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September 30, 2011
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Twilight sleeping by Stinkehund Twilight sleeping by Stinkehund
And done..
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:
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I saw the final version first but after seeing how it started and all the changes that were made I have to say that this is really well done. You put in a lot of extra detail. The lighting alone was enough to take this from ordinary to extraordinary. I understand that this came from a screen shot or based on one. So much depth has been added that it's a shame that the MLP show isn't this kind of quality. This is definitely illustration quality. What I really like the most about this pic is the lightning. You did a really good job at making it look like early morning with parts of her house still darkened but receiving the right amounts of light from the windows and beyond. I've given you 5 stars for everything except Originality because you stated that the pic originated with a screenshot but I gave you 4 for choosing a good one.
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I love this picture! In fact, the main reason I love your work so much is the lighting! You have such a talent for shadowing, soft light, and the way different textures and objects reflect that light. The picture has almost a story book feeling to it. It's detailed, but also muted giving a warm feel. I actually like the angle the picture was drawn at too. It captures a lot in such a small frame. You get an all around setting of the picture without it being too crowed or complex. I'm not sure how original this is, but from a artistic point of view I'm very impressed!
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lemonkylie Mar 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
awwww   cute and awesome!
MLPegasis4898 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

It's so realistic!!! Love all those lights and shadow effects!!! :omg: :omg: :omg:

It's beautiful!!! Love it!!! :love: :love: :love:

Pencilshade Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gemütlich… ich würde gerne auch mal in Ihrer Bibliothek verbringen…
502nick1 Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you dont mind, i used this picture as a cover for my song c: I put a link in the description for people to go to to get to this page too
Loving your work. Amazing job!
Muffin220 Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looks good, I think you should focus on your blending method the most. The biggest and most common mistake one sees in digital art is the blotchy spots or edges that are to sharp. Also Im not sure where that other light is coming from were the floor ends. Its almost as though theres something shiny down stairs and its reflecting up back toward the window. Other than that its a pretty solid piece.
The light effects are just perfect! I feel so cozy. :iconhappytsplz:
my lovest picture
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