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Dash at the Gala by JustDayside Dash at the Gala by JustDayside
Rainbow Dash in her dress for the Grand Galloping Gala!

So this is actually my first painterly experience with any digital program. I've done digital art before, but it's always graphic and flat colors or just inks or what not. Suffice to say, digital painting is, like, really hard. I think it's pretty easy to tell that this was a learning experienced 'cos there isn't really any unity to the piece, and Dashy doesn't really sit on the, uh, "background" that well. Also, I really didn't have a clue how I was gonna render a 2d pony three dimensionally, but I tried anyhoo. Of all the dresses at the Gala I loved Rainbow's the most, so it was an easy subject to choose when I decided I wanted to try to paint something. Despite this being a learning experience, I actually like how most of it came out, and I'm really looking forward to doing some more paintings. Also, I feel like I need to apologize for how that crest came out, but by that point I was just done with this, hahah.
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Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Lovely! I know you referred to this as your first digitally painted image, but it is quite good. You obviously know what you are doing with respect to color application even if you might be unfamiliar with the particular program (my color choices still seem laughably simplistic :P ). What program did (do you) use?
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daydream00 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
i wonder in the show, was her mane or hair always that long?
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, I really never even thought about that, hahahah. Rainbow hair is magic hair, apparently. XD
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blu-red Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You've struck a really nice balance between 2D and 3D! I love her dress too, you blended the colors so well ;_; The only problem is the background, and not that its too simple or something, it just doesn't provide a good contrast. A good way to see that is to turn the picture to grayscale, it really shows the values better : )
I feel you on that 2D to 3D transition though, I'm still not sure how to do it convincingly!
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I'm definitely still learnin', an' backgrounds are kinda my weakness. I learned the whole contrast thing in my more recent pieces, haw, she really does kinda fade away in this one. XD

Thanks fer lookin', an' glad ya like it!
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SHaDOwLUiGImwahaha Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Awesome first! *^*
I really like how the highlights stand out!
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks bunches!
Glad ya like it. Thanks fer lookin'! :D
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SnowLoveLeopard Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! :iconrainbowdashlaplz:

--
I look at peoples drawings and think:
"I wish I could draw like that..."
Maybe one day people would look at
my drawings and think the same...
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InvaderCynder4Ever Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't ask why but this reminds me of Spyro; Year of the Dragon XD anyhow, awesome picture!
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
I've actually never played a Spyro game! Only ever heard good things though. Uh, anyhow, thanks a ton! :D
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InvaderCynder4Ever Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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rowanne-bee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I like the style :)
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:iconjustdayside:
JustDayside Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch! It was fun to play around with! :D
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MsRainbowDash Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Dayside, y-you drew me... W-Wow...
-Cuddles the other pony, blushing softly-
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Hahah, aw, it's nothin'. *Pats head*
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MsRainbowDash Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
*She nuzzles into the colt's petting, smiling*
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xxxLatiasxxx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Very cool.
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks a ton! :D
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TNBCCBARTIST247 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice design and style you did in this piece,including the details as well.:)
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank ya very much! Yer comment's appreciated. :D
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TNBCCBARTIST247 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
No prob! ^-^
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Jade-wolf1470 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg that is to great to be real :iconstunnedplz:
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:iconjustdayside:
JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahmgj, thanks so much! haha, means a lot to me! :>
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Jade-wolf1470 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i could draw ponies
but i guess ill just stick to anime :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Haw, I bet ya could. I feel like anyone can draw anything, it's just about how much time you wanna spend on it. The cartoony style of ponies is actually the weakest in my repertoire, but lately I've been spending most my hours practicin' it. Uh, that's mostly because I wanna be an animator and not being able to draw cartoons is kinda unacceptable in that profession, hahah.

Uh, in short, go for it! But only if you want to. XD
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Jade-wolf1470 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol ive tried animatieng i suc at it so i just draw i rlly like anime and ppl say im pretty good at it :3
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magicdawolfy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woo rainbowdash, your so lucky you can drw ponies so good, i can't draw ponies
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw, thanks, but I bet you can! Just gotta keep practicin'. I practiced drawing ponies for, like, a month and a half before I posted anything, and even now the proportions aren't quite right, hahah.
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magicdawolfy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm trying to get better i just can't draw faces
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm kinda the opposite, hahah. I'm all about anatomical structure, but most of the time pony bodies have... well, no structure. Boggles me. XD
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magicdawolfy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the only part of a pony that i can draw good is the back end >U< i can draw good pony butts
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DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I been dreamin', I been waitin', to fly with this great pony.
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Haven't we all? Hahah. Rainbow Dash for evar. XD
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Sl1m3h Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
..what.
All the comments got deleted?
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Uh, I still see all the comments, hahah. /shrug
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Sl1m3h Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Uh.
Then i probably glitched.
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LittleSnowyOwl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconstunnedplz: :iconnowayplz: :iconthisplz: :iconisplz: :icontooplz: :icongreatplz: :icontooplz: :iconbeeplz: :icontrueplz: :heart:
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
You've just blown my mind to smithereens.

Thank you so much! Uh, I think! Haha. XD
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LittleSnowyOwl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol :p :iconseizure1plz::iconseizure3plz: :iconawesomeplz::iconwelcomeplz:
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
*Stares in awe.*
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Roogna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
nicely done
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Much thanks!
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Insanepunniez Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just watching that ^^
Very cute C:
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Hahah, isn't she though?

Thank ya!
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Insanepunniez Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :3
Welcome ^^
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty :D
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JustDayside Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks a ton!
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome a ton!
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhellyeahplz:
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoever made that emote can't even spell fake words right :iconfacepalmplz::icondoublefacepalmplz::icontriplefacepalmplz::iconquadruplefacepalmplz:
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