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Virgo by Vexx3 Virgo by Vexx3
Yeah Virgos. I love Hasbro's horoscope ponies and Virgo is my favorite. Just makes it even better that I happen to be a Virgo myself.

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Virgo pony vector by: Flizzick
Pillar vector by: MisterAibo
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Didn't know horoscope ponies were Hasbro's idea... hmmm...

Anywho, lets start with the concept - the zodiac is usually affilated with ancient Greece, which makes the columns and the overall look of Virgo here quite befitting. Her walking on clouds (skipping the fact she's not a pegasus ;P) adds the feeling like we're visiting Mount Olympus, further playing on that aspect.

Of course, since zodiac is usually tied to ancient Greece, it makes this piece seem a bit "on the nose", bringing to mind various, mythology-related images from movies or paintings. As a whole, it stands unique, but the general feeling will always be familiar. That, in itself, is not necessary a bad thing, of course.

The technique is quite nicely chosen, playing homeage to the source material (MLP), bringing forth an even stronger feel of magic with the more lively colors as well as pushing forward that mythical vibe with its lighting. Each detail fits in perfectly with the rest, making this piece a solid whole.

The impact is also strong; most character presentations don't give out much (if any) emotions out their frames, yet you managed to take a different path with the pink glow spreading on the clouds, giving Virgo a form of majesty and grace.
The carpet of clouds elevates her nicely, while the "weak", almost transparent name, written below her provides a very specific feeling to the recipant - that he already knows who this portrait represents, without the naming.

All in all it is one of the better pony portraits I've seen thus far... makes me kinda wonder how you'd handle Scorpio in that fashion... with the background beautifully filling the whole, in stead of being just plain, single-colored wall, like we were looking at some ID photo.
A great example that from an even seemingly simple concept, one can make something stunning.
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Ah jeez, i'm not good at critisizing, i've never done it before... Here goes...

It's really, really good!

A part I really like about it is the bloom. That and the fact she isn't a pegasus gives her a godly feel, which I really enjoy. The ancient Greek/Roman feeling is very well executed here.

The only thing that bothers me in this picture are the columns. To me, they look out of place because they're not darkened like Virgo is, but that may just be me.

Other than that, excellent job! I hope to see more like this from you!
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kayarei Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a Virgo... But I'm definitely not a 'lady'! Why does the Virgo pony have to wear a dress... Why...
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Because it's an artist's interpretation.  It wasn't made to appeal to EVERY Virgo.
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kayarei Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeyup, I agree - it's just mist pictures of Virgo are very... Regal.
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llDarkShadowll Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
HA! us virgo are cool...
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XCommanderHurricaneX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We're fabulous Virgos.
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This is so awesome! :iconso-awesomeplz:
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GuruGrendo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Virgo is best Go
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
trufax
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IndecisiveOlivia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Simply amazing. You've got such amazing talent...makes me wonder if I could do something as good as your art...
...Meh. Probably not. Oh well.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Marvellous! :)
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