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Burning the Midnight Oil by KittehKatBar Burning the Midnight Oil by KittehKatBar
Sooooo... here's my second attempt at a background. Mostly a huge experiment with lighting. Messed around with color effects and conflicting lightsources. Pretty happy with how it came out :)

Edit: Forgot the secondary shadow for the statue, fixed.

Wallpaper version available for download too~
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:iconluckynchance:
Believe it or not, I find this piece absolutely amazing.

I can not find anything to actually nitpick on. Colors are amazing, the shading is extraordinary. Especially with one light source being moonlight and the other being the oil lamp.

The shading on Twilight seems a bit heavy but it fits. Everything seems well-proportioned and balanced. I really enjoy the detail on the telescope. The detail on the bed and blanket is amazing.

I can not but heap praise upon this. I seriously love it.

Unfortunately, critiques need 100 words so for the last of it so...Perfect Purple Pony Prodigy Placed Primary Place.
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Wow. This is amazing!! I wish I could have seen more of your livestream. I love this. It must be challenging having 2 light sources, but being the amazing artist you are, it looks perfect! :) Everything look so warm and happy. And I love all the details on the books and telescope and such. Y U so awesome? :la:

Oh, god. I feel terrible to have anything negative to say about this. :iconcryforeverplz: the only thing I notice is that the table with the unicorn bust seems to be melding into the wall, not the floor. ? I dunno. It doesn't look right. Still, amazing!! :iconfeelingfreeplz:
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... what a peaceful and wonderful scene...!!! Love it!!! :heart: :love: :heart:
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:iconhealer-and-protecter:
Healer-and-protecter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The adorable nerd.
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:iconbubble-blast:
bubble-blast Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love seeing pictures were a mlp goes to bed
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Beautiful and warm. I really love the shine of the lamp, and the cool moonlight streaming in through the window. Twilight's head looks a tad big to me, but other than that, this is a great picture.
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Macbow333 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Is it just me, or has this been on EQD before? It's familiar, but still good.
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I believe it has...(looks at comments) yep, 2 Augusts ago...its buried within my wallpaper gallery on my PS3. Still a pretty picture!
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:iconmacbow333:
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Indeed it is. Thanks for letting me know.
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Darkagumon2000 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Clapping Pony Icon - Twilight SparkleHeart Heart Heart Heart Hearttwilight sparkle icon 
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hrostami Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
:jawdrop:

You made :iconequestriadailyplz: Drawfriend again! 

www.equestriadaily.com/2013/10… and it is #24 on the list. :iconclappingplz:
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Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness this is beautiful.. :heart: I can't even find words to explain it! I really love the lighting from the lantern onto Twilight's mane and tail, she looks so comfortable and the bed looks so soft! And I also really love the moonlight, gorgeous work!
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Sleepy-the-Bat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. This is really nice :)
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Psychosityc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:eyepopping:

imlike 100/10
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:iconojhat:
OJhat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
permission to show this in a video? I will be crediting you in the video and will put a link back to this page.
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:iconkittehkatbar:
KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as its SFW content :) Link me when its up so I can see too.
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:iconojhat:
OJhat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SFW?
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:iconkittehkatbar:
KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Safe for work, sorry. Means nothing gorey/sexual.
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:iconojhat:
OJhat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
here's the link: [link]

I'm making it a pattern to give a shoutout on each tutorial to my different favorite artists I watch on DA, so I started with giving a shoutout to you. Hope it works :)
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice video! and thanks for the shoutout ^ . ^
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cherryjjv Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I first glanced at the book I thought it was a song book :P Oops XD
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MissFlight Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Wow, it’s like we're peeking into her life in Ponyville-it’s so accurate. The only thing I think is a little weird is that the book she is reading is kinda facing outwards from her. But that’s probably just me-I read in bed at night too and I don't like straining my neck to do so. xD
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Sn0wflake225 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Are you doing your drawings with pencils or on the computer?
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:iconkittehkatbar:
KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All digital, I work with a tablet in PaintTool SAI
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Sn0wflake225 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
verycool, i love your stuff
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:iconkittehkatbar:
KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Sn0wflake225 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
np,keep up the good work!
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BloodyPink-M Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
еееееh it looks sooo soft and soooo nice i should want it like that
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:iconreporter-derpy:
Reporter-Derpy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beautiful! Well... all your artwork is! :)
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sakatagintoki117 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow...nothing short of amazing!!!
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SplashingBuizel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Artist
very cute ^^
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:iconflawless-brony:
flawless-brony Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Although her mane looks the slightest bit greasy, this is still very amazing!
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Paw07 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A great piece and I agree ... I hate backgrounds as well. Personally, I love this background because it looks like it had to have been her bedroom before Ponyville.
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's her bedroom in Ponyville actually.
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:iconpaw07:
Paw07 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, my bad. I always figured that room was smaller. ^^;
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   General Artist
Aww this is soooooo gorgeous, makes me want to be right there. I love this, so much sweetness, warmth, cosiness and excellent skill/talent too!
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ladyepic247 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
I love Astronomy, good job
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SlyFoxCl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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dashing-the-rainbow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
this is beautiful, i love it
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
:jawdrop: Amazing detail! Looks so awesome! :iconso-awesomeplz:
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I think this musical piece would be very fitting to the mood:

[link]
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Maceclaw Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
That is one awseome piece of art you did there!
Great job at the lighting btw.
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Rutgerman95 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
O love the way you coloured, man!
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
And it's only 10 P.M., according the the clock on the wall. ;P
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:iconalluris:
Alluris Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you shrink her head a little? Other than that, BRRRIILLIANT! :la:
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
It's awesome work! <3
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ezequielll Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Awesome. Just. Awesome.
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bravethunda Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Really lovely tone to this piece. I like the serenity you have woven into it, and the way everything is at peace, nice work :D
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HeFFatos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is awesome! A pure awesomeness! It makes me want to read something.
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SM51 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I have done that same thing more times than I can remember.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Such beautiful colours, shadings and lighting effects. And Twilight looks so adorable.
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EqFAzrael Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this magnificent piece!
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