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The Moment Before the Rain by SmellsLikeBeer The Moment Before the Rain by SmellsLikeBeer
My browser crashed every time I tried to upload this in a bit larger file. wasn't even that big file. But anyway, I'll try to resubmit this in better quality later if this doesn't look so good.

Spent a bit too much time with this I guess. I prefer working quite fast. And this was supposed to be something fast before I start the next series of drawings, but it turned out to be really slow process. Have to say, I'm quite disappointed in the outcome considering the time I used in it. I don't mean that I don't like it myself, but I could have done a better job in less time.

Don't know what to say about the work itself. It's the same old concept. This time Apple Bloom. Indian ink, nibs, cross-hatching, this time on A4.
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
The less detail you put into the building as it moves away from you, the taller it will appear. Same with the clouds. "Abbreviate" the line work in the distant parts of the scene.

Things that are closer have more detail than things that are further away.
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weRDunfo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I must say it's sometimes a bit hard to find appealing pony art done using traditional methods, but all of your works are quite incredible. You can sense an amazing amount of feeling coming out of what you make. I'm officially impressed, in both the emotional and technical elements found in your art. I know the creator is always more critical of his works than his viewers, but believe me when I say this is inspiring in many ways.
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Lorntak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Oh God, she's not trapped in Detroit is she?
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ceraperduta Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Gasp* someone call her a cab!
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KopaLeo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CMC in our abandoned world?
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Teknibaal Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I love it, especially the perspective!
Some things take more time than expected but the result seems really good to me :)
Can't wait to see this new series of drawings you're talking about!
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thanks (:
I would so like to finish the first piece of the series before the third season. You know, before everybody gets crazy on the new episode. But I fear I'm running out of time : D We'll see (:
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Teknibaal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Hehe, take your time :]
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SakioKurosawa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dear god's you did a quiet picture here with this smashing perspective, but my comments are getting old I must find a new way to give my compliments.
I must say:
We are amidst strange beings, in a strange land.
The flow of time itself is convoluted; with heroes centuries old phasing in and out.
The very fabric wavers, and relations shift and obscure.
There's no telling how much longer your world and mine will remain in contact.
Of course, we are not the only ones engaged in this.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Wow, that was deep (: Thanks, really (:
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catz537 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing detail...good contrast..this looks awesome!
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ShadowDash1901 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Still beautiful. Thank you!
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Whatever this is supposed to be, it's good.
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Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're doing like a true artist. Judging yoursef while other fall in awe by the sight of you amazing skills in drawing. Personally I'm also great found of your style which is also why you are on my top 5 artists list. It is just so insering to see your work almost without colors. It's almost like you know exactly what it is that I want and how I want it. Gives me the shivers sometimes... But nonetheless still you surprise me by your wonderful lines imagineable consepts.
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
:D
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DragonBlood6400 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This reminds me of "My Little Dashie."
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing drawing!!!
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This view is incredible.
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AceEmoKid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing. Love the worm's eye view, the detail, the overall impression, everything. Awesome.
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nocara Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Impresive inking work. A lot of lines and no one looks out of place
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I love the detail you put into this piece. :D
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5kmoe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
The moment before the rain smells like beer.
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CyberfoxVII Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Is that to say that this moment smells like beer, or that the rain will momentarily smell like beer?
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5kmoe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It's a mystery yet to be solved by modern science.
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Capt-Nemo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Very nicely done. The hatching looks great, and the perspective is awesome. Great work!
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McStalins Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Those moments just before the rain, so quiet and still, greatly catched. Love the dramatic perspective and how AB's hairs are done. Oh, and how do you make the hatching this delicate?! o__O Is it #107?

As about quality, IMHO, 600dpi is already an overkill a bit (:
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
#107? You mean the nib size? I usually hatch with #100, you know, with this [link] kind of. About the quality, I prefer 1200dpi (I know, nobody will look that close that they would see the difference between 600 and 1200 : D ) It's just that after spending hours drawing something, you don't want it to look just blur and pixels. Then again it's just my perfectionism I think. If I can say that.
But thanks anyway (:
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McStalins Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, #100, looks like they have a pretty interesting fine point nibs set. Sadly, they don't distribute here ):

BTW, I feel kinda curious, is your signature relly not there, or am I just not enough observant?
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
My signature's there, I'm afraid it just might be a bit too well hidden in the hatching. But it's just a boring one, didn't try anything clever this time.
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McStalins Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Challenge accepted =__=
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gewntr Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it me or the observing point is like from.. underground?
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Nice perspective set up, SLB. What is written on the left side? Can't see.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
You mean that one on the "bo-jo"? It says "The shadow... it's close now... closing in..." Just another reference. Sorta
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