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Take Me Home by TwilightFlopple Take Me Home by TwilightFlopple
Hooray for negative space! I actually reduced the amount of it here before uploading.... originally I wanted the central color image to be in the exact center of a white void, with the black and white drawing filling only the lowest right-most quadrant. I decided that would work better on a wall or canvas than a computer screen, however.

More attempts to strip some of that "cool" shellack that's accumulated around Scratch off. I came up with this idea quite some time ago and didn't feel like drawing it until last night. I thought it would be fun to see Tavi as the strong partner and Vinyl as a comparative lightweight. I think it makes her cute, which I don't usually find the character to be.

Before you ask, by the way, Tavi is restringing her cello there in the background. How she does this as an earth pony is as much of a mystery as how she plays the cello in the first place. :iconmlpoctaviaplz: I'm pleased with the effect of using only greyscale in that bottom frame.

Marker, Color pencil, and ink, 2012
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Did you intentionally leave the second part black and white so you didn't have to worry about Vinyl's eye color?
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TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naw, just trying new things. :)
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shadow608 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist
That's from the fic alegrezza
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J-Maestra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
that was drunken Vinyl.=
que ebria estaba Vinyl.
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Hypnoosis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
cute pic
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I think the coloring should have been switched; the B&W would represent the foggy memories. More ever, my eye is already being drawn to the morning scene since there's more detail, more assets, and dialogue. The beholder is confused as to where they should be looking.
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TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly, but I chose to put the larger image in color because it represents where the emotional emphasis is supposed to be. That's why the image is centered in color in lots of white space and the morning after is in greyscale in the corner. I don't mind that some confusion results in the overall composition; it's not up to me to choose where the spectator looks. Since both events are related but distinct, allowing a certain margin of interpretation isn't a bad thing.
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Octavia, surely is a dearest friend for Vinyl!!!
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Lemntum Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
My favorite part of this picture has to be the bed. That blanket's wrinkles look perfect, and those pillows, I'm not even sure what to say! It's a pleasure to see such a well executed drawing.
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RaggaR8 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Taste of alcohol like a norwegian I am! :)
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HardCyder Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. I'm betting Vinyl attacked every bottle in the club as if were her mortal enemy. Hence, wicked drunk. Great job on the bedroom scene! It looks perfectly professional!
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Ironic that the cellist is a harder drinker than the dj xD
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ZeroZi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
that is ironic
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Hope Vinyl had some water before the hangover afterwards!
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so cute!!! vinyl is ADORABLE here. and why take away the shellack?
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SoulDragonWithFlow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
vinyl is adj, so i dobt she cant hold her liqor, maybe i should write a story based on this? clopfics rules!
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WillisNinety-Six Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh Vinyl :aww:
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Stormbadger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is why I love Octavia so.

These are some really damn cute drawings. And I agree, that grayscale effect works rather well.

:+fav:
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
More attempts to strip some of that "cool" shellack that's accumulated around Scratch off. I came up with this idea quite some time ago and didn't feel like drawing it until last night. I thought it would be fun to see Tavi as the strong, resourceful, responsible partner.

I like that idea. :) I'm not sure my headcanon has them as much more than roommates, really, but either way, Vinyl being the impulsive, occasionally reckless kind who's prone to drinking too much, partying too hard etc., and Octavia being the cool and collected counterpart to that, the one who can be counted on to take care of Vinyl when necessary (if with a heavy sigh of "not again")... that's something I can very much get behind.

And I agree, Vinyl is indeed very cute here.
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RoboKitty Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
" I thought it would be fun to see Tavi as the strong, resourceful, responsible partner."
Well that much is obvious, wouldn't you say?
Because it's so obvious, I take it a step further: Tavi is the strong, resourceful, responsible partner... but Vinyl's the landlord. Hilarity ensues
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PuffyDearlySmith Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Vinyl can't hold her booze.
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
great job :D
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OCTAVIO-WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
octavia is very very beautiful the best pony ever <3
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:iconmlpoctaviaplz: "When you have to drink glass after glass of wine over the course of a six-hour social attended by the upper crust of Canterlot and are still expected to play a flawless performance, you tend to develop a strong tolerance, unlike some of us who try to get plastered and pass out as quickly as possible."

Now the real question is whether Octavia is miffed because she had to carry the comatose Vinyl home by herself and without any kind of magical assistance, or because nothing else happened that night until the DJ woke up with a hangover from Tartarus. If the latter case, I think Tavi might've restrung that cello several times over the course of the night and morning, and it's still not hitting the right notes.
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IllustratorErik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"You drank too much and then told everypony that you could play the banjo. The result of the miniature concert is best left forgotten."
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MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
First time I've seen this done where Tavi stays awake - nice!
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
"Unicorns. Lightweights, the lot of them."
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doctordapples Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
god, I would hate to restring something with my mouth. ouch.
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KatyTheDog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Artist
how would that hurt? does it usally hurt when you do it by hand?
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doctordapples Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
no, but I certainly wouldn't handle a thin, tightened wire with my mouth.
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KatyTheDog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Artist
i can see you point
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is why I limit how much I drink.
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Scramjet747 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So adorable!
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Drunk out of her mind
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