((Another criticism post from me. I just wanna address that i want your input on this one as well Mulp. I REALLY wanted to vent on this but i thought it would be fitting to add it here instead of talking to Rai herself about it seeing as i don’t see criticism like this posted on her blog unless i was sugarcoating her. :) ))
So here we have another print by Raikissu. At first glace, it seems perfect with great composition and great use of colors. However, there are so many flaws in this picture that it’s unbelievable. Lets start off with Twilight.
She looks decent and nice. Shading looks good and the eyes are nice as well. However, i noticed one thing that bothered me. Her hair. Her hair is very well-drawn but what the hell is going on? Is her hair eating up her arms? Not really. She has them behind her hair. I can safely say that the way the hair is drawn looks like an attempt to hide her hands. Many artists will do many things to hide hands and this is one of them. It also makes it seem like she has T-rex arms since you can’t see anything. On top of that, we’re supposed to see her arms because of her hair. We have strands of hair so we’re obviously supposed to see parts of her arm and hands. Her hair isn’t made out of a thick substance but the way she’s drawn in here, it seems so.
Next is Rainbow Dash. She looks good but sorta bland. I notice Rai didn’t draw her cutie mark on her shirt. I can’t tell if it’s from laziness or rushing and forgot to add it. I have to say, she’s VERY disappointing to look at. Her hair is in a ponytail and do you notice that the pony tail isn’t laying flat on the grass? That’s right, her ponytail is defying gravity by keeping it’s shape. I know, i would be going crazy if this shit happened to me. The shading on RD is about the same as Twlight.
Next is Pinkie Pie. Pinkie looks cute being herself. I’m digging that over-sized eye of hers that’s taking up half of her head. This is my personal opinion but i REALLY HATE how Rai draws Pinkie’s mane and hair. It looks disgusting in a way in my eyes and a clusterfuck. As Pinkamena, it’s actually nice. But poofy like that, ugh. Shading is meh and i have to say, the hair is lazy and it looks very off compare to how it looks in Equestria Girls. I’m not familiar with poofy hair since my hair isn’t poofy like that but I’m pretty sure that her hair should have a shape to it with her head on the ground. Her hair looks like it’s keeping it’s shape and not even looking like it’s being smushed by the weight of her head. Another lazy attempt or poorly executed.
Now we move on to Rarity. Rarity looks very nice but because of the style she’s drawn in, she doesn’t have that elegance to her. She looks like your typical moe character from K-ON or Lucky Star. Her mane is actually nicely drawn compared to the crappy attempts Rai has done with Rarity’s mane looking very shitty and flat as paper. One error i spotted is the bracelets(?) on her wrists are supposed to be yellow instead of blue. I dunno if Rai was either not paying attention or just thought it worked well with it. Who knows. Everything is kinda bland as usual.
Now we go to Applejack. This one is confusing because it makes no sense. We get the idea everyone in this picture is laying down but what the hell is going on with her hair? This makes no sense i mean, can hair even do this? She’s laying FLAT on her “back” but how is her hair long enough to extend to the corner? I have no fucking clue but again, Rai being lazy or just not realizing the error. Shading is meh..
Last but not least, Fluttershy. I think Rai rushed on her at the last minute on one thing. Her shirt. Notice everyone has cell-shading and a bit of airbrushing on their clothes but Fluttershy? Nope, straight up airbrush and no cell-shading. Great job Rai, gotta love that. Back on topic, shading is ehh. Nothing spectacular and what the hell is going on with her hair next to Applejack? It looks like a fucking part of Slugbox’s OC Cteno. Like Pinkie, Fluttershy’s eyes take up half the size of her head. Just like Dashie, her hair is defying gravity. Her shirt looks weird. It’s a tank top but i can’t see her arms popping off from her body like a Barbie doll. Also, her right arm (Our left) is thicker then the other arm.
Now that i criticized everyone, most of them are kinda meh. The shading on their clothes isn’t as detailed compared to the shading Rai puts on some of her previous drawings so i can’t tell if she rushed on this or not. Not only that but their necks have different lengths. Fluttershy having the longest neck while Dashie having the shortest. One thing that i notice is that EVERYONE LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE STANDING UP INSTEAD OF LAYING DOWN. I’m very serious about this.
I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be laying down looking like this unless you were posing for a magazine or just being silly. Something tells me that Rai drew them standing up from the waist down and then copied and pasted them on this canvas.
