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Epic Draw-Off - Ain't no sunshine when she's gone by Dori-to Epic Draw-Off - Ain't no sunshine when she's gone by Dori-to
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Comic entry by :icondori-to::
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VOTING PERIOD:
Start - June 20th - 16:00 GMT
End - June 27th - 16:00 GMT
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Description:
Rainbow Dash is sleeping through the usual pony pet play date when her friends ask her where she left het pet tortoise, Tank. She thinks he's in his usual spot, but suddenly she remembers that they went flying together and in the rush of pulling of her daily flight routine she completely forgot about the little guy. Tank anxiously trying to keep up with Rainbow ran out of magic power to propel him forward and stranded in a cold and lonely place...

What started out as a small idea for a random short comic has turned out into this epic project.

Other than my opponent, who made a huge 47 panel comic, I decided to focus merely on the quality of my panels. I approached every single on of them as if they were single pieces. My aim was to make each of them good enough to be a wallpaper.

Another Idea I tried to apply to this was a more 'film-like' experience. I tried to do this by making an extremely long last panel. When you scroll down it looks as if the camera was 'panning down'.

Lastly, I would like to thank :icon10art1: for supporting me during the proces, and :iconmyminiatureequine: for being a fair opponent, you guys are awesome!
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:iconwolfeprocter:
This is really a touching piece. It reminds me of several sad moment of my life: the death of my grandpa, the death of my dogs, having to move away from my friends, I've had my fair share of losses. Honestly, I didn't think much of my relationships with them until they were, well gone. Just as you wrote on this strip. In other words, I've felt like how Rainbow Dash must be feeling during her realization.

Besides that, this is a pretty fan-made comic strip that I think would get some real pizzazz with a distinctive artstyle. Why not try drawing the eyes different than from the show, or putting more detail into their coats of fur or the backgrounds, or tweaking their facial expressions or something?
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
36 out of 41 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconmyminiatureequine:
Critique by MyMiniatureEquine Jun 21, 2012, 3:05:48 AM
I know this is meant for critiques, so I'll get to that at the end, but first,

thank you so much for your comment.

I wouldn't have been able get mine done before my ship date if I didn't have someone like you to be my challenger. Working on Epic Draw-Off was crazy, but getting to this moment was all worth it.

I really want you to win, especially since I feel I had an unfair advantage, because I probably started the comic a bit earlier than you, and you still had school. I even had extra time to make another comic, which spiked my page views right before the voting began.
I'm also quite curious about what you would make me draw for the embarrassing request.

My very biased review ahead:

Some people didn't really get the comic, but for me, the message was simple, and I understood it.

I haven't seen many comics about Tank at all, or at least, none which made me remember them. The show has some inconsistencies, and it often brings in and then throws away characters, but you went and developed this further, and instead of doing something expected or trying to excuse the show, you dared to make everyone sad.

The artwork is excellent. The line work is clean, the shading is smooth, and the coloring is nicely done. It's better than mine, is the popular consensus, and I concur. The final long panel panning technique worked perfectly the second time I read the comic. It feels just like something from a movie.

The only problem with this comic, though, is it feels like a significant portion of the story is missing. The omitted detail leaves some viewers wondering, and this perplexity detracts a bit from the impact.

Goddammit, now make a sequel with an explanation and a heartwarming ending!

SEQUEL, SEQUEL, SEQUEL, SEQUEL, SEQUEL!

...Eh hem. When I'm gone for six months, you better start catching up to me, or even better, surpass me! Then, we can have a rematch! Next time, it'll be more fair.
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:iconyolo-rainbowdash:
YOLO-RainbowDash Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
onion sad Cry foreverSad Fluttershy sad Gloomy Sad chica Sad Cutecookies Mascot Sad Pony Sad..Sad..Onion sad daiz Cry run Sad Pinkamena sad That's SO SAD!
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:icont8b2001:
T8B2001 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
And FYI if you want to know what happened then READ THE DISCRIPTION
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:icont8b2001:
T8B2001 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
m.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7…

I know those words

They hurt

My dad used to play this song to me when I was younger, the words fit in to this comic. And this last words at the bitten had me sitting here for an hour crying. Because it's true, no one likes to see death in mlp or partment but it will happen. It just slowly coming. Cherish your life and loved ones, you will not see them forever, but you can make the time with them last.
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:icontheeeveemaster23:
TheEeveeMaster23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student General Artist
that... was so... so... sad... and happy... at the same time.. :'(:)
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:icontheeeveemaster23:
TheEeveeMaster23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student General Artist
but not really happy :( :( :(:(
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:iconcookiemoone:
CookieMoone Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant
it remind me uncharted 2
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:icondavidark-thegunter:
DaviDark-TheGunter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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there is an episode in S5 that has a story kind of like this

