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Lonely Contemplation- WIP by Earthsong9405 Lonely Contemplation- WIP by Earthsong9405
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 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
who is going to eat the fish?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Who else but Trixie? She's literally the only one there.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
just found it funny a herbivore cooking a fish ; p
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional Filmographer
They aren't herbivores in my headcanon. They're omnivorous.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ok i see
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I miss Trixie too bad she did a no-show in season 5 and 4
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Still dont know why there are cutie marks un both sides??
But very well!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thx for being The BEST and replying to me
IM so excited!
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:iconceliakyurem07:
CeliaKyurem07 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I only draw them on one side
Thx
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CeliaKyurem07 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thx
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Shadeila Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Finally ! A Trixie artwork from you ! What a wonderful day this is ! :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
This isn't complete yet, so keep your eyes peeled for the finished one. x3
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Aye aye; captain ! :D
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lunar-isbre Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
I really like the composition and atmosphere of this work! <3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! ^.^
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Startoucher Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student General Artist
These drawings are so amazingly horse-like. :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :3
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Heavy. Awesome work ere
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
One thing about Trixie, we know she attended Celestia's school for gifted unicorns. She's not powerful enough to be a bully. But too proud to be a toady. This puts her in teased foal territory. 
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Two-in-the-Belfry Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Trixie's one of my favorites, it's so great to see you draw her! X3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! ^.^
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Benthehyena Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She s a mare... eating... a fish !? O.O
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Yup. Ponies are omnivorous in my headcanon.
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Benthehyena Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if they can be technicolor, magical and talking, I guess they could be omnivore too.
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Badgerhead44 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
I'm sure the colors on this one are going to look really great and really lively ^.^ I love your paintings.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much! Let's just hope I don't mess up what I have here. D:
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Badgerhead44 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Gorgeous.
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SilverWolf866 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Very nice sketch, can't wait to see what you'll do with it.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! ^.^
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SilverWolf866 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
You're welcome! :D
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kikotori Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love love love it :3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad you do! ^.^
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Ryua Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, poor Trixie. This is going to be really lovely. Your shapes and lines are always so graceful.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! ^.^
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SouthernBelle20 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some man fed his horse hot dogs, so if a actual horse can eat processed meat Trixie can eat natural fish :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Indeed. Aside from that the ponies in my headcanon have evolved to be completely omnivorous so consuming meat wouldn't be harmful to them at all. :3
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SouthernBelle20 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beside is this not canon? Big Mac was fishing in Leap of Faith, which implies that ponies do eat meat.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I wouldn't be surprised if the ponies actually were omnivorous in canon, but the show doesn't really give much info in that regard since, when the ponies are eating, it's almost always a sugary sweet thing. I personally say that there's enough evidence to support that, yes, in canon the ponies are omnivorous, but it's ultimately up to the individual I think. o3o
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SouthernBelle20 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mhm. Also, I draw mlp adoptables (traditional) but do you have any tips on drawing ponies and getting good camera angles? Whenever I draw them they look off or there are anatomy mistakes (those I fix up as legwarmers or casts) and I don't really know how to improve since I learned how to draw horses based off of our neighbor's gelding before we moved
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Ziricorn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Is she gonna eat that fish...?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Yes. :3
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Ziricorn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Oooooh that would give her a wicked bad tummy ache. XD XD XD
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Not in my headcanon it wouldn't; ponies are omnivorous in my headcanon, so they eat both meat and vegetation. o3o
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