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Fanart - MLP. Party's Departure

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This is "The House of Storms Elite Guard", about to head out on a routine patrol to search for enemies of Equestria invading the once war torn land of pony kind. Nopony knows what they'll encounter in their travels, but whatever the odds, they'll stick together and fight for what they believe in.


This one was pretty hard to work on, actually. Ever since two weeks ago, after Mithy's death, I've had moments of weakness and moments of sadness, but at no point did I stop working on this drawing. Unlike I usually do, where I put a movie or music while I work, I spent almost all the time working on this one in complete silence, alone with my thoughts. I think that has helped, and even though I'm not fully recovered I feel a lot better than I was feeling last week. Focusing on each brick of that damn castle was surprisingly therapeutic too.

This castle is blatantly based on The Raglan Castle, on Wales, with some alterations here and there. Each part of the castle has a different finish because each one was built in a different time period. My logic is that they started building the left side of the castle way too early for them to have proper building techniques, and by the time they got to the right side they had a better understanding of edification, foundation and strategic location. Which would explain why the tower on the right with the flags looks like it could stand the impact of a catapult, while the left walls could be taken down with a slingshot. Painting that castle was a pain in the ass, but it was really rewarding as well. I hope you guys like the final result.

Please, let me know what you think of the drawing in the comments! I appreciate each and every single one of them!

Art by James Corck
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