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Through the Clouds by SirPayne Through the Clouds by SirPayne
Working on Lighting and pose in this one.

(c) MLPFiM belongs to Hasbro and Lauren Faust
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Soosthemoos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
An this is why I go through EQD Drawfriends I've missed. Beautiful.
Petalierre Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest. Everytime i see a picture of Rainbow Dash soaring gracefully in the sky as she soaks in the airy and mild-cloudy freedom she's bathing in... I can feel the majestic feeling they call 'Freedom' within me and her... I just envy for it so much. I can feel my heart soar everytime, like it's craving to touch the sky like this beautiful multi-coloured mare. We do fly... But we want to feel the wind in our hair as we do... We want our feet to feel nothing but sweet sweet air, you have so much room to play, and so much room to stretch out your body, where you feel free to be yourself without having anybody on the ground judging you for who you are as you express yourself, hidden from upon the clouds... It just feels great to be in the air... I just wish we were born with wings, born to fly
ArtemisThePegasus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. I want to be a Pegasus, to feel the wind against my wings and my face. 
csillaghullo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My heart just skipped a beat. Perfect art is perfect.
Orcha3000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg. i love her expression. its like, "im free. i can do anything i want to."
TechRainbow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the expression on her face. Total bliss.
SilencedMi6 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Yeah, this.
cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I like the angle and pose of Rainbow Dash in your piece.

Beautiful work
smiley216 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
i also chose sunset because i don't see Rainbow Dash as one to force her body to wake up early enough so she could catch a sunrise
smiley216 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Dusk had to be Rainbow Dash's absolute favorite time in the day. That time in which light of the sun began to wane yet still cast it's warm glow throughout the world. She esspecially enjoyed the varying colors reflected in the sky and clouds, stamping the region with unique hues that changed not only every night, but every few moments. At times Rainbow Dash would take to the air and climb higher as the sun sank so she could savor a particular moment of beauty just a little bit longer. Then, once she could climb no higher, and the moment had past she would let herself fall. Neither gliding nor diving, she would let her body relax, basking in the last of the sun's warmth so it could caress her body while gravity pulled her down through other lesser moments of beauty. This was the time when she truely appreciated being born a pegasus. Having been given the chance to view the world from many different perspectives and enjoy it's natural beauty in any way she chose. Rainbow Dashes speed and agility were what made people notice her and called her gifted for. But this choice in moments of beauty and bliss where the true gifts that life had given to her.


I love the colors you used for this. It almost gives me a sense that i'm right there falling through the clouds with her. I also like how you melded the colors of her hair, all too often artists have the colors divided pristinely. I don't fault them for it because that's how she's depicted the show, but it's nice to see a piece where her hair has shifted and blended some. I hope you like the little fic i put together. I could totally see Rainbow Dash doing something like this at the end of the day to unwind .... and yes ... i know skydiving sounds like a stupid way to unwind for you or me, but for her she's always powering through her day either flapping to fly or tensing up to be as aerodynamic as possible in her dives. Even gliding requires some effort. Freefalling would give her a chance to just let her body go loose and let gravity do its work while she enjoyed the view on the way down.
SirPayne Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome btw, I love it
smiley216 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I hope you don't mind but i used your work and the little fic i wrote for it on a bigger Fanfic for

If it is a problem let me know and i'll change the cover art, no fuss ... The piece is called "Diving Head First" and my screenname is the same as it is here
SirPayne Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I dont mind at all ^^
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go Dashie!
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
smiley216 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
HA ... i see what you did there XP
AffinityPony Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
You said you're working on lighting and pose with this one? Well, you. Did. AWESOME! Rainbow Dash is in an appealing dynamic pose with a clear line of action. Not only did you do a great job with the lighting, but you even illustrated color bleeding on Rainbow Dash from the warm orange sky.

Beautiful work! Just beautiful. :iconmsrainbowdash:
userground12407 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:music:So far away we fly for the day
For the lives all so concord and gold
We feel the breeze of a lifetime lost in a thousand years
Through the clouds and the skies we carry on!:music:

Awesome artwork, Sir. That title reminds me of a song I used to hear. See you can figure it out, guys. ;)
userground12407 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Hint: I improvised the lyrics myself. Why don't you try to sing it out?
mnemenic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
She looks euphoric - very nice job! I like the soft peach tones in the shading and the way you blended the colors in her hair.
Keilink Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everytime I see pictures of pegasis like this one, I want to buy myself some Sky dive sessions.

Amazing colouring, staging and smile :)
RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Looks great man!
Slatefist Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love that expression. :)
Serith Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Fly dashie fly! :iconbigeyesplz:
Tundrakay Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfoxawwplz:Wow!!!I love the lighting and the pose,you nailed it!:icondragonnodplz:
I love how she's just diving down below her expression is well-done too!
Hmm...I guess one thing you can improve on would just be the front arm placement,having the other arm(left) go
more downward to support the action but I understand why it's too the side too...just a thought!:iconblueheartplz:
One other thing would be the tail...I know it's your style and all but it seems a bit odd having the fluffiness and then a line...
the cutie mark has a bit of RD blue in it....this is my first sort of critique hehe,after working on a piece for such a long time
I don't notice my errors until it's posted!:iconfoxxdplz:
Raining-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one awesome face she's got on. XD Nice job on this one! :D
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