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So I thought Id draw a picture with ponies on the peach playing and stuff I think i did it ok here:3    

time taken? no idea. but I recorded the whole thing and it took like 4 days of work.

Tia is like I forgot my tiara at home plz can I borrow yours?
Edit: Celestia grew a pair of wings.... cant believe she forgot to bring them with her to this ocation.

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Wow, I really wish I could paint something so complex like this one. The beach background is absolutely well done, especially the reflection of the sky from the sea and the waves. I also really like that you also give a green tint to the water to show some kind of salinity in it, and that it's not completely clean water. However, I also felt that the background is not completely flat on the earth, if you look at the way how the grass is drawn at the top left side. Don't worry, I also struggle with this xD

As for the ponies, they are also very well done and shaded, as you can tell where the sun is coming from. They are also very detailed, as you can see in their manes and tails. However, I thought that they could have been a little brighter since they are playing under the sun. The highlights could have been made slightly brighter. Other than that, everything looks perfect. Keep up the good work, and I hope to see you again streaming ^^
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First off, don't worry about the rating. Here's why: It's very clear you put a lot of work into this. That in itself is very admirable^^ Great job on the textures, the fine detailing, and bringing this scene to life! I'm absolutely not trying to put you down with the rating, in fact, I don't think the rating is what makes critiques truly useful on dA. There's a lot here I think should be brought to your attention so you can improve, which I think is the whole purpose of critiques. And yes, this piece is a tad old, but critiques are still open, so let's get into the nitty gritty stuff here- and yes, sorry, but it's long XD

The main thing I notice (and possibly the most important thing) is the focus. Rather, lack thereof. In general, with few exceptions, an art piece needs some point of focus. It may have 2 or 3 every so often, but one key thing is the other details should help support the focus by directing the viewer towards them. Color, clarity, contrast- stuff like this can do just that. One color that stands out is purple, but you've placed purple all over the canvas, at all distances from the viewpoint. Items in the far background have just as much clarity in detail as those in the foreground and midground. If all characters were in one area, it would be obvious where the focus is just intuitively.

The lighting bothers me a bit as well. It does show basic knowledge in how to shade with smooth gradients, but lack of reflective light and atmospheric light makes it look as though none of these characters are part of the environment. Now, beach scenes full of fun are usually sunny, because, well, that's when people go to the beach for a good time. It looks kinda sunny, but mainly in the background! Where Celly and DT should be enjoying cold lemonade in the nice shade of the umbrella against the hot sun, you have what looks like heavy overcast (skies cloudy enough to block all direct sunlight, leaving only atmospheric rays to hit from all directions). Lack of hard cast shadows supports this idea. DT is missing a cast shadow entirely, making her appear to float. Same goes for the wooden table. Also, quite ironically, the umbrella casts no noticeable shadow.

Let's talk about reflective light, namely, light reflected off one surface onto another. 99% of beaches have almost blindingly bright tan sand on a sunny day. That ain't the case here. If you meant to have overcast weather here, great! The sand fits right in. Otherwise, you'd need it as bright as the shore's foam is here. It should be however dark or light the foam is either way. Sand gives off TONS of reflective light in sunlight. I recommend painting light reflecting off the sand onto the undersides of these ponies, making sure to match the hue of the reflective light with the sand. I realize based on the texture, you may have meant to paint a very rocky shore instead of a sandy one, but since that's rather uncommon to draw, I gave you some advice on sandy shores just in case^^. Also, I absolutely recommend adding a good amount of reflective light on the ponies in the water, as water gives off a lot too.

2 last notes on lighting: Way more sunlight should hit those rocky cliffs. secondly, you have some sort of shadows gently fringing on each corner of the canvas. That's a nice technique to know of, but I'm not sure it should be used here, as I don't see it really adding anything of value to this piece.

Just so you know, the reflections in the water are incorrect. Aside from lack of any distortion from the waves, you've merely copy-pasted inverted images of the ponies. It's quick and easy, but isn't quite how water reflections work. I suggest google images for quick references on reflections in water, so you can better understand them.

A quick note on the Originality category: disregard it here. I can't do 4 or 5, because beach scenes are done all the time, but don't worry! Beach scenes are fun to draw. That's reason enough to draw one. I'm just saying, while it's not the most original, don't worry about it, because it doesn't matter so much here.

Well, there's more I'd like to say, but I don't want this going on forever XD I hope this all helps!
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
I absolutely adore this, the scenery is awesome, and the ponies ate cute. Nice to see Celestia taking care of the li'l ones.

