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Colorful Blush by WhiteDiamondsLtd Colorful Blush by WhiteDiamondsLtd
So, it's been a while now since I've last uploaded anything, and though I will be the first person to admit this is not a stellar artwork by any definition it arguably is better than nothing. It was made as an excuse to play around with colors more than anything (and of course, Rainbow Dash is the ideal subject for such a thing), but despite my original intent I don't think I went quite bold enough here, or at least didn't accomplish what I wanted because I'm sure nobody can argue dear Rainbow is on the fabulously garish side in terms of saturation here. As such, and because I'm not particularly thrilled with it I will likely move it to Scraps eventually, but for now am posting it to my main gallery because several people have asked me to upload some new work recently, and I know not everyone watches Scraps so this way at least they can have a chance to see it if they like.

EDIT: Well now, after receiving many kind comments from so many people I've actually reconsidered moving this to Scraps (or at least for the foreseeable future), as if nothing else this piece was a valuable experiment for me. Thank you all for the lovely feedback! :heart:

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PrincessOfWub Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! :3
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Silver-Diamonds Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do you use a tablet? If you do,what tablet Brand then?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, I do use a tablet, but I'm almost sorry to say that it's actually one of the simplest and least-expensive brands out there, a Wacom Bamboo Pen. I do this sort of art primarily for a hobby and so didn't bother to invest in anything "better" when I first set out to purchase a tablet, but all the same it has served me quite well so far, I must say.
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Silver-Diamonds Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh do you have any tips on drawing ponies? im not really good at it
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, to be perfectly honest I can probably offer little advice beyond practicing drawing ponies as much as possible, if that's what you'd like to do. I actually had a difficult time with them when I first started out as well (compared to what I'd was accustomed to drawing, they were so simplistic in design that they were actually a challenge for me) but I just kept drawing them from references until I was comfortable. Try tracing some images at first just to get a good feeling for their proportions, if that would help. :)
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Echodonut Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is actually very good advice. At least I hope so, because it's what I've been telling myself for a while now, but I guess I just had to hear it from someone who is actually quite skilled at drawing stuff themselves. Truth be told, even if I hadn't recieved any kind of confirmation about the effectiveness of my learning methods, I probably still would have continued them. And I believe I am actually getting better at drawing, so the efforts of practice won't be in vain
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Hayabusaoffaith Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder as well.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
What is that, do you mean? About why she might be blushing? :aww:
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Hayabusaoffaith Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, to be honest I really had no specific reason in mind myself... this was yet another one of those cases where I had just been randomly sketching ponies in different poses/with different expressions, and decided to color this particular doodle. So I guess, feel free to imagine whatever context you like!
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks very pretty!!!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, well thank you very much! I appreciate the nice comment. :)
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why she is blushing, you mean? Or else why I would make a picture that one practically needs sunglasses to look at properly?
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dragonsgalore7 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Oh, my! This is FABULOUS! (fanboy over here! Haha!) I LOVE RD, and when she's used in artwork this fabulous, it outstands me like no other! Very nice, very nice indeed!!!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh you are so incredibly sweet, thank you so much! Honestly it really does make my day to read such nice comments like this, so again, I truly appreciate it. :hug:
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Darkus-Moon-Shine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
YAY MORE ART FOR YA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO AMAZING >W<
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh you are far too kind as always, but nevertheless thank you very much my friend! I always look forward to your commentary, you know. :aww:
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Darkus-Moon-Shine Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: is what i think of ya work
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awww! :tighthug:
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Darkus-Moon-Shine Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
it's plain awesome
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iJab Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, so vivid!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, a little too much so if we're being honest, most likely! Thank you regardless though dear. :aww:
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iJab Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as you had fun making it then that's what matters. I always look forward to your uploads no matter how hasty or silly they may be. So keep at it.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much dear! I shall always do my best, at least.
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iJab Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I always used to read your comments in Rarity's voice. Guess I can't do that anymore. ;p
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, you still could if you wanted to, technically! I certainly wouldn't stop you since I'm sure it's much better than the real thing... ^^;
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iJab Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And in all honesty I still do regardless of having heard the interview (which was interesting by the way)- Habits and whatnot, you know. Also, your voice isn't bad, it's not as if you're nasally or have an odd pitch. I'm not even sure why I mentioned it in the first place! Now I feel bad-ish...
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ugh, I really do feel like a terrible person... I only just now rediscovered this comment at the bottom of my replies stack, over a month old at this point, and I can only apologize so sincerely for that dear. I need to do a better job of cycling through my messages on a regular basis I suppose... ^^;

