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My Little Fantasy - updated by bigponymac My Little Fantasy - updated by bigponymac
EDIT: Fixed Derpy's shadow

YES THAT IS ME!

This was a project done for my Digital Imaging class. Make a photo pet. Take a photo of yourself and draw a creature interacting with you in some way in the picture. So I came up with Selene, my dragon pet. I added ponies because, well, ponies and I've always loved the idea of drawings and cartoons coming to life, so I used this opportunity to make that happen.

THIS TOOK ME FOREVER! Or at least it felt like it. I've been working on this on and off for about two weeks.

The hard part was getting to characters to seamlessly fit into the photograph. The lighting and the values were tricky to match up but I think I did a decent job.

I still haven't submitted this for my class yet, so I can still make changes to it. If there's anything that you see that needs work just let me know. I want to make this the best I can because I'm going to enter it into our student expo and it'll probably go into my portfolio when I'm getting ready to finish up my degree.

MLP, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Derpy belongs to Hasbro and Lauren Faust
Selene and art belongs to me
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xFoxNullx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah! Who wouldnt love it if this happened? COLORFUL PONI FOR EVERYONE! :D
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neko2k Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Roll Tide? I'm more of a War Eagle person myself :P
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bless your little heart. :P


I kid. That's cool, man. Just glad to see some other fans of our in-state schools here on DA. 
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neko2k Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Admittedly, I'm biased - I'm actually living in Auburn right now...
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Are you going to school there or do you just live in the area?
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neko2k Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just living in the area for now. Not actually out of High School yet, but it may be where I'm going in a short amount of time.
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Well, I wish you the best of luck with your remaining time in high school and if Auburn is the college you want to go to, then by all means I hope you get to go. 
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Sunheart1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
NSD9USDHVDRPVUIHDFU9V SO AWESOME :iconyeahplz:
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firetongue-luvz-cats Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
selene is so sweet! i have a whole bunch of dragon characters, each one based on an actuall person. mine is firetongue. check them out!
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talkingdear Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
DUDE DAT IS AWESOME I WISH I COULD DO THAT!!!
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HyakkoShachi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I love the lighting in this!
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
If I could wish for anything... this right here.
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right?
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Haissan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I like selene. What is her favorite food?
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm, I haven't really thought about that. I can say that she loves ponies too much to eat them. lol
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Haissan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I see. I just would have run off with the idea of creating a pet and made up everything I could about the pet. from food to activities. probably just my detail orientation...

it would be neat if you did
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will eventually. I just really haven't had time to sit down to develop her character. Once I get done for the semester I should have some time.
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Haissan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
It would be fun to write a story for her don't you think?
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It would. Give her a BG story and develop her character and design some more. She's definitely a character that's going to stay with me.
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Haissan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I think it would be, nice, to know her a little more.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Oh! I like it. Awesome work you've done. Awesome idea too.
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
My pleasure
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Cryptnic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Holy buck! :O
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Cryptnic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
you're also cute <3
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
That's a pretty great fantasy come true, at least until Dash and Pinkie start fooling around with stuff or pranking you to death. At least your lovely Selene would be willing to help you keep them in check. Despite being a dragon she doesn't seem to want to eat any of the ponies. She looks very sweet and full of wonder, plus I like how she seems to be clinging to you a bit nervously. Actually, Derpy is the funniest of the bunch as she peeks up into the human realm. (Don't let her mistake your signed baseball for a big creampuff!)

However, Pinkie Pie is the sweetest of all, giving you an overjoyed smile.

From what I can see you did pretty well on the integration, perhaps better than Roger Rabbit. The characters look great and the lighting/shading angles all look good with the one source. (But do you really work in the dark like that? Better for focus or just for the project? ;))

If there's anything that sticks out to me, it's that parts of the transition from paper to pony seem a bit hard-edged, like the back of Pinkie's mane and more so is Derpy's shadow. Actually, the shadow to her left (our right) probably shouldn't be cut off the way the fillies are — at least I think that smoothing that and perhaps making it darker just behind the bottom of her mane would look a bit more natural.

Take that with a grain of saltlick, of course. :) I think you're doing all right for yourself at this point though.
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Trying to imagine what kind of shadows Pinkie and Derpy would cast without reference was pretty tough. I was pretty much guessing when I did them. Wasn't real sure how to do the transitions either.

I see what you're talking about with Derpy's shadow. I'll fix that before I submit it tomorrow and then update it here. Thanks for pointing that out!

And yes I really do work in the dark with that lamp as my only source of light. Most of the time I have it pointing up at the wall so that it reflects and gives my room a soft light. It makes my room feel cozy and I like working in that type of atmosphere. My room also smells like Apple Crisp. That just adds another element of coziness. lol
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Apple crisp: candle or air freshener? Or do you bake an actual apple crisp every day or two? No matter what that scent would be dangerous for me. The pine tree gel candles have little chance of making me hungry. :)
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bigponymac Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wall plug-in from Bath and Body Works. As a man, I am not afraid to go in there buy something that will make my room smell good. Last winter it smelled like mint chocolate. lol
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chellforte Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow that's AWESOME
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AxemGR Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Haha very nice! The ponies are now released in our world... Or rather, your room :).

I think you did the lighting very well... And, Selene is quite cute. ;)
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Guitarerman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this one came out looking really awesome.
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TheoneYellow Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Oh my god that is so flipping awesome!!! Wow simply wow! Words do not do justice to this amazing picture. I so wish this would happen in real life!
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gear9242 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this...is AWESOME.
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gamingwaffle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Photographer
Brohoof!
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tairourou Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really awesome! I love the idea.
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