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Steam-powered Love by Adalbertus Steam-powered Love by Adalbertus
ok... so.... steampunk and AppleDash combined
You didn't expect that, did you? :D
this is a birthday gift for :iconnastylady:
Happy Birthday, RoRo :D I hope you'll like it
if not, that it's all Mach's fault because I was asking him about your favorite things and he said AppleDash (amoung other things)
Anyways, I hope you had fun today
Best wishes and stuff :D
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First time i am writing a critique, so i hope i'm doing it right.

That's one fantastic picture you got there. You got the vibrant color in RD's and AJ's fur in a sharp contrast to the brown and foggy steampunk word arround them clearly highlighting them without the contrast being too gaudy. It really makes the mstand out as a "beacon" of love in the gloomy steampunk world.
Unfortunately AppleDash is, if not The most comon, then at least one of the most comon shippings in the MLP fanfiction, both in therms of visual art and in fanfiction. However you do manage to place them in a context that you rarely see them, and you suceeded with it. That counts to your advantage. Then again; it's a comon ship.
Your technique is at first glance simple yet efficient. You create lively colors, and manages to balance the contrast between the vibrant colors and the background. Your true talent is displayed in the way you made Rainbow Dash's hair, and the mist in the background. You apply lots of detail in them, and makes every single hair and curling in the mist stand out.
The impact from the image is not so strong as it could have been, again because AppleDash is a fairly comon ship. What enhances the impact is thier expressions. It really loooks ike Rainbow Dash really loves Applejack, and Applejack seems to feel really unsure of herself. She do seem to want Rainbow Dash too, but it appears that there's something holding her back. Doubht perhaps? That creates a depth in the picture that's hard to achieve. Furthermore the conext you put them in prooves that they can be shipped in any context; even steampunk.
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I find the dark, romantic atmosphere very appealing and the smoky effect that envelops the main subjects enhances the emotions you are expressing. Overall, you've shown creativity by combining the theme of love with steampunk and have visually depicted it in a very beautiful style.

However, while I enjoy the setting and the way you have posed these ponies, it doesn't show the steampunk style as much as it could have. Although I notice Rainbow's goggles and various accessories, it can be made more distinguishable as steampunk and also make the piece more eye-catching.

Experiment with crazy ideas! Steampunk is all about dials, pipes, gears, springs and other MECHANICAL components being used for the visual appearance. One nice and perhaps overused method of doing this is a synthetic limb, and that always captures the viewer.

Feel free to 'critique my critique' as this is my very first one.
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Very amazing ^^
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
You're welcome ^^
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Why do situations like these give me joy?
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound"

=P
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I thought you were going to sing "loves in bloom," nut whatever floats your boat. :)
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well... call me a bad brony, but I still prefer non-pony songs =P
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firestorm310 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Awesome
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, I'm glad you like it :D
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PeichenPhilip Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You can do a more detailed/decorated version for Heart's and Hooves day!
AJ x RD ROCKS!
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually wanted to make something special for that occasion, but sadly I won't have time for it :(
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Atael Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Cool
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Uwielbiam AppleDash. A to, jest naprawdę dobre. :)

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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh, nie ma to jak uznanie konesera :D dzięki :)
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Żaden problem. :)

