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Rainbow Dash by ELZZombie Rainbow Dash by ELZZombie
I feel pretty good right now and I'm back for drawing, baby!
Aaaaand the first thing I had to do is to change my freaking avatar
I'm ok with the result. Everything's as expected
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This piece is not I feel particularly suited to review, nevertheless, ELZZ has expressed interest in redoing it, so I'll try my best to give him some feedback before that.

As a whole the piece is very good quality. It focuses on the eyes, which are stunningly done, and evinces a good deal of dimensionality and clarity in the rest of the piece. The weak point, perhaps, is the way it seems split in its outlook between taking inspiration from anime and trying for realism.

The shading and texture, attention to detail in the hair especially, mark the piece out as trying for a realistic look, a style that only escapes it due to techniques which are heavily influenced by anime. Notably, as follows.
1) The eyebrows above the hair is very cartoonish and counters the realistic style
2) The impact from shading is minimized by the use of hard black linework. For an illustration of this, look at the nape of Dash's neck hidden by the hair. The black linework disappears in the shadows and we get a taste of what the piece might be without it.
3) The dimensionality of the face (cut from muzzle to right cheek) and thinness of the neck are a bit extreme. Softening them into something that's merely distinct stylistically would help a realistic style.

In conclusion, this is already a very good piece. It looks to me like a very cutting sketch which then had a lot of time of effort put in to make it realistic. In the end, though, making it truly realistic would mean departing from the sketch, so this piece is at a crossroads. If ELZZ returns to it, I would recommend that he give himself the freedom to step beyond the linework and see what he can do to increase the realism that he's already taken so far.
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Silnev Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Neat pic of dashie. 
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Affalia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
A piece of art, if I must say!
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MlpFan3000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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BlackJeans75 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
She looks beautiful!
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Conman17 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You sir, are one of the best MLP artists I've come across.  Well done!
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NCSR Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Oh, wow, she looks lovely Heart Heart Heart 
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Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, cutie! Great job!
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arthurxfrancine Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow the features on her are magnificent. Her eyes are literally glowing and she has an intense aura emanating off her.
Brilliantly drawn piece of art work
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WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
That's INCREDIBLE. From the smooth, elegant angles in Dash's face to the sheer amount of detail in her eyes, this pic just reaches out to me and tells me that it's awesome.
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Reitch Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Nicely done :clap:
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templar127 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Dem rainbow eyes!
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TheTaismoLove Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
PURFECTO
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NoradTwo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
I'm liable to cut myself on all those sharp lines. I like it!
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Mecha-Dragon101 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
I, think she's staring into my soul :0
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FralLeman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Those eyes...
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
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Frozen-Sol Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it. It goes well as an avatar too :)
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Alanj2007Games Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
That's really awesome! :D
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lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why'd you give her a ponytail? (No pun intended).
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Frozen-Sol Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's gotta be the best pun ever :)
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ELZZombie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
dunno
the thing just sticked to me and without ponytail it looks kinda boring for me =P 
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Artist
Lovely work :)
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IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Very pretty, nice work! ^^
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WaveyWaves Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You never stop to amaze me. I really like your style.
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heathfiedler Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
got to love her n.n
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ultragamer89 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Beautiful! :love:
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PendingStorm Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
She looks great! :D  Best pony, right here.
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zapplebow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, she looks so female, I don't know how you do it.  Amazing.
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ELZZombie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
probably eyelashes
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zapplebow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The head shape works pretty well also.
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Tobias1997 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a tiny bit of the livestream, great work! :)
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Antlion89 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Атлична, например)
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