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An Enchanted Meeting by harwicks-art An Enchanted Meeting by harwicks-art
I am recently back from my first-ever visit to a convention, Everfree Northwest, where I was lucky enough to meet many great and encouraging folks over the weekend.  It never ceases to amaze me at how friendly and supportive this community is, especially on the art side of things.  All of my fellow artists were super welcoming and willing to help out a clueless newcomer like myself in many different ways without hesitation.  And the support from the people who have long followed my artwork as well as the ones who just discovered me there was truly humbling and wonderful...  Honestly, if you came up to me and it seemed that I didn't quite know what to say, it's because I really wasn't prepared for the kind reception that I received...  But thank you!  You helped make for a very special weekend.

I had originally feared that I would barely make it through the convention between the jet lag and the long preparations, but I enjoyed the experience so much that now I'm looking for when I might be able to repeat it!

One of the many delightful people that I finally got to meet in person was Monochromatic, the wonderful Fanfic author who was attending the con and speaking on a few panels about characters and writing.  Not only was she every bit as charming as her writing (and that stuff is *insanely* charming), but she was also generous and encouraging as well and had brought along a print of the above work for me to sign.  It's a piece I did at her request of the first meeting between Rarity and the ghostly Princess Twilight from her amazing epic The Enchanted Library.  The story takes place in an alternate version of the Equestria from the start of the show, where not just Luna has faded away into legend but all four of the Alicorn Princesses that we know today, sealed away by a curse from the Spirit of Chaos ages ago.  The story is a rousing adventure and romance as Rarity discovers the titular library and the lonely Princess trapped inside, and sets out on an epic quest to free her and the other legendary Princesses of old, enlisting a familiar cast with her as she goes.

It really is a favorite story of mine, and one that I can't recommend highly enough...  I was thrilled to be able to contribute some artwork for it!  Be sure to click on it for the higher resolution version.
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morion87 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
No peeple. Twilight is not really a ghost. Ghost means she has to have died and come back to life. And we all know Discord is not that smart.

Yes I've read the story. But the Twilight and Rarity shipping has kept me off of it mostly.
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CCF100 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
T-Twi? You ok?
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
A great picture for a great fanfic. Wonderful.
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ooReiko Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Student Artist
amazing work =)=) very well constructed scene and setting =) 
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner May 28, 2018

It's a gorgeous scene, and from the effort you put into making this library and this meeting so spectacular it says a lot of good things about the story itself too. Lovely work on Rarity's scared questioning even as she's saved from the falling tomes, and I like that the Princess seems a bit curious at meeting this new unexpected patron. The ponies are fantastically beautiful, and really nice work on the ghostly glow for the trapped soul. Also, kind of spooky to think that Owloysius looks so scrawny and weak after so many years alone.


Really nice work on the place itself, with the perspective showing size yet being close to the shelves makes it feel very cramped with books and stuff too; the polished stone work and carved ceilings are amazing (even with a few cracks setting in now), and getting that chandelier to look so fancy and completely in-perspective was quite a feat too. Thanks for sharing the joy (and terror ;)) of this fortunate meeting.
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GeneralCloudhammer Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
It was great finally meeting you in person, and hope to see you at more cons! I'm still stoked that you had the Rover magnet, got it up on the fridge now haha. As for the art itself here, I still love your use of light effects combined with the sort of glossy tone your ponies have.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Like always you create such detailed and stunning works of art:wow:that I always appreciate :D
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Maestrodeptor Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Nice art mate, but wait hold on, is twilight a ghost or idk? What happened to her!
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
All part of the curse...
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:iconmaestrodeptor:
Maestrodeptor Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Why is the curse? What did she do?
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Yoshimon1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely one of my favourite fics! Always nice to see more art of it.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I’m glad you liked it!
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:iconkyuraitstudios:
KyuraitStudios Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Incredible
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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meto30 Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As soon as I saw the thumbnail I shouted out, "Wait, this is an Enchanted Library art!" and I arrived here immediately. Thank you so much for drawing for that magnificent fiction!
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciate that fans of the story have liked it...  thanks!
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DarkRBX Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Student Artist
Amazing
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
Enchanted Libraries just seem so magical to me, like they belong in a town completely devoted to Halloween (which is one of my favorite fantasies =p). I absolutely love this piece, well done.

Btw how you been? I haven't seen you in a while
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
“This is Halloween, this is Halloween... pumpkins scream in the dead of night...”

I’ve had some ups and downs, both with me and my family, and then got caught up preparing for the convention...  hopefully, I’ll be around more regularly for the future.
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Alrighty, well hope things improve for ya in the meantime. Good to see you again =)
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:iconchauve-sourisvampire:
Awesome. Dunno if I told you before; but I adore your art style
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That’s very kind of you...  thank you so much!
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AskGoverntale Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
EAT YOUR KNOWLEDGE
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Most of it goes down easy, but many choke on the economics volumes.  
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AskGoverntale Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Steamed Book Choy.
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stillanonion Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you advertising on deviant art of all places
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TheMowOfDaNeon Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
This is amazing.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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RichardApplewood Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
I'm not even a fan of this, but I can really appreciate the art. This is really, really good.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That’s very kind of you... thanks!
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:iconrichardapplewood:
RichardApplewood Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
Of course. You're very talented.
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:iconchacrawarrior:
chacrawarrior Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
 Scared I saw too many pony porn to know where this is going
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I won’t ask...
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KevinPSB4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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Darkwings45 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
Very beautiful work, friend! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
You face the mistress of knowledge!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Tremble before her!
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Joakaha Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :clap:
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Demon-Works Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is what happens when you give her coffee for three days straight! For Science 
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Sleep is for the weak...
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:icondemon-works:
Demon-Works Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You know... She might actually say that. XD
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FoxyPirate100 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
awesome painting!
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