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:iconnastylady:
NastyLady Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww, thank you so much! They look just ubercute together.
Love AJ's mane swirls. I love swirls in general.
You just combined one of my favourite pairings, steampunk, giant wings and friggin' swirls.
All my love.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! combo :D
I wasn't really sure of the AJ/RD pairing since...well... most of the comments I got here were "Appledash is not my thing, but..." and I didn't see anything like that from you. But, I'm really happy it was a good choice :D
As for the swirls... to be honest they were a result of my frustration after failing to draw AJ's hair like you did on your picture of her... but the final effect was much better than I initially hoped for... I need to d that more often =P
Once again, I'm really happy you like it and I hope you have an awesome birthday :D
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predman1227 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damit i mean can you give me some tips on the hair its been a bother to draw
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it all depends on your way of drawing.
from what i can tell you're going with the blob technique, you draw the shape of the hair and fill the inside. I used to do that, but this here is a part of me testing new way of doing things, which is pretty much, draw every strand og hair =P and there's not too much more to it. start with wide brush to mark the general area where hair will be and then pick thinner brushes with opacity around 20%, switch between lighter and darker shades of the hair color and keep the flow, so make sure the lines don't cross too much. that's how I do it :D
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predman1227 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thanks
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predman1227 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you draw the id like some tips please :)
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JedielDaniel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zarąbiste. Osobiście nie jestem największym fanem tego shippingu, ale hej, RoRo na pewno się spodoba :D
Jak już mówiłem włosy AJ wyszły genialnie i rozpuszczenie ich było bardzo dobrą decyzją z Twojej strony. No i ta poza wygląda na dość ciężką do narysowania. Tło tez wymiata i bardzo mi się podoba. Jest takie niewyraźne, przez tą parę, ale bardzo ciekawe.
Po prostu znakomity art ^_^
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, miałem trochę problemów z pozą, ale chyba wyszło.
włosy też mi się podobają, a ogon RD w szczególności :D

mam nadzieję, że się RoRo spodoba, bo chyba jeszcze nie widziała. <_<
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NaczosowyPoniakPL Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome *O*
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VonCeryllen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Dla czego w fandomie są prawie tylko szipingi kobieta x kobieta? :stare:
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm.... bo 90% kucyków w serialu to kobiety, w tym 100% postaci pierwszoplanowych (tylko o kucykach mówimy)

poza tym jestem facetem i shipping kobieta x kobieta mi się podoba :plotting:
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MajeczkaSlasher Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
To jest świetne! Nie lubię AppleDash, ale ten rysunek jest piękny!
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
czemu nagle nikt nie lubi AppleDash <_<
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:iconmajeczkaslasher:
MajeczkaSlasher Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Ja po prostu nie lubię shippingów :(
Ale zwykłe przytulanie,ok :)
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dobrze zrobiony shipping nie jest zły :D
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
...Idk why.... but it looks here like Rainbow has a manly voice O-o. Idk xD Her face is drawn like she has a manly voice, I can't explain it better than that :XD:
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really need to draw a male and female pony in my style just to show the differences so people stop pointing that out =P
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well... you could do that but I think she is looking female enough :D There is just something that tells my brain that her voice is altered to be a manly one. I'm just wierd, ignore me :P
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean...
and RD does have a boy-ish voice, so it might even work for her :D
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
they're just... uhm... inspecting eachothers teeth... yes... for, like... uhm... stuff, between them...
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes and AJ just slipped and that's why she's on the floor and Rainbow just wanted to help her up.
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Masdragonflare Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems legit :iconobamanotbadplz:
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7heSkwableHawk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like AJ's mouth!
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
I really like RD's tail :)
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AgentofTheScourge Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not my fav pairing but i love the art style and the lighting
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not my favorite either, but i think it kinda works in this setting. :)
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AgentofTheScourge Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree
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Mach-Volt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Co prawda, to nie mój ulubiony shipping, ale wykonanie jest zacne! :J
I faktycznie, nie potrzebny ten czerwony na uszku AJ, ale reszta jest git.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nagle nikt nie lubi Appledash... za mainstream czy jak? =P

a ucho czerwone, bo się mocno zarumieniła, ale może faktycznie przedobrzyłem <_<
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gonedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nie wiem tylko czemu AJ ma czerwone ucho. Ale reszta jest super. :meow:
I podobają mi się włosy.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ma czerwone ucho, bo się mocno zarumieniła. Myślałem że tak będzie wyglądać bardziej niewinnie... maybe I was wrong <_<
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Vampirkaa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Boskie!
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
skoro tak mówisz :D
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Vampirkaa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A co?
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