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Achievement Unlocked - Sweetie Belle's Heart by LockeRobster Achievement Unlocked - Sweetie Belle's Heart by LockeRobster
"I-Its nothing special, B-but I hope you like it"

And then Button Mash died. A high pitch noise shredded his eardrums and then he was smothered till he lost conciousness, and then life.

Lucky for him he still has 2 continues.

This is a fulfilled request for :iconmedio-cre:. The request was basically "something related to 'Don't mine at night'" OR "diabetes inducingly cute". I went for both :)

I spent a fair chunk of time on this piece and I'm quite proud of it but in the interest of growth I'd like to request some critiques. Hope you guys love it!


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My first solo feature on EQD Drawfriend Stuff #1038 WOOOO!!
www.equestriadaily.com/2014/01…
 
HOLY CRAP 500 FAVOURITES - I cant even believe this man, My first image to reach over 100 favourites and now its hit 500! I never imagined ithis image would be so well recieved. Thank you all for supporting my artwork!
 
:iconmedio-cre: has finished vectorising my sketch. Do yourself a favour, go and check this out, like it, favourite it, worship it. It is phenomenal!
A Girl's Best Friend by Medio-cre

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:iconprotomandelta:
ProtoManDelta Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Could you upload the final version of your work since it's gone on Deviantart?
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Red-Cord-Player Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
HNNG!!!!
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AskButtonMash Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student
It was just... a gift for Sweetie Belle, you know? *blush*
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:iconsecretlywriter:
SecretlyWriter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Diamonds To U
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only-second-place Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I think your style is absolutely awesome, especially for traditional art,
and it's amazing how you did the textures. Sometimes doing (shitty) traditional art myself,
I know how hard it can be to make colour or shades look as homogenous as in your picture.
And even though I don't know how to interpret Button's smug expression, I think Sweetie's face is utterly adorable :D (Big Grin)
The only two things I'd have to suggest for improvement are, that the hooves look a bit angular at some points
and the perspective of the mill on top of Button's hat looks a bit off to me, but maybe that's just me.
Those are only minor nit-picks though and I think it's great, that you made a pencil drawing with such show accurate style.
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:iconlockerobster:
LockeRobster Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind words and the feedback on the image, You have a good eye! A few other people pointed out I draw ridged hooves, I think its because before ponies I drew (average) anime with plenty of pointy elbows and that. I'm working on that.

As for buttons expression I was going for a 60% confident 40% uncontrollable nervousness. He knows she is going to love it and he's trying to play it down so she'll love it even more, hence the mock smugness. At the same time there's something about her that causes his heart to skip a beat :)
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only-second-place Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Ah, I see.
I thought it had something to do with him covering up his nervousness :)
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Duraciam Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Selfies 
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OPHDesigner Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is so damn show accurate and anatomically correct.

Im curious Locke, next time you draw something like this can you show a sort of 'before and after' picture? You know, a picture only a few minutes into the drawing and whatnot.

Im interested to see how you go about it.
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LockeRobster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ill keep that in mind next time I draw a pone. Ive been working on a piece since yesterday called Button SMASH, its in my scrapbook if you want to check it out but Button himself is basically finished, just working on the background now.

Thanks for taking note of how I do, mang.
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XionsMist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so much DAWWWW

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:iconfazbearclaim:
FazbearClaim Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Writer
I love this picture!!! I shall call that relationship: ButtonBelle. Handsome ship name, right?
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Equestria-Golden Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
ohhh so cute !!!!
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job, good to see Button win one.
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Hipster-Reject Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student
tooo cute! i love it! i died from the adorableness!
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ragnu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Good! I saw the vector first and I thought "Sweetie Bell better appreciate this."
...Ermagerssssshhhh Its almost too cute to handle.
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steadygait Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, you two did an amazing job on this!

Such a cute idea!  The best parts of this are the expressions on their faces, which capture their feelings so well.  Sweetie Belle is so adorable in her shock and amazement, and with the blush spreading over her face.  Button is just as good, with his slightly embarrassed, but pleased expression.  A pity he doesn't get to see her reaction...  But these expressions are completely in (fanon) character, convey their emotions, and make this piece so cute.

Composition wise, this is also excellent - The poses of the characters are completely different than what would appear in the show, but feel completely natural.  Sweetie's sitting on the little pouf is adorable, as is Button stretching those hind legs to be that tall.  These poses are original, and feel fresh in your drawing.

