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Alright, Let's Duel. by Sukesha-Ray Alright, Let's Duel. by Sukesha-Ray
THIS TOOK ME SO LONG. :O Holy Guacamole. Okay I just had to draw twlight vs. trixie. such badasses right?

I want to duel with a magic unicorn horn :(

hope you guys like and Merry Christmas to you all! :heart:

EDIT: Yes! I am aware that I gave them both wings, but only for the purpose that I REALLY wanted to illustrate a battle scene between them in the clouds. :heart: haha
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First, I like the use of color. The background is mostly monochromatic so Twilight really stands out. It's pretty much the thing that got me to vote favorably while this was in #Best-of-MLP-FiM's voting process. Composition is also something I see as something that is totally fine and good. For the execution of this idea, it was briefly mentioned during the voting process that Twilight doesn't appear to be looking at Trixie, which does kind of take away from the believability of this piece.

IMO, anatomy might be the weakest part of this piece, but everything else I have no particular issues with. You've mostly kept with FiM style anatomy which is primarily concerned with looking cute.

I notice you've added a brow ridge to Trixie's face. IMO, unless we add a brow ridge to exaggerate a pony's anger (and squinting their eyes as well, I think that's important), it's not the best direction for adding more realism to ponies. A brow ridge is not something that would look cute (cute stuff being more baby-like and brow ridges being more prominent in adults) nor was it done in a way that makes it look more like a convincing equine.

Trixie's nose is in the wrong perspective as her nose will have no trouble looking like a side-view nose. To be fair, it's a mistake that also appears even in FiM-style.

Trixie's tail also seems to be placed oddly so it doesn't appear to be an extention of the spine, which is what a tail is.

The wings also don't appear to have an actual anatomical structure. Even FiM-style pegasus wings are loosely based off of real wings via bending a bit like real wings and having layers of feathers.

As for the anatomy on Twilight, her feathers are shaded like they have volume, but last I remember, feathers don't have very much volume if at all because they are rather flat. Also be aware of the placement of the cutie mark as I remember them being placed explicitly to their side. Beware of her hair style as Twilight's mane is not a bowlcut shape. The animators cleverly designed her mane style to not look or feel like a boring bowlcut. This style used for this piece might be a bit more realistic but it feels less like Twilight for me. Aside for also having iffy wing anatomy, that's about all that I am able to point out.

Again, anatomy is probably the only things that might be a bit lacking for this piece, but about every other aspect, as far as I've understood them, are good enough for me to vote favorably for this piece. Grats on making it past the group's cruel voting process, haha.
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This is an absolutely stunning piece and I had to work very hard to find fault in this amazing piece. But I'm going to talk about the good stuff first.

The good:
The use of complementary colors and shades really make this piece. I especially love how you kept the warmer colors concentrated near Twilight Sparkle. It really enhances the the whole "battle" theme with the two contrasting colors of blues/mint greens and pinks/yellows.

The texture and light work in this piece is also amazing. The manes and tales look so silky and I have an overwhelming urge to touch them. The magic concentrated around also adds great depth.

The bad:

Like I said before it was extremely hard for me to find fault in this piece but there are a few nit picky things that bother me. First off, I would have added more feather-like textures to the wings. This would have added more depth. I would also make the magic a bit brighter so that it is more visible and a bigger part of the piece. Finally, I can not really tell what emotion is on Twilight's face. To me she seems sad or worried which contrasts greatly with Trixie's battle ready face distracting from the mood of this piece.

All in all, I really love this piece and I can't wait to see more amazing work from you.
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segamarvel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
This... picture... is so AWESOME! Please tell me you do commissions? I would GLADLY pay you to draw something as awesome as this!
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Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i do!! note me:)
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segamarvel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Note has been sent
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Beatrix's eyebrows could have been more magnificent.
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Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Unibrow, Im thinkin.
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:iconklarkkentthe3rd:
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I meant thick and dark.

But that's just my preference.
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:iconsukesha-ray:
Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Like a hitman.
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I approve of alicorn-ified Trixie...

... Also, for some reason I have this headcanon idea that this dramatic showdown will be resolved via playing a children's card game... perhaps whilst riding motorcycles.

It's time to d-d-d-d-D-D-D-D-duel!!!
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Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i love you for saying that. hahah
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summerpho3nix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the background compliments the unicorn's coat.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Alicorn Trixie battle? Season 4: it could happen. :)
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Great piece!
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Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!!!!
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh mai.
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Rongal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ironically, it's Trixie who seem to have a worried expression on her face, while Twilight's kinda says "you're dead meat" :D Nice, I especially like the backgroudn and coloring... the faces are a tad "adult" for FiM, but then they do fit the concept.
Good work.
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QuestionTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
this so cool
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:iconsukesha-ray:
Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconquestionthedragon:
QuestionTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
hey it's better than i could do
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Daisy-Dictator Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lets d-d-d-d-d-d-duel!
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
You did a really good job with using vibrant colours, this one really caught my eye =)
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
impressive lighting and composition.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Them colours :stare:
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
It's lovely.
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Ooh, those clouds look beautiful. And I love how fit right in with Twilight's and Trixie's respective coat/mane/tail colors!

And of course, I also love how you drew the two of them. :)
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asluc96 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconso-awesomeplz:
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CrystalGem523 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I love the colours :D
Trixie is awesome ^^
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks amazingly beautiful and so aesthetically pleasing to the eye:wow:you are truly masterful with your digital mediums. I applaud you:clap:
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Snoopy20111 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful! I'm gonna let the wings slide by saying it was some high-level spell.
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Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This is pretty cool. I love the use of colors and also the dynamic flow those clouds/mountains gives to the whole image. :) Great work!
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BloodyPink-M Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
totaly awesome pic
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Awajuk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to write a critique but the stars aren't working so I'll post it on here then write this as a critique when they're working again.


This art is absolutely stunning! The background and Twilight look beautiful. Trixie's face just looks the tiniest off but nothing big. The detail in Twilight's mane is beautiful. I like the expression and intensity in this art. The way the colors blend in this is amazing and they all blend so well. I like how you made them both Alicorns and fighting in the clouds. Another thing is that Twilight is not looking at Trixie which she probably should be, but once again that's not a big deal and I like it. This art is truly beautiful. Keep up the great work!

Vision: *****
Originality: ****
Technique: *****
Impact: *****
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Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much for the critique!! I really appreciate it! :))
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Awajuk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad you appreciated it. :D
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Awajuk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely fabulous!
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MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Wow, really looks amazing, good job!

And I don't see problems with wings, Twilight showed that there's a spell for them in 'Sonic Rainboom'.
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RadiantKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks amazing, awesome job!^^
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PandaFruitSalad02 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! Your Twighlight Sparkle evolved into Alicorn! :iconpikalaplz:
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PandaFruitSalad02 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG amazing!!!!!!
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KindlyViolence Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Very nice picture. i love it
Alicornyfy everypony!
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sally390 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so that makes them alicorns if they have wings and horns.
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Drakua-Toa-of-rahi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I sense wings on a certain mare.
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Sukesha-Ray Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Read the description. haha
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Drakua-Toa-of-rahi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Oh.
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work O_O
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Ramones-MLP Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
The colors are AMAZING! You are very talented :)
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sally390 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do both of them have wings?
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sally390 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AWSOME altough why does trixe have wings?
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Gamibrii Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Wow,this is....really epic. o.o
Amazing work mixing the colors!
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AmericanaCelta Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah that must have taken forever!
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Reashi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Quite lovely, very well done :3
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