Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Willow Whisp by Snowyclaw

This pony is inspired by the magic of the will o' the wisps.
Willow Whisp is a spirit pony - hence the ghostly cutie mark. In being a spirit pony she can change her shape at will, even she doesn't know her true form. Her mane is often transparent, sometimes making her almost invisible to others. Also, Willow is very quiet and shy. Did I mention she's an alicorn?
Click the picture above for full size. What do you guys think? Any drawing critiques? Please don't take my design, she's my per-pony-fication and my original work. Thanks!

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118 comments:

  1. Thats really good! Do you own a tablet?

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    1. Yes I do, a wacom bamboo create. :)
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. I LOVE MY LITTLE PONY IS THE BEST TV SHOW ON THE WORLD!


      -Posted by:Alastia

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  2. Wow....... just, wow! >.<

    It's amazing...., I love it....... Gimme a cuddle, your so gorgeous...

    ~bunnyrockerzrock~

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  3. I'm going to try doing this... This is going to be my first critique...

    Let's start with the pros! :3

    I would have to start out with the background. The moon is outstanding. The way you put just the right amount of detail in it; it's not too detailed, but it's doesn't have "bland" details. The stars are very interesting. The shading around the moon and stars are amazing!

    Now for the pony part:
    Willow Wisp is very unique. It matches the scenery of the night sky. I think she fits your description with a 10/10. The shading on her is very well fit. The mist-looking-like horn is very magical, the way you made it look like a glowing scepter (in my opinion that's what the glowing looks like). The ghost-like eyes give her a mysterious look and feeling, which I, personally, like!

    Now... For the cons... ಠ_ಠ

    The background looks fine, but if this is night (besides if it's really bright from bellow) I think it should have a little more stars (I can agree the stars are really annoying and a pain for me...). Other than the stars, the background looks to be in the outstanding way it is. The cloud that she's standing on. Is her body supposed to be really bright, like in the day-time kinda clouds? (Sorry if I sounded mean right there! Didn't mean to. D:) I would suggest making the clouds darker at night. Although, I have to say, It does make it stand out a whole bunch.

    Now for the body >:U :

    If the mane is transparent, wouldn't that mean that her body should be showing a little outline? or something? I mean if the mane is transparent in this; shouldn't it have a head? I would suggest to put a darker or lighter outline to show the head, neck, and chest (for this picture). If you get what I mean?
    Take for example of the mane going towards the other side of her body. If the mane is transparent it wouldn't make her neck not there. Right? So I'm saying, try to give the places where the mane is covering her body, make the body more visible. (Sorry about this long discussion of the mane and such. :| I rant a lot.)

    Now for the rating! (1-10 scale 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest)

    Vision: 10/10
    Originality: 9/10
    Technique: 8/10
    Impact: 10/10
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    Overall: 9.25/10

    Good work! :D




    ~Lucykate651

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  4. I personally love it. A bit like Nightmare Moon/Princess Luna, no? :D -gosh451

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    1. I realized that halfway through and I was like, meh, I'll keep going. ^.^ I love Princess Luna though, she's a very deep character.
      ~Snowyclaw

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  5. Awesome! I like mlp 2 =P people come up to me all the time and say YOU LIKE MY LITTLE PONY?!?!?!

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    1. Keep believing in what you love, other people should give the show a try!
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. I am fan too, and i'm glad you don't think the show is for little kids.My brother always makes fun of me, saying that mlp is for babies. But its not! I love your picture. It is so magical.
      -eac101

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  6. no offense or anything but is that an eye sticking out from under her mane?

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    1. If you'd read it, you'd know her mane is transparent.

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    2. Yes, I wasn't going to do her eye, but I kinda liked the glowing effect... I dunno what I'll do in later drawings of Willow.
      ~Snowyclaw

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  7. That drawing is amazing, I like my little pony, I am just to shy to say anything

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    1. I'm pretty shy about it too, but I figured that if people can't accept me for who I am, I don't want to be friends with them anyway. :)
      ~Snowyclaw

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  8. Wow, that drawing is amazing! ^.^ Keep up the good work, Snowy! :)

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  9. That's soooooo good :D
    Lexie1234

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  10. i have a confession too make too... i like my little pony friendship is magic, too :P
    ~pink200330

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    1. Isn't it a fun show? Pony on!
      ~Snowyclaw

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  11. hey i have a tip.. you shouldnt make the eye on a pony's hair..
    ~pink200330

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    1. I know, I was going for my own style though. :3
      ~Snowyclaw

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  12. Really great drawing! Better than my MLP Drawings!

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  13. I love MLP, I really do. That drawing is EPIC!!!! Oh, I love u, snowy!!!!!!!!! ^.^ will u marry me?! Lol just kidding ^.^ I'm already in love.... Spider man....... I love u........

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  14. OMG so pretty! I can NOT draw like that! The shading is just AMAZING :D

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  15. All Hail Pinkieeeeee

    Coming from a Brony who reads your blogs...

