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Pixel Flutterdress by Pix3M Pixel Flutterdress by Pix3M
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Tried going for something that's purposefully insane in scale.

Not sure if the AA itself could be better while keeping my color count at 16. I probably gave myself too many difficult angles considering that my AA on the shadow is kind of ineffective. Heh. Noticed other fundamental issues over time though. This piece could have been planned ahead a bit better.

Took a long time to make. Embarrassingly long though. I like side tracking myself too much :D

Dress design taken from that one scene in Suited for Success right before Fluttershy asks Rarity "French haute couture, please!" I would have drawn this on Rarity if her horn wasn't in the way. I wind up drawing Fluttershy for artistic reasons... again.

16 colors.

Progression GIF... just because. [link]
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Critique by Coral-Spiral-Knight Nov 10, 2012, 3:11:31 AM
Wow, this is amazing.

The hair reflects the light as if there's an unseen old-fashioned torch shining on her out of the picture, and all the shadows are in the right place. The dress is really flamboyant, making Fluttershy look quite confident, unlike her personality in the actual series.

Also, you'd think this was a picture taken of an actual pony(ignoring the fact she has wings and unusual colouring xD) and somehow digitalised. Really realistic.

However, the dress could perhaps have thin shadows at the bottom half of each ruffle? The fact only the END ruffle has a shadow at the end compromises the whole dress...

Overall, great picture!
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The dress on this one is PHENOMONAL!!! Her hat is AMAZING!! I like how you originalized it by making an older fluttershy! It;s flamboyant and fabulous!! THIS COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER! The colors are exact and crisp and her hair is perfectly where it should be!! Her hat really gives her a "Yes, I'm serious!" look and those feathers are just plain cool! It gives her a 3 musketeers look, in a good way!! The shading is precise and adds to the beauty of it. The only downside of this is the swirly things on her dress. They could've been neater, but overall, AMAZING!!

-this has been an official message from the DragoniteMessenger X3
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very well done! 
mocha-creme Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive especially with only 16 colors! :3
xXWarblerFoxxyXx Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work~ I really like how everything came out<3
LupusIntus Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are truly a master of pixels. :heart: :la: :heart:
invincibleskylar4411 Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
mbrsart Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looks kinda Carmen san Diego-ish
PenelopeXdg Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thats what I was thinking!
chocoqueen112 Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
Oh, dear. I was looking at the comments below and saw people saying that this isn't good or you're trying to show off. I personally think this is a wonderful picture, and that dress/hat is fabulous! (wouldn't surprise me if rarity made that..) :D
PonyMystic Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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