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Rare Wine by GlancoJusticar Rare Wine by GlancoJusticar
Still not what I had in mind in terms of colors and shadows but I'm getting better and better.

Posting this at night so I expect to point out errors with a fresh mind tomorrow.

(PS: "I don't like pointy ears" and similar are forbidden to use in a critique. That's like, um, your opinion man.)

Featured on EQD [link] as number 20. (Why humanized piece was posted I have no idea but it's nice.)
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Rarity looks very fashionable tonight. The suit is absolutely flawless, both in design and in the actual picture. The high-heeled shoes match the color as well as elegance. Her hairstyle looks very different from her usual one, but it fits beautifully. :thumbsup:

The architechture of the chair and the table are perfect Corinthian. Ony might say that Rarity was living in Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth would not object to that, I'm sure. :flaguk:

Need I add that the reflection of the moon through the window gives it an undeniably artistic trend to the room, not to mention the nighttime giving her plenty of shade?

Lastly, the title "Rare Wine" is quite an appropriate pun to Rarity's name. I wonder what flavor it is...
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
12 out of 17 deviants thought this was fair.

Never written a deviantArt critique before, but people seem to like them so Im gonna give it a shot. Not sure if I'm gonna do too well...

First off, I thought that the lighting was highly effective and definitely created a great sort of candlelight atmosphere in the picture. The shadows this created made the entire picture and Rarity a lot more mysterious, and the pose was even quite intimidating. The crossed leg and laid back appearance of the woman certainly reflected that of Rarity. Very classy setting too of course.
For me, the worst (really, the only bad thing I noticed) part of the picture is the structure of the arms... although the torso and legs seem to be drawn almost perfectly. The arms just do not seem to look right however... the upper part and shoulder of the right arm (her right) seems too thin, almost anorexic. Yes, this would be acceptable for a cartoon drawing, but I don't understand how that could be relevant when the rest of the body seems so real. Maybe its just me, but thats what I think when I look at it.

The lighting makes up for it however, it sets a real flirty - yet serious feeling for the pic. Nice one.
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
I never drink, but I might make an exception in the presence of a lady.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She sure looks sophisticated... and really beautiful!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This picture makes her look like a really successful business woamn.
Bumpedjunk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
She looks like she's going to make some sort of proposition...
Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good Evening, Miss Rarity.  Might I join you? :iconflirtplz:
MaybesAreForBabies Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like her hair.
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I didn't even realize this was Rarity with the shading...
CryptidGaming Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
It's rarity, right?
ReaverPan Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well hello aluring
britton1999 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
no wait..... well played
lazkopat24 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whine ?
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Actually, I prefer beer if you don't mind.
:iconraritywhineplz::iconsaysplz:But I thought you waaaaaaaanted wiiiiiiiiiiiine!
bnka Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome !
THat's have a sort of very... interesting atmosphere
Wonder-Waffle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
quite fancy
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
One day, this will come true.
Taigan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Show of hands: Who's picturing the dialog to go with this as "Good evening, Spike. Won't you come in?"
anzul Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
rarity and the chair are vampires! they are not reflected on the floor! XD
and daam that hairdo must be hard to do.
fonejackboy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
For some reason, the song Red Red Wine is coming to mind...
DanvilleBengal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Hmm....I was thinking of Like Fine Wine....or even better, Satiation

.....:icontwilightblushplz: sorry, I read a lot of fiction, articles, and narratives. The first thing that comes to me at times is a story I've read that the image really comes to mind.
fonejackboy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Oh okay, It's just that the song came into my mind when I saw this...
DevanMuse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What is a Mare? A miserable little pile of Friendship!

(Couldn't resist) I really like the lighting in this :D
trezilla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
She looks like a vampire in the candle light. A gorgeous, sexy vampire.
The colors are really well balanced and your composition help draw everything in and emphasis her. Her legs are crossed nicely and nothing looks out of place. It's a very very nice piece. I love seeing your work in a piece like this because it feels very complete.
If I have any criticism it's that her hands seem a little small, but it's really not all to noticeable.
It's Brilliant. keep doing what your doing.
EmmyMay00 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THAT is a Rarity! :3
angelofrombelow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
isalesme Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
horohorogirl666 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
her theme song:[link]
RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Very nice!
Vadamus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...It almost feels like entering into the sanctum of a mob boss...
...I'm scared... :iconfluttershycryplz:
BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Then we've never met a better-looking Don...
Vadamus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(PS: "I don't like pointy ears" and similar are forbidden to use in a critique. That's like, um, your opinion man.)

