First of all: The shading is AMAZING!!! It makes the whole picture look cozier and more realistic. That's what I also love so much about this drawing, its coziness trough the shading. I saw the un-shaded version and I must say, this drawing without shading is like Applejack without apples c;...Anyway when I look at the drawing I actually don't see anything negative... I'd say it's perfect, maybe it's just me but I love it ;33. Though Raritys tail and hoof bug me juust a bit. I mean where the tails starts (when I look at how she lays and where her tail starts.. It seems kinda unlogic) and where the hoof lays (the hoof is so far from her body)... This could've be done better BUT it doesn't matter though (; hmm.. what else... I reeally like her.. Mane by the way it is nicely shaped and shaded good. (sorry for that crappy little critique but... I just wanted to write one because this picture is like.. Really awesome) *Brohoof* /)
All I'm going to say is that I'd be happy critiquing your stuff and your stuff only for the rest of time if I had to! I can't get over how much I LOVE the way you do lighting! The colors of the show are so vibrant and beautiful, but then you add such depth with the mellowed/shadowed look. It adds such character to the picture as well as sets a desired mood. I like this picture because it just feels so, well, romantic without being overdone or making this a romance. It's, in a word, adorable! I find often with a Spike and Rarity picture that the "love" between them is forced and awkward; but not in this case. This is the best description of their "relationship" in my opinion. Well done!
*CUE RARITY SLOWLY WAKING UP* -Good morning beautiful,how was your night?Mine was wonderful with you by my side. *SHOVES SPIKE ASIDE N RUSHES TO THE BATHROOM MIRROR* -EXCUSE ME SPIKE,BUT I HAVE TO HAVE A SESSION OF BRUSHING MY HAIR BEFORE I AM TO BE SEEN BY ANYONE!
Judging by the way her mane and tail have been messed up, my immediate theory is that she was caught in a heavy downpour, and although Twilight was probably away in Canterlot or something, Spike was still at the library and allowed Rarity to stay there until the storm had passed.