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Rainbow Dash! by SaraRichard

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Finally got a pony done! Rainbow Dash is my favorite :) Fluttershy is being drawn next :) She's so cute!

Acrylic on paper
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Critique by Nicole--Watterson Aug 4, 2012, 4:43:25 PM
Vision:-It looks so beautiful! You have done an astounding job at capturing the magic. One of my favorite parts is her Pegasus wings, they look amazing!:icondaawplz:

Originality:-Although it looks 10000 times better than the actual series, sadly, Rainbow Dash is not your creation.

Technique:-Your style and technique is one of the prettiest I have ever seen! I'm impressed and curious on how you draw. :D

Impact:-Outstanding! I'm wondering how you could do this just on paper! Without any helpful tools via tablet, this shows that you are an EXTREMELY professional artist, and I look up to you from now on.
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I have made it virtually public knowledge that I usually give a great deal of admiration to people who are able to make fan-art that manages to capture both the look and style of the original source material. Now, any fan of the show can see fairly easily that this picture here veers quite far from the established style of the show. But despite that, I still found this to be a very impressive art style. It shows both a real talent for art and a great sense of passion behind the picture. This was clearly an artist who wanted to make a magnificent-looking picture, and they succeeded.

In terms of originality, I’m of two minds. On the one hand I have seen many pictures involving rainbow Dash flying through the air and having a good time while she does so. On the other hand however, none of those pictures have ever had this particular style to them. In the past it has always been a typical straight rainbow coming from her when she flies. Here, it’s difficult to put down into words exactly what is trailing behind her. But best guess would be to say it’s a watery rainbow. I know that makes no sense but that’s what I see when I’m looking at it.

Pictures need no only aesthetics to please me, but also the ability to distil an emotion in me. I’m not exactly sure what emotion I’m feeling when I look at this picture. Excitement? There’s certainly plenty of that? Awe? Again there’s much to be had in a picture as impressive as this. In other pictures, a confusion in what I’m feeling might lead to a few points being taken away, but here, it somehow works. I like that sense of ambiguity. That feeling that I don’t know what I’m supposed to be feeling.

To summarise, this is a very impressively drawn picture that displays a great deal of artistic ability on the part of it’s creator.

A more-than-worthy piece of art to stand alongside some of the best this fandom has come up with.
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:iconpyroarctic:
PyroArctic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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:iconrobloxgeneralduncan:
ROBLOXgeneralduncan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
simply, amazing.

awesome job!


I find what you did with the tail to be cool, and a bit of a mind screw if you look too close at it [no offense meant in that comment]
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:iconrelativelyextreme:
RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!! I love Rainbow Dash :D beautiful work.
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:iconshy-ladybug:
Shy-Ladybug Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Wow, great job!
Rainbow Dash is my favorite too <3 and like you, I loove Fluttershy.
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:iconneonredwings:
NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic!
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:iconflippy54:
Flippy54 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely KICK-ASS!!!! :headbang: BUCK YEAH!!!!
:+favlove:
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:iconraweradash:
RaWeraDash Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! It's beatiful!
I love this!
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:iconcoloringlight:
coloringlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! This is a awesome pic of rainbowdash! (this is 100% rainbowdash approved!)
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:iconbryfury:
bryfury Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
dem colours o,0
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:iconaryvejd:
Aryvejd Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
love your ponies :3
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:iconmissflight:
MissFlight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Wow, this is SUPER awesome! All the rainbow liquefied like that is just...it looks so good! XD Like, a giant melted rainbow lollipop.
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:iconrover4fun:
rover4fun Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
acrl painting... no wai!... mindblowing! :+fav:
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:iconpouncedashfly:
pouncedashfly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
WOAH! O.O
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
dat rainbow trail
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:iconthe-equinox-arises:
The-Equinox-Arises Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Rainbow Dash is awesomest pony. :D
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:iconsteffy-beff:
steffy-beff Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello! Are you by chance selling this as a print somewhere? I would LOVE to purchase one..this piece is amazingly stunning.
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:iconsararichard:
SaraRichard Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I'll have it on display at the upcoming conventions i'll be at, you can see what ones they are at www.sararichard.com :) there is also a contact me link on my site that we can maybe work something out! thank you!
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:iconsteffy-beff:
steffy-beff Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Unfortunately i won't be going to any conventions any time soon but i will check out the site to see if we can maybe work something out (: thanks!
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E-man300 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
pretty colors!
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KejserKagespiser Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Her tail/trail looks like sticky melded hard candy. And now i want to eat Rainbow Dash. Seal of approval.
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:iconaurorachiaro:
AuroraChiaro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This came out very beautiful, the colours are so vivid and attention grabbing. Wonderful job hun:clap:
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:iconmilante:
Milante Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the composition on this one!
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:iconlarrachersan:
LarraChersan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, nice version of Dashie! :D Love the way you did her mane and tail with those "drops" of white in them. :)
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Fox-E Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know it's an overused term, but this is kind of mindblowing. It's one of those pics where you want really hard to throw good commentary at, but you don't know where to start, so I'll just list off things instead.

