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I have an unusual, delicate scene creation request. For I'm requesting a recreation of a scene made by my niece. She's in third grade, and while I was babysitting one night, we made this:

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This is Kylie. She is a retexture of a Ponyta with the flames deleted. I edited the model, and my niece made the texture. As in, my 3rd-grade niece was doing actual 3D texturing all on her own via Blender's texture paint tool. Blender is a 3D modeling program used for both amateur and professional game development. And my niece was using it.

We used Blender's camera function to copy-paste this picture into GIMP (aka open-source Photoshop). Using GIMP, my niece gave Kylie her name. And now Kylie's my desktop background, and I want to surprise her the next time she looks at my desktop.

I'm requesting a scene recreation of this image for my niece, but there's a catch. My niece doesn't know Kylie is a Ponyta, and I need it to stay that way. Kylie came about because we spent an entire night babysitting trying to find a decent pony game, and they all sucked. So I spent a couple hours setting up Kylie; removing the flames, adding the ground and blue sky, setting up simple lighting, adding a blank white texture to paint on, etc. And my niece loved it. We turned it into a game, where one person left the room and painted a pony, while the other had to guess what color(s) the pony was. In total, we made eight named ponies, plus a bunch more we didn't have time to save/name. And along the way, I showed my niece what goes into a 3D model; I showed her the 2D image of the texture, the model's wireframe, how 3D models are actually hollow on the inside. And we even played around with the model itself, though I don't think her 3D modeling skills are on par with her texturing.

I want to surprise my niece with a "professional" drawing of the first pony she drew, Kylie. She's young, in the single digits, and so her standards probably aren't too high. But if possible, I want to convince her this scene recreation was actual commissioned artwork from a professional artist (and my relatives; if they found out I wrote Pokémon fanfic, I'd be a laughingstock. It's that kind of living situation).

And one final annoyance; the name "Kylie" needs to be on the picture. We made a lot of ponies; Kylie became the favorite, but there's others she could be mistaken for.

I've looked at exampled of scene creations and they all were pixel art-y, which wouldn't make sense for my niece. Because of that, I'm willing to pay the 80 points for a scenery-included character sketch instead, if needed/possible.

I realise this is a highly unusual request and I'm demanding a lot of details, so I'm willing to accept a higher point cost for these details (If I wouldn't be able to accept it now, I have reviews I can cash in and I'm willing to write more reviews if needed). And I understand if this request can't be accepted. It's very unusual, to say the least. Regardless, thanks for reading about my awesome niece who's the best painter in the world, all dem ponies got nuthin on Kylie.
 

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Good to see you going at it, @kintsugi! Your review has been verified and tallied to your total.

@El Squibbonator, the first post in this thread explains everything thoroughly. You can find details on the points system under the heading that says "How to Participate". Let me know if you have questions about anything in that post.
 

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Apologies for the lateness.

@kintsugi Your points check out. Adding to the leaderboard!

While I'm here, we've got a new challenge for June: Offer 100+ words of plot speculation on an author's work and claim 2 extra bonus points. Get speculatin'!
 
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