Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
December 19, 2013
Image Size
14.5 MB
Resolution
1800×1416
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,296 (5 today)
Favourites
801 (who?)
Comments
121
×
Lyra Heartstrings by Muffyn-Man Lyra Heartstrings by Muffyn-Man
As promised since my latest journal entry, Lyra Heartstrings. Another experimental piece of mine as I actually chopped up the picture, added a background layer of design paper, and used a gold paint pen; and that doesn't include the Photoshop edits. Since I played around with various art styles on the Princess'ses... Princesses'... Princessi? Someone tell me what the grammatically accurate word for (multiple possessive princess) in the comments. Problem was, Lyra has no real personality in the fan-made works outside of an obsession with human. Tell me whats the reverse of a Furry? 

If you voted for another character in the pole, have no fear, because I will definitely put up another pole for the next project come next year. 

So tell me what you think in the comments and the critique section. Break it down as you please, and show me my flaws while schooling me on the artistic repercussions of what I put forth. I know full well that this one may offend some people on a certain level, but keep in mind that I have a lengthy explanation of my reasoning behind my latest projects. I will simply continue to work on said portfolio with the help of anyone who can grant me the support of constructive criticism. 

Tools used: Copic Multiliner and Copic Sketch Markers on Bristol Board, with Prismacolor Gold Paint Pen and gold/turquoise design paper. Photoshop edits post scan. 

*After being asked to show it, I decided to post the unphotoshoped version: muffyn-man.deviantart.com/art/…  
Let me know if you can spot the changes I made.

*Even bigger news everyone! Turns out this was featured on CAC Ep.80 : www.youtube.com/watch?v=JglU_-…
Give them a watch as I think they are the only podcast in the community to review and cover fanart and the artists behind them. Correct me if I'm wrong because I would love to see more groups doing podcasts and discussions of Pony Art since it's such a huge aspect of the fandom. If you do find another podcast that talks about mlp fan art let me know. 
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhannah-ceilidh1995:
This is such a beautiful picture. I love how this was drawn..and the colors are simply perfect. The amazing detail is stunning. I love Lyra's harp! And you did such an excellent job on her mane and tail.

What I like most is what's surrounding her. The clouds are gorgeous and remind me of swirls of cotton candy! And the border around Lyra is just pretty! I like how it all blends together to make this wonderful piece.

Beautiful work! I just love it! You have a special talent, my friend, and you certainly use it very well! This is a stroke of pure genius!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
15 out of 15 deviants thought this was fair.

:icontiirikka:
This piece of art simply blew me away! Colors right from the vintage poster. Amazing execution, amount of detail, oh this is an eyecandy!

One thing which DO bother me, how ever, is lyra's cutiemark. while it is very accurate to original, it looks like it was stamped on otherwise perfect masterpiece, so it doesn't really look like part of the rest artwork. Thinner outline may have worked well, as rest of the pony has very thick outer outline and thinner outline on harir, chin, hoof that holds the harp, you know. that would've taken some of the contrast out, so the cutiemark would acctually turn as part of the pony. Now it looks a bit seperate.

This is definatelly one of the best fanarts from Lyra I have seen so far, keep up the good word. Tons of points from the colors. This is amazing.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
13 out of 13 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconbarryfrommars:
Peace.

What treasure is this? A Pony touching the hand of God?
Reply
:iconmuffyn-man:
Muffyn-Man Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, its more along the lines of a social commentary directed to the fandom while making an artistic pun on the fanon personality of Lyra. I should have drawn the hand a couple millimeters from Lyra's hoof though.
Reply
:iconreadtoasts:
ReadToasts Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aphonse Mucha FTW!!!!! This is just perfect. My mind is blown! XD
Reply
:iconmuffyn-man:
Muffyn-Man Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Would you say that... your mind is OFFICIALLY blown?!!! 
Reply
:iconreadtoasts:
ReadToasts Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blown twice! Officially!
Reply
:iconanightlypony:
aNIGHTLYpony Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Brilliant! simply brilliant :D
Reply
:iconmuffyn-man:
Muffyn-Man Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I hope the joke came across well enough for you cause not many people seem to get it. 
Reply
:iconanightlypony:
aNIGHTLYpony Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
yes indeed, it's a reference to the birth of Adam by Michelangelo in a clever mix with Alphonse mucha's Art nouveau. i assume the hand here is lauren faust's XD. nah that's because not that many people in the brony community had art history.

You're welcome :D
Reply
:iconmuffyn-man:
Muffyn-Man Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, its a little surprising since art is a huge contributing aspect to our fandom. Oh well, im just glad a couple of people got the joke.
Reply
Add a Comment: