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Mafia Octavia - Double Life by Zedrin Mafia Octavia - Double Life by Zedrin
In honor of reaching 500 followers, I made a followup image to the piece that started this beautiful mess.

Also, Octavia in a dress. There you go.

Ask Mafia Octavia
Redbubble (shirts, prints, phone cases)

Image is formatted for 16:9 wallpapers. Feel free to download!

Done with very minimal use of the brush tool, this was predominately the pen tool at work here! <3 the pen tool

That's enough Octavia for one week. Now, I'm off to Everfree. *flies away*

Edit: Updated some bloom, darkened some shading, and lightened the background some.
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Originality: Five. First off, pictures of ponies standing on two hooves are quite rare , clothed ponies rarer, musical ponies nearly as rare, and the combination, well, is something this troper has never seen before.

Vision: Five. The clothing style is simple, but elegant and fitting. The poses are expressive and the facial expressions are cute, but slightly haunting. your sparse use of color truly emphasizes the cello, the eyes, the cutie Mark, and the Hat/scarf. The lack of a background really brings the eye to the figures.

Technique: Five. Proportions are perfect, you mimic the show's style while making it uniquely yours, you have a very good feel for how clothing folds and how hair curls.

Impact: Intruiguing and strong. Not a fan art I am likely to forget. Five.
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Before you read this I want you to know two things: I'm really nitpicking at the smallest, most trivial of details, and I am no artist myself-- I just look at it from a personal perspective. Please don't be offended if I pick at some details that were hard to pull off, or otherwise frustrating to you.

Vision: Four point five. Your detailed shading and clothing really catches the eyes, as well as all of Octavia's little features, like her tie, or pearl necklace. However, it looks like musician Octavia's tail is missing.. I feel like the hair could use a bit more detail, as it seems to fit with the clothing, and not really stand out as a different part. The eyes and facial expression, though, seem to be piercing, and the entire scene still looks just marvelous :iconrarityplz:

Originality: Four. The idea of Octavia as a mafiosa seems certainly original to me, but looking at the presentation, it seems to me like another 'two sides' drawing. I still enjoy looking at this, though.

Technique: Three point five. Though your skill is very evident, there were a lot of minor continuity errors and small problems that just added up mentally. There are some shape flaws, strokes that appear to be almost segmented, minor placement issues, shadows that don't wrap around 100%, and it all added up, in the end. I feel like the piece could have used a bit more fine-tuning.

Impact: Five. The image was very entertaining, and feels like it could fit with Octavia's 'lifestyle,' so to speak. Sorry for being repetitive, but it was very cute, entertaining, and a nice thing to just plain think about.
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reverbrony Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
this image is amazing, i love it, would you mind if i used it as a picture for my mafia octavia song? you will of course receive full credit in the vid and description, thanks so much :)
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Filmographer
sure
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I wonder if she hides a Tommy Gun in her cello case. A bit cliche, but it'd fit this version of 'Tavi...
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JJtheSNKKid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Question . . . how did Mafia Octavia become a thing?
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
spontaneous piece of artwork I did a while back. I used to be with a MLP meetup group and we played mafia (party game) regularly, and when I brought the idea up with friends in my animation studio as something to do with them, the ideas kinda melded together. (Octavia + mafia)

I just liked the concept so I made her into a blog.
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:iconjjthesnkkid:
JJtheSNKKid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
So are you the one that started the whole Mafia Octavia then?
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yep. Was almost 2 years ago
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:iconsludgethekid:
SludgeTheKid Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Amazing, true talent and originality.  :D
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:iconlordoffantasy:
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
heard the blog of this closed down.
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:iconeduardoparedeslimo:
eduardoparedeslimo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Deliziosamente mortale ^_^
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:iconmakotodays:
Makotodays Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Awesome   Dx
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:iconkrysnha:
Krysnha Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Love it why you are not being offer to work in the show you are much better than the people they have now, thanks for sharing
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:iconrainbow-blitz-0:
Rainbow-Blitz-0 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
me encanta!!!!!
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:iconrainbow-blitz-0:
Rainbow-Blitz-0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
POR DIOS!!! te quedo hermoso *-*
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:iconpastel-painted:
Pastel-Painted Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Writer
Wowie. ;)
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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow so damn beautiful! Classic and noir!

(Plays Burden by Opeth)
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:iconoliverlacota:
OliverLacota Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Would it be possible to get the dress Octavia as its own centred image? Like how the Mafia Octavia has its own standalone shot.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't believe I have the parent file anymore.
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:iconoliverlacota:
OliverLacota Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Ah, that's a shame.
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Vinyl too is a spy!
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:iconbilly2345:
billy2345 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooo! very nice!
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:iconbabyjoshy5:
Babyjoshy5 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey its u again... Haven't seen you in a while... :squee:
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It'sa me :D
who am I again...? 8D~
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:iconbabyjoshy5:
Babyjoshy5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: :squee:
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Beautiful and deadly good job
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:iconsuperwaffle350:
superwaffle350 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Very nice. It kinda fits too, seeing as hot mafiosos used to carry their "Chicago Typewriters" (aka the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun) in violin cases.
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SaijeeHiguchi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so bad ass man!
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:iconshadowoflife43:
shadowoflife43 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely badass.
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:iconpip-pip-rah:
pip-pip-rah Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*slips this into his screensaver folder~*
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
PONYVILLE NOIRE
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
;D
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Also, the Ponyville Pharmacy would greatly appreciate a keg of cider if Tavi here can spare one. Seems Nurse Redheart uses it in some of her more..."exotic" remedies.
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aresius423 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Hey there! I'd like to ask... If I were to order a mousepad with this image on it, would you be okay with that? I'm already using it as a wallpaper on my phone :P [link]
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Actually, do you know where it's possible to print stuff onto mousepads and such for vendoring purposes?
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:iconaresius423:
aresius423 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
There is an Artscow promotion going on, here is the Plounge thread

[link]
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hrm.. well, the issue is I can't put up/give out the hi-rez file. The current format is way too small for a mousepad. :s So I'm afraid it's a no-go. Unless I can find an artist shop like Redbubble that allows me to sell stuff like mousepads and such, there's not much I can do.
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aresius423 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I meant, would you be okay with that if I would get a mousepad made from this picture? No need for hi-rez stuff.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'd rather you didn't. :s Though, the mousepads require specific resolutions for printing, that's why it wouldn't work. You could scale it up but it'd look very shoddy.
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aresius423 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Alright, if that's your wish I'll cancel my order.
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KateTheAlicorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
yay
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:iconleeater:
LeEater Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
can you make one with just Octavia with the gun? or otherwise give me that image, I can't find it alone anywhere. and i think this is my new desktop background.....
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:iconthebejango:
thebejango Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
love me some Octavia and this right here makes me wanna play Mafia Graves i hope I'm still good with Graves
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Looks great! :thumbsup:
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Hagamablabla Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Holy crap what a great tumblr.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad that people are liking it so far. :3
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:iconaurorachiaro:
AuroraChiaro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful and intriguing idea, I like the double side of her life each of them being highly deceptive:wow:amazing as always:clap:
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. :3 Octavia in a dress was quite fun to draw
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:iconomgitsapally:
Omgitsapally Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Permission to use this picture in a FanFic?
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, it was done for my ask tumblr. You can use it in the fanfic picture if you'd LIKE (just be sure to credit me), but you might get a lot of confusion and mixup between my tumblr and your fanfic.
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ShySolid Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
man,this is not just good,this is flawless.Respect
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