I've spent a whole lots of time (25-30 hours I think) on this, but I really happy with this result!
Wallpaper (1680x1050): [link]
The pegasus's wing doesn't have much light on it, so it kind of looks flat.
Pros: Beautiful, beautiful picture.
The buildings are extremely detailed, and the scenery is stunning.
The pony's design is very creative, because I haven't seen one that looks like that before.
The lighting is great because you can tell what direction it is coming from.
The shading is not random, you seem to know where to put it instead of randomly painting it all around the picture.
This was painted very well.
You, my good sir (or madam, I don't honestly know), are absolutely crazy. But I guess insanity in mild doses is healthy, and this piece definitely shows the time and work put into it. Good job; you get a cookie.
Almost every single part of the body has it's own layer. It helps to shade forms and not thinking about the edges all the time. Technically that's all.
All the rest are basics - perspective (though I've made many mistakes in this ), lights & shadows, etc.
I already know about that post. I noticed some mysterious views increasing on that picture and after checking out EqD I found the reason
all in all very cute.
We need cyber ponies.
Now I want a ponified GITS opening theme animation...
Sad to know that even if her "soul" is still in this robotic body, her warmth is gone.