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BattleJack by JustDayside BattleJack by JustDayside
Wanted to redo my first submission to Equestria Daily's Artist Training Grounds, so I did. I am super proud of this because I was waaay looser with color an' waaay freer with form, so, yay. Hahah, I'm really happy, an' love this kinda style. Sorry for the non-background!

At that! I'm still new to this kinda style, feel free to tell me what works an' what doesn't!
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Ohmyani Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I think the way AJ is almost tinted by the background really adds to the drawing. Wonderful piece, honestly, I think if someone did something like this with a human figure, it'd be in a gallery!

<size>If the gallery was cool, they'd have pony stuff. Ah well...</size>
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch! glad ya like it so much!

An', an', there's galleries with, like, Disney stuff in 'em sometimes! Maybe some day ponies can join the fine art world, haw.
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Ohmyani Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Sweet Celestia that would be awesome.

Hmm... I wonder if this is actually feasible! A brony gallery made by bronies... o:
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd support that. XD
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Ohmyani Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I'm now strangely tempted to try and make one XD
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JavKiller Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
ughhh I totally missed the deadline for the first two, god damnit.

I'm sending one for the third day if it takes my life! >:C
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahahah, I don't know if I'll be able to make today's -- I gotta go to a store an' back at 4, an' it's due at 7. Probably around two hours, an' I'm a super slow worker, hahah.

Do it! :D :D
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JavKiller Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
PUSH , DO IT 8U
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Wah wah, failure, hahah. Got back thirty minutes before 'cos I wanted to eat with friends. Still gonna make a piece fer the theme, but it's not goin' in the EqD gallery, haw.
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JavKiller Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I snuck mine in! :D Let me know what you think about it. (registered it as Color Swatch)
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
That was one of my favorites! I love the shield, an' the colors 're really nice. That looks like a viable combat pony, which I think is one of my favorite things about it. Kinda hard fer me to imagine too many ways fer these little guys to be dangerous, haw.
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2snacks Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love the colors!
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch! Glad ya like it! :D
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p3gas1ster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You're really awesome.
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Heheh, too kind. Thanks so much though! Means a bunch. :D
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p3gas1ster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
welcome :)
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Qsteel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful, dude! Love it! :D
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a ton! Glad ya like it! :D
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swaetshrit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome colors!
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! Means a ton to me! :D :D
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ninthsphere Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh. Unlike the others, I personally really like the choice of color.
This is a pretty nice image, and I love the thing she is wearing.
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Haw, thanks a bunch! An' "the thing she is wearing" is as close as I could get to namin' what that is, too, hah. Just kinda stylized barding er somethin', I'unno. XD
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Robotpony Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
This is a very cool style! I am a little iffy on the purples and blues as well. They could work, but I don't know if I like how they merge with Applejack. Other than that, you seem to have found a very unique and interesting style. I particularly like what you did with the hair!
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Haw, understandable. An' thanks! I'm likin' the direction I'm movin' in as far as my style goes, but I don't think I've found what I want just yet, hahah. An' I like the hair too! Finally, hah, after I've really disliked it in all my other pieces. Yay.

Thanks! :D
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PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Paint Tool Sai? curious...
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Naw, it's Photoshop, hahah. I prefer it ta Sai.

Thanks fer lookin'! :D
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PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ahh, your strokes look a lot like sai does, really cool looking : )
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Hah, ah. Thanks!
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SinisterMongoose Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely as always, Dayside. Looks like you decided to try a new style with this one. I think it works out pretty well. It definitely has a bit more of a cartoony feel with it, particularly with the large eyes and the simple smile. Nice touch with the armor as well, it looks pretty nifty. I'll just say that I'm not a big fan of your color choice with the purples and blues for the background textures, but that could just be me. Either way, great work.
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm still lookin' fer my "ideal style," so been experimentin' with somethin' looser than what I normally do. I like it a lot, hah. I'm actually glad the armor turned out decently -- I stayed entirely in AJ's color palette for it an' managed to keep it at least identifiable, haw.

An' I like the blues an' purples well enough, but I'm big on complementary colors, so, fer me, they go well with AJ. Thanks fer the opinion though! I still need to work on using a full range of values, however, this is still kinda washed out lookin'. I can just adjust the levels and it looks great, but I'm really tryin' to only use the brush tool in my paintings, hah. Maybe that's silly of me, but I'll try for it anyhow. XD

Thanks again!
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