known for now haha. I hope you continue with painting because they are wonderful to look at.
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OoYNoO Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
nice !!
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DracoJane7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw this I thought "Oh my god, hello ;)" I love ittttttt 100%
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconthelaughingpixie:
TheLaughingPixie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colours on this. Good work!
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
OMG. That's absolutely insane!!!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha thanks :D
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmakrino:
Makrino Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
because some ponies just want to watch the world burn
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly 0____0
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:iconxrainbow-wolfx:
Xrainbow-wolfX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Artist
this is so awesome.It is so colorful
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:iconxuechun:
Xuechun Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
its a PONY
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I call this drawing Fiasco!
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:iconshadowtigers:
ShadowTigers Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful job. I love the vibrant colors!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconthelittledixie:
TheLittleDixie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the colors
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:iconlunasatomi:
Lunasatomi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Wow!! The fire looks gorgeous! Well done!! (^0^)
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:iconthewolftroll:
thewolftroll Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!
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:iconthexberserker:
ThexBerserker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Yes, love love love!!!
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:iconfalconstreaker:
falconstreaker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's beautiful! I love the pony, and the fire looks amazing!
I always love your work!
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:iconanimeraves10:
AnimeRaves10 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So awesome!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconanimeraves10:
AnimeRaves10 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem!
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:iconmatwildcat:
MatWildCat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If MLP looked like that, I'd actually watch it.
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe ;) If only...
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:iconmelodyofthewolf:
MelodyoftheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wooohoohoohoo! You go girl! :happybounce: Check out that lovely background! You did a spectacular job!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :D I'm glad you like the background :D
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:iconaprilj0313:
aprilj0313 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing and well worth the money and wait. I can't wait to receive it. :)
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I am so glad! Btw, I shipped it this morning!
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:iconcrystalgem523:
CrystalGem523 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow lovely colours :)
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcrystalgem523:
CrystalGem523 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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:iconmasheik:
Masheik Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Gorgeous
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:iconkorwis:
korwis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning :D
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