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The Ever-Sun by C-Puff The Ever-Sun by C-Puff
Edit: Desaturated Twilight and Spike's colours as per suggestion :D

From the fanfic "Sunshine and Fire" which, admittedly, I haven't finished but I liked the chapter where Twilight and Spike are trying to find a way out of a desert... in a land where the sun never sets and they could be lost for "days" under an eternal sun... in a land where shadows are magically banned and so there isn't even any shade. It was very grueling.

I tried to shade it in the way I've seen other people shade really warm pictures, with a high contrast to it, but I don't know if I succeeded or not :hmm:

Anyway there you go.

Fanfic is here: [link]
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:icondxthegod:
Dxthegod Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
All I can think of is the Futurama episode "My Three Suns"
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PrincessIceBlue Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Poor Twilight and Spike, maybe I use my magic to cold the weather for everyone!

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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Why didn't I favorite this before??
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I don't know D: it's a little old, maybe?
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
That's not an excuse.
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Wow, Twilight looks really hot.

Now jokes aside. I like the mix between her face expression and sweat, it point out how hot and unpleasant the experience is for her very well.
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is a little older but I'm still very glad you like it! :heart: thanks!
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Randomly came across this in your gallery without knowing you're the artist! Neat coinkidink. I'm slowly working my way through that fic, and although I love that Spike is on an adventure with one of his friends, it was hard to appreciate at first with all the implications that Spike wasn't anyone's friend, as well as the subtle remarks that further alienated him from the group.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Spike and Twilight will get through anything, even if it means surviving the heat.
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Nouthriss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I love such odd and brilliantly-executed ones.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have no idea what you're referencing X#
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BornIn1142 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
OMG. Hello, I'm the guy writing "Sunshine and Fire," and I just HAD to create an account here to comment on the picture. I really wish you'd mentioned it to me! (Did it ever turn up on any EdD Drawfriends?) Even if you never felt like continuing with the story, it's really rather flattering to know that it inspired something, however vaguely.

I think it's a pretty damn neat picture. You managed to get across the oppressiveness of the heat really well - really viscerally. I won't nag too much about the shadow-thing, since it's really kind of a visually unintuitive concept and would probably make it look like the picture is unfinished/improperly shaded if faithfully depicted.

I know you didn't do it for me, but thanks anyway.

And for that matter... would you mind if I used your picture as the story's banner image on Equestria Daily and Fimfiction (properly credited of course)? The current one that they assigned me is serviceable, but a bit bland.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh hi! :D
I don't know why I mentioned it to be honest XD;; I sometimes draw things but don't want to bother people all "LOOK AT MAH PEEKCHA!"
I am super happy you like it though! :D

And thanks XD; the lack of shadows was something I was worried about.

And I would be over the moon if you used this! 8DDD I had always wished I could draw a banner pic for EQD but never thought any-one would ask! X'3 I'd be super flattered if you used this!
:heart:

Anyway, thank you so much for your comment! :D it really made my day and I am so happy once again that you like how this turned out.
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BornIn1142 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Excellent! Much appreciated! :worship:
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burt1712 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
and to think the original couldnt have gotten better.. this looks GREAT
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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burt1712 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
heheh, your welcome :glomp:
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I love that fanfic. It's awesome. I could already feel the scorching heat emanating from the drawing although it freezing here in my country!!! Good Work!
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much! 8D yeah I should really catch up on it XD;; but I've been offline for a while so I have an excuse :D I'm glad you like the picture! I'm in the Kalahari in the middle of Summer here which might have helped the drawing XDDD
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Rowan193 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
...If there's no shadows, why is there shade?

I mean, good drawing and all, and I'm not sure if drawing as if the light source was everywhere while the actual light source is obviously from one particular direction could even be possibly made to look like it was drawn properly, but...