I'm sorry... I'm so sorry man but, um, what?????????

Critiques are entirely our opinion. THAT'S WHAT A CRITIQUE IS!!! No, I don't like the pointy ears because it's redundant, and yet, I'm not going to force feed you that information. I can still tell you that information, however!
If you're going to still do the pointy ears, then "hey, power to you!" It still great art, but I will still however find it sort of distracting regardless of whether or not you don't approve of me believing so.
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since I don't want to read critiques about ear choice and why someone like/don't like how I represented humanized unicorn with that move. I'd like to hear about colors, aesthetics, composition, possible errors and general impression because I want to improve them. Ears comments are just irrelevant for me.

However you can ignore it, write a critique revolving around ears and I'll still count it as FAIR if that helps you express your opinion on this picture (of course - if it will be a fair one).

If you think that I'm egoistic and I just don't want to hear bad word about my work - then okay, your choice. But I've already read about ears under every piece in comments and I don't think you can write anything new about that topic that will interest me.
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
mmh, i agree. i'll give you a more serious and sane critique for a change.

Personally i think this is your best work yet, especially because of the way you dealt with light here, it is immediately recognizable as candlelight or someting similar.This contributes a lot to the setting which i interprent as cozy and/or romantic, i like that. compared to your other work i think this one looks less "Flat", the heavy shading and light give your character way more Volume! the picture looks complete,nothing is left out and all shadings,reflections etc. are placed right AND correctly.

I'm not gonna pamper you @ss completely XD i DO have some remarks: keep in mind that moonlight and candlelight have a different colour and intensity, it would have been awesome if you would have put more emphasis on that, because you have two light sources in this image you can create a lot of cool light effects so try to play and experiment a little with it, using the "dodge" tool in photoshop can be beneficial. not sure if this is a style matter but the feet are a little (just a little) awkward.

overall this is a very fine piece, i've been watching you for a while now and i've seen you improve a lot, which i enjoy to see.the main reason why you are getting better is because you realize you can still improve and because you want to learn.Explore your medium,know your tools, with your talent and strong will you can go far. i'm a 100% sure of that ^.0
Vadamus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I don't think you're egoistic at all. That is a lot more clear now. I love your art and I don't think anything necessarily needs to change. I was interpreting that you were annoyed with the side comment of those ears, not entire lists. I'm so so sorry.

I'm going to go away no and wallow in the corner... no, it's okay, I'll take the express route...

(*walks straight out a window on the 15th floor*)

GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now you just exaggerating.
Vadamus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...maybe... I'm still sorry about that, I didn't mean anything bad...
flarezap Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Artist
What a lovely night Luna has Putin for us.

Oh and Rarity looks nice too.
lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
this looks pretty great! i dunno who youre going to feel about this, but i am reminded of a really damn good clop fic, 'Like Fine Wine' I think it's called. the scene just feels rather intimate here, great work!
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't care about fanics.
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Writer
Indeed! The colours feel natural here.
Botboy41 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Simply Beautiful, I Love it
fireandchutes77 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This is incredible. I mean. WOW. The lighting and posture and expression are all incredible.

The picture seems to pulse with "The Element of Generosity," though I can't exactly figure out why. The best I can do is a little head-canon that Twi or somebody has come over very late at night with a spur-of-the-moment idea that will need a lot of Rarity's money and skill to be able to succeed. Despite the lateness of the hour, Rarity will still let him/her in, poke up the fire coals, and pop a bottle of her best thinking-cap wine.

"...Now, darling, tell me what you have in mind."
mkauf84 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
The toes seem to be curved up too much.
Piwakawaka-42 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This really captures Rarity's style.
Dogman15 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Pointy ears? You can't even see them in this picture.
razamatzu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Like it :D
Nullcast Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I'd give it another look and try to make the location of the light more consistent. Right now there seems to be an invisible lamp floating between her bangs and her chest and a fireplace off to the right side. Not that I could draw it in the 1st place but with a background in amateur photography lighting effects are something I notice.
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can agree on that subject.
naruhinakissing Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Featured on EQD!!!
GlancoJusticar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like someone from EQD staff really like my work...
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