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[SFM/PS] Hold Me by Shutdp [SFM/PS] Hold Me by Shutdp
So after almost three months of not doing any actual image with SFM (eyerefract models preview was ready months before release, I just rendered it again with the finished models, plus ME:Catalyst stuff) here I am back with moar stuff, with dear :iconsorcerushorserus: saving the day with her Dash Academy comic!
Couldn't just stand there without making anything about last page, but this time with a bigger challenge, creating hair out of nowhere using the comic as reference.
It was hard as fuck to get the shading decent enough, it's still not that great but I had no idea how else I could have made it. I'm not an expert in drawing but I tried my best, and I really like the results.
Thanks again to SorcerusHorserus for that great comic and the ideas it gave me to make with SFM :3


Doing this sort of thing is fun :D

Edit: Removed a random red dot in the background and bumped up the resolution to 1440p
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:iconrainbowfashiondash:
RainbowFashionDash Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Oml Kermit WTF 
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:iconthunderwolf1925:
thunderwolf1925 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I need a hug
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:icontherainbowcolours:
TheRainbowColours Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
OH MY SHIT A 3D A DASH ACADEMY!!
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:iconstar-masterr:
Star-Masterr Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not Bad!!! 
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:iconrootbeer2222:
rootbeer2222 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
HOLY SHIT
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:iconnoimnotobsessed:
NoImNotObsessed Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The hair blew me away!
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:iconmikiniki123:
mikiniki123 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute
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Keethryn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
the hair omg
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
:3
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:iconkeethryn:
Keethryn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
i love it
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Thanks a lot for the kind words, I'm glad you like it so much :happybounce: 
This time it was a lot harder to do the hair shading since I didn't have the 3D reference to get the correct colors and stuff like last time, so I kinda improvised, but I'm glad to see you thought it was 3D at first, that means I did it the right way lol
I forgot to mention the tears in the description, I tired adding them in-engine but they didn't look very good so I gave them a shot in photoshop with layer effects.

I noticed there's a small random red dot in it, I'll take advantage of that to bump up the resolution a bit Sweating a little... 
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Dakota4644 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student Filmographer
Dis is vedy good m80 :D
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:iconziddersroofurry:
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work on the expressions and hair. Lots of feels here. 
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SonicTFMLP123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is that a custom firefly model?
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
I used Rainbow Dash's enhanced model with Firefly's texture in this case to use the more complex flexes, but I do have an actual model of her. For the mane I followed the style of the comic this image is taken from so it's not the usual "same mane as RD" thing
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SonicTFMLP123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was just wondering how you made firefly's hair look like the comic design, cause i love dash academy and firedash, using that model
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
I just drew it myself, since in the render they were bald I am a dummy! 

A model with the mane style of the comic would be cool though..
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SonicTFMLP123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow then you did a damn good job

I'm "Surprise"-d,XD, that no one has done one yet with Dash Academy being so popular, maybe it will happen, one day
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KendallMLP Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hmph, nice except I am very not used to with the hair
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Understandable. It does look a bit weird to see drawn hair on a 3D image but it does also improve the look of it IMO. I wish Source had some more complex hair simulation but it's very old so that's a bit too much to ask. It would be possible with a newer engine (like UE4 or CryEngine) or even an actual Ray Tracing engine like Cycles, but I have no idea how any of those work so I guess I'm stuck with Source. Can't wait for Source 2, if it'll ever come out considering Valve Time
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:iconkendallmlp:
KendallMLP Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mhm, I see. Thank you for telling me.
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:icontonkano:
Tonkano Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work with the hair
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Thanks :3
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