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Canterlot--WIP 2.0 by CosmicUnicorn Canterlot--WIP 2.0 by CosmicUnicorn
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Bierstadt study with Equestria landscapes.


Going to add color next.

The clouds are going to be the hardest part... UGH.



CS6.
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:iconkesia6075:
Before I took a closer look, I thought this was a photo. Your attention to the details closest to the front of the image is incredible, and the sky is especially beautiful. The only real problem I have is the mountains. The shape is fine, very realistic. But the ones on the left side especially, have little to no detail. Save slight shadowing. The trees are beautiful, and look very realistic. And I really do love what you did with Canterlot Castle. The elaborate shapes ad angles were captured perfectly in this image. And I really like how you painted both a closer, and farther away angle. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece.
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Hey there!,

Argh, I hope that didn't go though, my computer is being weird anyway I am going to attempt my first critique, and your art is more than amazing so, lets start.

When I first saw this I was really speechless, Espically listening to (onerepublic- good life), It reminds me If i was a mile away from canterlot. The artwork is extraordinary, the trees, ground, the sky and canterlot itself on the mountain.It feels like that morning breeze when your in the mountains, Like you can feel that morning dew In the morning If you were camping. I notice the tree's, the mountains, the rocks, the river, the sky are in really great detail. There is much more on the bottom. However It looks like the bottom is a picture view: from those two trees by the left of river but canterlot is much more farther away. The trees have really great shading as If light is coming from the left as If it was either morning, or there is a storm brewing. The ground is really amazing, on the bottom! Details like those rocks show the view From the lighting of the sunlight and the darkness. The sky looks like there is a bit of haze from a distance, really great if your going to add color.For one I'm not really good with what's really a mile away from canterlot, only the train the mane 6 took, as I remember, But still this is really astonishing. The river stands out the most to me, great reflection from the ground and the mountains. On the bottom picture, I love water, the movement is really interesting. (I can't really tell however; my eyes are blah), but the river seems to go off to canterlot, which is really awesome! The shading on the river is really good, Still having reflection from the sunlight! (If I were to be in this, I'd have a feeling like whoa! Like When Simba sees the scenery from Timon and pumba." Just that breathtaking gasp", The bottom picture is very unique. However it's like a ghost town, It be amazing if there was a pony. But thats my opinion. All in all, it's really good, The opacity, shading, detail, clouds, mountains, brush, rocks, the river, the hills.

There's a lot to it.. I'm just a beginner artist, This is really amazing, and i wish you really great luck with the color!
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:iconstollen99:
Stollen99 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gorgeous, can't wait for finished product :meow:
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fox914 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
So beautiful~ I love seeing this progression, and I can't wait to see the final product!
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:iconunitoone:
unitoone Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... beautiful!
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:iconrubyian:
Rubyian Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you're good. This reminds me of Skyrim.
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Roo-Gryphon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
color..... id love to see this in color but still black and white is very good
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:iconhydroxigen:
hydroxigen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Mankind haven't invented a word to discribe this unique piece of art ... i salute you
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work.
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homfrog Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where is the top picture in relation to the bottom picture?
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Where?
Earlier in time, I suppose.

They are both the same image... just at different stages of development.
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:iconhomfrog:
homfrog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see. So the mountain shifted?
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:iconredgeonline:
RedgeOnline Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
It reminds me of the illustrations in [link] except those were woodcut prints, this is even better.

We need a new word for this. Something that goes beyond 'epic'.
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I love Gustave Doré.
He did paint: [link]
Though, I like his engravings more. Ink is my favorite medium.




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Dawn079 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful. I was looking for a background related to ponies yesterday x)
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:iconprincesssaros:
PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whats CS6 like?
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:iconscrooples:
Scrooples Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty! I almost wish you wouldn't color it... almost.
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BrefelanDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So good...
I couldn't be unbiased enough to give a fair critique of it.
While it would be interesting to see it on color,
I think grayscale works really well!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
beautiful incredible piece.
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Sarthan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I love them both but I think I prefer the bottom one. It almost puts you on the path heading toward Canterlot and I like how it's higher up the mountain.
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:iconbird-in-a-tux:
bird-in-a-tux Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to run out of walls and ceilings to hang your stuff from...
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:iconparaspritehugger:
ParaspriteHugger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Wow. This is just so beautiful.

It kinda reminds of Moes work.
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PeaceLovingMadman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's.... beautiful *takes own attempt at mapping and bins it*
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dt0098 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
very nice!
[link]
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savannagrey Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOooh wow. I wouldn't have had any clue where to go from the first one but now comparing the second one, wow. Inspirational!
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:iconnvmsodi:
NVMSodi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!! I love the deep and the amazing details!
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Groblisk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice trees and rocks there

mountains look ugly, i hate mountains. I lost a dog on one once.
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:iconjuankmlo:
juankmlo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
hily cloud! no words really
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ctmera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I try to look at only the top half first and think, "What would I add to make this better?". At best, I'll come up with like two or three minor changes that I could make, but when I look at the bottom, I'm like, "WAT?! IT SEEMS SO OBVIOUS!" xD
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BonesWolbach Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconmysticwrites:
Mysticwrites Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
That looks fantastic! Keep up the amazing work!
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:iconinko21:
Inko21 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
It needs color. :P
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loganmc3 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
this will make for an awesome an paper... wow, can not wait!!
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Geoss Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
^^ This is very good. A definite upgrade from the last version. The amount of detail is fantastic and very well done. Refined mountains and plainswork all looks very good, plus with the added distance of Canterlot adds so much depth. It is wonderful. :) Very nice.
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CaptainDerpy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I :heart: IT! :D
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Ooh, loving the second one, composition and perspective/scene set up-wise it is even better than the 1st one, methinks. Though, as I mentioned before - the castle could be placed a bit higher.
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:iconremmie19:
remmie19 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how you did it
But you made something already 100% epic
Even more epic
Around 20% more epic
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:iconclockwork-guise:
Clockwork-Guise Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
This is crazy amounts of awesome.
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Alixqt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic.



I love it.
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:iconpriceless911:
Priceless911 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Vary nice cant wait to see it in color
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