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Not Suited For Success by Aurora-Chiaro Not Suited For Success by Aurora-Chiaro
UPDATE/EDIT: :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/2015/01…. It's the 16th artwork :pointl::pointl::pointl:

...... Also, I did minor touch-ups, I hope to hear more input from you fellow artists because I hope I ain't rusty:blowkiss:


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Here is an artwork finally:w00t:I drew it a couple of years ago and finished working on it as of today:giggle:Hopefully, I'm trying to get back into the groove of things:pray:As you are aware 2014 has been a difficult year for me:sadangel:You can refer to my journal for the updates:aurora-chiaro.deviantart.com/j….


Anyways enjoy the infamous six:iconhappyapplejackplz::iconhappyrainbowdashplz::iconhappypinkiepieplz::iconhappyfluttershyplz::iconhappytwilightplz:while they bombard poor:iconraritycryingplz:and let me know what you think ;p



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



Mane Six © My Little Pony:iconfyre-flye:
Piccy © :iconaurora-chiaro:
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This deviation is very appealing to the eye and very interesting to look at. The colors match with the actual characters, and the shading is amazing on the coat and manes of the Mane Six. It's clear to me you took your time to make this look very lovely, though some of the shading doesn't quite make sense, as some of it seems to be radiating from Rarity, and then on Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash it's from the left and right. But overall, I really like this picture, it's appealing to the eye and I haven't seen anything like this anywhere so far, and you took the time to use copics to make this wonderfully amazing. It makes me think back to the actual show. Well done!
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This is your usual visual style and is as radiant as ever although some details should be taken under consideration, in my opinion.

The visuals are stunning and colorful, the right colors on each ponies were used and it seems like everything in it's place, as it should be.
The shades are done mostly okay but I feel some of them are a bit misplaced, you should choose one point of lightning and from there, the shadows shall be done and they'll look more natural. What I try to convey is that, for example, Flutteshy's lightning seems to come from the left, Rainbow's from bottom left, Pinkie and Twilight's lightning appears to come from the right, same with Applejack, but with her it even seems to come from two different undefined places, and finally with Rarity, she has no lightning at all, as if she was a luminous body and in some instances, it appears that you tried to make it look so, as Rainbow Dash, Pinkie and Twilight's lightning appears to come from where Rarity is, but then the effect isn't so convincing if Applejack and Fluttershy's lightning isn't coming from Rarity or from Rarity's rear.
As for Rarity not having Shadow nor lightning at all, maybe, you did it because she's white, but that's a common error, every body should have a visible lightning because it IS coming from somewhere and the body is reflecting it and it should also have shadows, as the body isn't completely illuminated. The only type of bodies that cannot have shadows are the luminous ones because they are light themselves.
Also, I feel that the white lighting could improve, because not all the ponies have it, Fluttershy being the one that lacks it the more.
Although being slightly misplaced, the shadings ARE well done, they don't feel unfitting nor too obscure, if you consider each pony individually and with her own focal angle, the shadows and lightnings are nice, specially on Rarity's adorable suit.

Okay, this isn't the most original piece of them all but at least it gives a fresh look to an already classic image. I like that they are bugging Rarity after she's on her breakdown, makes me feel like she's imagining them as they were really obnoxious.

As I said, the technique used with the markers is a very difficult one to master as undoing something can be almost impossible and errors can be easily made, but I don't see any errors on the lining or the coloring, not a single stroke out of the lines, it is impressive also how beautiful you can do their manes.

It is very notable what you try to convey here, you can see every character, specially Rarity to be special in some way; Rarity is supposed to be the beautiful (along generous) one of the group and you can see it here, as her mane is much more elaborated and shinny than of the others. I also like the fact that the mane six (or five) are bugging Rarity for "better" dresses, but look at their faces, they are not angry or bothered, they are happy, they don't know what they are doing and don't see the errors they're doing, not at all, I specially like Rainbow Dash's face, the happier of the five, you can tell it by her eyes and smile, Fluttershy is also very in-character, her tender face and close eyes are only done by her. I guess their ignorance is their bliss.

