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Egghead by Dahtamnay Egghead by Dahtamnay
Naturally I'm way late with this reference to Read It and Weep. Rainbow Dash as egghead—literally.

I realize that this is the first digital painting I've uploaded to DeviantArt. I don't make those that often, maybe because they take so darn long to complete. This one was made over the course of about one week. Also, drawing 99 books in a single image—that is more than enough to break one's sanity.

Created with Gimp.


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Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (c) Hasbro
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:iconultrathehedgetoaster:
UltraTheHedgetoaster Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wait, you made this in Gimp? :O

How do you get the outer lines of the objects/character to... y'know, not look all blury and stuff? :O_o:

For example, I drew this and this entirely in GIMP, and all the outlines are blurry. :(

The only way I could figure out for myself to NOT make it look like that was to draw flat-color in a different program, import the result, and then only use GIMP for visual highlights/shading. :hmm:
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Dahtamnay Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, this is in fact one of the earliest paintings I made in Gimp, and as such not even the best example of what can be done with the program.

Getting sharp edges mostly requires understanding your tools and avoiding some common pitfalls. Most importantly I'd advise to stay away as much as you can from tools that have a softening effect. So avoid using soft brushes, smudge tools, blur filters (duh), etc. Also you can always reinforce an edge by repainting it with a hard edged brush. Tidying up edges like this is a common step in my painting process.
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batgirl365 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
PUNNNSS PUNS EVERYWHERE!!!!
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Pinkieshy435 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Artist
well doneDevilish 
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Butterscotsh Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eggcelent. Eggs are now everywhere.
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persiancat111 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
XD :iconrainbowdashplz:
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:iconpinkierainbows01:
PinkieRainbows01 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The egg fell on Rainbow Dash's head!
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lukaner-Z Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Very sweet a bit creepy though
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UltraTheHedgetoaster Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
... you know, this makes me wonder. If Dash had an egg for a head... What'd hatch from that egg? :iconapplejackishighplz:
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amandaam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol
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MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This piece was just a instant laugh for me, good work man!
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jupotmachine35 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconmotherofgod2plz: Mother of egg...
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Opdeverent Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
...
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:iconhockal00gy:
hockal00gy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Reminds me of Rene Magritte's "The Son of Man."
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SplashOfSummer Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! Captures all the emotion and stuff! Thank God, you haven't lost your sanity after all those books...
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:iconfiddlearts:
FiddleArts Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very Magritte-like. I love it.
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:iconpetrolheadbellsprout:
wow... strange...
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:iconsuperhyugayoshi-chan:
Surrealism!
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:iconklice:
Klice Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Ahahaha, genius ! :D
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SirCxyrtyx Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Digital paintings may take forever, but the end result is incredible. This is a great piece of surrealism.
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:iconkeairan:
Keairan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Makes me think of the famous 'Son of Man' Painting
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blablabacksheep Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
This is an instafave.
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOLWUT
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DocWario Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
The rendering is so... claylike. Really a captivating and... the word that sort of combines "alluring" and "entrancing" rendering style...
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:iconluhood:
Luhood Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I could imagine this inside a frame on my wall... :O
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Newbiemember Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, reminds me of Rene Magritte! You should do more of these surrealism works!
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Funny stuff.
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Now she has to change her name to Shelly! :nuu:
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Furhoo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Wow. Dash got laid!

*runs*
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RiokennG3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhagridplz::iconsaysplz:You're an egghead, Rainbow.
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flygonmaster66 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Wat.
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MTHERULERMAN Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAT SORSSOR-REE IS DIS
ISS LIEK PICASSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH
WAT
WATWTATWTATWTTATWTATWTATTWTATWTWTWTWAAAAAAAAAAAT
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Buckykatt42 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I love this!
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Abstract-Spectrum Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
PFPFPPTPFPTPFPF WUUUUUT?
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
BAHAHAHAHAHAH i burst out laughing when i saw this XD
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:iconhappymaz:
HappyMaz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Lol!!
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NebillTheTerrified Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on making it on EQD!
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Photonicsoup Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Behold! The herds from EqD are en route! Also, HA HA HA EGGHEAD!!!!! I like the way it kind of looks like she is made of crayons.
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CKthepony Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
When i saw this, my jaw dropped at how funny and painted that was.
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topitmunkeydog Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
this reminds me of a Magritte work! Its like The Son of Man and Elective Affinities combined with pony.
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Dahtamnay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I definitely noticed the link with surrealism while I was working on this. Funny how it reminded me of The Son of Man too. Maybe because I had already seen a ponyfied version of that painting?
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topitmunkeydog Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is it the one with Big Macintosh?
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:icondahtamnay:
Dahtamnay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Think it was this one: [link]

But I've seen the Big Macintosh version too.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, literally. :XD:
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caycowa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Great painting.

A little creepy though but in a good way.
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Technowolf3000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You made this with Gimp...?
I don't understand how this is possible.
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:iconnebilltheterrified:
NebillTheTerrified Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is great! I'm going to submit to EQD if you don't mind.
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Dahtamnay Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead, it's got a Creative Commons license after all.
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samthelegoman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow

This is superbly done!

I'm surprised nopony commented on this!

I lol'd just to let ya know! ;)
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