Well, as the guy tied to the drawing table that does the comic, I for one am glad you took it in that direction! Did you color it as well?? Wow, that really looks like Heather's colors!
As for a critique, overall this piece is awesome! The expression/ body language on Scootaloo carries very well, the dialogue isn't even needed... which is the goal of an illustrator, to tell the story visually! The mimicked textures and linework are spot on!
My only real complaints are the same spot on AB and Chryssy... the back legs. The queen has very tiny, undersized flanks atop her long bug legs, so that thigh is very enlarged. The knee should be higher to the body, even comically so. Her proportions are strange, and we automatically want to correct them when we draw.
Apple Bloom's back leg is bent a little strangely... but really just a little. This one is more of a nit pick. The left leg is actually a little better than the right one facing us. Again, very nice job!
Oh, WOW - that was unexpected
The fact that you noticed this picture and even took the time to write a critique means a lot to me. Thank you very much :3
I'm very happy that you like this picture!
Now that you mention it, yes, it could work even without the dialogue
Thank you for pointing out the problem with the legs. Yes, those could use some improvement and I'll try to modify them later.
I'll use this opportunity to compliment you on your awesome work on the MLP comic (and your other work too). It has been quite an inspiration for me in the recent time <3
Especially the dynamic poses and scenes as well as the great expressions.
And I'll be looking forward to the next issues.
You're very welcome! The whole point of comic art/illustration is to tell a story visually, to try to tell the tale without the dialogue. That way, once dialogue IS added, they augment each other positively. This picture does that
And thank you for the kind words, the comic is a joy, and Chrysalis is an absolute ball to draw!
I may have dropped Mr. Price a link to the lineart when it was featured on EqD.