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Another day o' labor by Huussii Another day o' labor by Huussii
Another semi-quick painting to the pile. Mostly playing with the sky and complementary colors while knocking the saturation down to the level I've used to paint with.

Composition is something I've recently been really paying attention, I'd appreciate some comments regarding the overall readability of the picture.

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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Looks great!
Phenometron Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I love your artwork paintings, their professional and awesome! :iconvinylsqueeplz:

Now this one is awesome

alexsongajfan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
your artwork is amazing,i wish someday i could paint something just like you.
michaelajunker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Funny thing - I saw this in somebody else's favorites list, and immediately thought, "That title and quality of work looks on par with Huussii's work."

Well what do you know...
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool Artwork
LisanneDutch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work. :) Not only this one but all your MLP paintings in a similar style. Your work is lovely and incredibly detailed, and I love the richness of the light and shadow.
Epic-Titan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Ya got a way with atmosphere and space.
exxpert Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
The lighting and the colors of this picture are as always astonishingly well done, especially the conifers in the background look beautiful in the light of the setting sun, however I don't like the square-like leaves of the tree in the foreground and the shadow of the the wheels look a little bit off to me ( I'm not so great with shadowing, but I think since the wheels aren't to far away from one another their shadows should be more similar), but overall it's a great piece of work.
Gabieblue Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is amazing.
PurpleProwess48 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very nice picture overall.
It captures really well the moment of two siblings returning home after a long day of work, and the sunset, together with the landscape, is beautiful.

In terms of composition, I love the empty space on the right of Applejack, showing more of the path they are going through, and the spot they'll be passing by in a few seconds. I also like the plants and the tree that are closer to the "camera". They fill up the empty space just enough so that it doesn't get boring.
PinkyPeachyPony Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore that part of the day- when the sun is just about to go down and everything looks like it's glowing. You did an amazing job capturing that moment. It's a beautiful scene.
Sn0wflake225 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Eldwood Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The "readability" of this painting seems great to me! The only thing that seems a little off to me is the shadow of the wagon, it not being as solid as I would normally expect it to be. But the actual composition of this piece is very good! :)
Lillka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg, awesome! *O*
which program you are doing? ^^;
Huussii Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop CS3.
Lillka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks ^^;
Civwub Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ive seen this pic several times before and various places and always wondered what amazingly gifted artist created it and now i know!
joshie703 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
All of these are amazing! i love the look and color of this one
AvengerXD1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
NNice artwork.
zaku1986 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this just looks absolutely amazing!
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SuneGem Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That lighting...
Arty210 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
This is the best piece of digital art I've seen yet. I really love it! This drawing really inspired me!
I also have a question.
The paint-like effect really appeals to me, but I can't get to do it right. And since you did it so well, I would like to ask you to explain to me how you did color in your picture, with this effect. E.g. what brushes did you use, what settings, how did you color it in, and above all, how did you start(re-drawing with a tablet or just coloring in the raw sketch)?
Thanks in advance! You really got some talent here!
Huussii Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I use only three stock Photoshop brushes. Round brush for soft and blooming light, stock "Chalk" brush for 90% of the stuff and stock "Watercolor" brush for the softer things like the sky. I held the brush on 70-100% opacity and 100% flow all the time, pen pressure level is set to define the size and opacity of the brush stroke.

I just started with a basic scribbly sketch. Random lines here and there to indicate where is the ground, where are the characters, where is the treeline etc. For characters I go for a little bit more accurate one.
Then it's just nothing but picking colors and wiping them on the layers, nothing more. Try to construct the overall picture (values and colors) under the sketch very early on, so the whole image becomes a color palette for your eyedropper tool. I work pretty much like I was painting a traditional piece, aside from the utilizing of layers and transform/move.
iamli3 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
UUUUUUUUGH i just got a new luna background i don't want to get rid of it so soon >_> ........
TheSlorg Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Beastly. You're my favorite MLP artist now. (Now hurry up and open commissions!)
ragnad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Reminds me of the cool crisp air of Autumn in all its arresting beauty. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude...this is fucking stunning
SoarinTheWonderbolt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
This is beautiful. Great colors in the sunset and the shadows and light falling on AJ and Big Mac really establish the mood in the picture. Love the way you did Big Mac's mane and the happy look on AJ. All in all a very lovely picture of the Apple siblings bonding on their way home from a day of hard, honest work.
Max-is-awesome Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
God I love old fashion painting style, where you can see visible brush strokes.
TotalFreakZoid Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. Gives us a glimpse at the bond between Apple Jack and Big Macintosh. Just the smile on AJ's face gives it away. It fills my heart with joy... I love the setting as the sun casts out on the two giving them a sense of another good day of work. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
The colors and perspective are incredible!
LeavingCrow Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Wonderful atmosphere!!
minimoose772 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Definitely like it a lot, AJ's expression is pretty fantastic. I don't know if it falls into composition, but I'd say that the apple tree canopy could possibly be a bit more rounded on the bottom, and throwing in a branch or knot might give the tree a bit more character. I'd also say watch the shadows, between the ponies and the wagon wheels it seems that the shadows are radiating out a bit more than they would from a single light source, but it may just be the one wheel in the background. The apple buckets are also throwing me off a bit, at first I thought that they looked like they were sloping backwards a bit, but my main critique is that they are very uniform in placement (makes sense from a stacking perspective) but the repeated geometric pattern draws a lot of attention to itself in such an organic work. I don't know if you intended for sheets of plywood or something between the layers of buckets, but if not throwing a couple of apples into the tops of the lower bucket tiers could help alleviate some of the repetition. Love the background and color palette by the way.
Mach-Volt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No words. So beautiful...
Botchan-MLP Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that looks really amazing!
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Look amazing! :3
R-B-D Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautyful, you deserve some kind of prize for this.
Freefox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Wonderful colors
Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I love what you did with the sky. And the trees. And the hills.
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
The shadings are Awesome!!!
Pinkanon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist'DAMN. you are incredible 0_o
SevenStallion Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Lovely, I feel relaxed and fulfilled just watching this.
NikkiKitty44 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Amazing. Simply amazing.
Toonicorn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL. A lovely autumn picture. Since you're asking, I think your composition is fine. My only suggestion might be to add more highlight to Applejack, using the light of the setting sun, to help her "pop"more. You might try a *bit* of that with Big Mac also. But I'd focus it more on Applejack, to make her more visible and strengthen the diagonal of the composition. You might also add a bit more color to her, especially her mane (put a little yellow in there, perhaps), and that would help her visibility and the diagonal too. But the picture is really pretty darn awesome as it is. May I ask what medium you used?
Haissan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Applejack looks really happy for a good day's work done. Mac, well it feels like he's looking straight at me. Overall I feel kind of relaxed like I do when I go out with a coworker after a hard day.
hordecrusher Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I feel like this needs to be framed and put on display in the Loo
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
That's some nice work there.
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