In any case though, regarding the interview/my voice please don't feel bad... certainly I didn't take that remark as any sort of offense and I have to say it is nice to hear that you have no problems whatsoever continuing to read my random blathering posts in Rarity's lilting tones. I'm sure it makes me sound far more interesting and sophisticated than I would otherwise, anyway, haha!
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statoose Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, you are correct in that this is not up to your standards, but I do like the colors! Very vibrant. ^_^
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the kind words, and I'm glad you like the colors at least! I did have some fun playing around with that anyway. Hopefully my future experiments will turn out much better, but whatever the case may be I appreciate the comments as always! <3
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello sweet diamonds! ^^
It's been a long time... :)
As you said in the introduction, Rainbow Dash is a good character to practice with colours, I mean, the colours of Rainbow and more :)
She looks... a little bit confused? doubtful? You know, the eyes are the mirror of the soul :D
Anyway, I love your style so... keep this artwork.
Best wishes!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hello darling! :aww: It's always a pleasure to hear from you know. And yes indeed, Rainbow Dash is a most useful pony to have around when it comes to wanting to experiment with colors! Even though I didn't manage to achieve most anything I set out to when I started on this picture, I don't hate it or anything like that, by any means, and I really do appreciate your kind comment and all of the others encouraging me to keep it in my gallery. I will do so, for now at least, and as always I must sincerely thank you for your ever-lovely posts! :heart:
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Cyanide-kun Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww~ Blushing Rainbow is just too adorable. X3
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ugh, another late reply I'm afraid, my apologies dear! But thank you very much for those kind words all the same, I'm so happy you think she's cute!
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KillKatt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Why is she shy?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't know if she is shy, persay... I think when I drew this I was imagining her being irritated and/or embarrassed by something, actually. But as always, feel free to interpret it however you like, including the reason why she might be reacting in the first place!
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KillKatt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Maybe she is in a mix of all that feelings XD
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Maybe so!
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KillKatt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Cool
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SugarrCane Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Why not?
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KillKatt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
That... is a good question
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SugarrCane Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
That was exact i was thinking xD
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KillKatt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
X3
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sevoohypred Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's the colours that really makes this piece stand out, plus the way the manes has been done with all the colours mixing together is a really nice way of putting it while giving a really nice distinctive look. Would Dash happen to be blushing so cutely because she just noticed she has been put in front of a pink backdrop? Or perhaps did Rarity have something to do with it?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words about this picture dear, I'm happy you like it and despite its simplicity! I actually wasn't displeased with how the colors came out myself, and agree that Rainbow's mane ended up taking on a very interesting appearance due to how things blended (I wish I could say it had been entirely on purpose, but sometimes these things are happy accidents!). As for why she's blushing, I didn't have any specific idea in mind but can at least say that it wasn't due to Rarity at all... if anything, actually, FreezingShock was probably right and it might even be Pinkie Pie who was responsible! ^_~
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sevoohypred Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no problem at all, I'm endless amazed how dynamic artists are become with their use of colours on pony art these days its all very inspiring and I count you among those. That's way I love seeing interesting use of colours like this work, even if the mane was a happy accident its nice when things come together like that. Art is great when it can surprise the creator! Ah, well the pink background I should of known it might of been Pinkie! :-P
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, well that really is an amazing compliment and especially seeing as how it wasn't all intentional, exactly. Thank you very much again! :heart:
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Technical0Difficulty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure it's just due to my colour-blindness, but I can't hardly see the blush at all xDDDDD
Where the blush should be just seems like more shading to me #thisiswhyIcantbeanartist
I do like the idea though ;P Tremendous work as always. Your style sets you apart from everyone else [:
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, are you really colorblind dear? Well I'm so sorry to hear that! I've met many people in the past who are (and always men too, for whatever reason) and I can't even imagine what it must be like, or how differently the world looks to you. But yes, it definitely is a very bright watermelon-pink blush that clashes with her blue coat, so I imagine that must be the reasoning why!

Anyhow though, I greatly appreciate the praise of course... you are always too kind. Thank you very much for always being lovely! :aww:
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