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Nightly : the bard of Nightfall by aNIGHTLYpony Nightly : the bard of Nightfall by aNIGHTLYpony
Finally, after two days i finished this one and i'm rlly happy how it came out, this is my best work (yet), i can say with pride!

This is my OC called Nightly, and his talent is playing his enchanting lute. he is both a unicorn and an embodiment of nightfall.

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DAYUM this is epic! First off I like the style you went for with Nightly (the character) himself, going for a realistic style with the hoofs, mane and body, yet still sticking with the show's style with the eyes and mouth. Next the background and foreground, the very dim yet passionate light coming from the flowers compared to the mystic and silent stillness of the night-sky, add that to the fact that with the power of shading, lighting, proportions and even blurring the foreground flowers makes the picture even more powerful and realistic! Speaking of how the pic looks realistic, I freaking LOOOOVE how you did Nightly's mane. =D The blue strands sparkle and glisten which such mystique and beauty, while the white strands are simple yet vagrant, their difference only making Nightly himself more amazing to look at and makes him more fantasy-like, which is fantastic!!! Also, the clouds in the sky, so realistic and yet they look like they came straight from a world of fantasy, brilliant! The moon and stars, it was definitely a good idea not to make them sparkle much but, with them just being white makes the background look like it's made of paper, another bad thing is the leaves coming from the trees...after seeing so many artists use that tool from photoshop...it just takes away from the style of this pic and...destroys the beauty of the shading and the background. Last but def not least, Nightly himself, first is lute or w/e it's called, made it realistic but kept it simple, good, doesn't stand out when it's next to Nightly yet it's quite big. =3 Freaking LOVE the lighting from those flowers on Nightly, gives of the warm passionate feeling of the picture. Also how you did the lighting and shading on his hair/fur really makes it more realistic as it shows the fur off itself, instead of the show which makes it look like they have no fur but skin. >3> Also the eyes...DAYUM DEM EYES ARE FREAKING BEAUTIFUL BRO! So gentle, yet full of inspiration and kindness...freaking atmosphere in this pic is off-the-scale! Finally the pose...again what I mentioned of going realistic yet sticking with she shows style; Nightly holding the instrument but not so much that he looks in any way human, and on his haunches, sitting back on the grass, but not so far he's sitting up like Lyra would. Freaking beautiful man! 9.4/10!!! ^_^
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Critique by YukioNakamura Nov 9, 2012, 9:00:52 PM
I love this whole piece, the outstanding background the awesome flowers the beautiful horse? Or unicorn or something but I really love this piece of work with wonderful background and stuff like that. You really did an awesome drawing I think a lot of people really liked this piece a lot but didn't know how to form it into words on a critique. So if my sister saw this she would be all saying how cute and awesome it is. xD. My sister is at least 2 years older than me and we both know your stuff is epicness! :D
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loganloco123 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
where is his cutie mark??  (dun-dun-DUUUUUN)
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
haha i even forgot that. the Re-worked version has the mark behind the tail. his cutie mark looks like this: Nightly and his cutie mark by aNIGHTLYpony
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loganloco123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
ok, thanks!
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
no prob ^^
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GondaJen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
so handsome ;-;
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you :D
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GondaJen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
;0; don't thank me your one one who made him so handsome!
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hollowzero Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your OC is adorbs. I don't see many good OCs around but yours stands out in a crowd. :)
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XantaL-XGB Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's awesome!! You make amazing shades and lights. And your Oc pony is so handsome <3
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks!

tell you the secret, i use the burn and dodge too, then i re-blend the colors ^.0
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