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A Winter Stroll by Jamey4 A Winter Stroll by Jamey4
Dinky and Pipsqueak decide to take a stroll together through the snow on their way home from school. As the snow falls down more heavily, Dinky decides to light the way for them, while Pipsqueak is fascinated by her magical abilities. ;)
That's just my rough story for this piece, if you want to share your own interpretations, please do! :)

Credit goes to :iconequestria-prevails: for making the vectors of the characters
Credit to :iconqsteel: for the Canterlot vector in the background.

Edit: There was a story spin-off from this image that can be listened to here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9hy-U…
and read here: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
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Okay, caught up (if slightly) with watch messages, so I can get around to actual critique.

To start of - the concept is quite charming; somehow it reminds me of the old, Disney movies, especially with the style you used for it. And that's not a bad thing; frankly the two have a lot in common, which makes this piece gently settle in its intended area.

The inspiration seems to be drawn from "Girl witch Matches", at least that's a thought that bloomed in my head as I saw this. The overall effect may not be anything new, but it does get the job done.

The technique itself is an intriguing manner; at first it seems simple and blurry with the lack of detail in the background, but that is spot on for the concept of two ponies walking through a blizzard with snow obscuring the view. The characters themselves, as mentioned earlier, give impression of being done in the style of the old, hand-made cartoons, which may sparkle a nostalgic feeling among the older viewers. The only, real downside to this may be the fact that the colt, at least in my opinion, looks a tad like a dog in stead of pony.

The impact of this piece may vary, dependable on the age of viewers; as I wrote, the older ones, how grew up on cartoons made up to late 80s may feel nostalgic about the style you used and MLP as a whole has a very similar basis as shows of the time. The younger ones may not understand that (which doesn't mean they won't), but even so one can appreciate the effect you got from the technique; especially the outcome of the blizzard is stunning, making the viewer feel like he's actually there (or at least observing the scene out the window). The emptiness in the back makes a great, symbolic add-on to the whole art.

Overall it's a job well done; seemingly simple and yet befitting the concept.
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Nice... That's really and truly cute... This pic show's my OTP young love/ foal couple. Dinky's light is just beautiful... Just beautiful... The snow is just wonderful and luv pipsqueak's cutie mark and red scarf... How cute... And I could see the dark yet lovely shaded Canterlot Castle... There's also a shaded mountain beside it... The snow... Just to realistic and white as the winter woods... This is like a Bambi reference... Only with snow, ponies and a bit of happiness so much... Lovely... Cutest... Best... DinkyPip... Shipping... Moment... Pic... Ever...

B T W Do YOU support Dinky Pip? *Sqee*.
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Rainbow2-0 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Awww... Beautiful! ChaoticHarmony had used this Cover art for his story of the same name! It's very cute!
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CupcakeMidnightDream Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They truly are a cute couple!
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iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Right...he's standing behind her...and is fascinatedd by her magic...
Seems legit.
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loyalartist Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
gorgeouse absalutly gorgouse
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ChaoticHarmonyMLP Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
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Finally I finish one of these fics for you.
Enjoooy~
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Derpam Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AAAAWWWW~!!!! That was so sweet and lovely! Great job! ^_^
*hugs
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Rebron-y Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was one if the best short stories, not to mention fimfics, I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
Awesome job!
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ChaoticHarmonyMLP Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thanks so much ^^

I did another fic based on Jamey4's "The Wish" picture
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Short but sweet! I love it! :D Great job! I'm looking forward to seeing your other stories :D
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ChaoticHarmonyMLP Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
DUDE! WOULD YOU STOP MAKING ART THAT IS DRIVING ME WITH INSPIRATION!!!

Jeez... it's like you WANT me to be buried in WIPs...

But in all seriousness, great artwork, and don't you stop making it!

*I think I MIGHT just do a tiny little short... like, a small 1k thing that I do in a day... a tiny little love story, if you will*
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Paxiya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hui so lovely
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, this actually fits perfectly with a fic I'm writing... :D
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JustDMarie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one of my fave ships :meow:
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timfortune9 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
A friend of the Princess of the Night and the adopted daughter of a Time Lord.
Truly, a powerful match.
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mlp-Toolkit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Pipsqueak and Dinky Doo? How cute. I'm really enjoying this one. It's relaxing to me.
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
"Wing boner... Without wings."

Seriously though, this is a fantastic composition. I love every bit of it.
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Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like this one a lot. can't really figure out why but I'm just drawn to the image.
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, well I did go above what I usually do in terms of lighting, simulating 2 lights on Dinky, and 2 on Pips to get the correct lighting to make them match both the setting, and the light bouncing off Dinky's horn. :)

I'm glad you like it ^_^
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Klonoahedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*In Pip's mind*
....Dat ass.
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supersmylyZ Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like an idiot, but for a second I thought that was Hogwarts in the background.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute!

You know, I've always preferred PipBelle.
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ohnebremseohnelicht Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Alright, tell me I'm not the only one getting the vibe of Pip and Estrella a la Dickens' "Great Expectations."
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's actually the second time I've heard that brought up. I wasn't referencing anything in this pic actually. 0.o Does this pic remind you of a part in "Great Expectations" or something?
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ohnebremseohnelicht Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
No, it's just Pip's name, and the star cutie mark (Estrella = star). I don't recall such a scene in Great Expectations, so it just seemed like a theoretical thing to me.
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Jamey4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! Hehe...It's strange how a lot of my wallpapers end up creating references to other works unintentionally :P
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mlplover1122 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DINKY AND PIPSQUEAK! I LOVE IT! :iconiloveitplz:
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ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Pip has a compass for a cutie mark, yet one could almost say that these two are lost. Anyway, very nice snow effect.
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MLP-Retro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it seems as though Dinky isn't as *ehem* "mentally hindered" as her mother.
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