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    1. Brony on Pinkie fan, brony on. *brohoof*
      ~Snowyclaw

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  16. wow snowy, i was suprised that you like my little pony, hough great drawing!

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    1. Oops! frogot the "t" though!

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    2. Haha, thanks. You learn new things every day right? ^.^
      ~Snowyclaw

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  17. That's epic. XD Most people that like My Little Pony make beautiful art such as yourself Snowy. I find it amusing and funny at times. It brings me up when i'm down, it also truly is fun to draw art based of the show. I may be a boy but, I also sometimes find My Little Pony as something good on TV today.

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    1. Thanks Stephen! I'm glad you like the show. I like it for the same reasons, it brightens up my day and reminds me there's still some good in the world.
      ~Snowyclaw

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  18. Wow, AMAZING job Snowy! I love all the detail on the moon and how the glow reflects on the pony in just the right way.

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  19. I love my little pony too!:))
    Nothing to be ashamed of:)))

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  20. I love it. You're an amazing artist and writer, Snowy. But I have no tips because I can't draw. lol :)

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  21. Wow its amazing. Really awesome.
    Tilly2382

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  22. That is a amazing drawing. I love how the fog rolls around the magnificent pony. It's truly delightful 🐴

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  23. Your an amazing drawer! I have never watched MLP myself, but I'm sure I can get imput from one of my friends :)

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  24. I'm not a huge fan of MLP, but this is great artwork! ^^ May I make you some fan art, Snowy?

    --Ravenpaw

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    1. Fan art is pawsome Ravenpaw (awesome name, did I ever mention?). I'd love to post any art on the Spirit Art blog. :)
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. Okay, I'll make the art and send it in today! (And thanks! ^.^)

      --Ravenpaw

      P.S. Do you remember the one person who accidently said "Snowycaw" at one of your parties a while back? That was totally me! :D

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  25. mabye not show her eye though the mane?

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    1. I know, but I wanted to put my own style somewhere. :P
      ~Snowyclaw

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  26. I had to make tha tconfession that i like my little ponies with my family too. It is an amazing show...

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  27. it looks like it was drawn by a artiest!

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  28. also, one little thing. The back legs of a pony aren't exactly jointed in the way canines and feline's are. There shouldn't be a tucked in second limb, i can't explain very well, but it makes the back leg joints look dislocated.

    ^-^ otherwise, its very good, i suggest emphasizing shading or doing an opaque-ish cloud near her feet for a more mysterious feel. i do agree with more stars, they help emphasize a bit, but too many isn't very fitting for the mood.

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    1. I know, just trying to mimic the animations. Sadly the legs didn't turn out right. :P Oh well, better luck next time. :D
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. It's a great pic! Snowy, I can send you a pic of one of my real horses that you can draw if you want. I want to see then in a painting by a good artist! :)

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  29. I love your drawing! I made my own MLP. Her name is Silvershy. She is a blank flank filly. She is silver with white mane like filly fluttershy. she is fluttershy's little sister. She has a pet wolf called Howler ^^. She wants to be in the cutie mark crusaders but she is too shy to tell Applebloom.

    ,PoodlePuppy1154

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    1. Over the summer I may do commissions if I get better at artwork. I could draw a picture of your character!
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. By the way. She is a pegasus. just wanted to let you know.

      ,PoodlePuppy1154

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    3. And she also loves moonlight

      ,PoodlePuppy1154

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  30. Worst my little pony drawing ever. ».« -.-

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    1. Don't be mean! It's her first try at it, after all, and in my opinion it's very good! (Better than I could do!) If you don't like it, you can just say so in a nicer way.

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    2. That's really kind of rude. Also, how could you know it was the worst MLP drawing ever unless you've seen every drawing of MLP in the world? (Personally, I think it's a great drawing.)
      The Wanderer
      (kitty85451)

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    3. You think you can do better? Then do it!!

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    4. Lets see you do better!! >:(

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    5. Yeah, what's your prob? Most likely you're not a real artist OR a mlp expert, sdo you can't be talking! (I loved it BTW)

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    6. That person has issues... It's really good! ~Ani

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  31. Could I draw Willow Wosp with my character Lightning Spark?

    ~ Summerthecat

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    1. Be sure to credit me with the design, she is my OC (original character), but of course, feel free. :)
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. Yay! Ok I will be sure to credit you

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  32. You are an amazing drawer. I love MLP too, its boss. DO you watch Friendship is Magic, or the older ones? If it's Friendship is Magic, then I suggest making the eyes a little, well, larger, and the ponies a little thinner. Maybe use a reference picture?

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    1. The modern one, and yes, I'm still working on my technique. Thanks for the tips though!
      ~Snowyclaw

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  33. I luv mlp 2! It funny and who is your fav pony? I like rainbow dash and nightmare moon/princess Luna.

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    1. I like Fluttershy and Luna a lot. :3
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. IKR!!I like rainbow dash and Luna.(much more then her sister:P)

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  34. Luv it also Wut program did u use? If u want u can check out my deviantart it's rainbowdash1001

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    1. I used Autodesk Sketchbook, it's pretty cheap!
      ~Snowyclaw

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  35. lift the hair a bit, show only bottom half of eye, makes more real

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  36. MLP is not my favorite thing in the world, i actually do not really like it myself, but I know that other people do. Although, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!

