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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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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:
Healer-and-protecter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The adorable nerd.
bubble-blast Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love seeing pictures were a mlp goes to bed
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.
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Is it just me, or has this been on EQD before? It's familiar, but still good.
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!
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Indeed it is. Thanks for letting me know.
Darkagumon2000 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Clapping Pony Icon - Twilight SparkleHeart Heart Heart Heart Hearttwilight sparkle icon 
hrostami Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013

You made :iconequestriadailyplz: Drawfriend again!… and it is #24 on the list. :iconclappingplz:
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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