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Not as easy as it looks by Rainbro-Stache Not as easy as it looks by Rainbro-Stache
:iconmlpoctaviaplz: :iconsaysplz: "Dear Diary,
Today I learned that Beauty Brass is the kind of pony who would miss her appointment to perform for Miss Cheerilee's class, leaving me to take her place.
Also I learned that Beauty is roughly as strong as an elephant... how the hay does she lift that enormous thing??"

This is what I came up with from the journal entry last week (sorry this took so long.. i dont know why I thought I should ask for suggestions right before finals xD )
If you couldn't tell, I ended up randomly picking Octavia, a Sousaphone, and being in Cheerilee's class :p

So anyway, I tried some different stuff with this picture, Octavia's expression looked so ridiculous to me that I decided to try a more bold and in-your-face coloring style with the solid hair n sharp shadows n whaaatnot.
I also tried to make the background look cartoony and closer to the show's backgrounds... I'm really not too happy with how that turned out tho, which is why I made it kinda transparent :iconfluttershyisshyplz:

Well, I'm at least really pleased with Octavia, I've been practicing my work on facial expressions lately, and I think its sorta paying off... but still a lot of work work work to do
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Starlioness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
stick to Strings Tavi.. stick to strings.. XD
IDragonWishI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Ohmigosh. Hilarious. XD +
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
A great Fluffle Puff Scherzo performance there, Tavi!
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
She should stick to playing the cello. =P
dmtactical Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ooo good job!
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!
ArcusWind Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing
sigel4ever Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
ehehehehehehe niiiice
SniperTeam4 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
So, what do we have here?

1 point for starring Octavia, best background pony.
1 point for the diary entry explaining what is going on and being funny.
5 points for a picture where Octavia is not calm, collected, or annoyed like she so often is.
No points for the expression the face, because numbers simply do not go that high. Thus, priceless. :-D

All in all, I say this is amazing.
Rainbro-Stache Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo thanks so much! All the points!!
Although I must say, Tavi is certainly quite annoyed in this pic xD
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