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Skypirates - Admiral AJ vs Pirarity by Wreky Skypirates - Admiral AJ vs Pirarity by Wreky
So I finally finished this one. Started it back in January and I've been working on it on and off. I must say, I'm pretty fucking happy with it!

Hope you guys like it!
a print version will be available in the future on my art sale page.
EDIT: forgot a tail, AGAIN!
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I remember seeing this one being made those many moons ago, and I knew the wait would be worth it. I was correct.

I'm especially happy you are using characters you created before. It says you're not willing to let good potential go to waste. Following up on that, let's talk about the themes. Putting pirates versus an armada is almost always awesome, chaos versus order. I'm also a huge fan of the airship theme. You could have done a water scene and I wouldn't have complained but put the ships in air and there are no restrictions, plus, it's a great use of what is established in the show.

Your attention to detail is what, still to this day, impresses me the most. Whether it be the detail in the clouds, the mountains, their hair, your trademark styling is there, and I can't get enough of it, but what really impresses me is Applejack's cape. I saw you making that and I'm glad you used that texture and effect you put to it. It makes her look high and mighty, as it should.

Putting action in the background like you did was a good move. I know backgrounds aren't your forte, but when I woke up and saw you added explosions to the background, I was thoroughly impressed. This says despite the annoyance, you're willing to put effort into the picture, go the extra mile if you will. One other thing, I'm glad you chose the background you did, it's appropriate, simple but not too simple, and complements the subject, which is what it's suppose to do.

I can't hit the favorite button enough times Wreky, as I said, this was worth the wait.
What do you think?
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This is what you nailed:
- Textures
the way you use textures for wood, cloth, leather etc. is amazing it adds so much
- Design
when it's there, than it's almost guaranteed to bee designed wonderfully, clothes, the stair's edges, the front statue of the one ship, the swords, so nice. And of course, the main characters in here, the hair and fur are so well done

Here is what I think needs improvement:
- The Background:
As Everlasting Joy mentioned, your Backgrounds need work, this is a sea of white and blue and it almost outright tells me that not much effort went into this, I like the parts around the mountains though, you can see a clear horizon, it may just be me but I think that would have worked for the rest too.

-Plane Decks
I already complemented your Design and Details, but what kinda annoys me is that those 2 things really only come together in the picture for Rarity, AJ and a bit of the background airship. What I mean is, the Ships are absolutely clean, no cuts, no holes, no broken banks laying around. I think such "cleanness" would have worked if you put more unique Designs in other things as well, like the railings on the lower right (at least they are there, so you don't have to construct additional ones... and yes, this joke was horribly forced)

Detail:
You put a lot of work in small things here, like Raritys Amulet, or all of AJs clothing, but I can't barely see it, maybe it's because I was there when you drew it, but I think this pic deserved a higher-resolution upload

That would be it, only thing left saying is that I really like this picture :D because HD Rarity (:, and my other opinions are failry explained by my ratings there
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic!!! Love this!!! :wow: :omg: :omfg: :O
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templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Awesome!
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FralLeman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Arr, Admiral Apple Jack look's awesome.  She's finally caught up to Captain Rarity, and it will end here!
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ROBLOXgeneralduncan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's the best way to wield a sword when your a unicorn;  USE THE TELEKINESIS!

Also; small detail; you use a lightning-like energy effect instead of the general aura within the aura, it makes it significantly more cooler.  [I also love how you made it feather out at the end]
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c3h4ohcooh3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Holy. Crap. Why didn't I find this months ago? This is almost EXACTLY the image I had in my head while writing Battle for Cloudsdale: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcBhSZ…

I wish I could go back and use this image in the video.
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Wreky Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
^_^
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FlareMustang Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another masterpiece! You could make some kind of fanfic about the Admiral AJ. If you do, send me the link. :)
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Kikiali Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the game Guns of Icarus :D
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arigato30 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Artist
pirarity.Nobu and Buno Choirla :excited: :yaaay:  That is all.
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:iconwreky:
Wreky Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
glad you like it :)
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arigato30 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Artist
pirates and best unicorn combined makes complete awesomeness!
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks extremely epic!
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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narrva Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
This is great! I can make out individual grains on the wood when I get close to the monitor.

Impressive attention to detail!
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Ba-ru-ga Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Cool.
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Muttloe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Artist
Did you once draw this on BronyState? :3
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:iconwreky:
Wreky Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i draw all my art live on bronystate :)
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shadow2a Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
just awesome
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Applejack2011 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Well done!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
So awesome! 
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
That is brilliant! 
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rayonako Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
now that I'm looking at this from home instead of your phone, i have to say that i am amazed...still...not as good as the stick ponies i drew, amirite?
-Ben (from Buckcon)
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Wreky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah your stick ponies are maziiing
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Very amazing art ^^
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Wreky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
You're welcome and how are you ?
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pezzhippo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may just be me, but I... am noticing a distinct lack of oversized belligerent crustaceans here <_<; Love it nonetheless <3
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Lactopi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a really nice style ^_^

I love those outfits they're wearing. It looks like such an epic scene...

Don't think I'd join them on this adventure, though...that's awfully high up xD
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Wreky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks m8 ^_^
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SivenWhooves Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooome
:p
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Just-Plain-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
:headbang:
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TiElGar Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
So beautiful! Cool idea :)
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KogaFanGirl4Life Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
omg! So cool!
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its Bioshock Infinite all over again!
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goku30024 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Looks pretty kick ass Wreky, love how the magic aura looks around Pirarity's sword and the look of Admiral AJ ready to battle ^_^
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Wreky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D
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MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh my, I love AJ's hat.

Yes that is a fine hat...
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Wreky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
if you're making one send me a copy!
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:iconmidmorningdigger:
MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Alas!  If I only had the time...
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
two best-ponies as pirates? YES INDEED I LIKE
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ghostcrab311 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
ponies! rarity! steampunk! dirigibles! yay!
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CrisPokeFan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Pirarity??? LOL
great work anyway
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MrAsianhappydude Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. Love the concept.
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ChuckinBrony Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
*jaw drops* WOW
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Mellifluence24 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Yay! You finally finished it! It truly does look Wrektacular but ive come to expect nothing less. Loving the detail and depth to it. Easily your best work 

Though to be honest, im gonna miss watching you draw it... hopefully there's more to come

~Melli
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cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Awesome work on this.
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Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Reminds me of Guns of Icarus.
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colorfulBrony Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Looks damn amazing...was this inspired by a movie or abook? I would like to read/watch it very much =P
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Wreky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
well I love anything steampunk so try watching steamboy
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colorfulBrony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
okay will try :D
Also it just reminded me of that two books that Keneth Oppel wrote..."Airborn" and "Skybreaker" I think that'S how they called in english...they hwere damn aweosme :D
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