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Flying Lessons by Grennadder Flying Lessons by Grennadder
Originally was meant to be a badass Rainbow Dash, but then I thought, "why not have Scoots being awesome."

I like how this turned out, but I can think of a few things I messed up. Still, had a lot of fun doing this.

I'm surprised what ideas can show up by listening to DBZ music.


EDIT: Before I get more questions on this, Dash is yellow because of light interaction. Mix blue and an orange light, you will get a yellowish looking color, at least in my mind.
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FizzyGreen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is dash yellow?
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful scene... :heart: :heart: :heart:
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The-Awesome-Blossom Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! 
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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The-Awesome-Blossom Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome! 
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Robotron42 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
So I just learned about 5 minutes ago that you were at Bronycon like I was. I am very sorry and disappointed that I didn't realize this and didn't get the opportunity to chat with you. Good news about the story: While reception on Fimfiction was minimal, so far it has zero dislikes. On top of that, I gave a hard copy of "Be Like Her" to Maddy Peters. She loved the story a lot and gave me a hug. Once again, I'm so sorry I couldn't speak with you at Bronycon (you may have seen me walk by in the vendor hall; I was carrying a big Rainbow Dash plushie most of the con and had 10 Pokemon TCG badges around my neck). Anyway, please drop me a line if you'll be at Bronycan this year or Everfree 2014. I'm going to both, and would like to make Bronycon 2014 if I can make ends meet financially.

Anyway, take care and thanks for the great picture. My friend gave me the print of this image he bought from you. I hope to speak with you in person at some point. <3
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I plan to be at both of those cons. Also, its great to know that Maddy liked your story. 

I hope to speak to you as well, and glad that you got a print of it. 
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Robotron42 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Excellent! See you in a few weeks. <3
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
These two came out ever so cute:aww:
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so. 
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Revealdance19 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the way you drew clouds. Very nice art :)
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. I spent a lot of time studying them to get them just right hehe. 
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Remenbrand Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Love the clouds and the light is perfect! Great work!
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. 
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Siarnaq21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure I've ever seen light interact QUITE that severely.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I made it do that haha. 
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Robotron42 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Ultra cute! Too bad poor Dashie's tramp stamp is on backward...
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehh, minor mistake hehe. 
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Robotron42 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
It happens. I think it's the single most common mistake made by artists. The picture is really nice, though, and I will be using it as the cover for a short slice of life story I've been working on (the link to this deviation is in the source on Fimfiction). Odd how this picture cropped up right as I enter the final polishing phase before it gets published after nearly two months, heh.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thats pretty good timing. Also thank you for crediting it to me. 
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Robotron42 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you for drawing a fitting image! Fimfiction has a "source" field for a story's cover art, so I always try to fill that when I can. The story is called "Be Like Her". I'm not entirely sure when it will be posted, but barring major unforseen problems, it should be fairly soon.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh awesome!
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Robotron42 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Hopefully my readers say that. =P
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xargos32 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
This is a really heartwarming picture to me.  Dashie taking the time to try to help Scootaloo learn to fly is a wonderful idea.  

The lighting, even if not necessarily a 100% perfect color for realism, looks very nice.  It gives the feeling of a nice warm glow from a setting (or rising?) sun, and this makes the piece that much more lovable.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Glad you like the lighting. 
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perriwing Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Sort of reminds me of "transcendence" anypony else?
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorites. 
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DavionX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She ...

... She's yellow.

EDIT: Before I get more questions on this, Dash is yellow because of light interaction. Mix blue and an orange light, you will get a yellowish looking color, at least in my mind.
Shouldn't she end up green?
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technically yes, she would be green, but that is a very jarring color when mixed with everything else I have in this.
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DavionX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well you had two options:
- Make it (more) realistic :iconcerealguyplz:
- Make it look good :iconeqgrheyplz:

You choose a third Option
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-Yellow-

I'm not evil. I like this pic, but I never expected a yellow Dash.
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both of those options would result in a similar color though. Maybe traces of blue really close to the highlight, but not much. 

I will keep yellow Dash. I think she looks good hehe. 
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DavionX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
do that, no need for changes.
Sunset settings always rock
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they do haha. 
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Lactopi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is nice :D

I really like how you altered the colors to match the environmental lighting. Looks cool. And those clouds are freaking awesome, they look so soft...
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you so much. 

I'm glad the clouds turned out nice, I spent a lot of time studying how to do them. 
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Pri1ncessLuna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
What I am really loving about this piece is the character design as well as the way that you contrasted the solid lines with other soft textures! The entire piece comes together brilliantly as a whole and everything accents one another extremely well! The color work is very well done and resonates so well with the lovely sunset lighting! The shading is flawless and each element provides both emotion and depth! This is a fantastic piece and I would love to see more! Great work! Kind regards, Princess Luna
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always love these analyses. Thanks you so much. 
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so cute!
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. 
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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ArcusWind Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greaddas, y u so awesome?
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know! I thought I was the opposite of awesome haha.
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ReverieWisp Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a lot of things I like about this picture, but what I really like about this is your intentional shift in colors to accommodate for the orange sky. Many people would forget that :)
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks! I did try to have a big focus on the colors in this one. Glad it turned out alright.
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful pic
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no prob
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Nophera Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You know what bugs me? When people put amazing art into #mlpdrawingschool making us feel bad. :P
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Grennadder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But thats where I got my start. I also think its for all artists trying to learn.
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