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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 jowybean.deviantart.com/galler…

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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Vision

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.

Originality

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)

Technique

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.

Impact

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?

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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).
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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
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derpydashpie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student
so cool
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:iconpanczusia:
panczusia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Artist
WOW!!
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:icontclego:
tclego Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You know what? I'm gonna say it.

Have she been drinking Red Bull?
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blairthewitch400 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
i was going to say that lol
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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was waiting until I got to say it.
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blairthewitch400 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
.....
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:iconanti-mlpony:
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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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I see. :nod:
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:iconragnu:
ragnu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Why, Tavi, you look shocked
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Kurczak9 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Artist
... Or suddenly... whatever ;D
Thats an interesting art style and a good work. :)
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
HUZZAH!
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tarax1by2cz3 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I wonder what could've caused this sudden sprout? Maybe a spell gone wrong from Twilight? Discord having some fun? Whatever it is, I like it. This would make an amazing fanfic.
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Soosthemoos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I need a fanfic of this! You there! Yes, you, reading this! Write a fanfic of this! I need to read it!
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ragnu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Story:
Tavi grows wings. Most beautiful Pony is now best pony type. Her beauty is so great that it breaks the fourth wall even as the author is writing and gives him a heart atta- hhnnnnnnnng!
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Turdy1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I love flying.
I love Octavia.
This is one of the greatest things that has ever happened.
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hecc95 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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Armameteus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Writer
Oh jeeze, if Octavia was as elegant as an earth pony, can you imagine how graceful and stylish she'd be soaring through the air on smokey taupe wings? :love:

Her expression is great; the shock on her face feels quite genuine. I'm also fond of your brush work; it feels very rough but is still defined that you can see necessary details like the flecks of... fur? Feathers? ...Flesh? Ehm... stuff flying off her body as the wings suddenly burst out. It's tastefully ambiguous as to what that stuff is and I'm happy for it. I also like how you painted her mane and eyelashes; defined that it doesn't look chunky, but smudged enough that it still has a fluffy texture to it. Your use of highlights really helps drive it home too, especially on her lashes and feathers.

For a speed painting, it's very well-composed.
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KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Suddenly *pomf*
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ColorfullArtist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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QuirkyWallace Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Tavicorn? I wholesomely approv-NO. I wholesomely ADVOCATE.

TAVICORN 2016! 
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Dishdude87 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Looks like something out of BaldDumboRat's [REDACTED]
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Maybe not faster, but cheaper than train fare.
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Kelazi5 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Thanks, M.A. Larson! 
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LotiusFerri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
daaaammmn did that hurt?
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Fallen-H Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that would make adjusting to life rather interesting. feathers and shading looks good
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Scoot0i0i08 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
GASP Wings on Octavia look really cool, but i would better imagine her as a unicorn...
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The-Packrat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Yes! I love Octavasus! Pegatavia.

Best BG pony is now best pony type. :3
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
K-wings!
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
That's certainly a new way to hit the high notes.
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Jeriih Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Do you imagine taking a lovely walk thru canterlot and then BAM! all of a sudden a pair of big ass wings get out of your back? I'd freak out lol
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist
it looks sudden!
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MagentaCooly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:cor blimey: --! THIS IS AMAZING!
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vree Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
The title is perfect. :D

And oh god I love the horrified look on her face. Great pic.

Though, isn't - I'm not really much for art critique, but - isn't where the other front leg in the background connecting a tad unrealistic? I mean, either it is a Z and I'm seeing the "hand" part and then it is very thick, or it is the whole leg and then its connecting to the torso like a hind leg.

Just something that bothered me for a moment, lol. Nice job.
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GOH-Star Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Awesome work! :clap:
I like the expression of surprise on Octavia's face.
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
looks really nice!!
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