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Lonely Contemplation- WIP
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Published: September 20, 2015
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Awww yiss, I think it's about time to upload some extra material, yes? So I think Bronycon 2015 was possibly the most active I've been when it comes to uploading completely colored illustrations/paintings. And it really made me remember how much I enjoy painting. SO! While the con season for me is over this year, I plan on traveling to many more cons the coming year. I figured it'd be a good idea to get started on some new prints and such for it, given some cons I'd like to go to starting at the beginning of the year. :3

Okay okay, so this time this is the WIP of a painting of Trixie! One of the characters I'm asked often about at my booth is Trixie and whether or not I have any merch of her. Next year I'm definitely gonna have something.  c:< This lineart was done for Bronycon but like many of the paintings I planned (such as one I'm working on now), I wasn't able to finish it in time. That's okay though; just means new material for the coming conventions!

As far as the subject of the image goes, I always kinda figured Trixie as the lonely type. She's boastful, cocky, believes herself to be better than anyone else and has an air of superiority. But while I think half of that really is her true personality (specifically the cocky attitude and the believing she's better thing), I think a lot of that could be her way of hiding just how alone she is. When young she was probably left alone alot (still thinking up her overall back-story), she was probably popular in school but not in the way you'd want to be popular: used as a stepping stone to up your own social status or being kiss-asses to try and get something from you. And to protect herself from it she had to continue putting up the front that made her popular to begin with. She's top dog and you're the loser... but the "losers" are the ones that have what she wants: true companionship, people who like her for who she is and not what her reputation could gain them. The behavior continued into her showmare career and while she's a fantastic performer, her attitude outside her shows repels a lot of folks.

Trixie always realized this but it really turned into an epiphany of sorts when she encountered the Mane 6 and Ponyville as a whole. This image would take place a little after her second encounter with them, when she kinda makes amends with them and leaves the town for a while. Here she hunkers down for the night, but as her dinner cooks over a warm fire Trixie can't help but feel the loneliness really sink in this time.

I'll probably write more but that's all I have time for right now. o3o

If you have any questions feel free to ask me!

Also, if you like my artwork, perhaps you could maybe consider supporting me on Patreon please?  Even $1 is a huge help, and I'd really appreciate it! C:
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Snowfall-The-Cat's avatar
Snowfall-The-Cat|Hobbyist General Artist
who is going to eat the fish?
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
Who else but Trixie? She's literally the only one there.
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Snowfall-The-Cat|Hobbyist General Artist
just found it funny a herbivore cooking a fish ; p
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
They aren't herbivores in my headcanon. They're omnivorous.
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alexwarlorn's avatar
Sunset always struck me as having a REAL superiority complex, while uses her super cocky stage persona to hide her insecurities. 
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
Since I don't know much about Sunset I don't have much to say on her character.
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juneopal10's avatar
juneopal10|Hobbyist Writer
I miss Trixie too bad she did a no-show in season 5 and 4
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
We'll probably see her in the coming season or perhaps even the movie they're planning to release, but we'll see. o3o
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CeliaKyurem07|Student Digital Artist
Still dont know why there are cutie marks un both sides??
But very well!
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
The cutie mark is on both sides because that's how they are in the show; they aren't on just one side.
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CeliaKyurem07|Student Digital Artist
Thx for being The BEST and replying to me
IM so excited!
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CeliaKyurem07|Student Digital Artist
I only draw them on one side
Thx
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CeliaKyurem07|Student Digital Artist
Thx
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Shadeila's avatar
Shadeila|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why doesn't she have the liontail-ish looking tail like the other of your unicorns have? 
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
Because while leonine tails are more common in unicorns, they aren't exclusive to them, nor do they all have said tail or cloven hooves. There are many unicorns that do not have leonine tails or cloven hooves, and Trixie is one of those unicorns.
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grisador's avatar
Finally ! A Trixie artwork from you ! What a wonderful day this is ! :D
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
This isn't complete yet, so keep your eyes peeled for the finished one. x3
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grisador's avatar
Aye aye; captain ! :D
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lunar-isbre's avatar
I really like the composition and atmosphere of this work! <3
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
Thanks! ^.^
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Startoucher's avatar
Startoucher|Student General Artist
These drawings are so amazingly horse-like. :D
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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RedWingsDragon's avatar
Heavy. Awesome work ere
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Earthsong9405|Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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