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Midnight Mare by Phendyl Midnight Mare by Phendyl
Update: Thanks DarkFlame75 for your criticism, I know I haven't really improved this too much, but given the fact that I so foolishly merged a few layers, I couldn't really fix colors, shading, or shape without messing with the background.
HOWEVER: I did improve lighting and shading, in my opinion.

You're awesome, DarkFlame!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem! I enjoy giving critique to people who actually want it.

I have a few comments about this edit though.
First, you kind of lost the definition of edges I praised in my critique. Take care of this pitfall when doing post-processing.
Second, the extreme highlights look nice, but I think they're too bright on the foreground rocks. They draw my attention away from Fluttershy, especially since they're less defined shapes.

What software are you using? Try a higher density in SAI or opacity in Photoshop. Not 100%, but higher than what you're using. For things like eyes and harsh highlights, go even higher.
I think it's probably because of merging layers like you said, but the fog here looks kind of worse. It creates a foggy atmosphere better, sure, but it still doesn't have any depth to it. Look up references of real fog to see more of what it should look like. Fog is tricky.

Good job overall!
Phendyl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's a lost cause anyways, trying to improve this one.

I tend to like to make dark pictures, so I'll definitely use your help with shading and stuff.

~I'm getting there~
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, you shouldn't work on a single piece for too long. You end up just getting frustrated.

The best way to improve is to try something you don't normally do.
SonicSatamX93 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
Nice job.

This is pretty cute looking art of Fluttershy.
Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nightmare Moon: I will hug you one day Dear Fluttershy!!
joeyh3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks quite nice - I like the scene you go going on, and the eerie atmosphere is a nice touch.
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