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Hoo'Far Away by AssasinMonkey Hoo'Far Away by AssasinMonkey
New MLP Episode fanarts for: "On the Road to Friendship"

Darnit, was hoping to actually see Saddle Arabia, but I guess we can settle for just one of them appearing, talking and actually having a role! It's been years since we first seen them, so it's nice they're still around.

There's still several cultures that have been introduced but we havn't really seen at their home. Perhaps for some it's for the best, leaving it up for interpretation, maybe just skirting around the lore.
(Maretonia and the Zebras come to mind)

Tried to keep it a bit simple, mostly because my state of mind has been slow. But also darn those colours haha. His hair especially, in the show, is really dark saturated. Those are so tricky to translate into my approach without it hurting. Oh well, my entire light setup was hurting here hah. I certainly leaned towards a more stylistic approach this time, rather than photorealism. But heh, 't was what I get for choosing it.

Oh, yea, there were also those other two small horses. Gosh darnit, Starlight, you don't just trade other pony's property like that. It made me curious as to what Trixie's history is with that wagon. Long time family heirloom remembering her of a lost past?! Or just the only friend she had for so long, by simply being... alone all that time.
Lots of squishy faces later...


Approx Time: 3 hours
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:iconswiftjames:
swiftjames Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Awesome rendition!
Love the style, the effort you obviously put into it and the overall feel of the digital painting.
And it doesn't hurt that I already think that Hoo'far looks a LOT like my character. haha
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:iconxenatalhaoui:
XenaTalhaoui Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Baaae <3 Great work! I Adore this character
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:iconeggtoasty:
EggToasty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Lovely horse!
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:iconhailmyself:
HailMyself Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Student
Love the guy for how chill he is. Great art as always.
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:iconholygoldencarter:
HolyGoldenCarter Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ana amazing fan art for an amazing character! :D
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:iconseriousjupiter:
SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Great work. The episode was cute, but yeah, too bad we didn't get to see Saddle Arabia. They really should have taken an airship instead.
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:iconblack-sunn89:
black-sunn89 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
looks cool
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Such Arabian horse!
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:iconnnf247:
nnf247 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
He remind me of Rubens from Legend of Mana. The one in the red.
Herpy Derpy 31: Rulazul by Hariamu
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south-fox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
coloring on this is hella nice
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:iconnaheletocho:
NaheleTocho Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
well we know her father works in Las Pegasus as a magician as well, so maybe a gift from him, or perhaps her mother whom we haven't heard mentioned and it was hers so it holds sentimental value cause of that. One of those mysteries we all wanna know about n.n
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CloudSleepy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOah, it took you 3 hours, that looks like it took you 3 days its so amazing.
Keep up the good work my guy!!!
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Biggest fucking cocktease in the franchise! Finally a mystic land that looks layared and interesting...Nope lets take two steps and go back home again HAHAHAHAAA!!!

First male character that isnt a complete idiot too.
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:iconthesultanakbar:
TheSultanAkbar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Ha obviously they were never going to make it there! Not nearly prepared well enough.
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:icondragonstrider:
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dosent really matter. The writers could've just spared us yet another acting like a bitch conflict to force a friendship moral and actually taken us some place good.
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TheSultanAkbar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Well we saw the village again. Which is a good thing I suppose since we allready have a boatload of locations. And what do you expect to see in the desert, Jesus guy?
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Uuuuhhhh that ripoff pyramid village is clearly Equestrian and nobody likes it.

Dont really know what you mean by that last bit, you are aware they were going to their version of the Middle East right?
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:iconthesultanakbar:
TheSultanAkbar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
And the Middle East is cool, but it's also a large desert... Maybe next time.
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:icondragonstrider:
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are aware that not all middle eastern settlements are in the middle of  buttfuck nowhere right? Most large cities are on coastlines or near major rivers. There would have been PLETNY to see in a fantasy setting inspired by early islamic Arabia.
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:iconthesultanakbar:
TheSultanAkbar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
ok
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
didn´t knew that wa sa new pony episode. thanks to your -as usal- fantastic art i notized and saw the episode. In english XD i´m waiting for the spanish subtitles yet but love the original voices so much x3
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TAEHYUNGS-HUSBAND Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand-



















W h y  i s  e v e r y o n e  b e t t e r  t h a n  m e ?
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:iconziddersroofurry:
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe because instead of practicing you're here whining under peoples art? Go draw. The more you draw the better you'll get. Art is a skill-nobody starts out being amazing.


The last thing artists need is people crying under their art making them feel guilty for being good at something. 
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ilPocket Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a huge fan of MLP franchise, but i have to say this is amazing! 
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Oh look! It's the Sultan of... SOMETHING... :P

"was hoping to actually see Saddle Arabia"

Well, we at least got to see one of the PYRAMIDS. :)
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:iconnerakie:
Nerakie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah it's beautiful!
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:iconsmoothleggedwookie:
SmoothLeggedWookie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
thats just magical! so sweet!
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:icontimmcjimfrompl:
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Looks great. :-)
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:iconcharlaen:
charlaen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute and realistic.
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:iconskollrage:
SkollRage Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Nice work!Heart 
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:iconmuzktorypredalsvet:
Muzktorypredalsvet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why it have penis in head?
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:iconziddersroofurry:
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's clearly a unicorn horn. Either you're trolling or you need to get an eye exam. 
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BabyWoofers Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what are you even talking about-
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
It took them a while to bring us another of those saddles arabian ponies (more like a horse with that height). He looked good with those clothes.

Awesome portrait 
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if Trixie's really had that wagon for that long...she was using an entirely different wagon when she first appeared on the show which, you may recall, got squished by an Ursa Minor. I had always assumed this other one was it's replacement.
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:iconthesultanakbar:
TheSultanAkbar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Maybe that one's a spare? It's been a while since S1, you know.
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:iconscyphi:
Scyphi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
We can really only speculate in any case, seeing the show doesn't seem interested in elaborating on this detail.

Not that I can blame it, though--it does seem like a trivial detail in the grand scheme of things. :P
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jamestkelley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely piece! Very well done.

and my theory about Trixies wagon is that it was a gift from her father. Trixie always wanted to be a magician like her dad, but she  never felt comfortable with the big city glitz and glam of las pegasus, so her dad gave her the wagon and a few magic tricks so that she could take her show on the road.
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:iconm1m1kyu:
M1m1kyu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student General Artist
He sort of looks like he was made of clay, and that’s a really cool effect to have!
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Batonya12561 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still dont get how you doing all this blending in Photoshop. 
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:iconziddersroofurry:
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can blend using the mixer brush. There are guides online or you can use custom brushes.  13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-head
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Batonya12561 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Each guide that I saw was devoted to the Smudge tool. Thank you for prompting me about the mixer brush. It feels like I've been blind all this time.
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:iconziddersroofurry:
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey don't feel bad-I didn't think of using the mixer brush-type brush in Clip Studio, either. :) 
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Cael-Verchiel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your style always amazes me. I love your style. Its cartoon yet real looking at the same time. I also love how much depth you put into all your paintings. Another awesome piece. 
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JungleDyret-2000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Cool ^^
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:iconanubislaughed:
Anubislaughed Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Hoo'far was a really cool and interesting charcater. Hope we see more of him. 
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LanternLight14 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT WAS FAST
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:iconrickynobes:
RickyNobes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
He was cool, but the goggles were inconvenient. How does he get them over his eyes with his horn in the way?
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