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Seeing the Stars by BaldDumboRat Seeing the Stars by BaldDumboRat
This was a huge commission but it's DEFINITELY worth posting. I actually dotted every. single. star. by hand.
2 hours of drawing nothing but STARS. sfsfsgdhghg
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This piece of art was remarkably drawn. The colors are strong, the imagery is beautiful, and it drives a very strong sense of adventure into the hearts of anyone who views this photo. There is also the fact that a person can just look at this photo and feel the imagination and the hard work that went into this photo. I, myself, have seen many pieces of art like this, but the power of the photo was never as strong as this. If I can say anything, it is this: this artist has done remarkable pieces of art, and I will continue wanting to see more.
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First off, I wanna say that I really like the drawing. The amount of detail in the background is amazing, especially the stars. Looks wonderful. However, some of the astronomical objects (the sun especially) seem slightly out of place, and I believe fewer could have been used to get the same effect. But maybe that's just me :shrug:
Other than that, the background looks great. However, it contrasts a tad with the line-arted ponies. A simpler background (which would be a shame) or softer lines for the ponies would have blended better.

Moving on to the TARDIS and our ponies itself, I wanna start of by saying that they too look great. There's just a few minor things that seem off. The Doctor's muzzle seems too "square-ish", and Ditzy's left front leg seems to bend slightly in the wrong direction. Other than that, Ditzy turned out great (especially wings and face). There's something about the Doctor's hind that I cannot quite put my finger on, though. Might be the line that connects the belly to the right hind leg.

The tilt of the TARDIS seems slightly out of place due to the fact that the ponies are not tilted at all. I believe a TARDIS facing the screen directly would have worked better here.

Originality doesn't get full score simply because I've seen other pictures like this floating around, though this one has by far the best execution. Also, commissions are commissions. Technique gets negatively impacted by the things I pointed out about the ponies and TARDIS, though the quality of the background makes up for it.

To review, splendid work on the background and only minor technical issues with the ponies and the TARDIS.
The drawing in overall greatly represents the spirit of the adventures of Ditzy and the Doctor, and easily earns a place in my favs.
Great job!
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Flarediamond42 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I would never have the patients to do that! my heart is melting Blushing Plushy Kitty Ball  
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Zalay02 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good lord this is amazing! Great job! Derpy Clapping Icon  
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LuceroThePegasus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind, I used your art for a cover in a song I made. Credit was given, don't worry!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vFrpi…
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lebasilove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist
cute!
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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TwilightSparkle407 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Brilliant!!!
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xGeekyKittyx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Artist
so awesome nice job
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VinnyMartello Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent.
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PRESTonSTOVEMC Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
omg EPIC love this and your videos
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the-cherry-sky Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I totally want a print of this ;_;
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SethHM Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is only one word that I can describe this as(as of now), and it is: Epic.
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zedef Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derpy is the luckiest Mare in the entire universe. How many other stallions can show her such wonders across all of time and space?
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AXLE-BULLITT-19 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Please allow me to say that ever second of those two hours are greatly appreciated. This picture became all that I hoped it would be, and I knew it was a magnificent idea to request a commission from you the second that I figured out I could have a custom wallpaper for my Focus's MyFordTouch. I took a picture of what it looks like in the display on my car if you would like to see how it transferred over.

PS:To any other Bronys that have a MyFordTouch this image only needs to be re-sized down to 800x384 for it to be usable on your display as a wallpaper.
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BaldDumboRat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the picture? Don't see it in your gallery but I'm curious
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AXLE-BULLITT-19 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I hadn't uploaded it because I didn't want to upload it without your permission. Anyway here is the link for you

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Thefirebrony Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
You have NO idea how good I think you are do you? Well for a large lack of words at he moment all I can say about this is...Brilliant! Just...Brilliant.
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MDSK-RB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
All the stars hand made??? o.o

It really was worth the two hours.
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SHARK4-6 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
and this tardis sound in my head just appered
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spacejumper34 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how did you change the pic format from Sai to png it's driving me insane from not knowing
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TzarWolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
You have the patience of a true Time Lord.

Every.
Single.
Star.

HOLY MOTHER OF MUFFINS
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SkylordZuleano Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would not have the patience to
draw
every
Single
STAR
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Katponwolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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DuplexFields Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful piece. I love seeing through others' eyes a joy I found long ago.
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vulpinedesigns Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just breathtaking! Beautiful!
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PenKing14 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS-ROCKS
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Dappleswirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(╯°◡°)╯
There are just no words for how amazing this is
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lightG98 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! :D
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Kenichi-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo....beautiful....
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XxAngelQueenGirlxX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This drawing is among the best that you have made. Not only the stars, the comet, and all, but also the characters. You can clearly see that Ditzy is absolutely amazed and the Doctor is simply, "I've seen it so many times, but it's still beautiful." Not to mention the TARDIS. The shading in this entire work of art is spectacular. The planets and other space wonders are all extraordinarily well done. My favorite planet is the "Saturn" one. I am not entirely sure if I am correct on it being Saturn, though. Even so, it's wonderful. Amazing work
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
First off, I love you and Keiko`s voice acting! Second of all, I love all of your drawings, ms. Piercesmolder! You never cease to amaze me. Keep doin` what you do!
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SooperTreeMan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The time it took for each star was worth it. Keep up the excellent work.
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rangerkom Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
yay.
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liruthewerewolfsbro Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
SO MANY STARS ( explodes)
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DerpyHoovesTheLoved Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made this my background cus i love it so much c:
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Stallion6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Well, it's a lot safer than seeing the "Eye of Harmony" star that powers the TARDIS
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Lemon-Heartss Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! how did you do the background? its amazing
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy flip man, this is perfect
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EricatheDerpehWeasel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing!
I love all the detail on the backround~
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Magicalmaster Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Beautiful!!
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Timelord909 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Looking good
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Tragicme Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Writer
amazing!
if i had to do ALL those stars I would lose my mind....and 2 hrs of it..I salute you...I wouldn't make it after an the first 30 min....
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Redeyedyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sssppaace! .D.
Really cool, one of your best.
I like the comet, it's all, woosh. Pretty fantastic.
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Tarukai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
By god does it show you did that by hand. The groupings and patterns are wonderful.
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LorenceStarspell Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beautiful.
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Ocarinaplaya Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Multi-colored stars in the background. Subtle :D
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Soosthemoos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
This is where I say something about how you're way more patient than I, but then get bored in the middle of my comment and change tabs.
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DragonriderSC Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow cosmic
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Awesome! :D
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Remind me to write a critique for this within this week. Q u Q
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UberNerd121 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Writer
Amazing! The effort is totally apparent in the stars.
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