Really awesome job!  Keep up the adorable work!
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:iconlockerobster:
LockeRobster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for your concise review of my sketch I'm glad you like what I do! Thank you also for commenting on the originality of my style, a pose like this has never been done in the show so I thought about the scene (which I've seen in films and in person before) and thought about how the ponies would have to stand/sit to pull this scene off.

If it was animated I imagine Button telling Sweetie to close her eyes then he would wrap his arms around her clasping the gem in his hooves, tell her to open her eyes and then he would separate his hooves pulling taught the chain and letting the gem drop right into her field of vision.
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steadygait Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Such a cute scene that would be...  Regardless, I love the sketch and its originality.  I'd love to see more!
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Zenrix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
So adorable! Rarity would throw a fit at a real diamond being carved up to look like a Minecraft diamond, but Sweetie Bell's gonna lock this one up away from her sister's dresses and jewelry!
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Trinity-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sweetie Belle: "It's perfect! Now mine me two more, slave!"
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Pinkieshy345 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
SO MUCH LOLZ
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:iconvixiponyartist:
VixiPonyArtist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be crying to!
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:iconkomatsuzaki-xingqi:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALL THE FAVORITES! :iconallthethingsplz: 
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Zanefir-Dran Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
This is like Super Adorable Limbo Purgatory.

HNNNG!!! *respawn* HNNNG!!! *respawn* HNNNG!!! *respawn* *repeat*
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RainbowDust13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
This is soooo cute!!!!
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eclecticmonologuist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEET JESUS SO CUTE

(although the more relevant expression would be 'Achievement Get' XD )
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Gary0ak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I BLEW UP IN DIABETES, LIKE A CHARGED MUTANT CREEPER.
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MKSfan14 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Very sweet, that is. ^^
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw! So cute!!!! You here deserve a medal for major cuteness.
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InfamousHippo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
okay im not even a brony but god damnit DAWWWW!!
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:iconstar-masterr:
Star-Masterr Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
wow
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:iconkoutaelderstein:
koutaelderstein Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SO CUUUUUUTE <3
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:iconrainbowbelly:
Rainbowbelly Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student
AaawwW....is soooo cuuuuuteeeeee.... :+fav:
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Fuzzybunny1231 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
oh wow! im impressed on how u captured sweetie belle's look! I love it! :)
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:iconxdjous:
XDJous Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet Luna this is so sweet and adorable!
Nice work!
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curlyhair5342 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Very good! Not only that, but it's traditional!
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:iconlifeofthe6:
lifeofthe6 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's like you're trying to make me ship this harder than I already do.
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:iconiisme95:
iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Yes.  Just yes.
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siberian502 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Color! Color, color, color!!!!!!!!
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LockeRobster Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm terrible at colour. BUUUUT I know a vector artist who is may be working on this. Ill link to it from my description when its done ;)
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siberian502 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Great! Look forward to it!
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Futurehunter98 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Tooo Cute!!!!!
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BaleyReeves Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaawwww!!! That is so cute!!! :D
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ScootAROOO Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Not bad.  It is nice to see someone doing a drawing in traditional media, rather than digital drawing or paint tools. Just a couple of things. Sweetie Belle's rear legs seem a little off in that they seem kind of stiff. I wonder if you were overworking that area trying to get the placement right. The faces and heads are done really nicely and Button Mash's pose is good. You were trying to do some shading to give them form, but I think you were a little light in that department, so the characters still seem a bit flat looking; however, it was a good attempt. It's a cute drawing and, like I said, the facial expressions are done quite well. Still a better drawing than I could do. Keep on penciling.
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LockeRobster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think the biggest criticism I've gotten about this piece and other works in the past is that they are a kinda flat. I really don't have a lot of experience in techniques relating to three dimensional depth (shading and lighting) since I never studied art formally and I've only just now started posting my works to get criticism from people like yourself.

Ill continue to research and practice giving my characters more depth. Thank  you so much for your kind but critical assessment :)
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Very cute work.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Why do these two look so cute! How much money did he have to beg off of his mom to get to buy that for Sweetie...?
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AuAurum Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
With his hoofmade pearler bead pendant? probably only enough for the chain. :P
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
HHNNNNNNGGGGG!!!
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