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I often have to watch the younger sister
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I really like this painting :)
The composition is great and is organized in a triangular fashion. In this sense, it creates a good distribution of weight throughout the scene and also directs the viewer's eyes nicely from the foreground, then middle ground, and then the background, which orchestrates storytelling.

The use of atmospheric perspective is also visible in this piece although, not as strong as your other pieces. Here, Rarity, Sweetie belle, Applejack, and Applebloom have nice tonality in perspective. It's just that Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo in the background stand out too much because they're a little bit too saturated. This breaks the flow of tonal shift from foreground, middle ground, then background, unless your intentions were to focus on Rainbow and Scootaloo first. If there were blended a little bit into the background, this piece will be stronger (not saying that this isn't strong already).

Overall, astoundingly nice work :) I've always admired your work and style. They're really unique and aesthetically pleasing. I look forward to your next one.

P.S. Try to avoid tangents if you can. An example of this would be the top of the bucket that seems to be running through the bottom edge of the sandbox under Applebloom's hoof. Tangents can be distracting and can pull away from your artwork.
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Mmm I'll make an exception Holi, I dont usually criticize ;P
In my opinion it is your best work u've done so far realized about MLP, the play of shadows and highlights are well made. I love the bright blue light you added at the edges, gives more realze to the illuminations, keep doing that in your next drawing, that looks really good.
Moreover, the facial expressions are very expressive, really I think they're having great, and all the colors makes me feel relax and...happy :D, trust me when I say you have magic Holi. It makes me happy to see how they enjoy it with their sisters, even Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo, I'm sure she would like to have her as a sister :D.
The foreground, Rarity and Sweetie Belle...I have no words to describe that feeling, you know when words are not necessary? this is the case, when you know your sister is there..with you, that would give everything for you... thank you for this wonderful work!!
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nice picture :D
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful ^^
ZaynMalikLover21 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Perfection.:*Emoticon*:. Powerpuff Girls Caramelldansen 
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super cute scene.
StickyGum Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aww :3
Rainbowdawn05 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
So cute!
TwilightDemon0408 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MLPELIZABETH1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
AppleSBelle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwww, that tiny Sweetie :)
Levithion9538 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Me too.
Budgiefalco Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dawww its so cutesywootsie! :happybounce:
ShadyWinters Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to love moments like these when me and my sisters and cousins were younger; I was the oldest of the bunch. I loved just seeing them enjoying each others company and I would love to play along. Now that we're older, we do it less often, but we still cherish these moments.
lifeisbutavapor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How are such happy feelings even possible?
Telaros Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Aww~ this is perfect!
hehe nice to see the girls spend quality time like this with the girls <3
RD makes such a great Big Sister surrogate to Scoots.
And look at Rarity's attentiveness to Sweetie playing with her toys <3

Gosh, I remember when these used to be a common sight in parks. Now... a lot of the ones that used to have great sandboxes and such have been defiled and too many shady characters have made parents avoid some of the places I had quite fund memories of. It makes me pretty sad thinking about it. Nothing like playing with your GI Joe's and Voltron toys in a sandbox with your friends or having your mom push you on the swing sets.

Why do people have to do mean spirited things like breaking up a park's swings and steal and break hoops and leave dangerous things in sandboxes? Why can't we see more of this!? These things weren't just exclusive to fantasy and beautiful works like this.

Sorry for getting so depressing. Great work Holivi. Simply adorable.
Holivi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
thanks for your opinion. you made ​​my day better
mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
wtf is doing applebloom?
Kathygirl2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I wish I had a younger sister :( So, it's me, who is the younger :(
SugarBit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a fabulous work of art ^_^
Sixcolors Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My God, it's so cute it's giving me a toothache! ;)
EnvoyOfFabulousness Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I want to live in your art
Sixcolors Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! It looks like a fabulous world to inhabit. :)
Anaspy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
your painting is like you were there and saw all of it :3 so realistic)))
GinoTotman Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rarity's dress is beautiful!
jackys313 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Both Rarity & Sweetie belle are adorable !!
SugarrCane Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Makri14 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I guess this is from when the CMC's was youger
Pomegranate-Len Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
But Scoots isn't Rainbow Dash's sister~

Other wise this is super cute!
akaiLV Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
This is adorable, I really like seeing such heartwarming moments like this.
gameguy199 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Writer
there's some irony about horses, playing with horse toys.
not to mention those toys look like the characters.
ZecorothSilver Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woah! nice work
opus-13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Love the style in this piece! The contrast between the three pairs is great too. :D
MarkusXC94 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
As an older sibling myself, I approve!
avril4032 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Cool~! ^_^
zora-artist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dawwww I love the scenes of sisters caring sisters! they are very cute X3
well, just that scoots isnt really rainbow's sister....but I like the idea of she begin it =)
awesome image as always holivi!
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
this is cute
nice work
FawnBirth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
;A; this is one of the best MLP artworks ive ever seen!
not only is it cute, but you were able to capture and detaily give each pony their expressions you see often in the show :)
when i see pony art, people usually draw it in the style of the actual show... but this one really stood out to me because it has a mood/expression i dont usually ever see in MLP art ^^
Holivi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
This reminds me a joke.

I won/one the sandbox... I two the sandbox.... Etc.

You get the idea, right? :)
Holivi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
yep X3
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012


Sorry. Had to say it. :)
AlexiSonicKST Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute ! I love it !
Simp-TKC Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was missing som rd from u, finally :)
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute scene!
jcsunshinee Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love the way you drew rarity's face :)
Inwess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Ooh so cute ^^
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, you draw the cutest pony faces ;u;.
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet!
Runoratsu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist
That art style. That use of colour! Instant watch.
greeniegogo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
is sweetie playing with cheerilee and applejack dolls? "D
Holivi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
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