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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:


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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.

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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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:iconxxbuddycookiexx:
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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:iconutterlyludicrous:
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.

~gifs
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:iconrwa96:
rwa96 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconapplejackmadplz: :"After all this time, you lied about dating Soarin!!"
:iconrainbowdashangryplz: :"How would you react if I was dating someone who wasn't a pony!?"
:iconapplejackmadplz: :"I would've been happy if you were HONEST with us!!!"
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah they're always arguing :P
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:iconrwa96:
rwa96 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
For petty, or serious reasons.
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:iconthemasterbutcher999:
TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
YOU ARE A TOY!
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AND YOU ARE TOO!
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:iconthemasterbutcher999:
TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
AppleJack: So you realize it!
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:icontwizzler787:
Twizzler787 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! This is gorgeous! Their expressions and the lighting and wow!
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconpurpleslyfox:
purpleslyfox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
so much tension. I love it !
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconrainbowdash420:
RainbowDash420 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Good clop , jk its good tho
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what
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:iconrainbowdash420:
RainbowDash420 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
:icongetsomeplz: Flying wabjack lad
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:iconbecause-pinkie-pie:
Because-Pinkie-Pie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The stronger the friendship, the more devastating when broken.
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed...
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:iconlovexdashiexandxshy:
Lovexdashiexandxshy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
AWESOME!!!
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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anonrenpunk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
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
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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zimlover225 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW CAN I USE THIS AS A WALLPAPER?
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah go ahead :) thank you
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TheBamas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Apelhacj make the classic mad feace XD
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah
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:iconthebamas:
TheBamas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Or psycho feace XD
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:iconrinoskandra:
RinoSkandra Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
GREAT IDEA!! ITS AWESOME
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlolisa05:
LoLisa05 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. JUST. OMG.
Those lights in their eyes are amazing! :'D
And emotions on their faces, the whole scene, that darkness, just ARGHFJFHH 
Amazing art c:
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconlolisa05:
LoLisa05 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome c:
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:iconamandaam:
amandaam Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:wow:AMAZING!!!!!!!!SO AWESOME!!!:iconawesomedashplz:
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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amandaam Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your very welcome!;p
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madmenice Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
the metal is cracking... obviously never good. sometimes.
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never good indeed :c
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:iconmadmenice:
madmenice Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
i wonder what or who they're fighting over.
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Themselves, most probably.
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:iconmadmenice:
madmenice Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
hm... tsk tsk. what a pity...
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themusicman314159 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O O
O O
O O
O_O
You get a spider-wide eyes. THIS IS PURE ART!
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow hahah xD Thank you!
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DRSTRANGELOVE3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Well this is an eye-catcher. I won't critique this seeing as how it's kind of a dated submission. Not to say I don't like it, it's a no-contest favorite. 
I'm just surprised that I've only recently gotten to see it. You can bet I'll be watching you and I hope you will allow for more critiques in the future.

Cheers,
--Michael
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
I just got a bunch of feedback on this and was like.. wait, this is old.. how? Hah
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Swifttail28 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really great. Im not sure Ill have enough to fill a critique, but I just wanted to say this is really well done. The symbolism and emotion are strong, and really shows what you were trying to show, as well as being very original. The shading and lighting are just fantastic and the mane texture is just perfect. Terrific work <3
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Goes to show that, in the heat of the moment, the wrong (right?) words can be more devastating and damaging than any physical altercation.

Everyone's said it already, but screw it. This really is an epic image. :)
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is true. And it always stays in one's mind for much longer.

Thank you! ^^
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69MoonBright69 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...RD's face expression... It's perfect.
The metaphor with the background was very well done as well!
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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FantasyAqua Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome...
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:icongonedreamer:
gonedreamer Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :lol:
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