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Pondering Luna Line Art by pyrobob Pondering Luna Line Art by pyrobob
This was a prize in the Benders Vs Bronies competition held on reddit. The winner wanted a line art painting.

Gradients are difficult.

Vector by :icontamalesyatole:

EDIT: Some more info since this became a Daily Deviation.

Don't like it? [link]

The piece is a stencil painting made from a vector from the show. It is acrylic spray paint on 12x12 canvas.

All told, it took about 2 or 3 hours to make.

The photo isn't the best quality because I took it at night with a crappy camera so I could show the person who commissioned the piece the final result. I post my work to DA so that other people can enjoy the work that I do.

I understand that some people don't like MLP, and that is totally fine. I am also more than open to critique of my work. Complaining that a piece of art has a subject matter which you don't like is very childish. I am not making this for anyone but the commissioner and for myself as a project to spend an afternoon relaxing.

Before 10/8, I had heard the term Daily Deviation just once or twice. I had no idea how they were picked or anything. I am glad that I was picked because more people can see my art, which is always cool to me. I am disappointed that so many people are dropping negative comments here because it is not up to some standard they expect in a daily or because of the content.

I do want to thank everyone who has taken the time to look through my gallery and favorite some of my work. Painting is just a hobby for me that I got swept up in. Seeing other people like my work is always cool.
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Given 2012-10-08
:iconoemilythepenguino:
OEmilyThePenguinO Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
holy crap you got a DD?! well congrats man!!

sorry you get criticism..
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:iconwhompingvillow:
WhompingVillow Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cool! :D
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:iconseppyx:
SeppyX Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Anyone who thinks this doesn't deserve DD, go suggest something that does. This looks fantastic.
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:iconc-a-r-n-i-v-a-l:
C-a-r-n-i-v-a-l Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Vector by :icontamalesyatole:"

This is a picture of a vector.
The REAL vector deserves a DD. Not this.
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:icontamalesyatole:
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not like he just downloaded the vector and it painted itself, nor that he took a picture of the vector on the screen...
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:iconfischiliii:
fischiliii Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats really Awesome :o
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:iconhootalex:
hootalex Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Wow. You did a fantastic job. If you're selling anything else like this please let me know. I have some empty walls that need fill!
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:iconeleeveen:
Eleeveen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have to ask, were the specks in her mane painted on separately, or were they also sprayed?

Very lovely stencil work here. I've never really been a fan of doing stencils, so I don't think I could have gotten lines anywhere near this smooth without practice, haha.
I wish the gradient were a tad smoother, but I can't really complain, given the medium.

Congrats on the DD~
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:iconpyrobob:
pyrobob Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
The dots are painted on with a paint pen.
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:iconeleeveen:
Eleeveen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ah, alright. Thanks. (:
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:iconrebeccadi:
rebeccadi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm not a huge fan of MLP, but I'm amazed you got such crisp and clean lines with spray paint! And I like the gradient, eek. Whenever I use spray paint it always comes out so blotchy XD

All that matters is that the commissioner is pleased with the final result, right?
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:iconfranki3nstein:
franki3nstein Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
While I am not a huge pony fan, I think this is a lovely piece of fan art. I think it is wonderful that you gave proper credit where it was due; not many DA users do that. I think the quality of your work is very good. I know its not easy to get such a clean painting, even with good stencils. Kudos to you!

And for everyone who is so incredibly offended by ponies, really? Watch the newest deviation pages for a bit and see if you can honestly say that My Little Pony is much more offensive than the random "artistic" nudity and crude drawings put up as "sexy" fan art.
Be a decent human being and have some respect. This hatred is unnecessary.
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:iconnickyv917:
nickyv917 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
To all the haters saying that this isn't art because it's stenciled, I ask you this. Tattoos are stenciled, is that not art either?
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Cool artwork!
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:iconxjeffthekillerx01:
xJeffthekillerx01 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. That is so awesome XD
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:iconqatheauthoress:
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
LOVE IT!
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:iconmcjanitor:
MCJanitor Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
She is wondering when is something is going to be doubled, or if she is going to get sent to the moon.
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:iconilleatyourself:
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I'm not a MLP fan but I don't mind if it's simply for artistic or funny purposes. XD
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:iconmllenightingale:
MlleNightingale Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! C: Although I'm not an MLP fan myself, I can admire how clean this stencil work is.