The rainbows are that kind of thing that makes you go :noes: for a minute before you can move again, since all you can do is stare at them. The transition between the hair, tail, and contrail, and how the whole thing loops around in on itself so your gaze keeps going around in an infinite loop of awesome, are all basically perfect.

Especially liking the trail's dips and switchbacks, since you just know she likes to zip back and forth all over the place. =P The parts where the trail lose cohesion, ie. bottom left and top right parts of the pic, are like the other half of that — wild and untammed, as opposed to skilled and controlled, which is cool. :nod:

Anatomy's pretty much spot on, and the expression and pose are A+. Only thing I really find odd here is her right foreleg is a bit wonky. The upper tip of the hoof should be angled toward us more, similar to the left forehoof, since from this camera angle, it looks like the leg's rotated around its lengthways dimension so as to almost be upside–down, which I'm not sure is intentional. =P

Then there's the background, with the clouds and sun up there that you somehow managed to magically layer over the other elements, but what I really like is the lightly filled–in background that fills all that otherwise empty space.

And seriously? Acrylic on paper? My face when I just found a real life wizard. 100% something to look up to, for sure.

... Again, those rainbows. So juicy, so gelular! :iconrainbowdashdowantplz:

But yeah. This is awesome. You're awesome. Keep being awesome. :+favlove:
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:iconthe-sanrio-fanboy:
The-Sanrio-fanboy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
So colorful
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
talk about "watercolors" XD

it is a realy beatufull pic :)
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:icondeegus25:
Deegus25 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Love the flow of the lines, detail, expression, wings. Nicely done!
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:iconturpentity:
Turpentity Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
OHHHHHH MYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- *explodes*
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Robinstar99 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really good!
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:iconweirdponyguy:
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
So much color, I feel more happy.
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work!
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dragontaxi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! the detail is pretty crazy! I see you used acrylic but is all the white acrylic too? it almost looks like gel/whiteout pens or even water!
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SaraRichard Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
goldens fluid acrylic on titanium white :) love that stuff!
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Too cool! My daughter will love this!
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:iconperuserofpieces:
Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Supremely epic. I can't stop staring at it! :D
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:iconkelikokimiko:
kelikokimiko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
amazing!!!
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:iconconvallaria:
convallaria Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
LOVE the rainbow. Beautiful :heart:
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MCBisthename Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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The colors.. EVERYTHING!!!
fff... SO BEAUTIFUL!! :iconsobeautifulplz:
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not a huge fan of the show, but I can't deny that this is AWESOME. :D
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:iconprenncooder:
PrennCooder Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
flippin awesome!!!!!
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:iconpaintedclocks:
PaintedClocks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Happy to see some MLP stuff from you!!! Awesome Rainbow Dash, Sara!
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:iconthecosplayvlogger:
TheCosplayVlogger Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing!! I would love to buy a print when I get money again ;u;
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Contractor815 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
*brohoof*
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:iconsnickerscandies12:
SnickersCandies12 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist
nice! i love the colors!! :iconlove:
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MattWelch Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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