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Finding that perfect look. by KittehKatBar Finding that perfect look. by KittehKatBar
The circular architecture of Rarity's room lends itself well to this cutaway style. Wanted to play around with mirror images, definitely harder than I thought. The lighting was interesting as well, since Rarity is backlit by the window, but the part that the light is hitting is also visible in the reflection. The floating scarf and shoes are all in darkness, but they looked rather plain so I added some shading using the outline color. Hopefully it looks okay, certainly gives me more to think about for future reference. I thought about adding more clothes but decided it looked too busy, I liked the simplicity it currently has.

Edit: Fixed a few minor things, gah I fail.
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Critique by Whynothideinthere Oct 10, 2012, 1:37:56 PM
Okay! Time for another critique! So, the background cutout is great. The style of the room really works with the rounded shape of the background. I love the boots, and the scarves look fantastic. The mirror was done really well, showing the character while reflecting light. The pink viney things work great, and the checker is too. Now for the less fun part. The frame of the mirror looks a bit blurred. It seems to be a cardboard cutout. Perhaps more shiny? Rarity would obsess over things like that. The boots are a bit off. Shouldn't there be 4? And she looks a little tired when you ignore the reflection. Otherwise, everything is great! You got the Rarity look very well, and the window with the snow looks fantastic. The shadow on the floor is great too! All together, not your best, but definitely up there!
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star-electric Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think her tail really highlights this pic :3
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yf19-sama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice lightning setup!
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DisturbingMachine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you did the mirror and the window. May I get some advice on how you get that reflective light effect?
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reflective light is a clipping layer over the window layer. To make the effect its just quick swipes with a white brush, then I lowered the opacity. Pretty simple :)
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DisturbingMachine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:Ha! And you all made fun of me for having so many scarves.

Wait a minute...
That was from the season 3 premiere, when Rarity gets off the train and Spike is carrying her massive suitcase full of scarves. You submitted this back in October.
...
Are you some kind of wizard?
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onelilmermaid Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wonderful! You so do not fail!
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OJhat Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wait, does this count as rarity's winter painting? 'cause it doesn't look like quite the same style as you used on the other five . . . (and it's not outside, wait nevermind fluttershy is inside as well i guess)
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah this is the winter one, she's picking out something to wear in the cold :)
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I can't find the words to describe how awesome this looks. :iconrarityclapplz:
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Kimarnic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:icondatplotplz:
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:iconpip-pip-rah:
pip-pip-rah Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't even articulate all the things i like about this asdfg
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
You're definitely right about the shop and you've done a great job with the background, both the stylish inside and the snowy outside. And that leads to Rarity's insecure look as she tries to decide what scarf to wear with those boots and cloak – or is she looking at herself, trying to think about who she really no matter what she wears? Yes, I think Rarity's beauty and emotion take over the scene and make it something extra special.

Or I'm just reading way too much into it.

Still lovely work and gorgeous Rarity, plus the nice layout and composition to put the whole story together. Ace work.
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RedMarkerRellik Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Rarity would be the kind of pony to spend several hours trying to figure out what to wear during winter.
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duh-veed Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazingly well done^^
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donkeylongears Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Great work
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the only thing that irritates me is that her head seems to be bigger in the reflection. nice shading work!
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

I definitely agree that her head looks a bit bigger in the reflection. Which is quite odd really, since it's actually a bit smaller. So I think it's a trick of the eye or something at work.
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
caution: objects in mirror appear closer than they are.
:D
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
awe she looks sad! lovely work
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BB-K Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfectionism. :)
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
If at first you don't succeed Rarity-dono, try, try again! :D
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
So cute.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Rarity is perfect just the way she is.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Only Rarity would spend an hour in front of the mirror trying to figure out which scarf would be "perfect" to wear for a simple walk outside. ;P

Psst! Go for the purple one! It matches your hair! ;)
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SugarrCane Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
xD i was thinking the red one..uhh but the purple one is good to.. CAN'T CHOOSE now i know how it feels to choose :iconfacehoofplz:
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cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
So demanding on herself.

But already elegant.

Wonderful work
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of great, subtle work in this one... Well done!
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Flutterknight Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as always! ^_^
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blackout62 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Oh yeah, totally been there. Picking a scarf is and always will be dedicated work.
With that in mind I'd suggest the blue, brings out her eyes and with the purple she's just not trying.
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Rarity looks so beautiful!!!
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Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That expression is so cute. :aww:

Excellent work!
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angelofrombelow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I like how her expression is all: "NOPE NOPE NOPE."
Just go nude, Rarity!
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BallJointedPony Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Reminds me of [link]
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This is gorgeous
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zaiali Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
You know you're perfect the way you are!
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SebBlo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I. LOVE. MIRRORS!
There you go! I love when somebody makes a mirror and actually makes it look good! And this looks better than good! This is awesome!
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^ . ^
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MysticBlare Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sections of the tail is slightly uncolored and there's a small part of of the tail that's white that should be purple. near the...uhh...the rump
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's loose hair on the tail as well, and the white stripe on the underside of her tail is just skin.
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Poppun Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That's the dock, it's the solid part of a tail that the actual tail grows from (which yes, has been confirmed twice is actually taken into account by the show) cutting the hair of the tail so it goes only slightly longer than the dock is called "Docking"
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Jjaystar94 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great!!! But just wondering, is she missing her lower eyelashes on her left eye? You can clearly see them in the reflection but not on the real Rarity.... >_<
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah, I'm so forgetful today! @ . @ -Fixed- Thanks
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Jjaystar94 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
cute. i like her unsure expression.
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megagad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
ПРЕЛЕСТНО!
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
She looks a bit derpy in the reflection with her eyes pointing in different directions like that but the overall feel of the image is great! :D
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KittehKatBar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.....I scooted her eyes in a bit more so she's looking at herself proper > . <
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
:iconrarityderpplz:
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But other than that, the picture is very lovely.
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's probably just me, but the angled expression on her left eye looks different in the mirror.
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