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:iconomnimon11:
omnimon11 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2015
:icondashiehurtplz: I'm depressed now.
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:icondoodleflopper11:
DoodleFlopper11 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Danisnotonfire: FEELS Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz Pikachu Crying Plz Sad Cutecookies Mascot Fluttershy - Free icon for ~Crystallyna crying fella (Reactions) Llama Emoji-73 (Sick or Not feeling well) [V4] right in the feels!
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:iconcorperalking:
corperalking Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Dan!
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:iconzombiefx:
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Thats just mean.
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:icongen-silverchicken:
Gen-SilverChicken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gawd. I've lost 3-4 dogs, and all of them were hit by a truck or van. I can't seem to have any pets without them getting hit by a vehicle. (I had a parrot once. Flew straight into a semi passing by when she escaped.) Now, I'm so afraid of having pets that I don't have any, in fear that they would die terribly. (My last dog got hit by a truck while I was gone, and managed to crawl to my lawn before he died. That was a whole day before I returned, and after my neighbor forgot to let him back in...
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:iconsaddust:
Saddust Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Sad story, brought tears in my eyes...
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:icontrollduck2001:
trollduck2001 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor tank
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:iconrandomgal9050:
Randomgal9050 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT HAPPENED TO TANK?!?!?
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:icondream-in-the-clouds:
Dream-In-The-Clouds Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Pinkie is best Tacohat drawer! #foryourPinkieconsideration
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:iconbluefoxycat:
bluefoxycat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STOP REMINDING ME OF MY DOG!
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:iconbluefoxycat:
bluefoxycat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Looks like I can't edit. Dangit. :icondashiehurtplz:
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:icontawog11:
tawog11 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I never see my brother any more
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:iconartistareus:
ArtistAreUs Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
so true
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:iconwilhel7:
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad
I lost my grandpa last year, I never realized how much I loved him untill he died. My eyes are watering even thinking about him...
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that. 
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:iconwilhel7:
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its okay, I'm getting through..
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:iconalptraum-gheist:
Alptraum-Gheist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it ends on my birthday :P
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:icongoldenkittycat:
goldenkittycat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
...-cry- favorit if u cri everityme
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:iconvash755:
vash755 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there goes my baby!!!
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:icon9king:
9king Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
aw man....how'd he end up there anyways?
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:iconcommisarjhon:
CommisarJhon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I dont know... This is Russia train. Mabye snowstorm ruined.
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:iconlittlequeen456:
littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so sad
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:iconaenaia:
Aenaia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Taco hat
It's so sad
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:iconartiste03:
Artiste03 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This Just Breaks My Heart To Look At....
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:iconponygal202:
PonyGal202 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are you Russian by any chance?
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:icontaviskaron:
taviskaron Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
КАМЧАТКА!
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:iconluve1998:
luve1998 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Right in the feels
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:icontalley212:
Talley212 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I don't get it how'd he get there
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:iconbeaglel4:
beaglel4 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Same. The confusion has been doubled.
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:iconamazing-conundrum:
Amazing-Conundrum Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIGHT IN THE FEELS D:
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:iconsergio9790:
sergio9790 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Камчатка? Серьезно? :D
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:iconapluu:
Apluu Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconrussiaplz:
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:iconwarriorcatsftw:
WarriorCatsFTW Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Because Ivan.
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:iconstrabatz:
Strabatz Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
:< okay, this makes me sad... *sniff*
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:iconask-dare-scarheart:
ask-dare-ScarHeart Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
RAINBOW DASH IS THE BEST TACOHAT
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:iconpikachu1089:
Pikachu1089 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't feel anything! dash deverves a better faster pet. and this is why. TANK WILL GET LOST. With that falcon this wouldn't happen :P
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:iconcalypso399:
Calypso399 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Did you not pay attention to the message of that episode at all?
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:iconchristinejenta3:
Christinejenta3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR Tank :( *Kisses Tank* It's gonna be okay..
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:iconpurplefire1400:
purplefire1400 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sad, yet true
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:icondiablo2000:
Diablo2000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Ouch!
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:icontimstro59:
timstro59 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
What's the name of the song you're referencing?
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:icondori-to:
Dori-to Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
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