Oh, nevermind, magic is weird and my physics brain is exploding enough at the basic level of "no shade", I don't need it to explode twice. Aaand now I'm thinking about how even a week or two of continuous sunshine would lead not to an ordinary desert, but to an environment where the ambient temperature is above boiling point and fleshy creatures of all types turn into gruesome demonstrations of the fact that living creatures are basically great big bags of water.

...And now I just gave myself the mental image of that happening to Twilight Sparkle. I hate my brain.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XDDD hahaha!! I was wondering about that myself! But because it's a fanfic and this is a drawing I just said "Fuck it" :D As goes the saying; "It's magic! We don't have to explain it!"

Would eyes be able to even distinguish shapes and colour if there's no shade?
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XDDD hahaha!! I was wondering about that myself! But because it's a fanfic and this is a drawing I just said "Fuck it" :D As goes the saying; "It's magic! We don't have to explain it!"

Would eyes be able to even distinguish shapes and colour if there's no shade?
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Tharag Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Well there isn't exactly no shade. Every thing is lit as if the sun filled the whole sky, but any place where the sun wouldn't shine regardless off position (tents, buildings, caves) is still as dark it would be under normal circumstances.

The temperature issue is probably at least in part elevated by the fact that the sun's light is warped to shine across the whole world, including the 'night' side of the planet where the sun itself can't be seen, so while day is eternal the total amount of light emitted might not be too much higher than if the sun still raised/set properly. We also know that cities, notably the capitol, are magically shielded to keep the temperature more livable.

Still the whole concept is a bit painful to the scientifically minded, but then again is it really that much worse than a possibly geocentric world where the movements of celestial bodies are controlled by a pair of immortal princesses would be in the first place.
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Rowan193 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
That actually doesn't explain the lack of shading on the characters. But at least the light isn't passing through everything while also reflecting off everything, because that would be really bad.

Well, then the issue isn't "why isn't everyone exploding because of their blood evaporating" and is instead "why are Twilight and Spike so uncomfortable when the ambient temperature is 20-25 celsius?"
(Summer temperature in the Sahara ranges from 50 in the day to below freezing at night)
Although of course, this isn't the Sahara they're in, so that doesn't actually matter, nevermind.

I have like half a dozen possibilities in my headcanon. For instance - the "sun" is actually a great big reactor in orbit around a terraformed planet out in the Oort cloud where the actual sun isn't very distinguishable from the other stars, and Celestia just guides it's trajectory/keeps it from dropping.
I don't think that particular hypothesis is actually what's going on, it is a high magic setting so the sun's probably powered by magic (or better yet, powered by fusion but it's only as small as it is because magic).
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jokergirl129 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Twilight and Spike. Such a terrible ordeal to go through. Being stuck in a desert with no water and no shade for relief. No night to cool off the hot air around them. It'll be unbearable to go through something like that.
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Oh yeah, I've read the description for that one so many times. I just can't bring myself to read it until it's completed :c
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Writer
I think this one looks pretty keen; I especially like how Spike looks in this, as his expression definitely reflects the heat they feel.

I'm sure that this is quite the fan fic; thanks for the share and notice.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D I hope you like the fic if you decide to read it :D I need to sit down and finish it myself ^^;
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Heheh, you are so very welcome!

^_^
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puffysmoke1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the coloring is really good!
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks :D
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Dembai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I won't do a full critique, but I do know what effect you were looking for - and you need to desaturate some of the image to achieve it.

Spike's almost there, but Twilight needs to have some of her color drained too. It'll make the sun effect all the more powerful.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
*nodnod* ok! :D I'll play around with the colour settings and see if I can improve it. If I can nail the effect better I'll update the image. Thanks so much!!
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Dembai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3 - Random thing I saw on Farscape. I've always thought about doing it myself.
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sonicfighter Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Nice work.
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:icondb-naomi-san:
DB-Naomi-san Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. It's amazing! The colouring is great, I love it! :heart:
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:icon00ty:
00TY Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
cool
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the-derp-man24 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
and then saw an RC vending machine.
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