My only question, though, to be honest, would be about the category this was put in -- from what I've read on this site, isn't anything fanart related typically supposed to be categorized as such?
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:iconeleeveen:
Eleeveen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Some pieces are a bit weird - they don't really have a place under any of the Fan Art subcategories, can go in multiple categories, or they just can't go under Fan Art because of file type.

A good examples are Flash files. Flashs are automatically forced into the the Flash category, so they can't really be separated into things like Fan Art.
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:iconmllenightingale:
MlleNightingale Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, alright, thank you for explaining C:
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:iconeleeveen:
Eleeveen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Not a problem. :)
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:iconfrosnaver:
Frosnaver Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on the DD. Really good!
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:iconradioactive-ink:
Radioactive-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congratz on the DD!
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:iconsteampunkdreamer:
steampunkdreamer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really like this... I mean not the ponies but the rest of it. I can't really say that much..




I mean, the way you mastered the gradient is simply amazing! and as I commented before, I wasn't bashing ponies; I'm just a bit aggrivated that they keep flooding the home page >.> But over all this is pretty awesome.


Did you use a metallic paint for the hair uh.. blue thing..? Haha I'm not too familiar with ponies so... I guess in pony terms that's the mane?
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:iconpyrobob:
pyrobob Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
It is just a glossier paint than the rest which is all matte finished. The light is reflecting off the texture of the canvas to give it that shine.
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:iconsteampunkdreamer:
steampunkdreamer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah ok. It's a lovely contrast to the background all the same :thumbsup:.
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:iconmittens2248:
mittens2248 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Pyrobob can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe none of the paint used for this was metallic. Different spray paints are more or less glossy, and they can photograph with a reflective sheen under certain light conditions. Example: [link]
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:iconsteampunkdreamer:
steampunkdreamer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah ok, I just thought that the mane thing was. I've used acrylics that had a subtle metallic hint to them so I was just wondering.


Those paints are such fun to use though >.> My still life canvases get bombarded with metallic colors >.>
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:icontailmouth-cupcake:
Tailmouth-Cupcake Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!
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:iconchrismilesprower:
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so beautiful.
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:icontmc-on-devart:
TMC-on-DevArt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
While I was looking at the picture, a load bar popped out of nowhere, maybe she's pondering about that?
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:iconsircxyrtyx:
SirCxyrtyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
As someone who makes vectors, It's pretty cool to see one get transferred to such a different like this. I used a stencil to spray-paint a vector once, and it was kind of a mess. Yours has really clean lines, and looks pretty cool.
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:iconbuzz-fangirl:
buzz-fangirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
finally, a pic from one of the many fandoms i'm in gets a DD, i really like this it's beautiful
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:iconsonic-chaos:
Sonic-chaos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the 15th (or was it 16th.... dammit I lost count) pony DD. :D
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:iconchocolatesun:
ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Nope... more like 41st. :)
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:iconbuzz-fangirl:
buzz-fangirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
well this is the first i've seen, with my luck that probably means i missed a doctor who one too >:I
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:iconkhoasv:
KhoaSV Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   General Artist
So cool. I tried doing stencil once, it didn't turn out well. This is very clean :o
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:iconealicaria:
EaLicaria Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
:iconlunashappyplz:
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:iconwolfalope:
Wolfalope Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Beautiful^^ One of the best Luna pictures I have ever seen^^
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:iconalexanderhellfire:
AlexanderHellfire Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
daon, thats GREAT!
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:iconluckcharm:
luckcharm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although I'm not a fan of MLP, I cannot deny the fact that this is a great piece of work. Great job!
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:iconnickystar101:
Nickystar101 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
She looks lovely! ^^ I love the shading!
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:iconart-snob-solutions:
Art-Snob-Solutions Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
More Lil'Ponies, whoopity doo.
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your responses to some of the replies here is pretty awesome. I'm always fascinated by the reactions from people who disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature, and how quickly they are willing to rant to the artist about it as opposed to the CV. Anyway, kudos for taking the mature high road! :)
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