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Woodcuts of our lives: Simple Joys by viwrastupr Woodcuts of our lives: Simple Joys by viwrastupr
Comic commission for the generous :icontwilightismagic:

I'd like to do more comics in this same style of an interactive frame. It's a rather expensive commission painterly or watercolor like but the rewards are well worth it in the end.
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BigBDawg001 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is very sweet, plus it's nice to see an OC pony with a mane pony. :) It's nice to try something different. :D And :icontwilightismagic: he seems like a really cool character if you ask me. :)
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MLP-Silver-Quill Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautifully painted. I'm especially impressed by the panel where their tails intertwine. That's no small task!
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phanthomus Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Nice.
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kerolen777 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Wow, I love your style.
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
!!
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viwrastupr Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
:P
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I've never quite understood that emote. Is it a person eating their own tears?

No matter what you tell me it is, I'm going to keep picturing it as the aforementioned tear-eating. :D
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viwrastupr Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
It's supposed to be playful sticking tongue out, similar to reddit's ppcute [](/ppcute) emote
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porkchopsammie Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Well that's not as fun!

F'reals though, this is a great picture. Love the frames.
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RedTheDog Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautifully done!
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Amana07 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"It's a rather expensive commission painterly or watercolor like but the rewards are well worth it in the end."

Indeed. The piece shows your dedication and talent with each scene well constructed and thought out. I personally like the touches on the shooting star in the last frame. Well done.
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
ERMAHGERD IT'S MANE PONY AND OC SHIPPING, SHUUUUUUUUUUUUN

There, I said it for all of you. Yep, Starbright is my pony self.
Ah, guilty pleasures. We all have them, when all is said and done. I'm normally no fan of said shipping, but, well... Look at my name. I simply could not resist getting a tribute to my love of Twi. And I've come to think that each of us is entitled to at least one expression of our favours. I decided to make mine count.
So, there you have me. Guilty as charged, commissioning a thing to express myself. Let me have my own little paradise. We all need one.

There're so many things that I love about this "comic"—the quotation marks are there because it is not simply a comic, but something more. It's a collage of paintings, I guess that would be the best way to describe this. And those paintings are every bit as good as I could hope for them to be, all things considered. This painterly style and variations thereof are the reason I originally started commissioning you, after all.
It was mighty brave of you to come forward with such a grand idea. After all, what I originally hoped for was just the bottom panel. But when you mentioned you could do this, I, well... I went like this :iconrarityhappyplz:, because it's nothing short of perfect. And I thank you for soldiering on and managing to make it this good. When I saw the sketch, my mental image of the final version was pretty much the same as the finished version I see here.

So much thought in this. I absolutely adore your idea with tree/s forming the framing for the panels, as it makes perfect sense in the context of the library tree. And all the little things in each panel, with every single one of them being remarkable in their own right. What is the most impressive thing about it, aside from it being an entire complete and cohesive collage of paintings, is the lighting work and use of ambient light to show the passage of time. I love how it so gradually, bit by bit. It feels natural. And it's reflected beautifully even on the frames, particularly on that last one.
It's also quite cute indeed. You managed to take my original list of potential ideas and use them to build a story, and that story gives me my own personal warm little feeling. Indeed, all those little things. You kept Twilight decidedly herself, you managed to reflect my pony self well despite him only having a few disjointed pictures outside of this, and you managed to portray the emotions of both quite well indeed. And all the little details in panels are not lost on me.

Well worth the money, I say. I wish I could've given extra, but alas. Thank you, maker. Thank you.

It's also the first thing of its kind that I see in bronydom, or possibly anywhere else. A truly painterly comic. Indeed, I hope that this idea will take off and spread and become more popular. It's a great thing for a community so full of artists as bronydom is.
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viwrastupr Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Holy crap you wrote an essay.

I really appreciate all your kind words. It gives me some measure of hope.
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
That's just how I roll. The more impressed or invested into something I am, the longer my comments get. And this here is something special all right.

The words are well deserved. It's something truly unique and beautifully done. I do hope this format will become popular. If so, I'll know that you were the one who helped it start its life in bronydom.
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BB-K Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoo hoo! An illustrated comic. :)
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