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February 11, 2013
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His Most Precious Gem by Aurora-Chiaro His Most Precious Gem by Aurora-Chiaro
:pointr::pointr::pointr: It's just an update, I'm so happy it got accepted to Equestria Daily's website. Thank you ever so much to whoever submitted it:heart:Here is the link It's the 4th artwork :pointl::pointl::pointl:

I wanted to clean the image up more for it to appear more dynamic, also I'm very open to hearing Insight, Comments, or Anything Of The Alike. So please try to not just "Favourite" my work even though I appreciate that too; I would like to see from time to time any sort of input from you lovelies. Thank you very much, anything is much appreciated!

:iconraritygangstaplz::iconhappyspikeplz: are destined to be together forever:date:in my opinion of course:giggle:Anyways, I spent quite some time on this:faint:between the hectic work hours and life itself:work:I know Valentine's Day is coming up too:heart:so I decided to go with something like this:idea:I hope you like the idea of "Greed" Spike:iconspikederpplz: going after Rarity:iconraritydramaplz:I know he can't help but be hopelessly infatuated with her:poke:

Mediums: Copic markers and pencil crayons, Adobe Photoshop background
Duration: +25 hours

Rarity and Spike My Little Pony
Piccy :iconaurorachiaro::iconchiaroa:
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Meant to write one of these last night, but for some reason the critique thing wouldn't show up on my screen. Weird. Ah well, it's here now, that's what matters. :nod:

VISION: I believe the vision is pretty good on this. Drawing all of those scales was ambitious as hell, and I very much like it. Very impressive. :)

ORIGINALITY: While not really a very original idea (GreedySpike and Rarity has been done many times), it's still a pretty unique take on it. I particularly like how smug Spike looks, rofl.

TECHNIQUE: As always, your technique is incredibly astounding. I really don't see any flaws with the execution. Have I mentioned I love the scales? Excellent job!

IMPACT: Your style always leaves an impression, and this picture is no exception. While I may not be a fan of the Sparity ship, I can still appreciate great art like this. :D

Overall, fantastic job! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next. :nod:
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You know I love you and your work Chiaro, but this is the first time I've seen inconsistencies from your work. That being said, I appreciate the time consuming detail you put into the scales. It really shows that you cared about this piece, otherwise what would be the point. Also the fact that you did this traditionally is very refreshing, since this is the first Grownup Spike picture to-date that I have seen, that was traditional.

The impact and emotions we are supposed to feel in this scene are solid, and well done. Im enjoying the sheen from the detailing of the lower jaw and underbelly, and the lack of a solid ground or horizon line helps a little to suggest the gravity of the situation.
Unfortunately, the biggest distraction of this piece is that it has very inconsistent line-work that messes with your sense of foreground/background. On top of that The visual strength of the dark black lines on Spike's neck and shoulder give him the feel of being in the foreground, but his head and spikes and back are in the background, Having dark thick line-work on the tail was a perfect choice, and I'm sure many will agree. But you didn't apply the same lines to Rarity's outline making her look faded and in the background.

Im sorry to do this to you and I know that this took you a while, but I have to point this out to you.
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ImHuntingWabbitz96 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Spike...I know how you feel haha. :3
ShootingFeather Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
:iconrarityplz:x:iconhappyspikeplz: 4ever!!
gumballkitty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
ever wonder exactly why Spikezilla grabbed Rarity in the first place... 
Mega-Gojira Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They wanted to add a little bit "King Kong" to their Godzilla homage. Spikezilla was perfect for both roles, as he may grow up as a huge dragon, and he really cares (loves) Rarity.
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wonder why too XD
Penaki-mlp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

*I like it ....  ^^'

 ... (im french and i dont really speak  English ...)

Penaki-mlp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

I like quite a lot :)  its really cool


Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
Penaki-mlp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

no problem :) keep drawing :D


TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
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