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My Little Investigations: Cutscene #1 by Rautakoura My Little Investigations: Cutscene #1 by Rautakoura
Righty then, putting this here to prove that I'm not (quite) dead. The first revealed cutscene image for the My Little Investigations project. This particular image appears when Applebloom tells Twilight about what she heard and was doing on the night of the crime.
It's a nice challenge to work with this wide-set resolution, finding a proper composition is a lot harder than with my usual A4- and whathaveyou resolutions. Last 3 images, this included that I've worked on for the game have shown me that night-time is effin' hard to color correctly. Especially since Equestria's night sky is more purple than blue. Combine that with my inexperience with backgrounds and voilá!

Gurrrrr.
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:icontrunksdragonballz:
TrunksDragonballZ Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
...Game??? What??? I don't understand!
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Aye, a game made by our team. Check out www.equestriandreamers.com/ for more info!
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TrunksDragonballZ Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist
OH MY GOODNESS! Are you one of them that was on the second video?! I want it so bad!!!!!
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Ayep, that's me! The game is out now too btw!
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TrunksDragonballZ Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Yes! Awesomeness!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
"Alright, maybe we should start checking this side of town for - SWEET CELESTIA WHAT THE HAY IS THAT?!"
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Wild Applebloom was startled!
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:iconchocoblissie:
ChocoBlissie Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where's Scootaloo?(i'm not sure how to spell her name)
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Ah, that's the thing we're trying to find out in this cutscene! She is a prime-suspect in the game after all.
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Writer
Hmm.... My Little Investigations eh.

Well, in that case, our three little CMC members are gonna need a cheesy yet awesome theme song for their investigations..... And here it is!! [link]
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Too bad they're sidecharacters here, Twilight is the one investigating actually.

... Man, maybe I should watch that movie. Is it any good?
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:iconvoltronz1:
VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Writer
Really? Huh, I guess Twilight really is the brains of the team.

Oh yeah, it's good my friend. Here are the major three good things about this one:

1. It's not annoying.
2. Brad Bird is the director.
And 3. Jeremy Renner in full badass mode.

So yeah, you should check this movie out.
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Guh, too many movies to watch already... D:
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BroniesRule96 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
mate,besides all the "messups" everyone was talking about this is the better picture than they mean~K.A.T.
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Ach, they're quite right about the mistakes though. But right you are, it could be way worse too =P.
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forgetful-owl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
turned out really nice. I was just admiring this on the mli webpage, then i saw it here too.

I can't wait to play this, it looks great so far.
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Ohoho, just wait till you see the actual in-game characters... These cutscenes have nothing on them!
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forgetful-owl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be looking forward to them then. I can't wait to play the game.

the brony community has so many interesting games in the works. fighting is magic is also quite high on my "can't wait to play" list.
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Aye, can't wait for Fighting is Magic either. Ponykart looks promising too.
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forgetful-owl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, that video they came out with recently after people were requesting lyra be in her famous sitting style, really cracked me up. looks like allot of fantastic games to come in the near future.

hopefully one will come out in time to tide me over till S3 starts.
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Ach, I'll have to look that up!

Aye, we'll see how the fandom fares during the downtime. Me, I think I'll just quietly go crazy or something.
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RinnyKagamines Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
NICE
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
MANY THANKS GOOD SIR
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Huussii Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dodih, mukava nähä siultaki nyt näitä vihdoinkin. :>

Jos ny jotain haluut kuulla mielipidettä niin..

Noh, väreihin en mene sen enempää ko en tiedä yrititkö hieman realistisempaa väritystä. Toimii tämäki mutta se vaan hieman mietityttää että mistä hahmot saa noin vahvat värit ja valot kun kuukin on sirppinä sumusen oloisella taivaalla.

