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You asked for a critique so here it goes.

I like the background. The dark blues and blacks here and there are appropriate for the dark side of Pinkamena and I like that evil/sly expression on her face. The shading is great, its at the right places and I like that shine on her collar. In my view i think she is a snowy place and dark at the same time. the detail on her mane and tail is carved out carefully and I like how you are able to make it stand out as if it were meant to be pinnacle of the artwork. It makes huge impact on how we see the darker side and it was nicely put in this artwork.

But what I don't get is that why she is doing that. Perhaps my interpretation may be a little off but i don't understand what she is doing. in every artwork there is meaning to it, its just that the tiny flaw here is that candy cane. It's a little out of place but maybe this was supposed to be Christmas themed but since Christmas is already over, i have not put a thought about that in. your style is original and might I say very distinct and clear but otherwise, it can become common. Do try to develop a new technique but still keeping that "KP-Shaddowsquirrel" style :)

Anyway, I LOVE the what you implemented in this artwork. It all harmonizes into one masterpeice. Another great job :D
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First off this is a very nice and overall awesome piece of work! I really enjoy the colors in this and the dark background works well with pinkies color. The eyes and the style you used for the hair and eyes works fantastically well with this character. The lighting and shadowing of the character is spot on and really fits with the scene; not to much shadows/highlights and not to little, just right!

Now most of my recommendations are going to be nit picking and suggestions on how to possibly strengthen this piece. With that said:

1.) I really do enjoy this pose but I wonder if it might have had a stronger impact if she was standing in a "defiant" kind of pose, which would have strengthened the facial expression even more. It's a tough call though as I do like this one as well but my gut is telling me that a more defiant, strong standing pose would add more to the facial expression.

2.) The hind-legs are overly large compared to her front legs. They aren't out of shape to the front ones but if you picture her stretching her back legs out, with what she has now, they'd probably stick out about 1 and a half times longer then her front legs.

3.) While I understand the candy cane (she lives with a family that runs a candy business) I agree with a few of the other comments that I really don't quite understand the candy cane piece. While it looks great I'm a little confused to why she has it.

4.) Pinkies hair looks great and it works well with her expression I, however; feel it doesn't quite have the "vision" of the character in mind. What I mean is when her hair is down it's usually supposed to signify a sullen/sulky/depressed/subdued attitude; which I'm not really feeling here. Now this is just a personal preference as I usually like to keep a characters traits close to what the creators had in mind. Just something to consider :)

Hopefully you find this useful and as previously stated other then those recommendations I think this is a great piece!
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Malifikyse Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a so cute picture of Pinkamena, I like that idea and execution )
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Saddust Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Lovely ! Love her smile and her eyes.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I bet Pinkie wants a hug!  X3
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GloriosaPlus Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Uuuh! :3 nice pinkamina
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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GloriosaPlus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
your welcome :3
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Yikes hope she not planning cupcakes
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks really lovely with her flat mane and shorter!!! :D :D :D
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:iconemberzsolar:
EmberzSolar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh and do ya mind if I use this in one or more of my pmvs?
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's all right, you may use it :)
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:iconemberzsolar:
EmberzSolar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweetness. Thanks a heap.
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EmberzSolar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh...the cuteness...
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LilyLocket Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :wave: Um... I was just wondering if I could use this pose (not in a base, just for myself o3o) for my Ponysona? .w.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you may use it :)
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LilyLocket Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay :la:

I'll credit you, (as usual X3)
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Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
She's very cute :D
Awesome job!
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconminty-illusion:
Minty-Illusion Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute~!
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VipeyDashie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Used here Snowy Pinkamena - 1920X01080 HD by ViperDash-GTS-R
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seasem Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Phycobeat:oooooooooooh :D
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MeggyMorgue Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aw adorable.
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:iconthe-packrat:
The-Packrat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
The fangs and collar make her look like a kitty! :3
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ZetaRarity Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw Pinkamena.......:iconblushplz: 
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ToldenNightMare Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
AAAAAAAAaaw! x3 I LUV IT!!!:squee:
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TchinySparkleMuffins Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My avatar!!!!
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AxBlade96 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Coooool!
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FeelingFlash Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
omg ,wow
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:iconvabla:
Vabla Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist
This is doing things to me o.o I just...
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truthteller5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAP
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hlessiavedon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
OMG, this is amazing, The little fangs totaly push it over the edge. You are like my fave pony artist right now. All your art is just so epic.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :meow:
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tfmlps Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
can you draw discord? plz make him cute :'D if you do
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hlessiavedon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
You are very welcome.
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RodolfoMushi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>:)
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thewatcher509 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Why hello there.

Oh, you would like me for dinner?

Well, thatMs awfully kind of you, but I have to torture some escape artis-

Oh, alright.

I'm coming.
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Mayiamaru Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I wonder how this version of Pinky would act. When her hair is straight, that usually means that she's sad or depressed, so seeing that grin on her face is a little worrying.

It's amazing, though :3 Punkamina... Sorry, just a weird thought X3
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

Yes, beware the pink pony :O
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Sheat101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
She's.... So... Cute....
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lividum-novembris Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
You said it right. Ummm...
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:iconmercenario1945:
mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
u want....
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Thecommander236 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist
This picture is so CUTE!
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:icontherises:
Therises Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
THIS IS AAAWESOOME!!!

Will you make a wallpaper version of this?
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
I'll think about it.
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JoeBrony Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Wow, the best drawing of Pinkamina I've seen so far, marvelous job :thumbsup:
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Sora9317 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute, sexy, dark.....LOVE IT!!!!!
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KnightofEquestria Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Not sure if sexy, cute, or dark :iconnotsureifplz:
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jrscoolio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't tell if I should be worried... Or adoring this!
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Silver-Diamonds Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what brush do you use for shading
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