That's why. There's no other explanation.
The attentive among you may notice that, while based on this reference image [link]
, it doesn't exactly match. I decided I wanted a warmer environment for this painting, so I made it brighter/ later in the day. Maybe Rainbow Dash dropped in on her another time when she slept later.
Of all the paintings I've done so far, this has actually been the easiest. I didn't have to worry about blending sky tones like in this one:
I didn't have to worry about curly, ribbon-like hair, as in this one:
And I didn't have to do any roses or a lot of blue colors that were all nearly the same, as in this one:
Jesus loves Fluttershy. Celestia loves Fluttershy. I love Fluttershy. And I know you do too.
Fluttershy and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are copyright Hasbro and
Edit: Could have stood to do some actual shading.
I can see so many areas that should be a lot darker than they are. That's okay- my next one will be so much better.
Edit 2: Dare to compare: