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....and then he crashed through the opposite windows and Derpy was left sitting there very confused.

Last up in my 'lolita' inspired series featuring background pony couples. First time trying something so dynamic. I certainly learned a TON doing this picture though. There are of course probably lots wrong with this but I'm still quite proud. This series has definitely taught me a lot about making backgrounds and setting up scenes so for that I am very happy.

Octavia and Vinyl: [link]
Lyra and Bon Bon: [link]
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Critique by dominoes007 Jan 26, 2013, 9:42:45 AM
Well wow! That looks awesome! The colours, the architecture, the shading and the particles are incredibly well done! I have a couple of problems. One is that the Doctor almost doesn't look suprised enough. The second is the slightly awkward position he is sitting in. And the third is just only the framing. It seems as if there is a little too much seperation between the Doctor and Derpy. However, all these things are just little nitpicks. Derpy is absolutly perfect. The dress, the hair, even her adorable little crown. So cute! I really love the particles of building that are flying off from the impact, and the shadows acroll the room look lovely. Well done!
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Seeing as how I never saw "Doctor Who", I won't be able to relate to the "subtle" reference to the show in this pic, thus some of the things below might be a tad off... plus, I haven't critiqued anything in weeks (which is months in pony years :D), so bare with me ;)

Being familiar with your Lolita series, I do have a point of reference for this piece and, while not knowing "Doctor Who", I must say this seems the least suitable of the three; while the previous works very clearly played on romance, one doesn't get that vibe from this pic - it's much too dynamic for that. This could, of course, be your aim, but then one wonders why "bother" with a pair for it.
Ironic part is, this is the only pair that actually incorporates ponies of different gender (granted, with her voice and all, Derpy always seemed more male then female to me), which is likely the most suitable setting for extracting romance.

On the other hand this does take the recipant, who saw the earlier two pics, by surprise, furthering the dynamics - you expected serenity and calm, yet you get Whooves crashing through the walls with rumble flying everywhere. The scene itself has some familarity to it (though the details differs) and yet makes one wide his eyes at the first glance.
Playing on known concepts, it (maybe surprisingly) managed to grasp a piece of individuality, that distinguishes it from the crowd.

The technique is a little bizarre - while generally smooth, Derpy's coat is visibly "messy" at the hooves, like it came from a different place then the rest of the piece. On the other hand, such details play homage to the overall "random" feeling of this work - a princess and a telephone booth crashing through the wall... the simple and yet strange strained glass that hides the windows... Derpy herself with her apparition... all this make pieces of a whole that makes sense... by not making it! It is very intriguing to achieve that without the use of absraction.

The impact of the pic is slightly lessen by the empty space between Derpy and Whooves - a great deal of stillness in a dynamic work always leaves the recipant a place of calm, allowing him to "escape" from all the action.
The tardis however plays its part splendidly; crashing through the wall it instantly brings the viewer's attention to itself, hinting he should expect dynamism. The rumble from the blast further spreads the motion, gaining inch after inch.
I'm most impressed with how you managed to handle Derpy's expression - with her sight disposition, I notice that fandom (in most cases) has extreme trouble giving her face intended emotion, but here you did so very nicely - her left eye, in tandem with the mouth, clearly shows surprise, while the right pupil gives an impression of anger; Whooves did crash through HER wall.
The good doctor himself is not left beholden as he shows fear about his approaching landing, while remaining a gentleman and reaching for his hat to greet a lady. Simple details, that add spice to the piece, strengthening the unique vibe this pic, as a whole, sends out.

Overall I have mixed feelings concerning this piece; on one hand you get a very unusual, almost hypnotizing, parts in a chaotic whole... and yet, there's always that feeling that it disregards the earlier installments of the Lolita series. This, of course, may be my lack of knowledge about "Doctor Who" speaking, so be adviced this is written from a lyman's point of view.
Certainly I did not expect this and, for one, it's always nice to get surprised by art, which usually follows known schemes these days.
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sootaloo Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
instant fav!
Yumibren Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! This looks great! There's a lot going on in this picture and lots of detail for the eyes to look at. Wonderful job! Keep it up!!
rangerkom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Just dropping in for a muffin... :icontwilightshrugplz:
HungrySohma16 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You deserve to be proud of this. >w<
So funny, epic, and cute!
The-Unknown-Artist26 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ds2096 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Why is he wearing those admittedly adorable mary janes?
KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lolita fashion style.

Also I believe similar type shoes were popular several centuries ago, and he IS fairly old.
Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a way to make an entrance!
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013 this bunches....definitely my favorite pairing....X3
AlexanderKane Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Doctor: "Sorry to keep you waiting Derpy, the TARDIS can get a bit tempermental on landing... and take-off... And all points in-between. What did I miss?"

Derpy: "Hey Doctor, not much, lead a army against the oppressive King, helped create a working Democratic goverment and in turn they made me Queen and Head of State."
silvermoon442 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woo! :la: Doctor Whooves and Derpy!! :iconinloveplz:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Nice action scene. Derpy looks cute.
opendoors4 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Stardust: WHY!?!?!?! *cries*
AzazelCZ Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oolala moc pěkný :-)
AzazelCZ Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry... very nice :-)
Denezer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wait, what? It is really drawn by human?
Deserves the title of "divine drawing".
Kitty you awesome!
Jelenadbz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
estequio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
derpy princesa de los muffins y novia de un viajero del tiempo
derpy Princess of muffins and girlfriend of a time traveler
AgentBlackBlood Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
900 years old and he still can't fly the TARDIS without crashing. :XD:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
cute little piece. nice detail and background. was wondering if you'd put this up when i saw it on your commission list.
Jjaystar94 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(Princess) Derpy is stunning!!! Are those sparkles all around her? So cute!! :D
And of course the doctor is such a handsome gentlecolt :)
To me it's like they're at the altar ^^
starmic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
LimitBreaker13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder why Derpy is princess... but besides thats a really nice one. As always i'm impressed from this amazing love for details and that shading.
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Now that's an explosive drawing. =D

Seriously though, awesome drawing there. You never cease to amaze me at the quality of your drawings and they just keep getting better and better.

Keep it up!!! You inspire me to try to draw better.
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
The TARDIS and architecture never really reached an understanding.

All them details. I wish I weren't pressed for time and could comment on more. I just have to say that you reflected the throne's dais and that carpet nicely. And dem outfits. Good one!
Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohai doctoc :D
SlyFox090 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This is very amazing. You've really outdone yourself with this piece!
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