Want it as a print? Over here: [link]
Because people keep asking me:
The basis for this thing was a nighttime-screenshot from the start of Winter Wrap Up, which i pretty much traced in Illustrator and recolored, with every "level" of the picture in its own group - which added up to a good couple hundred different layers and about 3 days total work. I then grouped those together and imported them into Photoshop, in a dozen different groups (for instance, the bed is 5 layers - backrest, pillow, blanket, wood in front and Twilight) - that way, i could use clipping masks for the shading without disturbing the other objects in the picture. Much more comfortable than drawing the lighting on the whole picture in one go.
As for the shading, that's basically just me drawing the individual layers in dark blue/red, then brushing away the "shadow" in the areas that should be lit. The rest was playing around with transparency and stuff like that.
Here's the picture without any effects:
And here's the shitty first version with light:
sweetie belle:HUSH NOW QUITE NOW LAY YOUR SLEEPY HEAD WAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rarity: falls on ground sss so loud
fluttershy: falls on back passed out
rainbowdash: stuck on clining
aj: huf huf huf huf
pinkepie: THAT WAS FUN A RIFIC
everypony: stares at pinke pie
sweetie belle: turns around and looks oh sorry.
I'm going to really miss that old tree...
lighting vectors is tricky, but I think you did a great job overall on the vector itself
It's so realistic!!! Love all those lights and shadow effects!!!
It's beautiful!!! Love it!!!
regardless, great work!
Assuming it's early morning, it seems like the time on the clock should be different than 2:25, although maybe Celestia just got an early start that day.
nice jop can you be my friends
At the beggining I couldn't understand and stand all the bunch of MLP related stuff everywhere. I've lost a bet and the condition was that if I lose I had to watch a entire MLP episode. I just finished watching the first season! Not the best show ever, but the characters are lovely and the animation great! A fun show to watch!
Open window, toss grenade