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Fragile moment by gonedreamer Fragile moment by gonedreamer
Oh bronies, you so crazy.
Around 150 faves in three hours. Omg! <3

Second most-favourited piece of mine. THANK YOU. :heart:
Ok, the most favourited...... :faint:


The background should be taken as a metaphor. With the metal wall I wanted to show their friendship - as a strong, almost unbreakable bond. Almost. There isn't a perfect relationship between people (ponies in this case). Even the best of friends can have an argument which can change everything in their lives. And that what symbolises the crack in the middle.


I had a problem with my PS for a moment, but I managed to finish it today. ^^
Sketch: [link]
Step by step: [link]

Deviantart made it a bit darker. :I

Listened to:
Disturbed - Shout
Shinedown - Devour
Brand X Music - Bring The Pain

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Let me just start off by saying that this piece is truly amazing. My mouth literally fell open when I saw this, it's that awesome. It is totally and completely original. The shadowing is fantastic. It has so much detail it is hard to imagine that it was drawn. The background is also amazing. :heart: Congratulations, you have earned yourself a new watcher <3. This is beyond anything I could ever achieve. I love every detail, every strand of hair. I am a brony myself, and I have seen many MLP: FiM pieces of art, but this completely stands out from the rest. This is the best MLP deviation I have ever seen.
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First of all, this is a marvelous work you've made here. I love the concept of having AJ and Dash in the middle of some sort of extreme conflict, and you've captured that conflict brilliantly in this image.

The only things I noticed about it that could, in my opinion, be changed, were in the faces.

Before I go into that, I'd like you to know that, in similarity to a deviant named SteveAn, I believe that there are no real mistakes in art unless you designate it so. Art is such a vast concept that there's no such thing as doing something wrong in your own piece.

So that being said, I have some thoughts on how I might change it up a little bit.

As far as Applejack's face goes, all I could find was that the curvature around the bottom half of her mouth didn't seem soft enough; what I mean by that is the mouth sort of angles downward into her scream rather than curving down. Curving down wouldn't work very well, either, but softening the angles a little probably wouldn't do much harm. Aside from that, there's nothing I could find that I'd alter about AJ. Very, very nice work with her.

For Rainbow Dash's face, there are a couple of thing's I would alter. Her jaw seems a little misshapen for a cartoon character, especially when compared with Applejack's more cartoon-esque jawline. Even though the message could be changed as being at some sort of crossroads between our world and the cartoon world, [maybe even some deleted scene of My Little Dashie ;)] I would probably try to make the jaw a little more curved.

The curvature around her lip actually seems to give a feeling of a small underbite. It seems to be jutting out just a little too much. Maybe curve the bottom lip in a little more, or change the expression on her face to one of gritted teeth.

Besides the little inaccuracies [or, rather, overaccuracies ;)] on Rainbow Dash and the tough angle on AJ's maw, you've done an excellent job here. I love the background: a crack in some sort of metal casing. It begs lots of questions as to where they are, how they got there, and when the heck someone's gonna write a story about it ;)

Keep up the good work, my friend.

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Because-Pinkie-Pie Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The stronger the friendship, the more devastating when broken.
gonedreamer Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gonedreamer Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
i'm so glad i finally found this -  had seen it on one of the "this is war" (?) compilations on You Tube and was blown away by the imagery.  also compliments to your cover for "Shattered", which is how i came to your site.  You capture the  feelings/emotions of the story beautifully.  they both join my favourites category
gonedreamer Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
zimlover225 Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gonedreamer Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah go ahead :) thank you
Kenpachzi Nov 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Apelhacj make the classic mad feace XD
gonedreamer Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah
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