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I'm Still Alive by Aurora-Chiaro I'm Still Alive by Aurora-Chiaro
UPDATE: :pointr::pointr::pointr: It's 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 12th artwork :pointl::pointl::pointl:

:pointr: Also, I changed and enhanced the image a little bit to make it more visually appealing... hopefully ^^; I noticed not too many individuals are present on deviantArt recently:hmm:Anywho, it would be wonderfully appreciated whenever you have time to provide me any feedback on this newest artwork of mine:love:All the best!:blowkiss:

This is what you all have been waiting for:faint:my goodness I put my heart and soul into it:shakefist:I decided to create an artwork that depicts tension and uncertainty between:iconshiningarmorplz::iconsombraplz:This is the Youtube Video… that inspired me to create this piece:deviation:I hope one day; that they will bring back:iconkingsombra:into the MLP fandom:idea:

I really do apologize for taking so long to complete a new artwork:please:it's just that I have been super busy with work and trying to find the time is extremely difficult for me:matrixfight:I literally have been working 2 JOBS! Any comments, critiques, favourites, any or even all of the above I will truly appreciate! I would love to know everyone's input.

Mediums: Promarker and Prismacolour markers with pencil crayons for foreground, Adobe Photoshop background
Duration: +40 hours

Shining Armor and King Sombra My Little Pony:iconfyre-flye:
Piccy :iconaurora-chiaro:
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Another very nice work here, Chiaro. I does suffer from a few problems, but most can be overlooked.

Lets get started. You captured the tension for this piece pretty well in a design aspect that magnifies the gravity of the situation. The white uncolored ground contrasting with the dark vibrant sky makes the scene visually overwhelming as if the environment could collapse on the characters at any moment. You managed to depict its instability further by hiding nearly all of visual space between the snow and the sky, as if the grown wasn't what they were standing on if they stood on anything. It was a very nice touch and is a little visually claustrophobic.

I am ever so happy that you made the line-work absolutely consistent in each character. The lighter line-work on Sombra makes his appearance seem distant and sublime when compared to Shining Armor's solid black line-work. Following along with Sombra, the detail you gave him shows that you took your time on this piece. In all speculation, I think you spent the majority of your time working on just him. Shining Armor isn't without detail as well since the scarf you gave him looks totally badass for some reason, like a cross between woven-hemp canvas and hard leather. Your signiture does not feel out of place on this piece at all so props for that as well.

Now for the nitpicks. Im sure that Sombra vs. Shining have been done and will continue to be done, but it has been pretty long since the season 3 pilot, so props for recall but not for originality. As much as I love that you kept the line-work on Shining Armor consistent, I do have issue with your execution in his anatomy. Everything about Shining looks a little squished. His ears seem smaller, the hair is fairly compressed, and his horn isn't as long as I would think. I'm guessing is due to the space limitation you have for him on the page. I would suggest next time, work with a larger piece and then crop the picture accordingly when you get the chance. I promise it will be less hassle for you.

Overall, this is was a very nice addition to your gallery, and I love seeing what you've done with your linework.
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16 out of 17 deviants thought this was fair.

One thing I have to say is the great merit you deserve to create this mostly in traditional ways.
Every colored corner of this image is eye-catching, and while is a regular to small size image, it immerses you in the scene. The only thing I could find kind of irregular is that there is some unnecessary shading in some parts of Sombra, like on his front right leg, maybe is a light orientation problem but it doesn't make a big trouble to the whole scene.
Another thing I would like to point out is that I think Shining Armor should be 3/4 (Like Sombra but backwards), instead of profile, if he is on that position, it looks as if he is observing the mountain instead of Sombra. Or maybe they are on different places and you put them on perspective to add tension to the image? If that's so, then there's nothing wrong with Shining's position.

The possibility that Sombra may be still alive after the Crystal Empire fight is a good concept but it has been done quite a few times, maybe to make this artwork totally original, a different element or more little details should be added.

As always, your technique is unique and highly recognizable as I have never seen another piece with your style. One of the good things of having a fresh style is that doesn't gets old if you innovate with it and that's exactly what you're doing here.

I think the concept of the image is very well captured and eye catching, it is the kind of image you see and since the first sight you know what the image is about, and I think that's a very important thing to do, to make it understandable since transmitting an emotion trough a drawing so easily is complicated.

Really outstanding piece I must say, you're always whiling to work hard so you make a really good piece and that's what a real artist does. If you like to take advices, I recommend you to do these on larger pages so you get a bigger digital image and we can appreciate it a bit better. Very neat work, is pleasing to see pieces like this, I hope for and I know there will be more.

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Is131ny Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Artist
The video is so sad..... Sombra please turn good again! Cry run Cry emote Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] :sad:  Crying so hard :(
GumballmeanAwsome Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw that video I kept on watching it over and over agian... I think it is awesome what you did here. It is beautiful in every way 
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, you really think so? :)
GumballmeanAwsome Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome... and yes I do
KandyLick Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hnnnn Sombra, my sexy man x3Anna squee 
Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
He totally is ;)
cupcakes235 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I love this
ShootingFeather Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
:-) nice pic!
Sunbeam130 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Digital Artist
lovealaska0077 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Artist
Wow, this remind me of a song by Pearl Jam called Alive. Pearl Jam is awesome! Ever heard of them?
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