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Solitude by SmellsLikeBeer Solitude by SmellsLikeBeer
A bit bigger drawing than the usual, A4 this time. I thought that totally black & white would fit this better than watercolors, so this time no painting. I didn't think too much when I started this and I ended up again with Fluttershy and a bridge. Oh me.
I'm quite satisfied with this one. Of course it could be better, but still it's kinda nice.

Sad though that 1200dpi was too big. I don't understand these computer things, but when I rotated the picture, it doubled the file size, so I had to use 600dpi instead so that it would fit DA. Now there's almost no zoom and you can't see all the details. (For example, you probably can't find the hidden Derpy in the picture!) Well, one more reason to download this, right?
Anyone know if this file size doubling can be avoided?

I don't know about this critique request. Should I use it now while I still got the premium membership?
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013   Artist
Fluttershy, alone in a world devoid of her fellow ponies. 

Reminds me of the Walking Dead game's ending theme for some reason. I think its the crumbling tower and the driftwood:

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Deblost Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful...very very beautiful...
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Inuleon06 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your pen work is amazing
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guffi00 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
And you know.. I don't know you, but i'm sure that you arent a terrible person and you dont deserv to die
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lol1759 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You could, it wont hurt you if you do use it, so i say go ahead.
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Muuffin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Fluttershy becomes a troll. haha
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guffi00 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
А я нашел Дерпи, но если бы ты об этом не написал, но не заметил бы сто процентов)) Отличная работа, просто шикарно.. как всегда) Спасибо)
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Klabau Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of an Adventure Time episode, the Freak City or however it is called.
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E-man300 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
you're right. this would look better b&w
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw... How sweet!
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The-Syreth-Clan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*le reads title*
Why, Skyrim why?
I love this one. Peacful, quiet and a bit sad. Completely amazing. :clap:
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Kh0nAn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb ink work, I lyrapplause.
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SakioKurosawa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I see what you did there :D the guy above me already say everything :) then I have only one thing left to say much love man.
Yes it is true that the way you manage the scene is outstanding, your technique and vision make every single work of yours a masterpiece, and with all this tragedies that have been happening to you, you will emerge stronger and overcome all the thing in front of your life path.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thanks again really much (: I try to believe in that too (:
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SakioKurosawa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anytime bud, :D
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
There's so much amazing detail in your ink work that I can get lost in the technique alone, but all together is serves a much more splendid purpose in bringing the sad scene to life.

Obviously Fluttershy is feeling some sort of pain as she steps towards the very shallow water or muck of the riverbed. With the broken fences, what looks like downed tree, and the smashed tower I guess this is just some forgotten, isolated spot (perhaps and old lookout post) she uses to deal with her grief in peace. Even though it's intact, even the bridge "is sad" with out a purpose anymore. If the riverbed isn't dry it looks like it's rarely more than muck. So no worries about the broken fence. (I do have to say that the rock kind of looks like an overturned kayak... nah.)

So yes, there's beauty in this sadness which Fluttershy crystallizes wonderfully. Yet there's still so much beauty in the background and the life that surrounds the scene. You did a fantastic job bringing it to life, especially in such a wide and well-selected variety of textures.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Hahah, all you described about the isolated spot and all, that's exactly what I was thinking too (:
And very nice analysis anyway, thanks really much (:
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Happy to. And I just read the description in full and think I spotted that certain you-know-who. (Or maybe you were kidding and it's just paredolia. ;) )
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Solitude - the thing that I have most of the time, which is so much that I don't give a shit about being alone anymore, as it gives no effect.
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ikabloop Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Edward Gorey's art.
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ikabloop Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which is a good thing! :D
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DeVangiel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Some Truly amazing sketching here, the attention to detail to bring out all the different textures is truly impressive. Excellent work :love:
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muffinshire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous. Your technique really brings a lot of depth and texture to the image.
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cobaltu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Strangely reminiscent of Edward Gorey. There's more to it than that, I know, just thought it was an interesting juxtaposition.
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AgiStar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
The pen work is beautiful. I love all the little details. It looked really time consuming though. Nice work.
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rainbowdashrules42 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
FLUTTERSHY NEEDS A HUG ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /)/)
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thenextdoorgrandma Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I spy with my little eyes a hidden Derpy in between the trees seen through the bridge.
Beautiful work by the way! I hope things will look up for you!
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DracoBlair Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work, I don't even know where to start!
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1Vladislav Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
COOL!!!!
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homfrog Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, how do you draw these so quickly?!
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DeathsSilkyMist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Awesome pen work, I love the craftsmanship of this piece! Great subject too. only tiny complaint is the sky lines seem to blend in with the tower, it took me a few seconds to realize they were different objects. Keep up the great work!
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WolverFox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Very gorgeous! Your scenes are so beautiful in the way they evoke the emotions of the characters within them as well as the facial expressions they have. Really lovely work!
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Magnificent-Arsehole Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your backgrounds. :love:
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Have you tried to count how much times do you use word "masterpiece" in your deviations' description? :-p
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Why is that?
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
No particular reason, just noticed such tendency.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Well, I (almost) always aim to perfection when I draw. It's like a truism to me, when I draw I do my best. But you know, my best isn't enough to reach perfection. And it never will, because perfection is unreachable. That's why I speak about masterpieces. I think.
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
We both know there is no perfection. It is infinite cycle.
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CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crap, why is something bad always happening to You?
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I can't be sure yet, and I don't want to go ahead of things before I know exactly what's going on, but the symptoms I'm having refer to two things. One isn't that serious, but the other one with the same symptoms can be quite dangerous. So it might be nothing, but I'm still really worried. So nothing sure yet
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CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go check Yourself then, but don't make Yourself more sick by worrying too much.
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Teknibaal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Yes you need to see a doctor! Be careful...

Awesome picture by the way, such huge dimentions, it must have taken a looot of time!
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I'll book an appointment right away tomorrow (:
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Teknibaal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
:iconfluttershyyayplz:
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Sniper-Bait Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
There's very little in this world as peaceful or as comforting as being alone with one's own mind.
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5kmoe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I like it! Worth downloading to appreciate it in its full size. Get well soon!
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks, I'll try (:
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