This is such a cute piece and I love your approach with the concept! I love the character design as well as the scale that you used to highlight the size of Twilight and Shining Armor! The color work is very subtle whuch I appreciate considering the white atmosphere. I also really appreciate the amount of detail that you poured into this such as the book designs and the use of humor in her horn piercing through her hat! I I would have any critisizm about this it might be that her head looks ever so slightly big, but I can see that you wanted to accent that part of her body so it works! This is a really fantastic piece and I would love to see more as you make them! Great work! Kind regards, Princess Luna
Absolutely amazing! C: I love how you did everything! Especially, the eyes, they're beautiful, and it looks ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! Everything was well made! And I liked how you put Shining Armor near the books! I am COMPLETELY inspired by you, and I bet a lot of other people are too! I am a Pegisister, and I have seen a lot of filly Twilight Sparkle ones, but never one like this! I know I have repeated this, but it looks absolutely adorable! :3 And one last thing, I LOVE how you made the Wizard hat on Twilight! That's all I have to say about this piece of artwork, keep up the good work! C: And someday, I wish to draw just like you!
Oh man. Sleep, you bugger, you went and did it. I guess the ball is in my court now. I'll have to return the favor once again someday.
The trademark cuteness of yours is obviously in full force here, maker. Little Twilight is just all made of it. The pose of the legs, the way she sits, the proportions, the ears lowered by the hat, the smile and that slight blush, the eyelashes, the hat with her cute little horn poking through... And all of it is done in this style of soft, rounded edges and shapes and gentle shading. And then there's this pink shadow and/or aura around her that somehow adds to the idea of "wizardry" or magic and frames her nicely. Then we have some very nice use of the same soft style for the detail on the books, which look very, very pleasant to the eye, both in the foreground and in the background, in less sharp detail. Oh, and the book cover art is not lost on me, including the one little Starbright hides behind. I know this little "trick" and I like it and very much appreciate its use here. Speaking of Starbright, I can see another little part of why people so readily confused him with Shining, although it's small in comparison: the shadow on the edge of his mane gives it a third shade of blue, which Shining has but Starbright does not. But in any case, it's not a thing that should've been avoided or removed, as it's part of the necessary shading. Starbright looks properly sized for a little colt of the same age as Twi, which is accurate. And of course, the cover of the book he hides behind shows much. I like how you used different tones within individual colours of his mane, gives it volume and makes it look more natural. Same goes for Twi's hair. And of course, the shining eyes, the blush, what we can see of the expression... yep, all true. Twilight is magic.
The eyes have a sort of additional funny effect, this close up and with the way of doing the irises: kinda like a "loading" indicator circle. Twilight's wizardly realisation is 100% complete.
Dumb misfortune in my case. I came up with the colours first, when I was designing him... and then remembered about Shining Armor and the fact that he's also white/blue. But the colours fit me just too well, so I couldn't go back easily either.
Oh well. At least Starbright can pass himself as Shining Armor, provided he doesn't show the brighter parts of the hair. It's not creepy, but it's also good for stealth.