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Late Night Camping by Raedrob Late Night Camping by Raedrob
A couple of drawings back I really tried to put some serious effort into a background.
I wanted to give it a shot again, with a night time setting.
This gave me the perfect oppurtunity to play around with the colour blue and contrasts occuring due to the dark night and the light from the lamp.
I spent a lot of time on the two trees in the forgound, and I think they turned out pretty nice.
They are supposed to be pines, another addition to the common trees where I live (I like pine aswell as birch :P).
I used the standard brush and pen tool in SAI all the way, so creating texture was a real challenge.
Sooooooo much time was spent on this. I didn't note how much time, but I spent several respectably long sessions through at least a week.
I hope you enjoy the painting! :D
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
AJ is regretting that Deal she made with RD of who can stay out there the longest.
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Pumpkin-Head100 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds of that one movie BrokeBack Mountain.
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Funny thing is I never saw that movie :P
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Pumpkin-Head100 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea me either. I remember it from that part of the movie from scary movie 4. Where those two black dudes go camping (spoof of brokeback mountain) and funny shit happens. X3
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Arcolm Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Good thing i only saw Scary Movie 4 my self. That was horrable and yet.... *facehoof* I can't even describe....
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Pumpkin-Head100 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lul
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theArch9 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u do know that BrokeBack mountin is about two cattle drivers who are gay for eachother write???
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
"Suddenly as the hydra was upon them, their cutie marks spontaneously changed into Purina checkerboards." The background is wonderful and makes for a wonderful nighttime scene, the perfect kind to spend camping with a friend. Applejack's expression is priceless, and you can tell just from the silhouette that Dash is somewhat bemused as to why her friend is suddenly so scared.

The lantern did come out looking pretty nice, and though not typical Ponyville (or Equestria) banded-style it still has the charm of the cover wires looks around the glass; the glow looks pretty good too against the surroundings.

Now, as for the foreground stuff, the flower almost look like nails, and I was actually wondering how they got pulled out of the sides of the tent until I realized what they were. Showing grass against the side of the tent was good too, but at this level of skill and detail it really needs to be shown (or at least hinted at we look farther from the tent). The trees look awesome, almost a bit "alive" in the way the branches come out like shoulders in some cases.

Despite Applejack's terror, Rainbow Dash isn't afraid of anything. Because she can just fly away at super speed if things get too bad.
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Wow, that was quite the comment!
Understand that I really appreciate this kind of feedback.
Getting to know what worked and what could have worked better is just what artists look for in comments and feedback.
I thank you for taking going this detailed into my painting! Kudos! :D
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Considering all the hard work that artists put into some of their work the least I can do is once in a while say what parts I like — and if something doesn't look right then why not try to help? (I try to be nice though.)
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I think it's good that you try to be a little nice, as many artists can get pretty butthurt if they are told their drawings ain't perfect :P
Again, thanks for the feedback!
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One can only guess what Applejack and RD were up to in that tent ;3
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I knew for sure I wanted AJ in the painting, so why not just make it AppleDash and call it a day :V
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Tchernobyl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
"Why not just make it appledash".

That, sir, is the best type of sentiment ever. Pic with no ponies? Make it appledash! Just dash or AJ alone? Make it appledash!

Pic focusing on another pony entirely? Screw em, make it appledash! :D
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Ehm, thanks? :P
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Tchernobyl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
translated from fanboyism: Love the pic :D especially the AppleDash tone of it. Though I think that part of my comment was clear >.>
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks, I appreciate it =)
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amandaam Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Thanks!
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amandaam Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
welcome!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very scary out here, and it's worse when the hydra oversees them.
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
The hydra can be quite menacing indeed!
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Electroshock70 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats: You made it on Equestria Daily's Drawfriend Stuff!
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I just noticed a huge bump in messages, and noticed it had popped up in the Drawfriend. It is quite a rarity (don't boo me off stage XD) for me to be featured there. Every time it happens makes me all giddy and makes my day! :D
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zaiali Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Is that RD and AJ in a tent?

. . . .Brokeback mountain except with ponies.
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StringPetounPing Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
They already did a fanfiction of brokeback mountain with ponies, except that this was between Applejack and Rarity.
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
That is pretty much RD and AJ.
Oh, and there's indeed a tent =)
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zaiali Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
so they are going at it right now?
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I'll let the scene be open for interpretation.
Read it the way you want it ;)
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SonOfTheNorthe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Oh my, what are those two doing in a tent together?

:if you know what I mean:
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
:I know what you mean: ;)
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BanditofBandwidth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like it :)
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I'm happy to hear that ^^
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ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like every part of this piece is good.

Except for the ponies and the tent.

The background is great.

But I'm not particularly interested in what you're using it for.
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Thanks for the feedback!
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firefanatic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, Applejack just needs somepony to comfort her and tell her it'll be all right. No shame in getting a hug from Rainbow, AJ.
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Raedrob Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Yeah, everything will be okay :3
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Ramones-MLP Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
So WATCH OUT!-Pinkie Pie
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thebluee53 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ware in the everfree forist
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firefanatic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
probably nearby Froggy Bottom Bog, if I'm correct.
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thebluee53 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know I am randomly gesing
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