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In the Zone by Bobdude0 In the Zone by Bobdude0
Studying is serious business.

So this is my first print ever. Up until now I've been working at exported resolution, meaning that everything I made is waaaay too small to look good printed. I thought it time to get into the print game though and this is my first one! I'm way more excited about it then I should be. And yes, I'm going to be making essentially everything printable from here on out. So yay tangible digital art! It's the one thing I missed about traditional after all, actually being able to hold my art.

So, on to the little notes I usually do on each piece. This one took a while. Clearly. I spent a lot of time trying to make something that I could be really proud of (as well as something people might consider actually, like, giving me money for). I think I got the values to look real nice, even if they still need a lot of work I'm using them the way they're supposed to be used! I think the magic is what gave me the most trouble though. Trying to make all that magic be light sources while also trying to keep it from distracting away from Twilight was not an easy task, and I still don't think I quite got it the way it truly should be. I'm at least happy with where I got it though!

Oh and one more little note, the books in the back each have a title. Most of them are shout outs for the guys at /r/mlpds, but I also threw in a couple just for fun. I think my favorite is "Sweetie Belle is Best Pony by B. Dude". Great book. You should give it a read sometime if you get the chance.

Anyways, have a studious Twi.

*featured as the header for drawfriend 1200!*
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:iconraubixcube:
RaubixCube Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Looks like she's in the... gnnnnnnghhhnhnn--must... not... 
...Twilight Zone (I am so sorry).

Seriously though, lovely work! Such evocative use of color!
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... How had I not thought of that before...

Thanks!
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:iconraubixcube:
RaubixCube Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
:)
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sparky40 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my goodness, the colors have the petfect shading and brightness, tje pose is exelent and you can feel the magic above all.

exelent work
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank ya! :)
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:iconevernight98:
Evernight98 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2014
Awesome ! I really like this one ! Very very good work !
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmanestreet:
Manestreet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
God dammit. I like how you were so humble about your artistic abilities when I met you. How the hell do I meet an amazing artist like this? I'm lucky as a someone who's really lucky. You've got so much talent.
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FantasygirlXD Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Agreed :D
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks
I dunno, I'm not that great compared to just about every other artist around this silly fandom xD
i think it's crazy that they're replacing their resident pony weirdo with another pony weirdo ;P
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Manestreet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're one of the best pony weirdos I have ever met, and you like animal animals, so now I just want to be your friend. Is that cool?
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yus, lets be the best friends that ever friended
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:iconmanestreet:
Manestreet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Imma friend this friendship so magically.
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:iconmanestreet:
Manestreet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
okay wow, hello I'm violet and I'm a creep. Sorry. I never meet other bronies, so I freak out when I do.
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Pyromaniac-v2 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Freaking amazing picture.  This is just incredible.  I envy your ability.

Keep up the good work!  I look forward to seeing more like this.
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man :D
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:iconmitch-el:
Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Lovely little piece. It exudes a whimsical and playful air while still allowing a smidgeon of mystery to seep through. The magic throughout doesn't detract from Twilight, although I think the glow surrounding the books could have been toned down just a tad. That's a minor critique, though. I love the choice of colors, design, lighting, and the fact that you took the time to add a title to every book in the background. Ha. Brilliant. Great work on stage here! :aww:
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!

You have no idea how long those book titles took me to come up with xD
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:iconmitch-el:
Mitch-el Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
You're welcome! :D

Oh yeah. I can imagine that it took ages!
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Wow!
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O
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:iconl-master:
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank ya! :)
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:icontiger610:
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lorem ipsum ad omnia,
Inveniemus
Scientia est adhuc ante.
Sed numquam scire,
Quid est tam proprium amicitiae,
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Et cognoverunt verba eorum!

... It's been a while since I took Latin...
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:icondoomsp0rk:
DoomSp0rk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Srs bsns indeed.  Well done sir.  :D
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even know what that means but thanks! =P
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:icondoomsp0rk:
DoomSp0rk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SeRiouS BuSiNeSs.

It's very srs bsns.  :)
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooh. probably should have figured that one out xD
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:iconscyphi:
Scyphi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This.

With this one picture, you've managed to capture the essence that is Twilight Sparkle. And it is perfect. :D
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I was shootin for! haha, thanks :D
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:icontarascus101:
Tarascus101 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Very cool job. I love s much the levitate spell. :3
Brohoof
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
*hoof*
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:iconstacinadia:
StaciNadia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Neat!  I love all the magical lighting around the room!  Really nice detail to all the stuff on the shelves, and Twilight herself looks cute!  Nice work!
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why thank ya! :D
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Don´t you think that when you study somehow everything that surrounds you becomes way too interesting?
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally? yes. 100%.
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:iconguille832:
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I learned so much about flies during my last exam period...
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude flies are awesome.
okay not really but it's still better than calculus.
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:iconguille832:
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
When I study biology I feel better knowing that while observing the flies I am learning. Partially :dummy:
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LivelyInsomniac Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Shouts out to shouts out
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shout out to your shout out shouting out my shout outs
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:iconlivelyinsomniac:
LivelyInsomniac Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow fuck you
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cry:
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:iconartention:
Artention Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing ! :D
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:icondejiko07:
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2014
Awesome work! :)
I love the magical glow surrounding Twilight.
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Took some effort to get that layer to agree with me :P
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:iconjyroman53:
jyroman53 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twi ... Twi ? TWI ! TWILIGHT !!!!!! STAHP CONCENTRATING YE MAKIN ME SPINNIN  !!!!!
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:iconbobdude0:
Bobdude0 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please keep your hands and feet inside the magic bubble at all times.
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