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Year of the Horse - Poster Edition by Rariedash Year of the Horse - Poster Edition by Rariedash
To be honest, I didn't believe that I can make this.
I worked on several designs for the Horse and the Dragon and I'm really bad in Chinese Dragondesign.
But finally I find a way through and now I'm presenting my new Picture. My last few projects all belong to
be wallpapers, but I didn't want to limited myself on that, so I made a little compromise for how wanna have one
and splitt it in 2 wallpapers you can find in my gallery.

So lets talk about the content here.
At first I wasn't a big fan of Trixie, she is a bit lordly and a bit dump. But look closer. She is one with some kind of
great magic. I mean she beat Rarity, RD and Applejack in her first appears. She may be a liar.. or isn't she?
I mean she is a traveling wizard to entertain other pony's. Show me a wizard who isnt a liar. Its all for the show.
So I think she is a bit misunderstood. Her character seems to be a bit to easy create and very limited from Hasbro.
Her 2nd appears doesn't fit right in my knowledge about how she would act. That was more Fanservice than 
character development. 
For me a entertainer should be blame for a good show so at the end I don't blame Trixie or Hasbro ;)
So right up to this I wanna show a much brighter Trixie with good in her, all knows its Year of the Horse, so its fit perfectly
that she would make a big light-show and bring happiness into PonyVille :3

I hope you like my little colorful and TOOO MUCH LIGHTING picture (J.J. Abrams would be proud of me :3 )

What do you think about Trixie, and of course my picture? Tell me :3

Your colorful Pegasus,
RarieDash

Ps.: Header for Equestria Daily Drawfriend #1070

Thats awesome, thanks to Sethisto and Equestria Daily <3
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Artwork such as this is always eye candy if you're big on special effects, proportion and lovey color mixture. And although photos like this can be seen throughout the website- this piece in particular can leave a great taste in the mouths of many art appreciators when you realize the creativity and excellent design put into this picture, making it come to life.

It's here we have our generally misunderstood traveling wizard pony, Trixie, displaying her magic in a fireworks extravaganza celebrating the current Chinese New Year (the year of the horse), as many ponies watch in awe.

The amount of time and effort that was put into this photo must have been a lot, as it clearly shows in a flawless poster-like photograph! Between the setting of the moon in the distance, mixed in with the fireworks and smoke, it really is an awe inspiring piece in which nothing appears superfluous or unnecessary.

As far as I can tell, the photo idea in-itself is very original considering how I, personally, would have never though of a photo as, honestly, brilliant as this one! Choosing Trixie to celebrate the Chinese New Year (of all Holidays) with fireworks was an ingenious idea that was executed perfectly.

Overall, this photo is an incredible piece and the pony design is simply excellent- especially for this photograph. And although the personal impact isn't tremendous, it makes a positive lasting impression.
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Very nice. I love how polished your work is here. Since season 4 started, Most of the fandom has nearly forgotten about Trixie, and I'm always extatic to see some honest effort and new breadth added to a character in a way that not many others see. I couldn't give you a perfect score for originality, because of the lack of innovation on Trixie's pose. Its almost too signature, and if not for a closer comparison to the first few scenes from Boastbusters, I would have thought this a carbon copy.

Technique is flawless, and rightfully so. There are small features in the piece that I doubt many others would consciously notice on their first overview of the work. I love how the clouds in the background seem to complement and reflect the Dragon and Horse. The serpentine spirals of the clouds on the left seemingly framing the dragon, while the soft, smooth, cottonball like clouds on the left fade into the distance like a journeyed walkway from which the horse first started.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that you maid J.J. Abrams proud because he uses lens-flare way too much, and honestly, I'm so glad you didn't. Any amout of harsh light of that manner would literally destroy your work. If you apply lens-flare in the wrong place, it will draw your eye against the main focus of the piece, and if you decide to give Trixie a little of the flare, then you risk diluting any and all detail you've given her in this piece.

Glad to have seen your work, and I look forward to your next work.
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:iconanimewolfgamer:
Animewolfgamer Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
The colors :D
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Wow! That's a awesome piece you made.
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:iconmissip:
MissIp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
superb
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:iconkitkatziegler:
kitkatziegler Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
( :
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:icondeadlockat:
DeadlockAt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
WOW! Now thats something Everypony would like to see.
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:iconj-axt13:
J-AxT13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   General Artist
YEAR OF THE PONIES!!!
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:iconnoloshumo:
Noloshumo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
新年快乐!
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks and happy new year to you too ^^"
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:iconvampiredude306:
vampiredude306 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Artist
where did pinkie come from
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
4th wall effect
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:iconstarbladebuster:
StarBladeBuster Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Writer
...I concur. I can't make any comment that will suit this any better that it already has... :o
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Neat! And yeah, I agree, Trixie's got a lot more going for her than one might be tempted to think. She may be a boaster and a braggard, but anypony who's able to make a living as a travelling showpony must have quite some talent. (And speaking of which... magic is her special talent, anyway. She's a very different magician than, say, Twilight, but she's obviously good at what she does; it's her cutie mark, and her destiny.)