Lähinnä kuitenki asetelmaa voisit sen verran ainakin parannella ettet leikkaa ikävästi kuuta kuvan ulkopuolelle. Hahmotkin vois olla hieman oikeammalla ettei kuva ole nii ahtaan tuntusesti keskitetty. Nää kaikki voisit saada aika helposti paranneltua sillä että levennät ja korotat canvasta hiema vasemman yläkulman suuntaan paljastaen taustaa hieman enemmän. Kuvaa hengittäis enemmän ja olis paljon helpompi lukea IMO.

(Kokeilin jopa näitä hommia nopeesti paintover-tyyliin ihan mielenkiinnosta, en ny kuitenkaa linkkaa jollet halua nähdä minuu suttaamassa töitäs :D)
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Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Aye, nyt saattoi tänne tuikata kun first lookissa muutenkin tuli esille tämä.

Väritystyyli on yhteisesti tiimin kanssa päätetty, haluttiin välikuvista maalauksellisempia. Erottuu paremmin normaalista pelin kulusta. Ja jep, kirkas on yö vaikka pieni sirppi onkin, kirkkaita tuntuu Equestrian yöt olevan, kun esimerkiksi Nightmare Night jaksoa katsoi (toki se vaihtelee täysin jakson tarpeiden mukaan, mutta valoisa yö tuntui tässä sopivammalta itselleni =P).

Totta tuo, mitä nyt itsekkin sitä nopeasti kokeilin. Vähän umpinaiselta tosiaan tuntuu tuo, pitää katsoa jos peliin saisi muutettua.
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The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well done! :clap:
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Many thanks kind sir!
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The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
But of course!
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Fuzzlepuzzle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I really like Sweetie Belle! Her shading in particular is very nice.
I agree Applebloom's eyes do look a little off-color. The shading between her eyes and on her muzzle looks odd too, but that might just be me. xD
In general though, I think you did really well with the lighting and stuff. :3 The background looks amazing~
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Aye, will have to see if I'll change them for the game. I'm not entirely sure about the areas you mentioned either, but I wanted to show the moon's glare at least partly on her face. For the dramatic effect =p.
Achh, many thanks! The background isn't nearly as horrid as it could be, aye.
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Toxic-Sparkle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:) very cool, I love applebloom's stare
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Her stare bores into your very soul
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:iconfekalac:
Fekalac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome! You did a nice job with the night-time coloring/shading both on the characters and on the background. At first I thought Applebloom's eyes were a bit reddish but then again, colors seem darker at nighttime so it's natural.

I'm afraid I'll be stalking you sir. ಠ_ಠ
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Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Aye, the night-time shading was really tough. Never done that before, so it was a good experience.
Hrmm, maybe the eyes are too red then, others have said that too. Could probably fix that for the final version.
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Fekalac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know I think it's better this way. Brighter eyes might look odd since she's mostly in the shadows but that's just my opinion. You created some sort of eye-paradox here :D
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Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Gah, like time-paradoxes weren't enough already...
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Sakugen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The game is still far from finished right?
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Aye, will be some time yet before we can release anything. But good things come to those who wait, don't they say? =P
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Sakugen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DO you plan to sell it or is it free to play??
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Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Free to play of course, it's a fan project after all.
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Sakugen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very cool, what kinds of animations software do you use?
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Sorry, I'm the cutscene guy, the animations are handled by :iconwarpout: (field animations), :iconhallowgazer: and :icontehjadeh: (dialog characters). Ask WarpOut if you want to know more about the animating :S.
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BladeSquall Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... this looks so much like an Ace Attorney scene!
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
It does? It misses the pixelated look, I'm kinda sad about that... :F
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PartyAnimal158 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Sweet man!!! :D Love everything bout the pic!!! XD
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Har, glad ya like it then! ^^
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PartyAnimal158 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Anytime!!! ;D
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Cutie Mark Eyewitnesses!
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:iconrautakoura:
Rautakoura Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Siitä kun cutie markin saisi: elämäntehtäväsi on olla todistamassa rikoksia. Hyesss.
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zora-artist Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice!
hey dont worry
we gonna wait patiently your awesome project!
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