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NATG After Party: Draw a pony having a ball by Yoka-the-Changeling NATG After Party: Draw a pony having a ball by Yoka-the-Changeling
Newbie Artist Training Grounds II: After Party - draw a pony smiling or beaming/draw a pony having a ball.

Remake of my submittion for day 6 of Newbie Artist Training Grounds.

Well, it more like continuation. I desided not to edit previous work but draw a new one. My original intention was to try to copy a style of one artist I randomly stumbled upon on danbooru. But it was impossible for me to make it in one day, so I'm doing it now.

Result: kinda mixed. I'm definitely coping a big portion of his actiony style but when it was time to add some more particles and depth of field effects I realise that I don't really understanding what I'm doing and it can possible harm my drawing in the end. So I stoped there.

But I still very happy about it. It's probably my best pony drawing so far.

P.S.: Some particularly attentive watchers can observe that there is no Twi though she was in the original drawing. She teleported right before the impact. In other words she didn't fit the composition. In other word I was lazy to draw a third pony.

upd: After several days of working on it, uploading and watching it for several minutes I realized that I forgot to draw the cutie marks(!). *derp-derp*
upd2: fixed :3
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Legoboy186 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Haha! I get it!  Ashley Ball, voices of Applejack and Rainbow Dash, they're having a ball!
Sekhmet-Ra-Ptah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Loving the perspective. 

Action shot starring RD and AJ.
zk0729 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I love your suggestion of motion in a lot of your work, it gives the picture a lot of life.
stromseth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thats good~!
Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist…
sorry, had to make a top gun reference with this
Kylami Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist
wow.... action shot including blurr... so natural.... wow
MagicalHoney Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Two of Ponyville's best athletes playing volleyball... aw yeah! Awesome image, love it! :iconrainbowdashnodplz:
verulence Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love EVERYTHING about this picture!
HeFFatos Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's impossibru! When I look on this art and compare it to your previous ones, I feel like something is missing. I mean, about 50 works or something like that. This is absolutelly different than your other works and it looks so amazing! I don't even know what to start with...
The angle you've used is very good. It adds a lot of motion to the art. Details like sand falling off Rainbow Dash's hooves and the ball you've made less ball-shaped add even more motion. I also love the wings.
Oh come on, I just love every pixel of this art!
Yoka-the-Changeling Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx :3
Here a couple of things to try to explain why is this work so much better that the others.
First: On the NATG was a "one day deathline". It was "limiting" for me. Also engaging but still. I can work on something for a several days or even weeks if needed.
Second: I drew before. I have some education on that. But I didn't draw for a long time. So, during the NATG I was kinda "resurrecting" my skills.
And third: This time I had an example of what I want to have in the end (works of the artist I found). And I'm usually better at trying to copy someone's style that to create something completely original. (I'm a changeling after all)
TypeEF118 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Oh, congrats on making it to EqD. Twice!
sevoohypred Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I can't believe how amazing this is! You've made a huge improvement, the shading works really well and the perspective is even more impressive.
awesomeguy888 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
me: beautiful save there rainbow! :D
rd: thanks
aj: shut up, it wasnt that good...(so awesome!)
DewYunomi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! :O Great job on it! :D
HatEnsemble Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Compared to the ATG entry, this is a phenomenal improvement. Well done!
039520 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
what next? draw a pony having balls? XD
Tikeyx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just epic, I love it :D I think I will use it as my laptop wallpaper ;3
KhangleXX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
The difference in quality between this one and the original is phenomenal, you've really improved. Congrats on EQD ^^
Exranion Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Holy crap! Aweeeesooooome!
Volly Ball is fun.
shiita64 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Love the angle at which this was shot, it gives the picture a lot of motion!
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