Lets take a look at the background. You know what? This is one of the worse pictures with characters laying down on the ground that i have ever seen in my life. No seriously. Let me explain. Take a look at these.
If you noticed, there are little strokes indicating grass. I noticed that not only it’s copied and pasted grass but they don’t even look like they’re laying down in grass. The grass in this picture is very lazy. I will commend Rai for adding reflections of the sun (Bits of yellow-ish green) to hint the sun but god, it’s an eyesore. If you look near Dashie, Twilight, Fluttershy and Rarity, you can see that the grass is directly under them. To be honest, it doesn’t look like grass. It looks like they’re laying on a blanket that LOOKS like grass and it isn’t grass at all. Pinkie and Applejack have no grass under them so… i don’t know what’s the deal with that.
Here’s an example on how it should’ve been done.
Even if Rai wasn’t going for something that’s really detailed like this, she could’ve pulled it off. I mean, the flowers in this picture aren’t copy and pasted and notice some of the leaves and grass overlapping the clothes and hair. Even the reflection is nice and the reflection on the pants are great. Even if grass isn’t deep, you should still see it overlapping yourself unless it’s not even long enough to overlap. In this case with Rai’s picture, it seems she was intending to show grass overlapping the girls but failed.
Another thing is the shadow to indicate a tree or some figure under them. This is another thing that confused me.
This is sloppy. The reflections on Dashie, Pinkie, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy and i assume Twilight is a GIANT CLUSTERFUCK. It makes no sense and you can’t even tell where the shadow of the tree or the figure is being reflected from by it’s location. Is it North, South, East or West? I don’t even know. Fluttershy is somewhat dark and so is Twilight, Dashie and Pinkie so it can be implied that the shadow is over them? I… i can’t even think or even figure it out because it’s very annoying.
Notice the reflections isn’t a big clusterfuck and you can tell where the tree/object is. You can even see the same similar reflections on the girls and it shines bright on them. Compared to the Mane Six, it’s confusing and it really puzzles your mind.
The shading on the ground by the Mane Six is a mix of sloppy, neat and laziness.
To sum it up, Rai needs to SERIOUSLY practice on her backgrounds and composition. I feel she can make a good background if she’s not rushing it for anything and she’s taking her sweet time with it. This background is probably one of her worst that she’s ever done compared to this one.
This isn’t rushed and you can see the effort put into this picture and everything about it. I consider this to be a really good picture despite some anatomy issues here and there and some perspective errors.
Rai is a great artist but she NEEDS to practice more on these backgrounds. She could’ve referenced some pictures of females laying down in the grass from Google or even some pictures of scenery to get an idea to pull it off. But sadly, she failed to pull this off. I suggest more practice. If she is practicing, she has to try harder. You won’t get better at something if you don’t try your best and give it all you got.
Lol I’m laughing at all this.
SERIES 8 OF DOCTOR WHO ISN’T AIRING UNTIL LATE 2014.
WE GET THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND ACHRISTMAS SPECIAL THIS YEAR AND THAT’S IT FOR LIKE A YEAR AND A HALF WTF
SO WE ARE THE NEW SHERLOCK FANDOM IS THAT IT
You guys have 7 full series, and also you have tons of Classic Who. We have SIX W H O L E EPISODES.
That first day we were trying to get Dan’s eyes to be green because that’s what they are in the book.
And Dan was wearing contact lenses.
He was allergic to them and after we made the decision to remove them, but the first day we tried to work through it.
So for the last scene when he’s saying good-bye to Hagrid you can see almost his eyes tearing and his eye a little bit swollen and it feels like he’s about to cry.
He probably was but he never complained.
We removed the contacts and he’s never had green eyes since.
The eye colour thing always use to annoy me but now I feel bad, poor daniel!
At least they tried.
thEY DID CARE
Steven Moffat is returning for another Doctor Who season, the BBC officially confirmed today. The current series finale aired ahead of a 50th anniversary special slated for November 23 starring Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper, and John Hurt. Moffat “is already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor,” the network announced on their blog. Brian Minchin will executive produce alongside Moffat.
For the first 19 years of my life nothing happened, nothing at all, not ever. And then I met a man called the Doctor, a man who could change his face. And he took me away from home in his magical machine, he showed me the whole of time and space. I thought it would never end.