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The Seventh Element by ecmajor The Seventh Element by ecmajor
Derpy Hooves is the Element of Innocence.

She is childlike in some ways… she is simple… she wears her heart on her sleeve. She would never judge another because she knows how it feels to be judged. She is happy and possesses an indomitable spirit… she is beautiful.

She is the embodiment of what i love about MLP:FiM.

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Took forever to finish this, but i am fairly pleased with it. There are things i wish i could do differently, but i have to be content with my efforts. The art is weird. Cartoons in weird half-light photo-textured dream worlds shat out of dismantled realism.
It is what it is.

As usual, this is graphite and ink on bristol that i coloured digitally.

I wanted to make a tribute to Derpy, and i think this will be adequate. Her elegance is a humble kind of grace.
EDIT: Uploaded a bigger version.
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BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Aww.  So cute.
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DartAsh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Very nice and cute. ;) (Wink) 
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CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Element of Derp! Derp is an Awesome Power!
Okay okay, in all seriousness, I love it. You did a great job. Very nice.
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Khrys-Faolan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the first time I have come across a seventh element that has made sense , the element of innocence.. Love it..
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Kinjareta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before I even read this I figured she would be the element of Innocence. :D
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SilverCrow-kicks-you Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Socks?

:derplz:
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:iconneedthistool:
needthistool Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
New headcanon acquired.
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:iconaurorastar1:
AuroraStar1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!
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:iconspyro9:
Spyro9 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Acceptance. That's Derpy's Element.
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:iconkhromantic:
KHromantic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Artist
Perfection!! :D
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
i like your pics
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:iconalice-of-africa:
Alice-of-Africa Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy is soooo cute!
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:iconvandalx187:
VandalX187 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
In Derpy I trust.
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:iconwildeye99:
wildeye99 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
She is our lady and savour.
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:iconcjfinnegan:
CJFinnegan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's beautiful. :rose::heart:
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:iconcjfinnegan:
CJFinnegan Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If there were a seventh Element of Harmony, it would be Derpy.
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:iconkonics:
konics Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
sounds good to me
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:iconmr-bonevelous:
Mr-Bonevelous Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the look of this one; would make a perfect stained glass window :)
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconfloppychiptunes:
FloppyChiptunes Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome picture, I also love your description of the picture. So true.
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:iconardorjacobite:
ArdorJacobite Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsoarinbolt:
soarinbolt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Yay, ditzy got an element!!
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MercenaryX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Innocence is good, but I like Love for her better. That or Love for her daughter Dink to be an Alicorn.
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DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done. I think Derpy is an important character in the world of MLP.
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Chrysolithos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
And thus another chunk of my heart is stolen but will be protected and safe forever.
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy will keep it for you. It's not mail, so it won't get lost or misplaced :D
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Silvermare Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So true!

I wish I could "like" your comment like I would at Facebook. :D
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe XD
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oliviartsy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Artist
im sorry, but i dont get it.... im not trying to be mean!!!!!
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:iconecmajor:
ecmajor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy is awesome, that's all! :P
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SketchbookBoy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Her halo is so art deco. *__*
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Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I've been watching the progress on this on Tumblr. And I must say, the finished piece is just too awesome for words to express. The little details just make the whole thing shine! Awesome work.
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I put a lot of effort into it (which is why i posted so many WIPs i guess, sorry XD) so i'm glad it shows!
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Wuasa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
so .... lovely T_T
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statoose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! "The Element of Innocence." Very deep concept. I love it!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Odd, and nice, it's interesting when we know she's innocent. :)
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist
This. Many times this! :)
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Knallis-Sillan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
If they make a toy of derpy officially they should use something like your description for her box back :V
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drax99 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect!
And this is why, no matter what, Derpy never fails to make me smile and brighten my day.
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone else somewhere suggested her element might be Happiness. And even though that's pretty close to Pinkie's, it also sounds reasonable to me. Because she is that. <3
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drax99 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I see too much sad Derpy for that, makes me wanna hug her all the time. Then i smile again because I imagine Im hugging Derpy. Win/Win
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Xrooven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing, I love her socks! Derpy is adorable. :D By the way; do you know if Derpy is back in the gang or what? I hope so.
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Her existential status seems to have been restored, as far as i can tell.
I know her name is back on the shirts and the episode is no longer missing, etc. Derpy lives!!
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Xrooven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OOH RAH! :iconfuckyeahplz:

*simultaneous fist-pump
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww I love the idea of her being the seventh element of innocence! :iconawwwplz:
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WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
The title reminds me of "The Fifth Element". OK, this night is retro movie night.
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best movies ever! <3
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maekern Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's awesome when people draw ponies to show-spec, but it's even cooler when people apply their own art style, like you did. That is lovely. Also... socks!
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish i could do something stylistically nice, crisp, and clean... like the simple vectors of the show's animation. But i have yet to learn how to do that, so i make do with what i know :D I won't deny that marrying a style as cartoony as FiM into my own was not easy. I still have a lot of trouble with those eyes...
Thanks a lot!
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