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A Good Day For Flying by The-Wizard-of-Art A Good Day For Flying by The-Wizard-of-Art
A commission done for :iconwolfmedia: .

Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, and Twilight out for a little jaunt through the clouds. You'd never guess by looking at it just how challenging it really was. I'm still not sure what to do with my stack of re-tries. :faint:

Watercolor on 9x12 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper. Finished: 4/23/16.
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:iconwilnet1tractor:
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Has a sisterly feel.
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:iconearnestwriter:
Earnestwriter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Im stuck between being a pegasus or unicorn.... idk which...
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:iconmoonlightstar22:
MoonlightStar22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Would you rather have: magic or flying?
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:iconmoonlightstar22:
MoonlightStar22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Or if you can't choose just be an earth pony, a dumb old earth pony.
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:iconearnestwriter:
Earnestwriter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
Im choosing uni because theres a spell for flying... I feel so smart
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Earnestwriter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
...
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:iconwilnet1tractor:
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Has a sisterly feel.
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:iconfixap:
Fixap Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
NICE!
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:iconpaulicus1:
Paulicus1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm always impressed to see what a skilled artist can do with watercolor. It's a tricky medium!
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:iconxxmidnightderexx:
xXMidnightDereXx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Omg I love their eyelashes.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, that was a fun little detail to throw in. I guess I got hooked on it after doing "Oh, What Fun!".
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:iconxxmidnightderexx:
xXMidnightDereXx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
It's super cute.
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:iconsummershe-wolf:
SummerShe-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Great job.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconeverlastingjoy:
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
The background coloring really helps make the character's stand out magnificantly. Having the foreground clouds have a yellowish tint to them while having it then make gradient to a white in the background was a masterful stroke of genius (no pun in- well, okay, it was kind of.)
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, it wasn't genius. That was straight-up trial and error. Turns out, with clouds, what you don't paint is actually more important than what you do paint.
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm getting Bob Ross vibes out of that comment. I've seen quite a number of his episodes, and that's the kind of point he'll throw in there when it comes to all sorts of things like tree leaves, clouds, snow, etc.
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Lovely!
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Scootaloo: Thanks Twilight! Thank Rainbow Dash! That was so great to visit Cloudsdale!
Rainbow Dash: No problem, Scoots. Every pegasus should come to into Cloudsdale. We felt you should do because, you know...
Twilight: Uh... Did you enjoy your stay?
S: It was awesome!
T: Glad to hear. I may ask your some question for a paper I'm working-
RD: Twilight! That's not the time for homeworks! She already have back home.
S: Uh... Yeah. That reminds me... C-can you help me Twilight? I have to write down what I did this past week-end. *sigh* That was Miss Cheerilee's idea.
T: I think it is a good idea. It helps to develop the memory and-
RD: Twilight. Not everypony like homeworks like you do. Right, squirt?
S: Yeah.
T: I know that. But it's by studying that you got into becoming a Wonderbolt, remember? Hmmm? Dash?
RD: *sigh* Yeah, yeah...
T: Don't worry Scootaloo, there's no problem. We just have to go my castle and I'll help you there.
S: Awesome! Thanks Twilight!
RD: Hey Twi! Wanna race to your castle?
T: No thanks.
RD: Come on! I'm in disadvantage here. You could win this time.
T: And witnessing you dropping Scootaloo in a brash move to win it?
RD: Uh.... You got a point here.
S: What? Come on! I will hold tighter this time!
RD: Sorry, Scoots.
S: Awww....
RD: Maybe next time.
S: Okay.
T: We better hurry, though. Spike must be waiting.
RD: Huh? What for?
T: I told him we would be back this afternoon. Mind an afternoon snack?
RD: You bet!
S: Yay!
T: *smile* Let's go.

Love it. My two fav, pony (after Luna) and fav CMC. All flying in the sky. Awesome work. I felt it deserved a little story.
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
it's so prettyyyyy <3<3  I love the style on rainbow's face and her little turffluff on her chest. Lovely shapes and style
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
Heh heh, turf fluff. :icondashlolplz:
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awrah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Magnificent! The colors, the perspective, the detail, and Cloudsdale...they're all great! And yes, I can see why it would be challenging. It's a very complex piece.
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'd actually been wanting to paint Cloudsdale for a while, and when I got this commission I just had to work it in.
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:icontarascus101:
Tarascus101 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Yey, again a master piece. You are just too good at this. ♥ Keep it up. ♥
Brohoof /)
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wouldn't necessarily call this a masterpiece, but I do appreciate the sentiment.
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
nice!!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
welcome!!
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:iconmaria-schreuders:
Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmaria-schreuders:
Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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:iconnerdboy20950:
nerdboy20950 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Yet another wonderful picture from you! I love how serene it all looks. The look on Scootaloo's face is like "I am having the time of my life." and RD and Twi look like they're exchanging glances that say "I remember how it felt at that age, glad she's happy."
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, that's pretty much what I was going for. :D
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ShikimaAkemi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
So cute!! :squee:

Out of the Twidash :love: I loved the background!! Cloudsdale looks just amazing! I'm really admiring your traditional work a lot, specially because I love to work with watercolors a lot!

And, believe me, I know first hand what it is to do something this complex :pat: :hug:
It came out wornderful! :clap:
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Why, thank you! I'm glad you like it. :iconrainbowdashlaplz:
Of course, "shipping" them was the furthest thing from my intentions when I painted this.
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:iconarmosk:
Armosk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
It was worth all the re-tries. :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed. Ya never give up on something just because it's difficult.
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:iconmaskedmenace833:
The detailing on the cloud buildings in the background is stunning! I love the way you paint textures, like: the clouds, the pinions, their manes and the furriness of their coats. The shape and motion is really impressive too. ¡Me gusta mucho!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! The clouds are probably my favorite part. :D
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Oh I'd guess by looking.
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:iconincendiaryboobs:
IncendiaryBoobs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh. My. God." -me after I saw this
This is amazing <3
The colors and ponies are beautiful! <3 <3
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I tried to hold back on mixing my colors too much, and used pure colors wherever I could.
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:iconincendiaryboobs:
IncendiaryBoobs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're really good at watercolor :3
It all fits together wonderfully ~
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:iconwilnet1tractor:
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
So sweet.
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:iconraumaman:
raumaman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Beautiful use of watercolors and ponies look really sweet! Good job!
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconraumaman:
raumaman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
You're welcome!
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SentireAeris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The more I look, the more amazing its gets. it takes a lot of skill to do this at all, and with watercolours!? Much respect dude :)
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:iconthe-wizard-of-art:
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! The watercoloring was just the topping though. The whole thing would fall apart without good composition. ;p
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