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RDGhastlyGorge by WarpOut RDGhastlyGorge by WarpOut
made this print way back for the belgian brony meet auction.
turned into a full HD wallpaper (1920x1080)

background vector by

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I would have given higher for originality, but let's face it, you drew this because of MLP. It is stnning, and the artwork is different than that from the show. It does make me think back to the episode, and the hardship faced by Rainbow Dash in the Ghastly Gorge.

It is visually pleasing though there is a small problem that I can't overlook. It's in her mane, you have red, orange and yellow, seperated by blue lines. The way it is seperated reminds me of a basketbll... a very colorful basketball. I think a nice gradiant (spelling?) would make the mane look more pleasing, and look as if it flows as a single entity instead of 3 seperate entities. The same also holds true for the green/blue/purple portion of her mane as well. Although not so much purple since it is far enough in the shadows that it looks almost black to begin with.

Which brings me to the shading; excellently done.
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Critique by Yipyapper Jun 29, 2013, 1:53:48 PM
Before I begin, I'd just like to mention that 4 1/2 stars is unheard of in my mind.

Vision: Immediately as I looked at this image, a flood of ideas for what this could represent filled my mind, and surely many others felt the same way. With the look in Rainbow Dash's eyes, she might be challenging you to a race you will not win. The scenery could mean that she's just determined to have a good time through the gorge. Some might even interpret it as her pleased to begin a journey of some sort, what with the long hills and forests in the background. Any way you slice it, the meaning feels strong and is very noticeable in the vision.

Originality: While it's not some ground-breaking work that's never been done before, it's the grandeur of this image that sets it apart. The attention to detail and little hints here and there make it stand out from anything else it can be compared to.

Technique: This is where the image shines the most (literally). Not only is the detail in the background incredible and rounded off perfectly to look as authentic as possible, but the sunlight beaming on Rainbow Dash is strongly inferred and executed perfectly with the glow; the glistening in her eyes only furthers that. The shadows are done masterfully well. The colours are vibrant. The focus is set on Rainbow Dash with just enough clarity on the background to make it feel real. All in all, the technique is incredible.

Impact: Impact pretty well sums up everything that was said previously; the glow, the glistening, the look in her eyes, the gorge—it all really hits the watched hard.

Incredible piece of artwork. Out of all of the art I've seen around this site for MLP, this has got to be one of my favourites. Bravo.
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UNGLC Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Awesome work. How's things going?
DazzioN Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing can i use this as avatar for DA?
IceToaster Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome Picture I love Rainbow Dash
MrAsianhappydude Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
aMadCutie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Dun, dun duuuuunnn! *Krarr!*
Proctra Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Amazing colors here, everything pops, and feels alive. Great job with this, I love it!
WhizKid89 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
WOW! This is so cool ^__^ It's like she's thinking, "This is gonna be no prob!", which for Rainbow is absolutely true! Great job :) I was also wondering if I could use this to make a Steam avatar picture? It's perfect for what I want to do. 
Maximiuz2002 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
*walks up* Aw wazzap! I didn't know you chill here too!
gizmoarena Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
there is better
Dronita Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RDs shading is just BEAUTIFUL!
PenFragments Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow. Love the perspective and focusing on this one. I've always loved digital art that replicates what the eye does in real life.
jclement136 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful and scenic! :love:
paperhater Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Awesome work.
Pherithos Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Critique? ok umm depending on the style you aimed for the shading isnt that prominent in the show but for non show art it looks very appealing the backround is amazing though flawless other than that the only thing i can think of is the eye and nose shape are just ever so off to give away the non showness of it other than that though this is amazing
Quanno3 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, nice work :D
MuffinMachine5585 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so... where are all the Ghastlys?
rducap9999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is soooo Cool man
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go Dashie!
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Ghastly Gorge! DUN DUN DUN!!
schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
So Amazing
M00n-Gl0w Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Rainbow Dash confident faces man :) I like to think that she always went to Ghastly Gorge to set even more challenge records.
DarklePony Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
MielMiere767 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student
i wish i could draw this good
Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Great job on this! :D
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Your on EQD!
MelchiorFlyer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
since this exists, it would imply that equestria is on a planet with tectonic activity

I'm that much closer to proving equestria is on earth XD
hole18 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice work.
If she was in the same background as this video,
That would've been beautiful
strandedPenguin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Dun dun duuuuuun!"
LordArki Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Not surprising, it's extremely good.
Good job WarpMan.
amandaam Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO AWESOME!:icondashsoawesomeplz:
AVLead Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Amazing ! I love it :3
DJ-AppleJ-Sound Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
deathsheir Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I'm not much of a critic(spelling?) but I do have my opinions. Though my opinion can't be trusted right now for I don't have my glasses, they broke, and thus everything is all blurry. I'll try my best with critiquing(spelling?) as soon as I get a new pair.
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