Tiara needs a hug especially.
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strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Who's that with Celestia?
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Diamond Tiara judging by the cutie mark.
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strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
I didn't even take notice.
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Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2016
Is it just me, or is it only the wings you tend to forget?
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:iconzilvart:
zilvart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
umm yea however I used to forget horns:3
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PucksterV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor tia, hope from now on she keeps her wings on ;p
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yea right!! how irresponsible of her concealing her wings like that.
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PucksterV Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe she was trying to confuse the paparazzi so she could have a nice quiet day at the beach x3 
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yea that's probably it O: wow your so clever.
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PucksterV Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe x3
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Inu225 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I love the background all the ponies look like there having a blast! :la:
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
aww thank you I'm glad you like it <3
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Inu225 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome ^w^
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Oh my goodness! I can't believe that I missed that, especially after pointing out The Chicken's missing wings in the sketch version. I guess Swan Princess just looks so cool either way…
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yea :D took a while for me to notice... I browsed on to my page and just suddenly noticed the wings were gone and, I think someone stole it.
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nicoleta84AJ Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
its nice but i see you drawing ponies way to often. Why not change it up a bit and try drawing something else? This can help improve on your style and makes it have more variety, i mean im not a fan of mlp but its just something you can try.
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you^^ but ofcourse I have to draw ponies a lot because that's my main source of income selling merch with ponies on atm... but I do draw a lot of other things on the side, and put together a painting with ponies on that include things ive drawn a lot . and right now I'm drawing a lot of figure drawing but I don't feel its good enough.

I have also only drawn for a little over 3 years so I'm still trying to break out of my comfort zone.

its one thing to say draw something else and another thing to enjoy it for its way harder to do something you don't like doing

so far I prefer ponies and Creatures.
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IBAIPshow Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Holy cow /)
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bently96 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Really detailed and well planned out composition ^_^
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you:3
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bently96 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Also sorry for the slow answers, and no answers at all :(
At a sanatory right now, not too much free time ^^
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
that's no problem:3
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bently96 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the understanding ^_^ !
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DallasBlack Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
Awesome beach piece! Brings to mind all the beach pony stuff Shadow Squirrel did but in your style.
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you^^ and yea I believe they were the inspiration for me to make a beach piece^^ I'm happy you like this.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Celestia forgives, Diamond. :) Go ahead and enjoy the beach fun!
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
The concept of this is what really sells it. Celestia taking some Ponyville foals to the beach for some summer fun, sounds like a fun story already :).

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:iconbuttonmashsmomplz::iconsaysplz: Button, why are you playing video games on the beach?!
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Beautiful.
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topazdragon22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Hey button mash XD this is so amazing
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:D and I thnik button don't get enuf love:3
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, and so detailed ....  that classical style is great,... bit takes a lot of time and efford i suppose ...  still, it's great  :)
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suntwilig Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
looks nice
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Raftclan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feels like I'm using HDR watching this pic, neatly done!
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Empty-bee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
This picture is gorgeous! That alone would earn it a favorite. But even beyond that, I love the idea here. Celestia needs more opportunities to let her hair down and you just know she would enjoy playing with kids if she had the time..
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Henryseville Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Excellent!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
SUU CUTE!!!
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FRIEND711 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ponies surfing? Now I've seen it all XD 
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JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Sorry, Diamond in da Rough. Ahm Tia's favorite.....
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cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
The lack of episode at the beach is disappointing.

Awesome work on this piece.

Diamond Tiara: Please teach me, your highness. Teach me how to become a princess....
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GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It is adorable to see Celestia having fun with her littlest subjects! 
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Dan001703 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
How is Button able to see the screen? In all probability, the glare is too high.
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T-M3RCY Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
That's some nice detail there
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Smudge-Proof Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A can see Tiara saying that. Super cute.
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Swiftriff Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Where is this beach at? I wanna join the party. XD
Also incredibly amazing work dude. This turned out fantastic. All your time and effort has really paid off huh? cx
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C-Chell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Very good drawing, I love it.
The water reflexion is well manage.

But it's me or Princess Celestia missing her wings ?
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SoanoS Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. It slapped me in the face like a wet dog too.

Other than that, a nice picture.
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
ops
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Jesper6 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Is that Cloudchaser surfing? That's a clever idea for wings!
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zilvart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
ye appears she stole Celstias wings.
maybe I should ask them back for her.
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