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New Version of My Little Canterlot by alexmakovsky New Version of My Little Canterlot by alexmakovsky
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Very Advanced artwork of my old illustration!!

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This. Is. Amazing. The coloring, the background, the structures... Dang. Now for critique. The vision for this is clear: An arial shot of the Friendship express approaching Canterlot, being escorted by the Wonderbolts with Pinkie dancing on the roof. To add to this, you have Cloudsdale in the background, the mountains in the distance, a scatter of houses in the valley, and the main point of focus: Canterlot. The colors used for this really set this piece off, which is helped by the lighting. The reflection from the waterfall is also a nice touch. The originailty is also quite strong, mainly due to your style which breaks away from the shows flash feel. The technique you used which shows lighting and shading, not to mention coloring, is great. The impact overall is brilliant, which is helped by how you have a little bit of every town in this piece: Ponyville, Cloudsdale, and Canterlot all in one piece, yet not overwhelming. Overall, amazing piece :iconderpylaplz:
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My word, this is amazing! For a start, that castle is beautiful! The level of detail is astouding.
The detail in the characters and views you have decided to include are wonderful! The fact that there are so many characters scattered around the picture is a really nice touch.
The lighting on the characters I felt was a little dramatic. The fact that there is such harsh and dark shadow on the CMC and Wonderbolts was my first of two criticisms.
My other criticism is the fact that I felt some good points were lost from the first picture. First was the lovely subtle rainbow on the waterfall. The second was the loss of some of the colour. In my opinion it was actually quite nice in the old picture with the bright almost garish colours. But these points are just little things. The overall picture is amazing, and it has got an instafav from me!
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Sardaukarus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
О, это великолепная работа! Бывают же  такие способные люди! 
PonyStemCell Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
This picture is truly amazing.
Saddust Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Awesome !
lupus1970 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Wow! Just wow! I want this as a print.
Patsuko Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty incredible piece! It has a lot of depth:D
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The road to Canterlot...
Professional fan artwork, you did a super job on this. Well done!!!!
Exerminator2000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
i love the little details, like luna, and celestia meeting with derpy mlpClapping Pony Icon - Sonata Dusk 
FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz: You sir, are incredible! Simply incredible! :iconclappingplz:
alexmakovsky Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Thank You so much! *_*
FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for posting one of the best FIM fanart works EVER! :iconyeahplz:
Saddust Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Awesome !
Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A feeling of joy and fun :D (Big Grin) ,

but it is exquisite beauty.
bluebell5656 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol, Celestia and Derpy!
silberhase Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Pen Pearl Clapping by silberhase  

So much content and details in the picture. The castle looks absolutely amazing, also do the pegasi wings It's so cute how all the ponies look out the trains' windows. Nice that you put Derpy next to Celestia ;-)
splatter789 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
24 ponies? At least 24.
Bravo-539 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm tracking 28... xD
splatter789 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Huh.
Bravo-539 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scroll down from the top--zoomed in all the way--and count the foreground ponies, followed by the background ponies from bottom to top.  Go really slowly and look closely AT MAXIMUM RESOLUTION.  There were a couple ponies in the town below just showing up as specks by a wagon!
splatter789 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm up to 27... and hesitantly at that.
Bravo-539 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seven on the castle...
Two on land...
Twelve on the train...
Seven in the air and on that outcropping in the foreground!

You just need to categorize so you don't lose count.  It's really easy to lose track in such a big picture without a strategy--give it another try!
Submerged08 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i swear... I see a reflection of many ponies in the waterfall up top...
Samekh-Aniki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Dinky, why are you so sad?
Awesome art, though!
LaserLens4 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks awesome.
bananaguy12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That resolution though...
Lucio1995 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
After looking at it for 5 minutes and comparing it to the old version, i  finally noticed the waterfall. And it's totally up to par with the rest of the picture!
Jennyshielder Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student General Artist
totally awesome Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash 
CobaltGriffin Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing. The overall picture and the details that kept me looking and staring and appreciating all of your hard work for quite a while. Keep up the amazing work.

I'd love to get this as a signed print. Is that possible?
renn111 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
This is everything I love about the show all contained in one painting. Thank you so much for making this; it's beautiful!
Cider-Crave Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This piece make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside
KironStrife Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Why is Discord white?
Dowlphin Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I give you a hint: Look at the cracks. ;)
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is so beautiful I love it so much~ :D
I also love that you made Dashie a Wonderbolt in this picture~
Moonlight-Pen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One word: outstanding
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Tank! Yay!
Lolitafreak88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think this piece really captures the magic of Equestria and you really showed off the landscape in a gorgeous way. I hope Rainbow Dash achieves her dream. :) (Smile) 
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
That bridge has no support.
Tygrahof Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I have seen RD as a wonderbolt only in pics like this. I pray it happens in MLP. Great work. Are prints available?
rainbowdashfan3353 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
*Gasp That is so beautiful! :O
Tails-155 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This... doesn't have a DD?
FurPuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To quote Rarity:
shenzi12345 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
It is all smoke and rainbow and greeen :iconbored:
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jaguarkralle1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Discord? :D
ndogmario Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh the hard work to add so much detail..
Racingunicorn653 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
awwww RDs's dream finally came true aww pinkie pie is sooooooooo cute
Frosty-Filly Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Absolutely amazing :')
rhubarb-leaf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, looks amazing!:thumbsup:
Marblemagic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg look at tank!
Of all this picture, Discord is what i like best.
MiteyMouse99 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
you are the most amazing artist i have ever seen
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