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The Paintings in Painting by Lionheartcartoon The Paintings in Painting by Lionheartcartoon
This is a little something that we found interesting. While the frames show nothing in the animatic, even in draft form I knew what I wanted to put there: A painting of Lauren's "Fausticorn" and Starswirl the Bearded.

I didnt get to paint them till much later (while taking a break from animation) But when I did, I made sure the were put in before my lovely wife started to paint the background itself.

So there you have the sketches, painted frames and the integrated finished piece. IT lacks a bit of post-production effects including the foals but I hope you like :D

Edit I didnt remember where I got the starswirl reference image from but the artist manifested himself, Give a huge ammount of pageviews to :iconaleximusprime: for inspiring this painting :la:

The complete video is over there: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW5n3k…
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:iconfavmir:
favmir Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
We need the Starswirl's seperately !
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Solartiger43 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Awesome paintings
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totallyhinata Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
beautiful job working on the  " come little children" video. I loved it!

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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Many thanks :)
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SaintJune Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Hey! You even got the bells right!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
YES! Thank you! :) Finally, somepony who noticed! :D
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
great job and nice "reshadeing"
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:iconpatientbear:
patientbear Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Starswirl!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
indeed ^^
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:iconspino495:
SPINO495 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Yes!
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:iconcirdec:
Cirdec Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
The doors are eyes, the door handles are pupils, and the light hitting the floor through the window is a huge, manic grin.
I can't unsee it. :iconwtfrarityplz:
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:iconspyrothebadassdragon:
I see Robot Jones.
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:icontelaros:
Telaros Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Can we get a blown up picture of the Fausticorn and Starswirl the Bearded when able? I'd especially like to have that Fausticorn as a desktop image! :D

That scene looks really nice with those paintings. Nice touch there.
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
It's not as big or as high-quality as you might think it is ^^;

But I'll probably do a few tweaks before a 'release' so to speak :)
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Cirdec Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I wish there were a larger resolution of that Fausticorn painting, I really like it! :D
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
It's not exactly huge to start with as it was made especially for that BG but no doubt I'll see what I can do during a break or two ^^
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8loodyrain Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work bro!
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CKentavr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
That's an awesome Starswirl ^-^
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Foxlover91 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Hey it's Starswirl the Bearded, cool! :)

Love how much effort you put even on the background surroundings.
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Everything's got a history and that place is no different. Plus, it's an excuse to do a little painting along with the animating :)
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Love it when attention is paid to background details like this. :D
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thanks :) we think it gives a little bit of history to the place :D
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PureZOOKS Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I cannot see any way that this animation will be anything other than fantastic.
The detail of all the small parts is so high, it is ridiculous.
There are works of art, within this grand piece of art.

(Inb4 you have done nothing other than the animatic and when you post the real thing it will just be a Rickroll all this time)
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
The blog would prove that we are actually plowing ahead and my slight headache of overconcentration tells me I've been working too much ^^

Still, We love doing things like that and hearing all you folks enjoying what we do is even more awesome :D

You fans are #1 :D
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BlondieGurl1129 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its amazing. i probably would've just taken the lazy way out... XD
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
If I were alone, maybe as well.. but we're two and helping each other out so we make sure we give the best :D
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felifan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very smart references ! ^w^
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:iconjn6:
jn6 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow.. this is awsome.
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:iconjd-deviations:
JD-Deviations Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You guys are amazing. You inspire me to better myself in my animations.
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
we're glad to inspire other artists.. it's part of what makes everything worth while :D
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Seiki5x Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
All of this...seems confusing to me, but its like the coolest thing, from explsions. But how long did it take you to understand all this?
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Anima-dos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I started to draw and paint when I was 6 years old.. so from then to now. ^^;
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QuirkyWallace Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovin' it, especially the sketches. I dunno why I like the rough sketches of artists over their finished works. Guess it's because sketches is the only thing I can do. xD
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Sketches are often more 'alive' than the final result. The lines are usually more dynamic and more spontaneous :)
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Anima-dos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well,it is a matter of balance. While finished paintings are totally polished and meant to be shown around, they loose freshness and force due to the several passes that take to make them.

Sketches are as fresh as it comes from the artist mind, that is why they have some special atractiveness.
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QuirkyWallace Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Words of the wise I'll keep in mind next time I feel low about my works. :)
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:iconanima-dos:
Anima-dos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Every step of the way is a form of art on itself (and traditionally, done by separated and specialized artists)

Being Sketching, cleanup, inking, layout, and color key. Today's exigences force artists to master them all, but they are still valuable and they can stand alone by themselves.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. Wait, isn't it supposed to be an orphanage or something? Why do they have such valuable paintings if its an orphanage?
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Anima-dos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dear, institutions always have two sides. The side to show to the public, and then, the side that holds the true institution.

Works for schools, libraries, orphanages and mostly every public building. We calculated that.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. That does make sense. It looks really great.
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ThundercrackerMLP Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice touch!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice stuff! And did you use my version of Starswirl for reference? [link]
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I definitely did use your version :) I forgot where I got it but I'll add your name to the description so people know how awesome your starswirl is :D
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks, I didn't think people would look to my version as reference. :)
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I did :) And yours made the most sense out of those I saw :D

I adapted a bit, of course, but considering his robe was already defined in the show, I needed a nudge for his appearance :)
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naboolars Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the Fausticorn painting is so beautiful... is there any way to get in a little more of it? I hate seeing it cut off like that.
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I may do a few minor tweaks before releasing the (small but still) full resolution painting.
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oak321 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Your attention to detail is incredible - those portraits will be visible for how long? Few seconds? They are beautiful.
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
The Fausticorn painting is in two shots whereas starswirl's is just in this one :)
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
....I can't unsee the sexy smileyface that the doors and the windowreflections are making :XD:
Still this is pretty darn great! :clap:
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