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The Wish by Jamey4 The Wish by Jamey4
What would she wish for? That's up to you to decide... :D

I tried a few new techniques with the 2D Mountains in this piece. I toyed around with the different types of textures for the terrain, in addition to adding in grass! :D
Overall, I'm personally loving how these 2D Mountain pieces are coming out, and they won't be leaving anytime soon at this rate :)

Credit goes to :iconkysss90: for the vector of Twilight

Edit: Check out this story that was inspired by this piece [link] :)
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Well, after seeing "Forever Under", one may not be specifically impressed with this one as it plays on an overall, very similar concept. Of course the concept itself if not what determines the piece as a whole (not by my standards anyway), but this had to be written.

Moving on to the actual critique - as mentioned, those who are familiar with your, previous work can definately see resemblance between the two. The feel is different, with the former being more of a sad piece, while this one is actually more hopeful, but there's still that nagging feeling "didn't I saw that somewhere?". True, the overall effect fits the vision, so for most part one can let it split, as artwork should be, for most part, taken in separately.

Originality, with what I've wrote by now, is a tad hard to decide; it's seemingly different and yet "the same". The subtle differences are there, yet to a lyman these are purely cosmetic and ones he/she may not fully care about. For the piece's message point of view, this work fares much better in that regard, but being objective, I just couldn't leave that mention out.

Like with "Forever Under" the technique is still amazing; having nothing to do with "originality", this category greatly compliments the piece, easily showing the recipants stuff that are the key elements of this work. Especially the way you play with "light" leaves a very nice effect, gently guiding the viewer through the pic.

As an unrelated work, the impact of this piece does its work - the weak light wrapping around Twilight sparks that hopeful feeling that whatever it is she's wishing for may actually come true, while the bleak trail of the falling star, barely visible at first glance, amplifies that feeling. The plain background compliments that effect, leaving the young pony to herself and her dreams, further playing on the aspect of the meteor disappearing behind the flat horizon, just like hopes are fleeing emotions.
The wide, starry sky seems to be overshadowed by the streaks of light and dark that travel through the pic, almost like weighting whether the wish should come true or not, adding the tiniest bit of anxiety into the mix.

Overall the piece can protect itself nicely; it's biggest "flaw" is the existence of "Forever Under" that uses similar scheme. Of course it's completely dependable on personal preference if one finds that fact important or not in grading this work.
I myself try to view each piece separately from others (unless it's a collection of sorts) and in that this piece turns out good; it just lacks that "surprise" it's "older brother" had, lessing the impact, if ever so slightly.
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:icontomfraggle:
Looks amazing! :thumbsup:
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:iconchaoticharmonymlp:
Must.... Resist.... Inspiration....
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:iconkreuzfeuerkind:
Don't be afraid to get down and move your thought by speaking your mind.
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Jamey4 Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh please don't restrain yourself with this piece. I'll tell you what; I'll even add your story to the description of the wallpaper if you do come up with a story for it :3
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:iconchaoticharmonymlp:
Well, not that I really needed that kind of incentive to write a fic about it, this art combined with what's going on with my friend made me want to write [link] this.

I know it's short, and I know it isn't the best, but it was something that I had to get off my chest, y'know?
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Jamey4 Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very well done. I've immortalized it in the description as promised :)

I look forward to seeing more from you!
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:iconmidnightice7:
Really beautiful :3
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DarkestCatSoul Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think it's beautiful, very well done.
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TwilightIsMagic Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I know. I wouldn't tell, however. Her wishes are to remain her own, unless she chooses to share them herself.

A good use of the vector here. Lovely starry sky and a rather pleasant piece overall.
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