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A Dragon's Warming by AssasinMonkey A Dragon's Warming by AssasinMonkey
If they can have two episodes right after each other on the same day, I can have two uploads as well right?! Little something for the MLP:FIM episode "The Hearth's Warming Club"

Wanted to paint something today, and since the previous episodes didn't work out for that, I thought I'd try to have a quick little painting for dragon evil pink lady here. Them dragons...

Of course I chose the scene with the rain... free detail! And it's fun to make hah. Satisfying at least.

I really liked all the different stories in this episodes, they all had different qualities to them, from hilariously literal, falling dolls, evil dragons and depressing gryphons without family....
So much stuff, 't was great!

Been a good day I'd say.
Hope y'all enjoy!

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:icondksponge13:
dksponge13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was seriously the FREAKIEST story I've ever heard in my life! A tale about a dragon who's lost and starving, until the Dragon Lord himself warmly invites her into his home for a bite to eat, and then she immediately decides to repay him by SEIZING HIS POWER.

Smolder should be the next Stephen King, if you ask me. 😨
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
The Farmer and the Viper.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
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:icondark9519:
Dark9519 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
I'd pay to read that
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:icondrawer450:
Drawer450 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Student General Artist
So realistic
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:iconaeropegasus:
AeroPegasus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like Spiro.

Still, good work
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:icondinaadiaz2380:
DinaaDiaz2380 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOW!!
AMAZING!!*fangirling intensifies* (chat icon) *fangirling intensifies* (chat icon) 
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
The moral? Never trust the pink ones!
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:icontsuriadragon:
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Scales is an cutie but Ember is still Number 1! 
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:iconsammyw28:
SammyW28 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Looks like the dragons have been spending time with George RR Martins...
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:iconrumista:
Rumista Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Woah. The eye. *-* 
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:iconsouth-fox:
south-fox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thought this was spyro ngl
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:iconbookworm247:
Bookworm247 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Its so awesome and detailed 
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Dem water effects are spot on! Nice!
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:iconscilenzer:
scilenzer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
why does spike look like a girl
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:iconalien-person:
Alien-Person Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking cool what
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:iconsaphire-gemstone:
Saphire-Gemstone Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did not realize this was for MLP. xD I thought I was looking at the offspring of Cynder and Spyro.
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:iconchaostick:
chaostick Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
I thought the same thing actually
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:iconeskerata:
Eskerata Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Why do people keep thinking this dragon lady is Ember? Ember's blue, for pity's sake. This is Scales, the subject of Smolder's cautionary tale of taking pity on orphans. Dragons love stories where the devious and strong overpower the weak. Apparently empathy is considered weakness. No wonder dragons don't have many friends outside their own race. 
Great work as always.
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:iconx-force02ranger:
X-Force02ranger Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, that the worst story ever
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2018
Lovely work on the Dragon Lord, both for the exceptional beauty and also for the face that she can gladly hang out in the cold rain (which must be worse for dragons) to help a friend. The framing really intensifies the warmth she has inside (that's not due to actual fire). Thanks for sharing this sweet Ember dragon love.
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:iconganondox:
Ganondox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This isn't a drawing of Ember, lol. 
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Oops! Thanks for letting me know. I'm still only about halfway through season 7, and my ophthalmology appointment is still a few weeks off. (Hopefully I just need a new prescription and then this won't happen as much. :))
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:iconganondox:
Ganondox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Does your opthalmology appointment have anything to do with being behind on the show? 
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:iconfairy-slayer:
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Hard to know for certain. Along with regularly sapping most of my energy, the treatment I'm on can mess with people's eyesight, which is why wanted to wait before spending money on new eyeglasses – but it could also just be because I'm getting older too.
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:iconganondox:
Ganondox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So are you behind because you can't see the screen or something? 
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:iconcrazygamerdragon64:
CrazyGamerDragon64 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it bad of me to think this looks like a female version of Spyro (especially from the Legend of Spyro series)? I'm sure that wasn't your intention, just a coincidence. Anyway I think this is an awesome piece!
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:iconsouth-fox:
south-fox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
same lmao,, not shocked cause 99% of whats hot is fucking my little pony :^)
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:iconpotter1ngu5:
Potter1nGu5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Digital Artist
I thought the same thing...Sweating a little... 
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
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:iconrefreshingwater:
RefreshingWater Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  New Deviant
That's really awesome :D Great rendering! Indeed, the rain adds extra and cool details!
How do you determine where the harder and softer brush strokes should be at? Your shading is really well done!
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:iconsama-lass:
Sama-Lass Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2018
Wish they actually animated characters with at least this amount of detail and fluency instead of the cardboard cut style that is used.
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:iconseriousjupiter:
SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Such a great episode. I'm with you, I loved the stories, they all reflected each student's character so well. The changelings' Hearth's Warming traditions were the best by far, though. I still can't decide if they were being, as you said, hilariously literal or just plain dumb. Hmm, perhaps the changelings simply don't use as many expressions in their language as ponies do, yeah, that must be it.