    -bigcatsfoever

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    1. Aww, thanks bigcats, means a lot!
      ~Snowyclaw

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  37. You are such a good drawer! I could never draw that good!

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  38. Great job! It's epic! But... I am not on a pony fan... I AM A BRONY!!!!! But in my opinion... DISCORD RULES XD

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    1. Brohoof? (Even though I'm a girl? :D)

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  39. I LOVE IT!im a big fan of your animaljam blog and a mlp fan as well! if you would PLEASE take the time to just send me a jam-a-gram i would be one happy jammer! my user name is miku202 *brohoof* :)

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  40. GREAT JOB!!!!! IT'S AN ALICORN :D :D :D :D :D
    i luv to draw ;)

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  41. I HATE MY LITTLE PONEY stupidist show ever ( ALL THEY DO IS FART AND CLOP !! )



    (From, ) Zane*****

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    1. That's really kind of rude. I like stuff that can be considered stupid, like I said in the comment below. Why would you say that to Snowy, she's just expressing her individuality. Why you be so mean?

      The Wanderer (kitty85451)

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    2. Dude,chill.Some peps enjoy being random.

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  42. I like how you're showing individuality by expressing your interest and stuff. (Whew! That sentence was quite a mouthful, wasn't it?) I like Cross-Country skiing, and lots of other people don't so I know how you feel. That's not really embarrassing, but there is one one embarrassing thing I do like: pollypocket dolls! I actually use them for telling stories to myself, but I would never tell that to the kids in my class. (Sometimes they can be brutal.)

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    1. I used to play Polly Pocket! Follow what you love and your true friends will stick with you always.
      ~Snowyclaw

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    2. I still play with littlest pet shops all the time! They are just so fun.

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  43. I LOVE my little pony. Its actually my most favorite show. I like your drawing,Snowyclaw.


    ~Loved2

    P.S. i have met you @snowyclaw. I saw you in a room . Puppy99NMS (Now cookiez) introduced me to you. You were a fox.

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  44. I LOVE MY LITTLE PONY!!!!! I LIKE DERPY HOOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO AGREE WITH YOU ITS AMAZING

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  45. it looks like a ghost. not your best work snowy claw. sorry maybe next time?

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    1. She is rather ghostly. Willow is very shy and tends to hide in the background. She's more of a brainstorming for my character and it's my first cartoon attempt. :P
      ~Snowyclaw

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  46. it's very nice,
    were you going for an mlp style or a unique style that you designed?

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    1. Kind of a mix... I made a more traditional style for my sister that I might post. What do you think?
      ~Snowyclaw

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  47. Once again, I LOVE IT, SNOWY! :D My favorite ponies from Friendship is Magic are Twilight Sparkle and Rarity! ^.^ Which ponies are your favorite?

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    1. Snowy said that he likes fluttershy and princess Luna

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  48. Willow Wisps, from Brave right? I always thought it was Willow Wisps, not Will 'o the wisps :\

    -XxMoonlightLightsxX
    -- { W o r d s .

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    1. will 'o wisps were a thing before brave...

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  49. That's so cute! I love it! But my favorite animal is the horse ( Or wolf ) But still it's adorible! _wolfie_

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  50. i have a few pony drawing tips from my sister she is 10 years older(will be turning 21 this year) than me yet we both like mlp and i'ma pre-teen so dont be ashamed to luv it lauren faust really improved it from the original anyway here are my tips : the muzzle you drew is good but female ponys are ussally shorter and sharper and if you havent noticed alicorns ussally have longer horns,on top of that bigger wings too the males have mussles thar are only the slighest bit bulkier than you drew and the males have hooves like a normal horse ussally the mane color but slightly different and shiny and slightly make the ears a hit shorter and wider i hope this helps (my sister is a really great drawer and is very observent she could teach you alot so if you need help ask me and i'll ask her!)

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    1. i meant to say that the muzzles are shorter and sharper on females BLECK

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  51. well done! i am a mlp fan also, and i like to draw Nightmare Moon (she is my fav character, i think she's just misunderstood)! Maybe you could draw her next?

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  52. I love your picture! I saw your post about being an mlp fan and I started watching the show ^-^

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  53. I love your picture! I saw your post about being an mlp fan and I started watching the show ^-^

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  54. I'm sorry snowyclaw. I didn't know that. Can you buddy me? my name is Anastasia808. If you don't want to its ok. i understand that you don't want to be my buddy because i criticize your artwork. i am truly sorry, i dont watch my little pony.

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  55. That's ok, everyone has differences, Snowyclaw. For me, I like to draw more than I watch TV.

    Katzrock1234

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  56. Awesome drawing Snowy, I happened to be on yor blog when I saw this link so I guess now I am a little late about commenting.

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  57. Willow the wisps are magical creatures not horses.

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  60. Awesome Job! This sorta reminds me of Princess Luna

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