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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 Traditional 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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:iconvexx3:
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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:iconkayarei:
kayarei Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional 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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:iconvexx3:
Vexx3 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
trufax
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IndecisiveOlivia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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:iconvexx3:
Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
No problem! :D
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Diagon197 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
VIRGOS FOR THE WIN
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:iconvexx3:
Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
WOOOO
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:iconshadyhorseman:
ShadyHorseman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Virgo brony here.
Really like this.
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newsketches Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Write a critique on deviantart. Ain't nobody got time for that
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:iconindecisiveolivia:
IndecisiveOlivia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Obviously, SOMEONE has time for it. Otherwise, there'd be none up there. ^^^ =P
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Zeezal Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Description made me laugh. Anyhow awesome wallpaper, love what you've done with the clouds.
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:iconvexx3:
Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks dude! :D
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stuballinger-art Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well fuck.
This is amazing.
The fact that you made this while intoxicated makes me just go
"Fuck it, i'm done"
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
xD
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LeonBrony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Btw you made me for the second time, since I started making wallpapers myself, to put someone elses wallpaper as my background. It has happened twice, both by your hands XD
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
xD
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LeonBrony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Appears out of the smoke after a.... is not aware how long absent*
Quite amazing :D It has such a heavenly feeling it's insane.
Sooo homestuck didn't have any part in this particular selection of horoscope themes :P
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
No, nothing to do with Homestuck. Though on a sidenote, Kanaya is amazing. :D
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LeonBrony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehh kanaya is cool but she has nothing on my Vriska :wub: Not a single charactar can compare to Vriska and Hussie agrees B) :P
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Vriska's cool and all, but so far, she's kind of a bitch. :P
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LeonBrony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know XD 8lah 8lah huge 8itch 8lah 8lah >::::D
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MementoTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You should totally do one for Aquarius if you haven't already.
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I may do others in the future, but I can't promise anything.
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MementoTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ok.
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MidnightWave Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Whoa ... 0_0
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MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Wow *.*
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Deep-Fried-Love Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So.... Magical...
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bdiddy20128 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is B E A utiful!!!!! i love the clouds and the light in the background!
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:iconvexx3:
Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you! :D
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WithinSouls Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AHHHHH YYEEEAAAA THIS IS MY HOROSCOPE!!!
IM USEING AS MY WALLPAPER NOW!!!
GREAT JOB!!!
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thanks! :D
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sanch3z117 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
*Sees thumbnail* Holy shit.
*Clicks* O_O DAYUM.
Amazing work, Vexx. Seriously, this is really good.
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Hehe, thanks dude! :3
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sanch3z117 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:33 (Totally not procrastinating on freaking Geometry homework that I do not understand at all)
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:iconvexx3:
Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Hehe, Geometry is the only math I ever did exceptionally well in.
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sanch3z117 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
It's the only subject in general I've ever struggled with.
Haven't we done this before? xD
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:iconvexx3:
Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Uhm, you know, you might have... O.o
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sanch3z117 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
XD
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Ugh, I meant WE might have, lol...
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kriegfalke Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
very cool but i dont think ive seen hasbros horoscope ponys? do you have a link to it?
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Vexx3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I have a link to a picture that shows the ponies: [link]. However, there was a Facebook app for them that I'm having trouble finding.
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kriegfalke Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
cool thanks! Im Sagittarius myself and id love to see how they represent them with ponys haha
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Mcayon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
My Zodiac sign! ^^Love it!
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