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Suddenly WINGS by Jowybean Suddenly WINGS by Jowybean
......Well look on the Bright side Octy you will be able to travel much quicker to your concerts and recitals from now on. ^^;

XD small speed painting to practise my wings a little bit :P more on a B-) pony whos not the flying type :evillaugh:. ;p

Check out my FIM title card project…

Until next deviation LATERS Friends :peace:

painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom tablet 5

Like it:blowkiss:hate it :police: its up to you not marmite:dummy:
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First off, this picture is amazing... Showing my bias for Octavia here, but I LOVE Octavia. Now that that's out of the way, the picture gave me an extreme amount of joy and happiness, I never would of thought of Octavia with wings (but now I do!) The picture (intended or not) seem to have been painted with water colors or pastels with amazing detail work! I can't help but stare at her facial expressions, if pictures say a thousand words, than her facial expression says a million. I stared at her face for a good 15 minutes, trying to figure out what exactly is going on (an obvious example is surprise because of the wings) Still I feel as if I am not viewing this picture from the right perspective... This picture is AMAZING!
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It's rather simply done here and very clearly shows what it intends to do: Showing Octavia receiving wings and her initial shock with regards to it. So, there's not really a lot to comment on here.


It's a piece of fanart, hence there isn't a fantastically high score for this, but the concept of a pony suddenly getting wings out of the blue is generally rare, at least from my POV, for canon characters. (More often than not, I remember seeing ponies that already have wings have theirs broken)


This is, admittedly, not a strong point of mine, but I do have some beef with how the picture was done. (It's not detrimentally serious)

The first point of contention rests on the overlap of abstract with realism within the picture. The backlegs and wings, for example, seem to be done with realism in mind, making them appear as though they were there IRL. The rest of the body, however, seems to be done in a more abstract sense, most notably the mane and tail.

Second point is that Octavia's eye in this picture is also crooked from the perspective of the show. The nose for her head goes straight through if it were a line that was allowed to continue cutting through the head. The eye, however, points directly down towards the nose instead, which clashes with the design of the show's characters.

Apologies if this was your intention, however.

And hopefully, that made sense in your head...

Other than that, everything else is done very well: As aforementioned, when it was done, either the rough abstract style or the 'smooth' style were done well and Octavia's shock comes through in the picture. The feathers also add as a nice touch to show how truly spontaneous the appearance of wings was.


From being a picture with a more unique viewpoint, the idea of Octavia just suddenly receiving wings does indeed pop out to me, as would any of the canon characters suddenly having wings on their back. It is, indeed, quite intriguing to think of what would happen if it were the case that wings suddenly formed on someone's back. What would happen if that were the case? What would their friends thing?


And that's about it for the critique. Overall, it's quite a nice picture and it presents some interesting ideas; it just needs some touching up.

If there are any points of contention you have with the critique, do let me know.

Now for me to actually go and do something like that for my own art...
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OperativeNumbuh227 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear, it appears somepony messed up some spell or a certain God of Chaos has been to his old tricks. Nice picture! Octavia is my favorite BG pony and you male her look amazing (still, I kinda like her more as an Earth pony).
watcher25 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
My "bright side" is that this is a Boone to her life, not one that demands a drastic not-what-you-ever-aimed-for change in direction...

so you basically said the same thing... XP
derpydashpie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student
so cool
panczusia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Artist
tclego Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You know what? I'm gonna say it.

Have she been drinking Red Bull?
blairthewitch400 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
i was going to say that lol
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was waiting until I got to say it.
blairthewitch400 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
anti-mlpony Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
has* xD and yes i do think she has drank a wee bit of red bull
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