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Break in the Clouds by Grennadder Break in the Clouds by Grennadder
I have never really drawn Spitfire before, but I was encouraged to. Have to say, her hair is a huge pain to shade but I think I did it right. 

This was also all colored and shaded today, so total completion time was... about 5 hours. (Not that fast, but I think I am improving there). 

Hope you all enjoy it, Im not a big fan of how it came out but I needed the variety. 
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SolumSeronix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.

I love her mane, It just looks so soft and shiny!
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
With everything in the background blurred, it really makes Spitfire stand out sharply as the only motionless object. Gives me a strong sense that the viewer is flying right alongside her. I'm sure such a technique is one of the oldest in the book, but it's still pretty cool.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh? technique? I actually just did that by mistake. 
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Ah. I see.

Well, I saw what I saw. Then I decided, "Huh...that must be a technique that artists use. This shall make me sound observant!"
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, well it could be a technique. Im no experienced artist haha. 
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Very cool.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. 
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
You're welcome.
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Revan7747 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am curious. How do you shade your hair? I usually just use softer shading on hair, but I am looking into new variations on how to shade hair...
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, depends on the brush you use. I use a hard round brush with a little less then 100 opacity. Make big strokes initially, then with brighter highlights, you drop the brush size. 
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Revan7747 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Great piece! I love her design, itīs really cute. The background is as well excellent, but my favorite aspect of this pic is the shading. Itīs just perfect :D
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The shading was actually a huge pain for her, that hair!!!
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ragnu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Nice work! Not many people draw Spitfire's mane so affected by the flying. Also (for the record) I really like your style- the way the hooves end up almost as big as the head without looking clumsy... I still can't wrap my mind around how that works out.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

I'm surprised thats the case. I would think Spitfire's hair would be pretty easy to draw affected by flying. 

As for the giant nonclumsy hooves, that one was a ton of practice. A ton of practice… and a lot of failure. Glad you really like them. 
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Goggles5150 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thats an awsome looking pic o spitfire
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. 
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Goggles5150 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Your welcome
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flutterbrony16 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww she looks so loyal :aww:
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ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Pretty great for a first time drawing her.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I have sketched her out a few times, but never a full piece like this. 
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QuantumBJump Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The tail reminds me of Ho-oh. I love it!
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting comparison. 
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VickyCupcake Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gasp* Spitfire, she looks wonderful! I think that the tail is too big, but it's probably just me. I love it!
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. 
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Fixap Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
NICE!
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. 
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go, Spitfire, go!
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done :)
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. 
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay spitfire! :)
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I should draw her more

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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing. Especially the background.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. I actually spent more time on Spitfire then I did that background haha. 
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