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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 www.equestriadaily.com/2013/02.... 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
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ShootingFeather Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
:iconrarityplz:x:iconhappyspikeplz: 4ever!!
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gumballkitty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
ever wonder exactly why Spikezilla grabbed Rarity in the first place... 
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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.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wonder why too XD
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Penaki-mlp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

*I like it ....  ^^'

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

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Penaki-mlp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

I like quite a lot :)  its really cool

 

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

no problem :) keep drawing :D

 

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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Nice.
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xAliciaTheHedgehogx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I Love that moment in that episode of Rarity x Spike ^^
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:iconjanthonyl:
Janthonyl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Spike's Inner beast showed and even in that form, he will always love rarity in his heart. SO Romantic.
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how you did Spike's scales!!!
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^-^
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Oh yeah! That episode was really funny!
...dat King Kong reference XD

...but I laffed the most when Spike picked that howling klaxon from the ground! I'm still giggling when I remember that =3
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That was a funny part too:giggle:thank you for your compliments
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
My pleasure =3
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TheExileKing Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Spike looks rather badass here :D All those scales must've taken you so long to do! It was worth it though, the end result is brilliant (:
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ever so much ^^
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COGBrony Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Well, look at that another great moment from a great episode captured to perfection in this pic! First I must start saying that Rarity looks cute to the highest exponent! God, that worried look in her face and that blush make her look just to adorable. For Spike, well he looks pretty, sorry for this if there is any inconvinience, badass! And the scales make him look more like a realistic dragon. The clouds on this pic are very well done, I just loved the way you did them. Well, not going to make more blah, blah. Amazing job!
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, in regards to how the scales came out on Spike took exceptionally long ^^; once again it's much appreciated dear
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GeekGemLadiesman11 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nicely done here girl. :D
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topanga Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I'm extremely jealous of your shading and lighting in this picture. I'm also a huge Sparity fan-guess you can tell by my fav's list.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Why does this make me think of Donkey and that female dragon from Shrek? :P
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It does? Really ;p
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Maybe it's the fact that Spike's got his tail wrapped around Rarity like that.
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tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some critique...

The texture in Spike's back looks pretty good, as well as in the tail.

However, IMO, the texture in the face is a lot more evident, and looks more "flat", but I'm not sure if that's because the shading is less contrasting in the face than in the back.

The scales in front of the neck looks shiny, like polished, and I think that's good; however, the lower chin looks a little like a beak, for the same reasons.

And the green part of the "ear" looks very good. Very good shading there.
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your wonderful insight, yes I agree that the scales look a bit discontinuous. It's something that I have to still improve on ^^; Thank you:heart:I totally appreciate this feedback:hug:
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YorkBrony Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This pic took awhile to load on EQD. The whole time it was loading I was chanting "It's gonna be Rarity. I can feel it. Rarity. Raarity. RARITYRARITY-BOOYAH BUCKIN CALLED IT!"
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
And you were right:D so glad you like it :3
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ShockyDany23 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESUME :3
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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Tani-Lee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was done very well. :3
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
i didn't have anything to say about the pic , it's nice , but i still don't.....
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Keaton-Corrine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
agreed and it is cute
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Ric-M Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow this is nice! I'm pretty neutral about shippings but Spike and Rarity is a cute one in my opinion. And plus Rarity is my favorite main pony anyway. I really do like how you drew her she looks adorable.

Oh, and nice job on the scales- a very cool touch :D
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:love:it's so wonderful hearing from you too, you are so amazing yourself ;)
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AntaresCr302 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazingly detailed, and to be honest I can't really believe you did it only with traditional medium because it's just amazing!
Lineart is amazing, and the colors are wonderful!

Also Greed!Spike with Element of Generosity... they somehow fit together, and I've never noticed it before reading the description 0u0
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:iconaurora-chiaro:
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, they certainly do :) I also guess to these opposites of the two actually do attract:heart:
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AntaresCr302 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you made me reconsider their relationship, and woo, I ship them again :3
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Klice Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Nice works on Spike's scales :D
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Mogwai1988 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely use of your lineart dear!
I especially love the thicker parts, it certainly helps make the characters pop up from the blue background and stand out a lot better.

The scales on Spike are just crazy! There are so many, it really gives a nice touch of detail and texture to the entire piece.

Lovely work dear!
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I put so much work into it :D
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Mogwai1988 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can tell and the result is wonderful.
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SkyHeavens Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Impressive job there! :omfg: Especially the scales! :la:
This came out really nice! Keep up the good work~! :happybounce:
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much:blushes:
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foolyguy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Even if your not a fan of the pairing, these two are always a fun sight to watch~ Fantastic work on the detailing & some mighty fine color choices! Top notch work from you all around.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:heart:
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Utahraptorz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Omg, so many details in Spike's scales! *.* This must have taken forever to finish! It was worth it though, it looks amazing! :boogie: I love all the details you put into it, and their face expressions are also very well done! :dance:
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, it took quite some time ^^;
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