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January 6, 2013
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Crystal Roses by lightf4lls Crystal Roses by lightf4lls
Gift art for :iconsmittyg: because he is a great artist and inspiration to many.

I had wanted to do a pic for smitty for a long time but never really felt I was good enough, but when the Crystal Empire came out I wanted to try.

Which leads to a failure on my part, as some of you might be able to tell this pic is actually a work in progress. I really don't want to post WIPs and the fact that I made this as a gift art just hurts even more, but I'm tired. I spent many days just on this (were talking easily 50+ hours), but the list of things to do on it just never ended.

Worst part came when I thought I was finished but the background was terrible, so when I finally found a background I wanted to do a lot of the lighting on the foreground was out. (The background is currently a bunch of photos). So I hope smitty can forgive me for this but I need to move on for a while. I plan come back to this in the future and give it the attention it deserves and upload it in its proper size.

Lastly I suppose you could call this my first proper piece (well since this is unfinished I suppose its the first colored artwork after this).
The line-art, coloring and shading is the best I can currently do, unlike almost everything else I've posted to dA which is months old, experiments or crappy speedruns.

So no more of that, I want to get my stuff down from about 2 weeks to 2 days, so I'm going to lock in the way I draw things and get a routine going and we will see how that works.

(C) :iconauranite:
MLP (C) :iconfyre-flye: / Hasbro
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XxBakuganLoverxX1315 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Why is she so cute as a crystal?
lightf4lls Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crystal? Normal? Dash is always cute when she needs to be. ;)
derpy526 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
love the crystal affect
lightf4lls Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, happy you like it.
derpy526 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
you're welcome
ChloeDahlia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who is that po....oh, right :)
lightf4lls Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cjmck Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lens flare...
cjmck Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh....lord @_@ i am truly amazed by this
DracoJane7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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