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What's so precious by HowXu What's so precious by HowXu
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:iconraritysmileplz:It holds something that bake the most wonderful apple pie.



Further reading: TED: Steven Addis, a father-daughter bond one photo at a time: www.ted.com/talks/steven_addis….
Thanks to :iconrhiss: for the proofreading.
Also, for anyone who didn't know what is "Giddy up" referring to, you may go here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGouV7…. So in that panel, Sweetie Belle was singing delightfully.
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:iconrhiss:
As always, your work is almost painfully adorable. Your style lends itself very well to ponies, and they're an absolute pleasure to look at when you draw them. I'm very glad I discovered your work!

Vision: Your intent for the strip is clear as always, and well executed. Errors in English are a little jarring, and can pull the reader out, but we all know English isn't your first language, and you continue to improve here with each strip. Nothing is ever so troublesome that the reader can't easily figure out what you mean, and the art does a great job of supporting the text, so any issues with English are more a matter of "you're doing well, keep working on it" rather than actual problems.

Originality: The sisterly love between Rarity and Sweetie Belle is done very often, and in tons of different ways, so I can't give the highest score for originality, but the way you handled it was well done. The necklace feels inspired by Sweetie Belle's drawing from Sisterhooves Social. While that's not a new idea (Rarity failing to see the value of her sister's gift), you did a wonderful job supporting the value of the necklace with memories from the theme park. This isn't your most original work, but I certainly wouldn't call it derivative, either.

Technique: As always, your style is adorable. It's simple, but it's well refined and executed. Bearing in mind your style, there's not a single panel where I would say, "Oops, he could've drawn this better..." I'd be very interested to see you try a more detailed style one day, perhaps a variation on your normal style, but I do absolutely love the way you draw ponies just the way it is--I still have Sombra's secretary printed out and hanging next to my computer!

Impact: Your impact is always high, and this is no exception. Sweetie Belle's exuberance, Rarity's fussy personality, and in the end, Rarity's love for her sister, all shine through beautifully. This isn't your most impactful strip--that title still goes to your amazing Mother's Day strip featuring Fluttershy--but this is very touching, and won't soon be forgotten.

On a final note, you draw the absolute most adorable Sweetie Belle!
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Critique by ~ClexYoshi 3 days, 12 hours ago
Before I begin, let me start by saying I probably have a bit of bias here as Rarity and Sweetie Belle's character interactions and relationship are probably some of my favorite parts of Friendship is Magic in the grand scheme of things. Sisterhooves Social is my favorite episode, and my favorite parts of Sleepless in Ponyville were the short bits of characterization for Rarity and Sweetie Belle.

that being said, I absolutely ADORE your very soft Anime inspired style. From the smooth, brown inks to the way you do eyes, it all looks adorable, and at the same time sort-of retains that show-accurate flat colored look without it looking unnatural or lazy. I especially love the airbrushed border on the memories to make them feel ever so slightly haze-y.

Exploring more of the businesswoman in Rarity is also a fascinating move I approve of. I've seen some pieces of fan literature that depict Rarity as a spendthrift between her own vanity and her status as the Element of Generosity. I cannot completley buy this, as while those are true, she also maintains a seemingly highly successful business and cuts the cost out of having to buy precious stones for her dresses by going out and finding some on her own!

Sweetie Belle's air headed innocence is something that IS very believable if she's willing to just casually use Rarity's most precious materials for her little DIY projects, and she's shown gullible levels of trust if she's still buying into Rainbow Dash/Applebloom's method of "Try everything until something works" method of cutie mark acquisition.

On the overall, the story is absolutely adorable, and the art style is simple and bright enough to feel like it fits the story being told. That being said, there is room to improve! While the backgrounds for this mirror the simplistic anime pony style you have going on, I can't help but feel that a bit more work could have gone into attempting to replicate the look of the Carousel Boutique's look from the show, and that you really did not have too much of an idea of what you wanted when you started doing the flashbacks to the carnival/theme park.
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JexTexSSB Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Can't handle the cuteness! <3
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TinyandHuge Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Adorable! So adorable!
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TheGamerXU Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
It's just so bucking............agh! You just surpassed the levels of awesomeness by wayyy too much! 
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Creamkit223 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Omg, :iconrarityplz: has fake eyelashes Oh Noes! 
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IPonyLover Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
LOL
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ChocolatNinja Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Awww and Apple Pie <3
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COLT731 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And now Gollum will find that box.
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LunaGamerImInPortal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  New member Student General Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW SO CUTTE X3
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WolfoftheBlackFlames Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So many feels! Argh I love this so much!
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ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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