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January 10, 2013
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books by RubleGun books by RubleGun
tra-ta-ta tra-ta-ta mi vezem s soboy kota, chijika sobaku, pet'ku zabiyaku, obez'yanu, popuhaya, vot companiya kokaya!

he he, never mind
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Hello everypony!
I'd like to kick the ball rolling by saying this: I haven't seen very many 'Rainbow Dash reading Daring Do' pictures, and the very few I have seen don't compare to this work of art.

Let's start with the Vision - I like the idea of Rainbow lying on the books instead of finding a chair to sit on, it's completely in her character to be lazy about that sort of thing and you can see in her eyes that she's too absorbed in the book to care. Something that's niggling at the back of my brain however is that I don't really know why she's on the ground, in the episode she was embarrassed at being seen reading and being thought of as an 'egghead' but since it is resolved in the episode and her being on the ground adds to the picture I'll let it go.

Originality - As I mentioned earlier I haven't seen many 'Rainbow Dash reading Daring Do' fanarts although it is a popular theme in Fanfics for Rainbow Dash meeting Daring Do/cosplaying as Daring etc. I think the reason I find this picture brilliant is that it's different in the way Rainbow is reading, on her stomach below a tree without a care in the world. I don't feel like I can justify giving it a 4.5 or higher just because it's such a obvious thing to do, even if you have spiced it up by having her reading somewhere else then I personally expected.

Technique - Not much to say here, the use of different shapes in the tree gives it a realistic feel without drawing the attention away from Rainbow too much and the detail and shading of her and the books pick her out from the bright background without being to jarring. The houses and bushes/trees are also simple without losing their warm touch.

Impact- As a bit of a bookworm myself this is a perfect reminder that you can get lost in a book whoever you are. Even the most reluctant to read can find the perfect story if they look hard enough and I'm sure that reading Daring's stories have helped Dash find her own bravery sometimes.
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MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Welcome, RainbowDash, to the edge of the abyss.
Marblemagic Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
FiretrontheHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the rump: done well.
Koteikiow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
opisanie olololskoe
DaFrenchBrony Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Woaw ! Nice shadings and very good choice of colors, especially on her body, I also like the way you draw her mane and her tail :)

In other words, I LOVE IT :la: ^^
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Cjbronyten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
love it,dashie and her daring do books:la:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Aw adoreable work
cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Even athletes can read. It doesn't make you an egghead.

Just a reader.

Wonderful work
Abstract-Spectrum Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Daring see, Daring Do.
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