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Fluttershy vs Giant Carp!

So yea... sometimes you just have an idea and you end up working it out.
I combined this idea with looking back at the Timberwolf piece in my gallery and how Applejack was opposing it.
So, Rarity has her giant Crab, Applejack her Giant Timberwolf, and I had this idea for a carp.
Since Fluttershy killing fish is actually canon (The act of killing actually is not but she does feed them to others), I thought she'd make a perfect opponent for this little fish. :P

Also, Holy Carp because of what it almost reads like I suppose


All done during my Saturday Livestream which progress you can see down below.
Ended up doing just this thing during the General Art part, but I guess it was fun :P
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:iconmordysketchies:
This piece all together is very lovely! The shades of light blues against the meadow greens make the world seem like a lush and beautiful place to be living, In my opinion that along helps to make the piece very colorful and pretty.

The huge Carp in the sky seems to be a focal point for me and most viewers as is clearly intended yet to be honest i also wish Flutter shy Stood out a bit more as she has a huge role in the picture as well. I think that what is holding her back isn't that she is partially in the shade but that she almost blends into the mountainous structure she is next to. Her wing fits all to perfectly against it which makes her not very noticeable. That too me is an issue although she is still stunningly colored and beautifully shaded.

Overall the composition is well balanced and very well detailed, everywhere you look there is at least something new to notice, which is very good in my opinion, I already addressed this but the carp looks really nice as well as it reminds me of something out of old Chinese cartoons and the whole atmosphere and the fact that it is emerging from the clouds makes it really seep in the viewer to a fantasy realm.

Overall the few things I nitpick about are just small things to make it better in a way that appeals to me! I thank you for taking a moment to look at my critic and I hope you continue to grow with your art!
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:iconrhhay:
rhhay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
I love you for that pun
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:icondragongiblets:
DragonGiblets Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Fluttershy cancels flight, interrupted by giant carp.
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:icondragonhawk21:
Dragonhawk21 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OKAY! Who left Discord unsupervised???
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:icontoldennightmare:
ToldenNightMare Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
It's Tuna! DUNDUNDUUUN!
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:iconarkonnen:
arkonnen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
The world is a much better place with this piece of art in it.
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:iconceler-mortalis-095:
Celer-Mortalis-095 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Well said my friend! :D
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:iconzjackel17:
Zjackel17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my cod! It's huge.
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:iconjulibugs:
julibugs Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't you dare start fishing for terrible jokes, y'hear?
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:iconmastervule:
MasterVule Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! That's amzing! :O
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Whoa, that's huge! :D
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:iconerzherzog007:
Erzherzog007 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Looks surrealistic.
I like it.
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:iconladyyumiko:
LadyYumiko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I always dream of giant fishes (or more whales <3) swimming in the sky xD
Anyway, nice work C:
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:iconlordvurtax:
LordVurtax Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that the wind fish?
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:iconshakfar:
shakfar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fluttershy will just give it the "eye" and all will be well
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:iconcrasydwarf:
crasydwarf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Carpzilla! Carpzilla! 

I'm not really a fan of the crab, but I can dig the carp :p 
Always a pleasure to see these vast backgrounds from you. So much detail on such a large scale.

Also, kudos on the way you handle some of the, rather obnoxious, comments on this piece. I would not be able to show that level of restrain.
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:icontarzok:
Tarzok Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
WHAAAATTT?! XD This is random but none-the-less amazing! =P
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:iconcoolmzn222:
coolmzn222 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
remove the fluttershy and It'd be great for a wallpaper for me.
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:iconsectortrekoverwatch:
SectorTrekOverwatch Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
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:iconcoolmzn222:
coolmzn222 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
thanks
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:iconinfinite-scratch:
Infinite-Scratch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
KNEEL BEFORE THE ALL MIGHTY CARP! WE ARE NOT WORTHY!
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
OK, I've heard of the whole Holy Carp thing before, but I've never seen this much effort put into it. It's both awesome and amusing.
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:icondweegee:
DWeegee Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I would call it a flying fish, btw nice drawing!
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:iconsectortrekoverwatch:
SectorTrekOverwatch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
The fuck is with the pony? Why is it there? It is irrelevant and disgusting. This version is better: i.imgur.com/x1fuvYD.jpg

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:iconbrother-malachai:
Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Did you even bother to ask his permission before altering one of his pics?  It's actually considered good form to ask permission before altering other people's works of art.
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:iconsectortrekoverwatch:
SectorTrekOverwatch Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I didn't alter it, fucknut.
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:iconeillahwolf:
eillahwolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
You do realize this is a BRONY artist, who mainly draws PONY related art. Also, the original is the better version, as it is the ORIGINAL. And the only disgusting thing I see here is your language.
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:iconyuuki-takaya:
yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't bother. he doesn't understand proper English.
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:iconeillahwolf:
eillahwolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, I have to at least try to defend my friend...
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:iconyuuki-takaya:
yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your friend is smart enough to not care about this person. your efforts are valiant 
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:iconeillahwolf:
eillahwolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I guess it's the Fluttershy in me. :3 I'm usually not vocal at all. But when you mess with my friends... I can go from Um  to :giantfrown:  in an instant.
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:iconyuuki-takaya:
yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this makes you best person :D
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As others of the main characters have been paired with other giant creatures, mainly Rarity vs. Giant Crab, this one deserved the Carp as a nod to that being Fluttershy vs. Giant Carp
I can't condone the alternative version as it's not an edit I did, but I respect your view :)
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sgthappyface Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
i'm not a brony but the artist should be able to do what they want imo, if he put the pony there then it must be relevant to the meaning of the picture
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:iconcaiolugia:
CaioLugia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right, the only relevance Is to spread the infection.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The relevance sits in the fact one of the other main characters is paired with a Giant Crab. And to hit two birds with one stone here, I paired the letter play in "Holy Carp" with pitting another main character against a Giant Carp
Which in turn is also relevant to the show itself where she's the only one to feed fish to others (and thus "killing" them) :)
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:iconyuuki-takaya:
yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dont bother dealing with this asshole. they can not understand english
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:iconsectortrekoverwatch:
SectorTrekOverwatch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Funny how you say we are unable to understand the English language yet you do not even capitalize your own sentences. 
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:iconjachra:
Jachra Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Wind Fish all up in here.
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:iconyellow-pand:
yellow-pand Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
love i t
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:iconmacbow333:
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Carp: "I am SOOOO high right now..."
FS: "Oh, I know, Mr. Carp. But I'm here to help you back down now.  Come on. Let's find you a nice big pond to swim in."

Everyone else: (Fluttershy just got zinged.)
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:iconcaiolugia:
CaioLugia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork have been cleansed from corruption and cleaned:
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:iconeillahwolf:
eillahwolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
The only corruption I see here is you and that abomination of a "cleansing". You're the one that should be honored to be in the presence of such an amazing artist.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I cannot officially condone that alternative as it's not an edit I made myself and cuts into the back story to this piece as well
Thanks for sharing your opinion though :)
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:iconsgthappyface:
sgthappyface Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
wee woo here comes the fp professional art critique squad
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iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
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:iconpinkierimshot4plz::iconpinkierimshot5plz::iconpinkierimshot6plz:
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:iconpinkuart:
PinkuArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love how you drew the fish, the expression looks just like a lovely real one :) I have a lot of fish pets at home, and they give me that cute look all the time :la:
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Lol, thats a big ass fish.
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:iconmeneth:
Meneth Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I think you made the carp too hardcore. :D (Big Grin)
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:iconmrspacecat:
MrSpaceCat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I was gonna post that.
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