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Above the Giants by SmellsLikeBeer Above the Giants by SmellsLikeBeer
It's been quite silent for a few days. I've been sick so I've just slept almost all the time. Then I went back to the old summer cottage where I had left most of my stuff and took them to my new home (: I also found my watercolors (:

The difference between a masterpiece and the most awful work isn't very big, you know? One small mistake and your masterpiece is ruined. When you draw with ink, that is. It's much easier with computer when you can save every now and then (Hear the bitterness in my voice while I write [what?]).
I started to cross-hatch too much. Then I spent hours trying to save the drawing but it didn't help much. I can't stand this one, it's terrible. I almost hate it, but it would be even more frustrating to just throw the drawing away. So I decided to submit this anyway in case that someone might like this. Enjoy.

And also wait for tomorrow. I have another drawing coming asap.
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Sarxis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Its so funny how many times I've heard music composers loathe some of their most well received pieces.  Remember - the artist doesn't just draw for themselves! 
JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, sage advice!  I'm gonna have to quote on that repeatedly :D
FromOnettTwoThreed Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not a brony but this is a great drawing. i love all of your hatching
hopeira9 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I like it VERY much! :meow:
Italianschizoidboy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What if the world was all a sleeping giant's dream...
Deathflavored Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
It's awesome! Thank you for uploading it, and not tossing it!
Blazinbutcher Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this style and gratz on eqd consider yourself watched
FirestormDangerDash Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
You can never avoid a mistake all of the time, so what you do is work with it. Make it seem like you meant to do that, etc. You should go on Youtube and watch some Bob Ross. Sure, you're not painting but some things he says can be helpful.

Dashie seems stunning in this, along with the vastness of the distance.
Megaman-AluraX Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Amazing texture, and your work in the shading is awesome. But the part I like more is the contrast between the colorful Dashie and the black&white landscape.
[and the way yu make the feathers is... amazing!!!]
GrayTechnoRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Wow~ I love all the tiny details on her wings and the background.
EAMR262 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
As a whole, the drawing is beautiful, but I gotta say, the wings are actually pretty... uncanny to watch, since the appendage that joins them with RD body looks too skeletal, and the feathers themselves, although beautifully detailed, feel too out of place in comparison with the rest of the piece.

Still, is not nearly as terrible as you make it sound :)
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok so here is the thing. Not eveypoby gets to be on my best list but you most certailnly did it. I can not explane why I love this pice so much But I just know I do. The way you only color her mane is just so... Well I don't even know how to explane it. Just great. Keep it up. Martin is out of here.
SakioKurosawa Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is astounding as all of your work, I know the feeling but I mean it truly mean it, I work with pencil, and softcore colored pencils, with a bit of ink, but you my friend you work all with pen, it is good to see some colors, and to be honest the picture is freaking awesome, the wings of RD well I like it cuz they are different from what i used to see.
schneelocke Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
It's funny how you mention that you're not happy with the cross-hatching, since I just looked at this and thought that I really liked it myself.

It is rather stark indeed, and I can see where you're coming from with the "too much" part, but I think it really works very well.
McStalins Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've amazingly catched the right feeling here. The clouds looking like mighty yet calm giants, and Dashie watching it reverently... my hat off, dear sir.

Although, as for me, Dash lacks some feathers, and her foreleg needs an outline. But this really doesn't ruin the overall awesomeness (:

P.S. Aww, no secrets this time? /:
SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thanks (: and sorry, I was too deep in trying to save the drawing that I didn't have the time for secret messages
McStalins Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, that's ok, I just mentioned. Besides, this might interfere with the sense of this picture (:
1Vladislav Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
homfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Very beautiful.
I-Liek-Bad-Fanart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Nicely done, except the wings are REALLY creepy.
Teknibaal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I love it, this background is just stunning!
MuffinShy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome drawing mate, love the B&W background with coloured RD.
Centego Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
this is relly awsome :) good that you did'n throw it away :iconfluttershyyayplz:
CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't You EVER throw anything You draw away! You put a lot of love in Your work. It's like trowing part of you away. And I don't see anything wrong with this masterpiece.
Sniper-Bait Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You should have just kept going with it. From my experience, artwork NEVER ends up looking the way it was "supposed" to. This scene looks like it'd be good with a bit more contrast added to it. IMO, you should get back to this one and finish cross-hatching the crap out of it.
It still looks good, just unfinished.
RoflHarris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. The penmanship of the background makes it look like some illustration from an old fantasy novel at the library and brightly coloured, cartoonish Rainbow Dash looks like she was impromptu, tongue-in-cheek addition from some previous vandalizing borrower. But then the sad expression and realistic wings are both unexpected enough to actually tie it all together into a single piece, with some hidden story to t- *cough* I uhh... I mean... "Yaaay Rainbow dash is the best pony! *brohoof*"
Rinmikurin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
You consider this horrible? I can't even draw backgrounds.... Never mind as amazing as that.
morales-ke Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually quite like it.Thanks for not throwing it away. :)
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