As a conclusion, I think this is a good piece, it doesn't needs much work to be done, the lightning points are the only thing I find odd about this piece. Maybe a thing or two about the hooves also could be done, but nothing that ruins the whole piece.
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SKpip Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is so colorful and dynamic! I really like how you did the manes! :D (Big Grin) 
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never look a gift horse in the mouth! :shakefist:
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NieEngel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
So, I allready said it in the note and will say it again: I love the shading here.
The idea is nice, too ;D
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dear :) you are so sweet:hug:
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Sprinkle-X-Heart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
That is just amazing~Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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seer45 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Rarity you are always the best !!!!! CURSE YOU! 
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SkyHeavens Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Rarity~ ;^;
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ColouredFlames Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What happened to her D:
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IwuvDa3nd3rmanz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sheesh, the patience you people have with the Copic markers is amazing ouo I don't have any((yet)) but I can't even sit there and try with a Crayola marker xD I love the colors :D
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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IwuvDa3nd3rmanz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome Giggle 
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FutureTrunks22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Poor Rarity
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Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, this is very precious and I really like it! :heart: I do adore your style of ponies Mandy. They're so cute. ^_^

This may be an oldie but it's a goodie. :heart: Very cute and lovely colored! :love:
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :3 I try my best, your style is very cute and original:heart:
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Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, you're too sweet to say that, but thank you Mandy. :heart: Though I do think your work is cuter. :aww:

And you're very welcome! :D
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are being super seet:tighthug:you are the best! Let's start the new year right ;)
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Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed we will, I promise! :aww: I also sent you a note about something lol. ;)

Again...I missed you Mand. :tighthug: 
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awww...poor Rarity's face :(
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
nice!
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Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist
Make sure that it stays within our budget
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NeomaAura Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw... Poor Rarity
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heartshielder1991 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful, i really like how colorful and vibrant this piece is, it's looks very appealing to look at ^_^. Great work :D
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DrWhoFan611 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your friends are always there for you... always... even if you don't want them....
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gigandjett Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AWh, oh wow, how amazing! Your anatomy is really really good here, I just wanted to point out ... I'm so sorry for all you've been going through, hopefully you will have a break from all of the stress soon enough ... love ya hun :heart: Stunning as always!!
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dear:heart:you are the best:blowkiss:Thanks I wasn't even paying attention to any anatomy honestly ;p
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zunicornnation Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are striking and I like how the focus is really on Rarity, but something about it looks a bit flat.  This also makes the layering seem a bit off.  I don't think I could do better, and I don't quite understand how this effect works so I can't advise how to get rid of that problem.
(perhaps it's the shading as S-X stated)
Perhaps a bit more work in perspective would help?

I know it's a nit-pick for so much work put into the project.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree it's the shading that kind of throws the whole image off, you are totally right ;)
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
nice!
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AkiroAlpha Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Excellent work the colors are so vibrant its so awesome!
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply WONDERFUL.
I love it, and my inner Rarity told me to tell you that she loves it as well.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much ^-^ I appreciate you saying that dear
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Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay really that's just a cruel picture right there XD Like really group preassure times ten! Looks good though with your good old original style which is really great to see in action againn :) A little disturbing to see it beeing used to picture our beloved mane six (or five) in such a harsh situration but I think I can live with that when look at your as always bautiful bright colours.

I often see Rarity as the most artistic of the mane six. And I'm not sure if you feel this ways but sometimes I can really feel the preassure of the artist when high demands are knocking at the doors of originallity and creation. I can actually see Rarity in a challanging possition sometimes and perhaps we will see that unfold in the next season. Who knows :)

Anyway all in all this is still a magnificent picture and I'm happy you shared it with us ^^
Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's how I feel sometimes ;p exactly like a Rarity:giggle:
I totally agree with you she is a very talented and artistic mare who deserves to be more loved and admired! Also, happy new year to you too :P
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
GREAT!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
Happy new year ;)
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, you too:party:
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PinkPrincessBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Work! 
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GySGtGibbs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mane 5: "Make sure it stays within our budget!"

Me: What budget? Rarity was making them for free.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I know and she was so sweet to do so:iconhappyrarityplz:
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GySGtGibbs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR! Isn't Rarity such a cute pony?
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent art, AC.
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verulence Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
MAKE SURE IT STAYS WITHIN OUR BUDGET 
Ahem I mean this one really takes me back to your older stuff. I love it! Good ol markertastic color explosion greatness!
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D yah it always takes while for me to complete my work in markers ;p
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verulence Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
And it shows! The colors and texture are unbelievable.
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Nightcaster460 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Applejack: Rarity.... *hugs*
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HelloKittysPal1993 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Cute.
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