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Rainbow Tales: Gems in the Rough by Narflarg Rainbow Tales: Gems in the Rough by Narflarg
Rainbow Tales #7 Starring Spike, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders!

Deceptive and dragon both start with a D...
The experimental paper texture in its full glorious paperness. I want full opinions on if this works or not. At first I was not happy with it but when i finished the second panel, I realized that this is an okay thing. What do you guys think?

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:iconsonicgail:
sonicgail Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I love this style, the texture of the paper really completes the entire thing
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well i can agree that my stuff in the now is good, back then me and my co-creator were okay i suppose.
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:iconsonicgail:
sonicgail Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
yup
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:iconflutttershykindness:
Flutttershykindness Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TOMMMMMMMMM
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:iconfunnypony1448:
funnypony1448 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TOM'S REVENGE!?I think I've fainted. 
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:icongameygeemer:
GameyGeemer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
why exactly are the CMC looking like crystal ponies with their crumpled paper designs.
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because... They are paper!
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:icongameygeemer:
GameyGeemer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I get that, but they still look like crystal ponies. Which begs the question on would spike try to eat a crystal pony. Why didn't he try to eat the crystaline looking CMC? Why does my mind come up with questions like that
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:iconizzyo816:
izzyo816 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I JUST REALIZED THAT!! SPIKE COULD GO ALL SPIKEZILLA AND RAMPAGE THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE ahhh!!!
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:icongameygeemer:
GameyGeemer Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That would be awesome (sorry for not responding faster, been away from the computer)
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:iconizzyo816:
izzyo816 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
spike: *nom nom* these crystal books taste delicious
*twilight in background with look of horror on face*
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:iconspogo:
spogo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scootaloo found TOM!
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:iconpieadao:
Pieadao Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've read all of your comics.
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fun continues! Now you just have to wait for the next one, though its part of the sub series.
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:iconpieadao:
Pieadao Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Wait" What's that word mean? I don't think that word is in my tremendous, spectacular, booming vocabulary.
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:iconcecil475:
Cecil475 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
It was a good idea. I don't think the CMC had tried looking for gems yet.
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dont fall for Spike's ruse!
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:iconzarcan:
Zarcan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
i tink giving the paper texture fit for ONE ting at a time and not all tings in the pannel. Like being the CHARACTHERS or the distant background like the sky and ground
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:iconnikkichic109:
nikkichic109 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SCOOTALOO FOUND TOM!!!:XD:
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:iconsavercat:
SaverCat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Artist
what's with the paper effect?
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something we liked t differentiate our style.
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:iconsavercat:
SaverCat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Artist
hmm
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:iconwandathedragon:
WandaTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconmlptomplz: Tom's return!
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:iconowshewhat:
Owshewhat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist
TOM! he is back!
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:icondarkangle213:
darkangle213 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Artist
don't forget tom is the starring part in descrpition.
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hes more of a guest appearance.
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:icondarkangle213:
darkangle213 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Artist
oh
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:iconmerkleythedrunken:
MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
And also starring TOM! :icontomtherockplz:

...and then she said "Oatmeal? Are you crazy?" XD
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a headcanon for the whole scene that is quoted from. I plan to sprinkle it throughout the comics because Pinkie pie said it at a huge event.
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:iconmerkleythedrunken:
MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
...sprinkle the oatmeal? I'm anticipating 83
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:icondiscordantprincess:
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Such is what happens when you trick innocent fillies into doing your work for you, Spike.
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:iconspookshow-baby-boo:
Spookshow-Baby-Boo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like the paper texture, but it may be just a bit too prominent. On the first look, it was just a little difficult to make out the actual forms and expressions of the characters, with their lack of outline (which is a style element I do like, to be sure). Perhaps lower the opacity of the paper effect? I suspect that against the flat, unshaded areas of color that make up the underlying image, the crinkles could be made very faint without losing the impression of 'paperness'.
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright best comment award here.
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:iconspookshow-baby-boo:
Spookshow-Baby-Boo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe! I'm always nervous about posting anything that's even a little bit like criticism, but I'm happy if it helps! :)
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Couldn't he have done Rarity favors in exchange for gems?
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I read it in one of the joke comics when the GPS is heavy, why? Because we're using TomTom. :lol:
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:icongulleko:
Gulleko Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The paper texture works, but on Sweetie Belle it makes the eyes look a bit weird, since the white is so similar to her coat colour. But that might be my personal preference, so feel free to ignore it. ^^
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
That was funny.
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:iconbrother-malachai:
Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Oh Spike, you have to teach Sweetie Bell the gem finding spell first. -_-'
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:iconsuperdavid2011:
superdavid2011 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That rock looks very familiar in the last scene....
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:iconnarflarg:
Narflarg Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrarityangryplz: :iconsaysplz: NO it doesnt!
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:iconsuperdavid2011:
superdavid2011 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes it does~ >u<
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:iconbenjjedi:
BenJJedi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Hate to break it to ya, Spike, but that's what ya get. ;p
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:iconminepearl:
minepearl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
awww cute
discord:hehe indeed
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:iconpoppun:
Poppun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Hmm, I'm not sure if it does or not, as it is it can be a bit distracting.

On that note there is one other thing that's a bit distracting, namely the feeling of wanting to reference one particular T.V. special....hmm....Oh fine then

:iconangryspikeplz: I got a rock
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:iconfreewingedalfred:
FreeWingedAlfred Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD nice refrence.
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