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Bird Watching by otakuap Bird Watching by otakuap
im think that twilight knows that most of the birds around the area are white fluttershy right behind her, but isn't looking back there for the sake of doing it by the book.
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First off, let me say that I think this is a wonderful piece. I gave it five stars for originality because I've never seen an idea like this before. It's funny, cute, in character, and not a worn-out gag like the "Lyra wants hands" joke.

For technique, I love your style! It looks like the show, yet realistic enough to be original and set it apart from all the boring flat-colored pieces that try so hard to be exactly like the show. The expressions are spot-on, Twilight looks so hilariously frustrated, and Fluttershy's innocent smile makes me giggle.

But my absolute favorite part is the little spots of light on the grass and the trunk of the tree. I don't know why, but it's the little subconscious effects like that that make this piece such a hit with me. You really did a great job there!

Alright, now to the nitpicky stuff. I gave vision four stars just because the colors could be a little more saturated. Maybe it's just my taste, but having Fluttershy's mane and tail, and Twilight's for that matter, be a little more bright and candy-colored would make the piece more appealing.

Those things aside, I'm going to wrap things up with saying that the background and detail work is truly amazing. The detail on the forest is exceptional given that it's a background, and most artists spend little to no time on backgrounds. That's true for me as well, I'll have to work on that. And the sky... wow! I can never seem to get clouds right, and you nailed it! I may actually have learned a thing or two from this that I'll probably use in my own art someday.

So, in short, I think I have a new favorite! Definitely keeping this in my faves to look at from time to time. It really is a masterpiece.
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FaethS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
I dedicate this number to Fluttershy

:music:Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you:music:

DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it :D
Lylylitley Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart Excited Soft Pink Hearts -FreeToUse 
Tygrahof Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Very nice scene. I also like how you used the spotting of the sunlight coming through the trees foliage. Fluttershys hind legs seem long though, perhaps a detail here would work? Great concept as well. Another could be the CMCs looking to catch butterflies and all of them are fluttering around Fluttershy. Just a thought...
Tamar-UK Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Ha, this is brilliant! I don't think anyone really thinks poor Twilight would be a bad birdwatcher, but I still love this picture. The birds are very nicely done, and the opposition between Fluttershy and Twilight is very sweet.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that difference between Fluttershy, that is full of birds around her, and Twilight, that is still looking for one... :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
SuperSayian5Naruto Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
~_~ Love it....thats all i can say! :D
KittenLoverPink Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Interface Designer
lol XD
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Your description of this picture matches my thoughts exactly!
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