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Out of the Ashes, a New Story To Be Told by Huussii Out of the Ashes, a New Story To Be Told by Huussii
Had this rough idea for quite a while but didn't know how would I exactly present it. I did want to focus on trying to bring the scale of destruction into another light. Afterall that tree was pretty damn huge and old when you construct it by looking at the interiors. It had to be a significant loss for everyone, simply because of its age and place in history. Not to mention that amount of books that were certainly destroyed.

Of course, realistically a totally leveled tree wouldn't sprout again right in the middle of the trunk, but I took a little bit of freedom so it'd make sense in both artistic side and story viewpoint. I like to think that one day the old overgrown hollow remains of the golden oak would become one with the grown sprout, effectively renewing the tree in its glory.

I kind of regret not putting Spike in there. I just forgot about him after I threw away the idea of having the whole mane six gazing at the sproutling around Twilight.

(EDIT): There's a strange black line around the bottom appearing occasionally.. It's something on Deviantart's side, not being present in the full res picture. The whole site has been laggy as hell recently.
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Bigoldinosaur Featured By Owner May 10, 2019
This is absolutely stunning and glorious. 
Rizarus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
this is amazing art
ilvbrownies Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Amazing work, I love how you've captured the destroyed look of the tree and the contrast with the new sapling, not to mention the little details like the loose pages sitting out front and the little dots of ash floating in the air. On top of that, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the emotions you've captured beautifully, I swear I got misty-eyed just looking at this. As to you're edit, I didn't notice it until it was mentioned. 
SasQ Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Ah, the magical library.... :(
As sad as it is that the library is no more, there's an interesting part in this point of view: it kinda works like a "cross-section" and allows to imagine its internal structure better. I remember I had a lot of trouble once, trying to figure out its three-dimensional layout and incorporate all the inconsistencies about how it was presented in different episodes :q
idislikecake Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is why you're pretty much the best mlp artist
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Great work
tokyofox200 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Had to fave
Cynthrey Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2017
ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch heart hurts!, this is too beautiful!
SongbirdSerenade Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing! Awesome job!!
Inspiration1413 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many tears
Cobalius Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
wow, simply wow
julian0123 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So sad, yet cute at the same time...
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Aw poor twilight
HyperDashPony Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I can't believe it's been almost 2 years. RIP Golden Oak Library. :'(
JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the most impressive part about this picture (aside from the gorgeous lighting), is the scale you've given the remained of the library.  The show never really points out how large of a tree it was, but this just makes it awe-ispiring and fantastic agumented by your amount of detail to it all.  Props to you.
ColetteClark21 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Absolutely breath-taking! Love it! :)
Ready2Create Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   General Artist
Even though the Mane 6 did use the roots as a chandelier for Twilight's new castle, I do hope one day, a new oak sprout grows in place of the Golden Oak Library one day
jghgrh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
WOW,love It.
Plezzex Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Saddust Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2015
Beautiful concept !
Twilight is an immortal alicorne, now. She has aaaall the time in the world (^v^)
Nyerguds Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2015
Yeeah... just give it a couple thousand years to grow to library size again? :(

Anyway... wonderful image :)
Aealacreatrananda Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Masterful, in color, composition, and effect.
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's beautiful...for some reason, when I look at the tree here, I think of the Baudelaire's mansion from A Series of Unfortunate Events, but Twilight was way luckier...
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
sapiking Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
your art is amazing... the depth, the colors... everything. 030

and this is such an emotional piece too. 
IslaMilenaria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, why you try so hard to make me cry . . . i . . i just can't . . to much feels Pikachu crying plz 
hope-n-forever Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is so emotional and yet so breath-taking! The depth is fantastic here, as well as the message behind it!
Blood-Red-Apocalypse Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There needs to be a "Favorite All" button in the galleries! Everything you make is near perfection. :D
HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
SweetBrew Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, so many pictures are just the tree all burnt and sad...this one is kinda a bitter sweet hope type of a thing...
Cleverly and uniquely done, awesome work!
ShylylavenDER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TinjaBuster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Artist
What is this? Spongebob?
ShylylavenDER Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
ShylylavenDER Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BenCurt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The former home of the greatest Alicorn I've ever met...
chocobroni Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Im gonna miss that tree
ZLAblade56989 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
VeralidaineWildmage Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Well, we know the library had a basement, and if enough debris and soil was knocked loose to fill it, something could grow there.
Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful! THIS is what I would love to see in season 5! The castle is great, but the treehouse was so... cozy and warm!
Rarity encantada
DouglasKhaos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I agree, one of the thing that made Twilight at least different than the rest of royalty was her extremely humble way, I mean, live in a house that's just a big tree end been much fancier than any castle, even if made out of crystal hahaha
CipherTeya Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing! 
TerrorWolfX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This piece just got second place in 'Most Impressive/Beautiful Artwork or Comic' of 2014 in /r/mylittlepony on Reddit!
PrimeTF Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cue Skyward Sword music.
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Everything you draw is so beautiful!
saxumsando Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful scene 
kot6 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the library fire in Alexandria... So sad, very beautifully drawn 
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Clap Beautiful, truly beautiful. The tree house will never be forgotten. :) It's got so much emotion in this. :)
1x1x1x1x Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for asking but are this he fucking tree the minotaur destroyed with his lazor?
Davidtechlife Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
You never disappoint :) (Smile)  
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