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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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Jays-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
This just makes me happy.
Hordaks-Pupil Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She looks so cute sleeping probably was up studying late as always :D
awesomeness10000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
rarity: shhhh shes sleeping everypony
sweetie belle:HUSH NOW QUITE NOW LAY YOUR SLEEPY HEAD WAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rarity: falls on ground sss so loud
twilight: Zzzzzzzzzzz
fluttershy: falls on back passed out
rainbowdash: stuck on clining
aj: huf huf huf huf
everypony: stares at pinke pie
sweetie belle: turns around and looks oh sorry.
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Dawww. That's so heart-killingly cute. ^.^
Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Artist
:iconhnnnngplz:<Cuteness overload...ghk...) :iconflatlineplz:beeeeeeeeep! X_x
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
What nice scenery! :D
Comeha Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
This is absolutely amazing!

I'm going to really miss that old tree...
cdot284 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a marvellous piece 
DNFTT2014 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm gonna miss the old Ponyville Library.Unless Ponyville can regrow a whole Tree.
DarkLight02 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
very nice job.
lighting vectors is tricky, but I think you did a great job overall on the vector itself 
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