I think she's actually a fairly complex character, too; my take on her is that the reason she resorts to boasting is that she is, ultimately, insecure and lonely, yearning for friendship and camaraderie. If there's anypony in Equestria who really needs to be shown the magic of friendship and all that it can do, it's Trixie.
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Ghoti657 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WOW!
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:iconthereturnofthewill:
thereturnofthewill Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
its amazing 
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:iconlurks-no-more:
Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
This is quite a nice picture, and the G&P Trixie is the perfect pony for this, what with her fireworks and showmareship!

Overall, I tend to like her. She's got an ego couple sizes too big for her (genuine) talents, apparently buys too much into her own spiel, and was seriously reckless with the Alicorn Amulet (she either didn't realize it might corrupt her, or arrogantly thought she could handle it). On the other hand, she wasn't to blame for the Ursa and actually stood up to it (inefficiently, but it's the effort that counts). And her contrition in Magic Duel, once the amulet's off and she's recovered from its maddening influence, seems quite genuine. I guess what she needs is some solid friends who can deflate her arrogance when she gets too big for her hat, and who can support her when she's down.
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:icondejiko07:
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Awesome!
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:icontorturedartist745:
TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Oh Trixie, you sure know how to put on a dazzling show for the New Year.
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hell yes :3
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Cue fanfare!
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:iconapplejack2011:
Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Favorited.
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:iconlost-our-dreams:
Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome!
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:icontv47:
TV47 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This poster is amazing! :icontwilightclapplz:
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hrostami Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Love it!! :iconpinkiepielaplz:
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, dear Trixie. :)
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :33
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure. :)
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Soulymans-real-self Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops! Oops! ......Nod 
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Impressive.
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Finally, Trixie uses her magic in accordance with her talent. Do that, girl, and everypony will love you to bits and then some.
That's the problem Trixie had, she always wanted to be something she was not cut out to be. Tragic. It turned her petty and mean, although not evil when not in possession of the amulet thing. She just doesn't realize her own potential if she just came to accept that she's a performance mage, not a master of the arcane secrets of creation. Essentially, she's Equestria's Michael Bay. She could be awesome that way, she just seems blind to it.


And the lighting isn't excessive here. Makes sense in context. Plus, I really like the techniques you used for it. It reflects masterfully on ponies, and I really like the glowy shape of the lines of the firework pictures. Nicely done.
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I could actually see Trixie doing this kind of thing at Ponyville. I also have no idea how you managed to pull off the crisp look you gave the Horse and Dragon effects. It looks pretty professional, least to me.

As for the piece itself.......I like it =p
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I build the hole screen (like always) in Illustrator just with vectors
and put all peaces step by step into Photoshop, to have many different layers
for the backgrounds. Than I but some brushes and layer effects onto and some
filters for these glowing effect, I use 3-4 layers with blending and different type of
transparency. That's a intuitive work where you need bit experience for lighting and
understanding how masks and blendings are working. This type of post process is
for me the most fun part. Cause I have a target in Mind but never can say whats the
result really look like ^^"
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:iconmokey1980s:
Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
That's a lotta work that goes into this part alone, then. It really shows though, I have to say =)
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:iconamble-fury:
Amble-Fury Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I thought the dragon was Discord at first, but still, this is amazing! Great job!
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hmm maybe he is (nice idea behind ^^)
Thanks :3
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh trixie. Lol. not a big fan of her either, but she's not the worst pony. :P

This is really amazing. :D I wouldn't say it's too much lighting. It really brings the livelihood of Chinese new year. :P (if anything there isn't enough fireworks in the sky . :3) 

But yeah I really like how you did trixie in this. She looks much more like an entertainer and to character than most fanarts i've seen. So kudos to that. :D Nice job!
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe yeah you got a point :3
And thanks for the kudos <3
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome, Trixie!
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, I think she deserve more attention. ^.^
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree!
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:iconenvirotech:
Envirotech Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that's neat! :D  I like the drawn dragon it's great, and of course Lyra's in the crowd :D  yay!  This will probably wind up in my desktop background folder
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I put Lyra and Pinkie for some extra bonus into it ;)
Best tactic ever to make bronies happy xDD
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Envirotech Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
;)  winks agreed!
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Inarjollyhound Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
You see, this is why I am exited about 4K resolution. not just because they have more pixels because we can already see as much as the eyes can comprehend, but because bigger artworks and pictures like these can be broken up and still look fantastic! It makes images look more 3D not just in the pop out in front of you kind of way, but more like a "Bigger on the Inside" kinda way.
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spottie-dots Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
rarie, this is incredible! you did a fantastic job on this picture c:
so proud of you! :heart:
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
d'awww :3 thanks you ^^"
A colorful picture always find a way into the heart, I guess :3
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TheCaringStallion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Super awesome!
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:icondestinydecade:
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing. I wouldn't mind getting a poster of that. :)
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:iconrariedash:
Rariedash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will definitely made some with it for Crystal Fair ^^
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :)
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