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These Dreams of Mine... by Rain-Gear These Dreams of Mine... by Rain-Gear
Ah luna, your colours are so nice to work with!
Is it me or does luna get all the cool dreamy art? Anyways just finished this in stream and thought I'd share. Felt like doing something a little more surreal for a change.

Here is the sketch I started from with this piece.
Sketch These Dreams of Mine by Rain-Gear
 
Hope you like it!

Till next time.

//Rain
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Ok. This is my first critique, so I will just jump right in. First, what I love. Your glow effects. The horn, chest plate, even the silvery lining on the underside of her wings is done incredibly well. Her mane was done tastefully, not overly extravagant as I have seen some do, so it doesn't overwhelm the picture. Going back to the wings, I have to say they are quite possibly in the top 2 in drawn pegasus wings I have seen anywhere, not just on dA. Her expression befits her as well, and the level of detail that you put into the background is proportionate (for lack of a better word at the moment) to the detail you gave Luna(the subject) The reflection is very well done, and the ripples were a very nice touch. I cant say I really disliked anything in this image, however, there are a couple things I thought just didn't quite match up, or was a little lost on. I am not 100% sure where they fit in here, but the paper airplanes while they dont detract for the picture, the seem a little more hastily done than the rest of the picture, a bit rougher than the crispness found elsewhere in the picture. I have to make the same note about her tail. Im not sure how it could be rectified, not being an artist myself, and I also know that the properties of her mane and tail make it difficult to draw in the first place, It just seems like her mane was done to rate a 9 or even a 10, where her tail might rate 7 or 8.
Overall, I would have to say this is one of the most amazing pictures I have seen in my year (yes, I am rather new to the fandom) of looking at pony art, and without even creating a list, I know it would easily make my top ten. and just one small note to end positively. I LOVE how you did her slippers! which leaves me torn as to my favorite part of this picture. Her wings, her slippers or her face/head (to include the front part of her mane)!
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I'm huge fan of the color in this work! The composition is prefect! The detail and the subject are really well done. I especially like the paper planes. The mood and tone are nicely juxtaposed with this fiery moon with the tranquil water. If I had to say that something could be enhanced, I'd say maybe some motion blur on the planes toward the front would give some additional movement. The reflections could be a just a bit darker with a slight Gaussian Blur, this would give it more of a realistic feel. I hope that this is helpful. Outstanding work!
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CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
I love how your wings seem to function more magically than purely aeronautically... As though the Princesses are so powerful that we can visibly see how pegasi magic collects and flows through feathers to support flight.

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PioneeringAuthor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This really is surreal! It reminds me of this song by Carbon Maestro: www.youtube.com/watch?…


Man, there is so much going on in this picture---textures, colors, lighting---WOW! I don't even know what to say about how amazing this is. Your art always leaves me speechless. :faint:
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DocWario Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm just gonna turn this composition and palette into a bed and blanket and lay in it forever
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kmouse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that's awesome.
Like, really awesome :)
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow... Luna looks sooo beautiful here...!!! Looove it...!!! :omg: :omg: :omg:
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thehe, really impressive, ...   also the surreal Background Comes out great. :)
i also love her Expression .
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CinnamonSketch Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Only request for the best, if that means anything
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Rigiroony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm passing this through DA, I wanna see how many different answers I get.
How do you feel about this picture?
I'm studying other artist.
With me I'm disappointed if I imagine a picture too much and it doesn't end the way I excepted it to. So instead I don't think about what I'm drawing....so the final product is always a surprise.
What's your way of drawing? •w•
What keeps you hyped while making a picture?
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
"WITH OUR NEW FLEET OF FIGHTER JETS AND TANKS AND JEEPS AND AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUNS AND Surface to Air Missiles we will conquer . . . . does the moon look bigger?"

*Royal Canterlot Voice* "WOULD THOU CARE TO SURRENDER?" 
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Villain: :fear: "I...probably shouldn't have stood around yelling about it, should I?"
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
:D
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
[Thanks!]

Minion: "Great, there goes my college fund...thanks a lot, General Idiot! I'm the top sniper in my class, but that's no good now, is it?!" [Rifle butt to Villain's face, knocking him out]
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CrozeTune Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015
I...just have no words to describe all the intensity of beauty, grace and colors I see here...
I'm astonished about how She seems so pacified and harmonious among this significant scene behind Her.

It's wonderful.
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spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome pic!  So much emotion and so many cool colors :)
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Wakko2010 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
:)
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Submerged08 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
internal screeching rain you always draw luna so beautifully ;v;
ahh how do you do it <3
I should try and catch another one of your streams, it has been so long!
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candlesk Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moly, I absolutely love the way you colored her mane and tail! Really, and literally captures the twinkling stars that she has. LOVELY
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ULTRADJ4EVER Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Wow way cool! Love the atmosphere here!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Well, since she is related to the night and dreams, it is quite obvious. But I guess we keep dreaming to have her take a visit in our. Blame her beauty, mysticism and majesty. And by the several other drawings you made depicting her, I guess you knew that already.

But we keep dreaming.

Awesome work.
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I suppose it's a lot simpler than I thought :P
Thanks!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
My pleasure

Keep up the great work
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AmayaTheSwimmingWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa..
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hehe thank you
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AmayaTheSwimmingWolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yw c:
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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Amazing... Utterly amazing... I'm in awe. I mean, Luna, of course, is always a great theme to make an artwork about... But what you did is so unique, so full of unusual concepts that are mesmerizing to the sight... So many things to gaze at in this picture! It's really marvellous. I'm loving this a lot, even though the character drawing style isn't my favorite.
Where do you get all that inspiration from?? Equestria? :D
And may this be... the theory about the Sun and the Moon actually residing on the ground at the boundaries of Equestria, and then being "awaken" when the time comes, like here Luna "bringing out the Moon to begin the night"? Maybe that was just an artistic direction, but still this thought I got from it is quite interesting :)
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well as is with any dream themed art the visuals have to be just surreal enough to fit. Not sure where any of this came from jut deep in my mind probably things I've wanted to draw but haven't yet.
Though it is good to hear you got so much out of this and thank you!
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Elemental-756 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet.
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Shadowed-Ember Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
This is absolutely incredible!
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm happy you think so!
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Shadowed-Ember Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Rain-gear, I must make a small note regarding my critique. I can GUESS on what the paper airplanes are, but I am not 100% sure. 
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DSC-the-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the colours. This artwork looks amazing
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, it's pretty fun to play around with colours
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DigitalCyn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Amazing!
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Tioa0a Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
#mega swag
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Apparently
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tlc07 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
nice
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tlc07 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
you're welcome
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Laszl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Pretty colours.
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Laszl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
:)
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wolvenlied1989 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My favourite pony ^_^
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
She has a pretty cool design and her colours are nice to work with!
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Man, I really love the wing glow.  Really gives it a magical feel.
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
 Magical princesses get magical wings :D
Thanks!
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ChordCatcher Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I can only add this to favourites once and that irks me! Great work Rain!
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha well not that you'd ever need it faved more than once.
Thank you Chord! 
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ChordCatcher Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
If I were to have a slide show of my favourites I'd want this appearing at least every other picture :D
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