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Storm Warning by turnipBerry Storm Warning by turnipBerry
Watch out Fillydelphia, the thunder's going to be a bit loud tonight. 

This is the third picture in the Rainbow Power series, and I am finally done with the feathered characters. I love drawing wings, and feathers can create some spectacular effects that are a joy to draw, but they're just so tedious. Drawing and shading the feathers in this picture took up almost a third of the whole process by itself. 

I started this picture in early November, before I began work on my official pony anatomy headcanons. And while this picture had all of the essential elements that I wanted to include in the anatomy charts, after all of the research I have had to do sense then it looks absolutely terrible. Oh well, I'll be able to do better next time. 

Here are the other two pictures in the series:

Alicorn magic by turnipBerry     No one watching... by turnipBerry

As well as some work in progress snapshots from the development:


Rainbow Fluttershy WIP. by turnipBerry     Extra Rainbow Rainbow Dash WIP by turnipBerry     Angry Rainbow Purple Bookhorse. by turnipBerry

And, because I know people will ask about it, if any of you are curious about the anatomy, take a look at these:

My Little pony Headcannon Example: Pegasi Anatomy by turnipBerry     <da:thumb id="654812854">  



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:iconautumnrose83:
Feathers. Rainbows. Lightning. Raindrops. I honestly can't decide which of these elements is more outstanding than the other. Each one grabs the attention. The detail of each feather makes it look so real I feel like I could touch it. The bright shock of lighting is powerful and natural, I can practically hear it sizzle. I love the distorted raindrops, they're not at all round and perfect, which shows they're falling from a great height, with hard wind. As someone who loves rainbows, I'm drawn to notice the ankle feathers in their spectrum, and how the tail leads down in a flight pattern trail. All that is left for me to ponder is, is this a horse or a dragon? I don't give a perfect star rating lightly, but you deserved it.
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Holy. Cow.

I cannot even. I don't know what to say! This is so gorgeous! Rainbow Dash is my favorite character in the show. You just took her to another level!

The anatomy is spot on! The lighting and shading placement is beautiful! I love the use of incorporating the lightning bolts into the painting, and I love the pose and positioning of the shot! It really leads the viewers' eye through the entire piece nicely! I love how realistic it looks! I almost thought it was a picture!

I love how you turn the tail from hair, slowly, turning it into a rainbow lightning bolt flash thing! Everything about this is beautiful! I love how detailed the feathers and the hooves and the face, and everything is! Ahhh!

(You probs have explained this a million times, but have you gone to art school? If not, then how in the heck do you do that without classes?! Also, any advice for a beginning artist like myself?)

Nothing wrong with this, from a beginner's point of view!
Nothing wrong with this, from someone with mediocre knowledge of art!
Maybe some mitpicky critiques from a pro who's gone to art school (even though there's nothing wrong with this ;o; but beyond that, I see nothing wrong with it! Congratulations! This is beautiful!

(+1 Watcher! Wait, I'm already watching, nvm lol, obviously! You've got some serious talent! How long have you been drawing for?)

Yours Truly,
Rose <3
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MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail here is INSANE!! I don't know how you have the patience to make something like this, it's absolutely stunning! *O*
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Patience? Ptffff... What's that?

That's why these take so long. Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2]  It gets to the point where I get half way through a feather and then just call it quits for the day. 

I actually do have the next one in the series, Applejack, in production. But it probably won't be done for months. (It has ROCKS in it. I hate rocks.)
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MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I have a similar problem, sometimes I work on pretty big colored pencil drawings, and I often put off certain parts due to lots of detail or weird lighting. I think my procrastination record is like half a year. XD 
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Both this and the Fluttershy picture took six months. I think the Twilight picture actually had the shortest time, at something like 2 and a half months. :D
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MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow Oops! Was that all continuous work?
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No,not continuos, that's one of the reasons takes such a long time. I will take breaks that last for days, sometimes even weeks. Of corse, I can and have sat and done nothing but draw for eight or nine hours as well. It varies. :D
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MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I do the same thing XD 
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Sinister-Aglets Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Oh!  It's gorgeous.

The water droplets are so real I had to stop myself from reflexively wiping the screen.
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thanks. 
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
An Artwork can't be any talented than this masterpiece !
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Draknairy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Very nice work! Heart 
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And the Rainbow Dash one is electrifying too. ;)
Though, what pleased and surprised on your take on Fluttershy - the additional feathers - got a bit too much here to me because RD looks more like a bird than a horse.
But rainbows! Yay~ :D
:clap: :+fav:
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ViscountDevil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
I don't come on DA a lot to look at art, but when I do, it takes a LOT for an artist to put tears in my eyes.
You've gone and done it with this one. I love the Fluttershy one as well.
Very VERY beautifully done. I'd never have the patience to put this much detail into a piece. The floating water looks SO real. So do the feathers.
I would love to have a poster of this.
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :blushes: I am actually trying to get something worked out in terms of being able to produce and sell posters. I'm not sure when they'll b available, but I'm working on it. :D
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ViscountDevil Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Do you have a paypal?
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes as a mater of fact, I do. :D
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ViscountDevil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
I will note you.
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DeathbyPixels13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shoot. This is amazing.

And I've never even seen MLP!
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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DeviantStyleComics Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaaaaamn! The lighting and overall dynamic nature of this is absolutely fantastic! The detail work in this is awesome, as always. Absolutely fantastic stuff!
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
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CrystalCut Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ; O ; I love love love the detail and bright colors put into this!!
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CSKazaam Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
MAN. I thought your Fluttershy was incredible, and this is just beyond my wildest dreams. Don't know if you're ever planning to do prints of your series, but you have one sure customer here, that's for sure!!
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm working on getting prints out. I can't do it through Deviant art, because they won't let me sell prints of fan art, but I'm trying to find other options. :D
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CatFromDream Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
You weren't kidding when you said the final piece gets better. :D

This is the most badass Rainbow Dash art to date!
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:icontheshadowscale:
TheShadowscale Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing detail. fantastic work as always
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:iconcaldorosa:
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. 
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CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It's ok
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happyshorty Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible!
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 
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Eternity9 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Wow that looks fantastic!!!!!!!!
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:iconturnipberry:
turnipBerry Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
The angle, the atmosphere (as in both), and the lighting make this a fantastic piece!
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
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Michael2K17 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I'd rather not give a critique. This is too beautiful.
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SilverShadow17464 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017   Digital Artist
THIS. IS. AMAZING.
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suntwilig Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
looks stong
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Celestinavigator Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Good gods, how do you even have patience for all these details?!
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't. That's why these pictures take me so long. :D I manage to do two or three feathers, and then I get utterly, completely bored and quit for a week. 
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Celestinavigator Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
That explains everything XD
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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arianaaviles Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Epicly awesome
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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arianaaviles Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Anytime :huggle:
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NoradTwo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Woah.
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Marmorexx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuckin Lit M8 !

No, but seriously :D
This is amazing

I found myself staring at it in awe for minutes until i could finally get my brain working again
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes: Thanks. Glad you like it.
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xXMidnightDereXx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
WHOA
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