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EqD ATG II - Day 17 - Pony Under Pressure by muffinshire EqD ATG II - Day 17 - Pony Under Pressure by muffinshire
My entry for day 17 of Equestria Daily's Artist Training Grounds II. The brief was "draw a pony under pressure".

This was the perfect opportunity to draw some Rarity, who has been rather under-represented in my entries so far. Then, after sketching the scene out, I realised there had to be Sweetie Belle in there too. My two favourite ponies in one picture! Given the subject I decided today's picture would be perfect for playing with shading and lighting techniques. I also built on my earlier work on capturing the look of the backgrounds from the show, as mentioned in my day 10 piece, this time avoiding the overabundance of straight lines I used then.

Update: For my own reference I put together a breakdown of the stages involved in constructing this picture, which I've uploaded with commentary to my scrapbook. Click here.
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:iconseiya-meteorite:
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
How nice of Sweetie! :D
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:iconyoyohotmanjesus:
yoyohotmanjesus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, Sweetie Belle's cooking is actually improving.
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:icondungeonbrony:
DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just what I was thinking.

Her tact and restraint have improved too!
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:icontaigan:
Taigan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
The lack of scenes like this were my biggest problem with Season 3.  Why was Rarity always in diva mode?! 
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:iconrachelraechan:
RachelRaechan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I can see Sweetie Belle using the love charm on her food. It would be the only think having people eat her "meals" XD
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:iconflygonsal:
FlygonSal Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
YAY! JUST HOW I LIKE MY TOAST!
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:iconweirdnwild91:
weirdnwild91 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awww, sweet little Sweetie Belle~
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:iconwinged-stone:
Winged-Stone Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
*squint* Waaaiit a sec...those aren't apple slices! They're strawberries!
Well, at least the sandwich isn't on fire this time. Keep practicing, Sweetie Belle.
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:iconsilentsteel:
silentsteel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I see Sweetie Belle's cooking has been improving! I can actually recognize the sandwich! And the apple slices aren't cooked at all!
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:iconholhander:
Holhander Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
HEY,she's improving! She got the apples right! :)
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:iconcpt-zim83:
Cpt-Zim83 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
:XD:
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:iconblazeheartpanther:
BlazeHeartPanther Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
awww, little Sweetie made lunch for her big sis.
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:iconcasimir-eliot:
Casimir-Eliot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
im suprized she didn't burn the apples too....
she did burn the juice some how
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:iconsheepwolf7:
sheepwolf7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey she didn't burn the apples, must be taking cooking classes
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:iconchibbydibbybob:
chibbydibbybob Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Artist
must be.
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:iconschwarzerritter:
SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Sweetie Bell's Cooking is improving. The toast did not melt this time.
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:icongoblin-time:
Goblin-Time Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Awww...
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Awww. A sandwich made with so much love, you can even taste it through the char. :)
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:iconmylietus1991:
Mylietus1991 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Writer
:iconfreddiemercuryplz:
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:iconkuroitsubasatenshi:
KuroiTsubasaTenshi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aw.
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:iconskarmorythepg:
SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
For moment I was worried SBelle's gift was burnt to a crisp.

Now I want toast.
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:iconmylietus1991:
Mylietus1991 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Writer
nice effectsz
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:icontomfraggle:
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
This looks fantastic! :thumbsup:
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:iconumsauthorlava:
UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extra-grilled cheese?

I think I've had a few of those in my life...
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:iconboomstix:
boomstix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
hehehe well at least the toast is recognizable now
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:iconnemryn:
nemryn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Aww. Sweetie tries so hard, doesn't she?
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:iconkamiraceeker:
KamiraCeeker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
also nice pic :3 it's cute
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:iconkamiraceeker:
KamiraCeeker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Gwilled Cheese...Sandwich= horrible version of elmer fudd in Looney Tunes Show
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:iconaaronmk:
AaronMk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dat smooth shading.

I should do more full-scenes. But I'm lazy and wait too late in the day to work it into my ATG piece.
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:iconwil0wah:
Wil0wah Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great overall pic. I love how Sweetie Belle made her some semblance of a snack. :)
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:iconponiker:
Poniker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Sweetie Belle is too cute. At least it's not on fire. The shading is great. I like the way the light brings out the foreground against the cooler background.
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:iconstardustchild01:
Stardustchild01 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
This is really good. ^^ D'aaawwww is filling my heart. <3
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:iconkardien:
Kardien Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
Keep going I see you're work becoming better then better with Training.
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:iconocean-pony:
Ocean-Pony Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Vegeta! What does the scouter say about the amount of adorable in this picture?

Why, it's OVER 9000!!!

gosh I think Sweetie Belle is my favorite part of this picture. But Rarity is so cute with her glasses and I REALLY LIKE HER MANE.

Ah! Great work!
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
*envies your skills with color and lighting*
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:iconcodyandgwen:
CodyandGwen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
looks like sweetie belle is getting better it's only slightly burnt
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:iconsovietsweetiebelle:
SovietSweetieBelle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, Sweetie Belle's so sweet :)
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:iconjoeyh3:
joeyh3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'awwwww! This is so sweet and adorable!
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:iconshardsofblue:
ShardsOfBlue Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! It really captures their personalities!
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
aww :) what a sweet moment! even if sweetibell cant cook to save her life:P great job!
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:iconfacebrooke:
facebrooke Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I see Sweetie Belle got slightly better at cooking.
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:iconstellarina:
Stellarina Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, such a story this tells. Sweetie Belle is oh so precious!
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:iconxxrainbowdashrulesxx:
XxRainbowDashRulesxX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LoL burnt toast
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat grilled cheese.
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:iconzetararity:
ZetaRarity Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawwwwwwww......:iconomgsocuteplz:
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:iconcazra:
Cazra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done! Nice work with the lamp's ambient lighting!
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:iconthefan2:
thefan2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
d'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconjaytizzle:
jaytizzle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
This is really good!
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:iconexplonova:
Explonova Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw! Sweetie Belle is so cute! And Rarity is such a sweetheart. Stress less!

Awesome image.
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:iconsvetam:
SVETAM Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic. Just Epic.
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