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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
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Snickers2829 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... She's very beautiful. Well done, my friend.
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 
ServantPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is the most beautiful picture I saw today on deviantart. 
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Awww, Derpy just looks absolutely adowable. :icondurrhurrplz:
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 ^_^
ClopinGirl64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Adorable! :heart:
cady213 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
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?
Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
way past beautiful. 
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