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Princess Derpy by WillisNinety-Six Princess Derpy by WillisNinety-Six
Derpy's a forest princess :)

A quick sketch and three days of coloring later, here it is!!

This was a challenge to make, the trees and the grass were a pain in the ass (hey a rhyme!)

My recent trip to Washington state inspired this picture, a lot of great scenery.

But yeah, I was going for a "Bambi" inspired background for this pic.

So how are the trees, grass, lighting and whatnot? Did I do a fine job on them or do I need to practice on it more? (Because this is the first time I drew scenery like this)

P.S. Derpy's adorable :)

P.P.S. Here's the original sketch if you're curious! [link]

MLP:FiM belongs to Hasbro and was created by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
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The brightness of the background is the first thing I notice and unfortunately it kind of takes over the piece. Having a bright background and wanting a sun is fine but there is such a thing as too bright.

I'm not sure how much you intended this to happen but she feels more human/anthro than pony in that specific pose. It is very squee-like which is quite nice.

I'm not sure how I feel about her back legs not being visible. The length of the front legs tells me they should be but the pose doesn't require them.

The foreground tree on the right looks a bit odd. Trees end by splitting into smaller branches, not usually by becoming thinner and thinner. If you want to keep the same low number of branches, you can make a more sudden change in thickness to simply make it seem like the tree has lost some branches.

The white on the foreground left tree doesn't make a lot of sense. Yes, I know it's supposed to be bark ripped from the tree, but there isn't enough within the whiteness for me to see.

As always, rating critiques seems awful to me. Critiques are for improvement, not judgement.

Is there something you'd like to learn? More on shading? Composition? where do you want to go next?
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Critique by startheeevee2 Mar 13, 2013, 7:39:51 PM
This is so lovely! BUT she should be an alicorn if she is a princess i couldnt help myself so i made this my wallpaper/background on EVERYTHIGN from my phone to my nook to my computer So sorry i didnt ask ^^; Funny cuz i was watching this -> [link] Its about derpy and math XD i loved this cute video anyway i think you need just a tad bit more of color and shadeing Besides that its nice this makes derpy 20% cooler XD :iconrainbowdashplz: anyway EVERYOEN SAVE DERPY hope you guys think this is fair! :) Welp bye B y e
~Twilight
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AldoBronyJDC Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derpy's so beautiful and so cute and just want to hug her! :love:
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:iconjackie00liza:
Jackie00Liza Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! c:
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:icontw1st3dsoul:
Tw1st3dSoul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
CUTEST PRINCESS 5EVAR!!
 Being silly is awesome. by BattyBovine  
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Snickers2829 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... She's very beautiful. Well done, my friend.
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NewportMuse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What a sweet little work of art! Derpy is so happy, and she deserves this type of special treatment given all the poor thing's gone through.
Derpy Clapping Pony Icon 
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ServantPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is the most beautiful picture I saw today on deviantart. 
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWW!!!
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:iconmindmendereoin:
MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Awww, Derpy just looks absolutely adowable. :icondurrhurrplz:
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:iconciaranbenson:
ciaranbenson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
This is so beautiful! Everytime I see art like this, Derpy instantly becomes Best Pony all over again ^_^
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:iconclopingirl64:
ClopinGirl64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Adorable! :heart:
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:iconcady213:
cady213 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondoctorwhoovesplz:*POMF!*
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:iconspike--the-dragon:
SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I never thought I would live to see the day that Derpy becomes a princess... and I'm a dragon so what does that tell you?
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:icondragonking17:
Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
way past beautiful. 
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LLyla-Garmadon-2000 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so cutePink love III :gummybearhuggle: Code name: Muffin? 
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:iconnbbren:
Nbbren Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cute
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:icondeadwolfheart:
Deadwolfheart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my *Gets the truck full with muffins* Sorry im late here take this truck full with muffins
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:iconmaggie-x-awesomeness:
Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely
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:iconsweetymimy22:
sweetymimy22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
sweet. :rose:
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Cute and adorebale work
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:iconaros2:
Aros2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Too much Daww! TOO MUCH DAWW!!!!!
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:iconjowesline:
Jowesline Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Awwwww .. :meow:
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:iconambercatlucky2:
Ambercatlucky2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
...so much love for this
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:iconnatedeanmaan:
natedeanmaan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You did really good on this, I can't believe a trip to Washington inspired this for you.
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Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh Derpy is so beautiful in this artwork. I simply adore everything you make.
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:iconbryfury:
bryfury Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
beautifull, amazing, i just love this, love it sooo much ^^
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:iconrobcakeran53:
ROBCakeran53 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
This is beautiful. I like how you have Derpy sitting, adds to the cuteness.
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Derpy hooves! <3
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:icondibullba:
Dibullba Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I for one welcome our Derp Eye Overlord.
:icondashsaluteplz:
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Pretty Princess Derpy.
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:iconceraperduta:
ceraperduta Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Welp... ya did it... my heart just exploded.
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:icongnagniel:
gnagniel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
So cute! I just want to hold her and snuggle her and take her home! :3
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Xcalipoor Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:icondawwwwplz:
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:iconpilot231:
Pilot231 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
so cute! =3
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:iconalgreat:
algreat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great fucking job, i personally think you did excellent with the lighting
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:iconthundermaniac:
thundermaniac Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
That drawing is so cute it's not funny.
Seriously, it's awesome.
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mlp1fim Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
D'awwww! I love it! This requires wallpaper size
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:iconravensergei:
ravensergei Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Wow great pic
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:icongeekygami:
Geekygami Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know why, but I took just one peek at this and I had an instant smile on my face.
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:iconderpanator29:
derpanator29 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
cute
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:icondracoblair:
DracoBlair Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's more than adorable. MORE!
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:iconsir-tristan:
Sir-Tristan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
SO. ADORABLE.
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:iconismfofwitmatches:
ISMFOFWitMatches Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
IT'S SO PRETTY
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:iconzhelyak:
ZhelyaK Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
It is amazing...but..that wing
Awesome background though
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:iconthebrowncoat:
TheBrownCoat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
adorable
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
cute and sweet.
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:iconmanwiththemetalarm:
ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Awwww! Cue fitting Japenese music: [link]
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Megaman-AluraX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
My heart has melted!!!
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:iconmatva-the-ysalamiri:
Matva-The-Ysalamiri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Adorable ^^
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portaljumper339 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, that is so good! Great Job!

btw, thanks for accepting that co-founders position.
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WillisNinety-Six Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Glad you liked it ^_^

But about the co-founders position, is it possible for me to just be a member of the group and not be an admin? I thought the invitation was to be a member only :/
I'm sorry if this upsets you, but I'm not really a big fan of admining things :/
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