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Published: April 29, 2014
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... Pawns will fail alone, and the kingdom will fall.
:new: Got 4th place! :iconexcitedlaplz:

Bramble Skeptical by IridescentMirageContest entry for MLPFriendshipIsMagic. From the moment I read the topic of this contest, this idea came to me and I knew that I had to participate. You guys should check it out too, though there isn't much time left.

Bramble Neutral by IridescentMirageThe Queen Volucris I envision is not one to lead from the frontlines, but like a puppet master skillfully commanding her masses of changelings from behind the curtain. Life is but a game to be won.

Bramble Cheer by IridescentMirageOnce again, let me thank all of my watchers for letting me use your OCs in this piece! It wouldn't have been the same without them.


Queen Volucris, MLPFriendshipIsMagic
Skyward, SkywardMeganium
Paper Lantern, IridescentMirage
Wolfvids, Wolfvids
Thilo, Weird98guy
Lakota, LakotaFrench
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TylerFreeFlightHobbyist Writer
Awesome image of a really cool character.
Great work.
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you~
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TylerFreeFlightHobbyist Writer
Your most welcome!
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Oh my goodness bramble this is amazing! Having Queen Volucris posed in the way she is really gives a sense of a daunting and dark power. The coloring and dark somber lighting really helps elevate that theme as well. Together they really show that she has the game and all of it's pawns in her hoof so to speak. Not to mention your cell shading style is showcased beautifully in this piece especially her hair and leg fluff (Which is adorable) all of the Ocs look spectacular and each tell their own mini story beautifully! Thank you ever so much for including Skyward in it! I'll admit I kinda might have almost died from a fit of fangirling XD This piece is now my phone's wallpaper XD Oh and it was quite ingenious to include some of Canada's landmarks within the piece as well! As a fan of the country myself I really appreciate little details like that ^^ Congratulations on fourth place bramblefire! You definitely deserved it! :D
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Skyward! I am very pleased with this piece not only for how it turned out, but for how much thought went into it beforehand. There were so many different elements that I wanted to capture just right, and according to you I must have done it correctly. c:
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No thank you Bramble! ^w^ You sure did! It's absolutely amazing!
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Bluerobin46Hobbyist Digital Artist
How it looks kinda reminds me of the "Goddess's game" board I imagined for an old pic of mine. Still though pretty good. By the way that little changeling on the far right side made my day. XD

Very cool work.
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, that's great. I'm glad that someone else likes that changeling as much as I do. XD

Thank you~
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Is Queen Volucris an OC or a villain in the IDW comics?
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
She is an unofficial character that, as far as I know, was only created for the purpose of this contest by the makers of this contest.
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She's actually the villain in this year's BronyCAN theme, which is the Changeling Invasion of British Columbia.
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Ah, thank you for elaborating~
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Chirpy-chiHobbyist General Artist
Wow! Just wow! I really do love the unique idea and concept that you have going here. You took a road less traveled indeed and that's really impressive! All the best for the competition!
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Funny how I was never to color either inside or outside the lines, but make my own lines. I guess it shows in my work. :D Thank you~
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Chirpy-chiHobbyist General Artist
You're very welcomed! :)
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BubbleButtPlushProfessional Artisan Crafter
this is gorgeous and puts my entry to shame ;D
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
I take that as a very high form of compliment! Thank you~ c:
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BubbleButtPlushProfessional Artisan Crafter
lol well its not hard to beat mine :P

but seriously., gorgeous. i love the style and just everything!!
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Pssh, I'm sure yours is better than you think. d:

I'm not the biggest fan of the MLP style when it comes to drawing. It works well in the show, but the proportions are so out of whack that I can't use it myself; Obviously, I resorted to my own style for this piece. Thanks again. :D
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Sunshine-ValleyHobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic!! Really great concept and it's really well executed ^^
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! It makes me happy to hear that I have succeeded in portraying my idea. :D
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SilvaWolf248Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO much wow. The lineart makes it pop!
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IridescentMirageProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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