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A Sunset Flight Through Ghastly Gorge by Virus-91 A Sunset Flight Through Ghastly Gorge by Virus-91
Whew! I simply did not have the time I needed to complete this in one day, but it is now finished!

First off, let me just say that Rainbow Dash has always been my least favorite of the main six ponys in MLP:FiM... But I'm not going to lie, I gained a LOT of respect for her from the last episode when she got Tank as a pet. Tank is just freakin' awesome and I thought he was the coolest turtle and I couldn't help but root for him since he was trying to impress Rainbow Dash with sunglasses at Fluttershy's. And I was just glad to see Rainbow Dash not going for the typical "This is what's coolest" deal, and I felt the overall episode to be very touching.

So I immediately decided that I was going to draw an image of Rainbow Dash and Tank going for another go in Ghastly Gorge during the sunset as Quarray Eels try taking some snaps at them! While rock and canyons still give me a good deal of trouble in terms of rendering, I'm glad with the way this one turned out!
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SuperDashieBros Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool, good job! :D (Big Grin) 
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very epic!
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jolteonlover134 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
cool job
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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jolteonlover134 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
your welcome
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wahoo!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Rainbow Dash is my least favorite character of the 'Mane Six', mostly because she is so abrasive in personality. However, she can still hold a very good episode, and this one was particular good, if not touching and sweet, as her relationship with Tank reminded me a lot of my own past pets, whom are no longer with me. Also, you also have to wonder what was going on in tanks head throughout the whole episode, like did he instantly fall in love with Dash the moment he laid eyes on her, like "that's the life long friend for me...hold up, I'm coming my dear!"

Also, I'm always a fan of giant monsters, and the Quarray Eels was a nice touch to an already excellent episode, and reminded me a lot of the 'hall-way serpents' from "The People That Time Forgot". And speaking of giant monsters, any chance we'll see artwork dedicated to "The Secret To My Excess"?
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, those are my feelings towards Rainbow Dash as well. And thanks for the comment! As for fan art regarding Secret to my Excess... I've actually considered it. And since I've been in a total Dragon mood lately, I may very well have to do one. I'll most definitely consider it! I feel as if it's been too long since I've done some pony art!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally understand if you're busy with other artistic endeavors, but thanks for considering it, because your Pony pieces really are pretty fantastic!

And in all honesty, that was a particular favorite episode of mine ("Excess"), because of the giant monster overtones, and because Rarity and Spike are my favorites from the series, along with the oddball romance / friendship between the two.

Also, just as a side note, I hope to add Spike's giant form to this ongoing project of mine: [link]
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I agree, it was a great little homage to giant monster films and it's one of my favorites. It was definitely cool to see Spike grow into the normal greed filled dragons that we're all used to.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Belated reply time!

I totally agree, and from what I've heard, there's going to be a follow-up episode where Spike tries to hang around his own kind, with unsuccessful results.

Also, thanks for allowing this and your other MLP kaiju pieces into Kaijuden, the group I co-founded.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That was a great episode! I was a little late on viewing it, but I finally got a chance to see it and I loved it! And it's no problem! MLP has it's share of Kaijulike creatures, it seems fitting that they would go into Kaijuden. Love that group!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the Kaijuden endorsement! And again, when I get my Spike pieces uploaded, I'll be sure to keep you notified. Ironically, I'm doing fantastically with his giant form, while is more simplistic regular baby form is giving me difficulties.

I may end up doing Crackle before too long as well.
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Looking4sumlaughs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful.
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Looking4sumlaughs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O its beautiful.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
nice lighting/glare
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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JackalyenMystique Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Writer
It's a precious picture. A little helicopter for Rainbow Dash's turtle makes sense and it's a great concept. Perhaps Twilight built it for him.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's what I thought too. The little magical glow around the piece attatching the helicopter blade means that Twilight must've been the one behind it. She must've cast some sort of spell on it to make it work properly.
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JackalyenMystique Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Perhaps she used some spare parts from her air ballon and then used a flight spell.
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zaku789 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
personally i think pinkie made it (Twilight just gave it the juice to work.)
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JackalyenMystique Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Maybe. She did make that little flight machine in "Griffon the Brush-Off".
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zaku789 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
yep.
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NIELSPETERDEJONG Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I couldn't agree more with your comment :) I always did like Rainbow dash though, but I just love how she choose Tank in the end. Tank really is an awesome dude! :D

I mean, how many pets can lift bolders, and are both a Tank, a helicoptor, AND a medic in one?

The little dudes a one man army! XD
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed, even though from the moment you see him, you could figure that he would become Rainbow Dash's pet, you just couldn't help but keep rooting for the little guy!
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zaku789 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Wow this is good, almost Johnjoseco good!
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! But yeah, I still have some improvements to make. Should be easier once I get a tablet.
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SJArt117 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aww so cute!! I find the colours and shading very inspiring! Hey I agree with you about being the least fave outta the mane 6, until this episode.

Great work!
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I really gained a lot of respect from her in this episode, although she has moved up in the ranks, my favorite it still Applejack. Haha.
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NIELSPETERDEJONG Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Really? Applejacks my favourite as well ^_^
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
What can I say? She's just awesome, but I think the thing that puts her above the others in my opinion is that if I met her in reality, she'd be the nicest person ever and an even better friend. She always tries to be there for the others and I love her personality!
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SJArt117 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Eeep! Mine's probably Pinkie, she's the one i most relate too! Rarity is a close second!

^^ :glomp:
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Pinkie Pie was my favorite when I first started watching the show, then Applejack and Fluttershy became my favorites and Pinkie was moved down to third. And I have yet to decide how Rarity, Twilight and Rainbow fit in now that I have more respect for Rainbow Dash... crap... I don't know if I even HAVE a least favorite anymore... They're all awesome!
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SJArt117 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hehehe I second that "They're all awesome now!" But I'm pretty sure that something in season 2 will change that!
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Awesomeeel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Excellent light dynamic.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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FadhilPF Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Photographer
And then, I turned on an Ace Combat background music.
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d4w35l3y Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like it - untill i notice the humongous watermark, then i hate it.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
However, if it helps out, I did decrease the size of the watermark and increase transparancy.
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d4w35l3y Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Much better, really, thanks.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry about that, but I recently had someone try to get away with stealing my artwork. So I've started watermarking all of my drawings.
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FluffyWuffs Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is epic!!!!

The white line streaks kind of seem out of place though; I don't know what your intentions were, but It's no biggie~

Into my favorites :].
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! The white lines were just a failed attempt at getting details in the canyon, didn't quite work the way I wanted to, so I'll likely add a few touch ups to this along the road.
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Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, not bad, this picture looks amazing!
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I just wish that I could've achieved the look I wanted with the canyon. I still need practice on paining environments in photoshop.
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