Also, Gallus is an orphan. Who knew. I guess Grampa Gruff is so old and miserable that one day he just decided that he wanted all young griffons to call him Grampa.
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:iconjannied:
jannied Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Oh! Oh! I love this. The colors and texture and lighting. It's just amazing. I cannot stop looking at it. Truly wonderful. Jan
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:iconrubie-gold:
Rubie-Gold Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Student General Artist
I thought this was Cynder XD
Really awesome though!
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:iconsonicjoe731:
SonicJoe731 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
wow!
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:icontsuriadragon:
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow Scales is a savage D:
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:iconrevolversoul1984:
RevolverSoul1984 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
I would really like to see a fanart of poor Gallus in the rain, in Hearths Warming Eve
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:iconnoxaunu:
Noxaunu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
woah the shading is amazing!
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:iconelite-mook:
Elite-mook Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Moral of the Episode. Dragons are assholes.
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:iconanon200:
Anon200 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Yeah, anyone else notice that Smolder's story kind of validated Chancellor Neighsay's racism?
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:iconbender1302:
Bender1302 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2018
Other species also validate his racism to some extent:

1. Griffons live in a semi-anarchistic state with no leadership, no structure, and very few laws. EEA and/or Neighsay might think that griffons' general approach is "rules and laws suck" or something along those lines. Yes, it's very much off the reality. However, for ponies (like Neighsay) who don't come in contact with this, and only see the lack of the structure and laws, it's understandable for them to believe there's this mentality (and the lack of effort to change it) among griffons. And therefore it's understandable why they don't want them in Equestria.

2. It wasn't so far ago when changelings invaded Canterlot, which almost resulted in claiming the ponylands. There might or might not were casualities after the event off-screen. Yes, changelings are reformed now, but gaining trust is difficult, moreso on the international field. Neighsay wasn't in contact with them as much as Twilight & co, so it makes sense he didn't gain any trust in changelings.

3. Yaks are a kind possessed with being perfect, and smashing everything that isn't. Obviously exaggerated, but their brute force is obvious. They almost declared the war in "Party Pooped" because they didn't feel they were treated well enough as guests. Once again, I can see why someone wouldn't want them as their neighbour.

Also, from what Neighsay saw in the season premiere (although it was out of context) pretty much confirm his fears. (ar least for him) His reason for closing Twi's school were, I quote, "Irresponsible teachers, students skipping class, endangering ponies!" which is understandable considering from what he's seen.
Am I the only one who understand where is Neighsay coming from and don't hate him for it?
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Anon200 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Well, it's the dragons that worry me the most; because they outright said their culture values exploiting the kindness and generosity of others, viewing such as acts of stupidity to be exploited, and actually praising individuals who do so. Kind of makes one think that the dragons are indeed just using the school as an opportunity to assess Equestria for future plunder. (I note Smolder was the one individual who didn't readily want to spend Hearth's Warming with Gallus...she had to be prompted by all the others first.)

As for the yaks, I agree I've almost always seen them as a culture of brutes, although when I was at Bronycon, Nick Confalone, the writer for "Party Pooped", did point out that one of the deleted scenes from the episode would have shown for as violent and proud as they are the yaks do, in fact, want to be friends with other races.
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Bender1302 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
This is a great fanfic material right here!
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:iconwinter-shadow35:
Winter-shadow35 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Well, not really. I mean, their culture is just really different from Equestria, because they were raised to believe different things than ponies were. If anything, it just helps drive home the fact that dragons need to attend the friendship school more than ponies do! 
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artwarrior1985 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Student Artist
I like Princess Ember. Nice painting. :D (Big Grin) 
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RaikohIllust Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating
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