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Twilight Sparkle - Seeking the Elements by AvianFlare Twilight Sparkle - Seeking the Elements by AvianFlare
So, another diorama. I'm quite happy how this turned out. Especially with the surroundings. I made this a bit dirtier than in the show, but I like painting stuff look like old and damaged. Silly me.

And yeah, one of the lines in Twilight's mane is a bit too dark..

Why paint a blindbag again? Simple, I don't like the normal one.
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LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
a like the "over grown" spin you took on the everfree castle (it is in the middle of the forest probably abandoned for 1000 years after all and even in the show shows SOME overgrowth).

like the base but that pillor seems to "float" a bit. (i posonaly would shove putty/epoxy/moddle shrubs into the gaps to show dirt/growing moss)

it was brave to redo the CM on such a scale and it came out ok too.

the grey lines on the pillars if i may, seem slightly rushed.

nice work all in all.
AvianFlare Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013

I'll appreciate your feedback, It's easier to figure out mistakes when someone else says it. And I agree with you.

I easily overdo everything but it usually works. I guess it's my style.

And yeah, that pillar is 100% putty. It was quite hard to model at first, when the first layer of putty is easily breakable. When I say "first layer", I mean spine. It dries so fast and I tried to fix those mistakes on the second layer, but that putty requires some more work, as you have to dry it with hot air. I had to make those parts separately.

When painting, I had some problems with details of pillars. There is so cold out there, which means that spray on the putty gets sticky quite fast. Brush didn't like it, even though I covered that layer of paint before I begun painting.

Anyway, I feel like I'd try to explain my mistakes too much, but I highlight you the fact that I agree. There are things I should have done completely differently and you helped to pick out at least some of those. Besides, I was hating the whole modelling part after the first layer dried.

Thanks again! I appreciate that kind of feedback the most!
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013

and in reponce to the other (the secrects safe with her)
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
(will come back to thr first two points)

style is a perfectly acceptable thing and is only a matter of taste enspeally where art is concerned I myself like "strong" (yet contoled and stutal)

impressive, always good to custum build you can build as it that thought of, and usaly even cheaper to boot with the added satifaction of know "I made that" (even if in my case it was a "glofied cardboard box" granted paint and details still need to be aplied.) (the chould of considered to "etch" the gray line in then painted (granted that may not be true to the shows artutechor))

sounds over my expertice so I am going to have to trust that (i just glue sand on for the effect I think you are talking about) depending on the feel you wanted it might of needed a pintch more green paint on these rough areas.

do as you will but confedince only comes with experince.

Sir I am pleases to help I find it rewarding to reseive this sort of feed back on my own feed back. :icontwilightsmirkplz:
AvianFlare Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Yes, I agree with you.

Now when it has been some time since I did that, I see some things I'd like to look a bit different. And your feedback just amplifies my image of what it should have been.

This wasn't too serious project though, I wanted to accomplish something while I do some harder projects too (which are still WIP). This was more like a test, that's why I didn't change Twilight's model at all.

But yeah, like almost everyone else, I aim to perfection even though I will never reach it.

Once again, thanks!

Feedback on feedback, normal me. I always have the feel to explain situation, even though I know that I shouldn't. Bad habit.
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Glade to be of help :iconfluttershysaluteplz:
Salaura Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice
AvianFlare Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thank you!~
atat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Where is the tyranid?
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