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[Wallpaper Resolution Version]

[Time Lapse Paint Process]

[Used for 'A New Hero Is Born' by Shurrikane]

[Used for Roleplaying in Equestria]

Push through
Daring Do
You're gonna make it out.

Combination background painting practice and pony drawing done tonight to blow off some steam. Going with my own approach of painting straight up without lines or flats first; just slamming it down as is.

Trying out some additional painting styles, loosening up, unwinding, the usual. Sometimes it's nice to just paint for fun and set everything else aside to refresh the mind.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro
Character Designs (c) Lauren Faust

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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional Writer
So insanely epic!
KMCA779 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
AHA! I FINALLY found the source! Now to go through all your other stuff.
littlesonic1234 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This look so very wonderful
Teniente538 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Totally Awesome
zmorphcom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! :D
Mewnna-Caythin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AAAH IT'S SO GORGEOUS Spaz attack :updated: 
PhiliChez Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
less equine and more primate is daring doo's genes
Tarascus101 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Wow nice landscape and Daring Do too cool.
Brohoof /)
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Awesome image!
KorakDuHart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your drawing is amazing! nice job,  but why is Daring Do climbing anyway?
she has a nice set of wings ready to be used 
prime882 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Nein-Skill Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Someone posted a cropped version of this.

vest Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thanks for the heads up. I commented a link to the original version so people who see it can hopefully also find this one.
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
This is wonderful :D
luckydonald Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW. There are nie other words.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Wow... just... WOW!!! :omg: :omfg: :wow:

Such a mesmerizing piece of art!!! Love all the details you drew on the background!!! :heart: :love: :heart:

Green-Espeon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013

Such an amazing background, such a stonefaced subject


Ramamole-Crowforest Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture!
DeDrixEarthOC Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. great job
GhiaccioCubo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Bronystate bought me here ;)
Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I'm on Bronystate too now.
Flutter-SHED Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i louv et!!!!
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
omg this is one of my favorite pony pics all time, truly great job man, you inspired me alot!
Masked-Man01 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Daring Do like a Lara Croft.
gamma102 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Only in Skyrim can a horse climb a moutain.
DarkHekart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:D I like is muy beautiful landscape :D Muy Good
gym356 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
verry pretty
Darkkon13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear wallpaper,

I've replaced you with something greater.
1Heronflight1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
it looks almost like a seen from lord of the rings
TaviliciousOctavia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Moonstar0214 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
She reminds me of Indiana Jones!
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This... looks... awesome...
Dhuradhan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Can I use this picture as a cover art for a future story of mine? I'll credit you and even place your Time Lapse video and Profile in the description of the story. I just can't express how amazing it looks. And she's climbing! My favorite thing to do! This picture gives the perfect picture (Lame joke...) about what that story will be about.
Of course, if you don't want me to use this, then I'm perfectly fine with that. :)

And again, amazing picture. I'll watch your videos and learn from them... and it was about freaking time that I started watching you! I just couldn't find your name...

I wish you a fantastic day!
vest Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Absolutely, go right on ahead!

Please link to me the story when you've got it posted so I can plug it in the image's description. Thanks!
Dhuradhan Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Oh, wow. You don't have to, really no! It's not worth it that much! XD
But I have a feeling that you will want it anyways, so I WILL send the link. The story will be much later, since I have a few other projects on the menu right now... :P
But I'll keep that in mind, so you get everything. :D

I wish you a fantastic day!
DaringMine Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i realy love this :D
your-good-at-art Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
do rrring
shurrikane Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
May I use this for a song on YouTube, I will credit you, if you want :)
vest Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Absolutely! Go right on ahead! Feel free to link the song, too, and I'll get it posted on the artist description so people know it has my permission.

shurrikane Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Here's the [link]
I hope you don't mind if I use more of your pictures :)
vest Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Let me know which ones you have in mind and I'll try to accommodate; If it's an image that was commissioned by somebody else, I'll direct you to the correct person to ask about it. Thanks.
vonzhay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
"To blow off some steam"
I like your methods to blow off steam.
CloudshadeZer0 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
although your Daring Do's design doesn't go to my likes, i still find the decor marvelously well painted. the depth and the details are infinitely well managed. that's, indeed, a good rendition. great work of pro.
Derpydeponson Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit an original well done good looking wallpaper!

There so hard to find on deviant art these days!
ProfessionalPuppy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
dat background... so awesome...
Cybre0 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I love Dares pink eyes :icondummybounceplz:
Scarlett-scribble Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've got the rocks really well. I find them really hard to do so I'm in awe of yours. I love the lighting in the picture and the sense of possibility and adventure for daring do. Good job :D
Psychocatlover911 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
buggy715 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Vest, you've done it again.

This is just beautiful to look at. This must have taken you ages. :D
vest Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thank you very much for the compliments!

This one came together a lot quicker than I thought it would, lol. It was one of my warm-up speed paintings that was just coming together so well that I took a little extra time to hash it out and threw a pony in it for relevance sake. I actually have the paint process saved here [link] and you'll see that the image actually took about an hour and a half to get to its current state, and about an hour of refining and nitpicking.

This image is actually the fastest painted image in my whole gallery lol. That's why I'm so amazed and delighted that it has gotten as much attention and compliments it has received.
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