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.
Yes I've read the story. But the Twilight and Rarity shipping has kept me off of it mostly.
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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.
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.