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Tear Down The Walls

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I quite liked this episode even if the song at the end was unexpected :o and it was cool to see a spinet of the changeling hive and find out they can actually talk.

This is certainly one of my more symbolic character driven pieces (not helped by the title ^^;)   from this season but I had a lot of fun with the lighting and texture. 

WIP: Tear Down The Walls WIP by Jowybean

Check out my FIM title card project jowybean.deviantart.com/galler… new card coming soon.

I am away on Holiday this week until next saturday so if theres no activity for the next couple days thats why. :)
 
Until next deviation LATERS Bronies Peace 

painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom pro in 9 hours

Is this Cute :meow: Win :winner: Fail :crying: 

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ForestTrails482's avatar

Awesome work! 😃

Thorax was in the same position as Spike; ignored, left behind, humiliated because of his race. Spike knew EXACTLY what that felt like and he wasn't going to sit there and do nothing (like Twilight in Dragon Quest)

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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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Another excellent job! When I look at this, I literally see and feel everything all at once! The contrasts between darkness and light, the birth at the hive, the emotions that were experienced, the judgement endured, the kindness and acceptance that was shown, and the rebellion and redemption of what I hope to be a pivotal character in seasons to come (I can only hope).

From the moment he hatched, Thorax realized that he wasn't like all of the other changelings and he was willing to be different from them. I enjoyed this episode, and I admire this piece. Honestly, this is probably your best work yet.
WarriorFlashfire's avatar
*Claps paws together at hyper-speeds like a freaking maniac whilst screaming words of confirmation*
EDIT: OMGOODNESS HIS HOOF HAS A LITTLE HEART AAAAAAAHHHH
Duckyworth's avatar
This was an episode I really enjoyed too, and I really love how this looks with all of the details you included. :clap:
Rememberstar's avatar
It was incredible artwork that you made! I just love this best emotional episode.
SteveyTheDragon's avatar
BY CELESTIA THIS IS AMAZING!!!
NavelColt's avatar
This remains my favorite artwork based on this episode. It's so powerful, and you included so much in one image. Great job, jowy. :)
Excellent work! It brings a tear to my eye the thought of Thorax finally finding a friend in the most unexpected of all Equestrians. I feeling like listening to a certain Jackson 5 song whenever I see this episode and/or this picture.

But I digress, excellent work! Very detailed and heartwarming.
Makenshi179's avatar
This artwork is so amazing, symbolic and emotional, I love it so much. That tear... Really wonderful work, and for the title too! "Tear" down the walls... and Thorax crying... how amazing is that! Love it a whole lot.
kirbymlp's avatar
Thorax is without a doubt one of my most favorite characters ever!
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Dissonant-Wasteland's avatar
The Times, They Are a Changeling
fgvdad123's avatar
Do you mean the episode wear queen crysalis is cadance
Dissonant-Wasteland's avatar
No, that was A Canterlot Wedding from season 2. The Times, They Are a Changeling is from season 6.
fgvdad123's avatar
Oh I'll have to check it out because I don't remember that
Dissonant-Wasteland's avatar
I think so, at least.
m0nster-c00kie's avatar
What a beautiful painting! :iconbrohoofplz:
phantomlife20042016's avatar
I think Thorax has become one of my favorite characters. The show unfortunately failed to expand on his character outside of his debut episode and the season 6 finale. They could have done so much more with him! I admire his bravery for leaving the hive and trying to find his own path/find a way to sate his hunger in a peaceful way. I do agree his reformation was sort of rushed (minus any off-screen moments/possibilities between S2 finale and his debut) and the show didn't really take advantage of him as much as I personally think they should. While I think being shown true friendship while watching the main 6 fight off his brethren is a good start, I think there should have been more reasons as to why he would leave everything behind. Maybe it took until season 6 for him to appear because he was in an inner battle with himself on whether to leave his mother and siblings. I mean he was raised there. He had to have conflicted thoughts. Should he stay loyal to his queen and siblings despite not liking the means of which they sate their hunger? Or should he risk it all, even his own life, to try and find a better way? When someone is born different and/or thinks differently in a society with set rules and expectations, it's going to take time for that one person to turn on everything he was taught and be himself. Hiccup spent many years yearning for acceptance, then finding out he just can't be like the strong viking stereotype that is set in that world. It took meeting and bonding with Toothless for several months to realize his true talents and discover who he really is. 

In my eyes, Thorax must've gone through a whole lot to leave the hive. You can't just see a display of friendship and immediately decide to run off and find a way to share love. True I think Thorax naturally thought differently from his kin but his loyalty to his siblings and queen is also a strong part of him. There has to be a process that explains how Thorax went from random changeling drone to the brave individual that proved that the world isn't black and white. He would have to consider so many things such as betraying his queen and kin, leaving behind everything he knew, and risking death because he refuses to steal the love away from ponies. I do not believe that Thorax could've survived so long without feeding once in a while after the Canterlot Wedding. If he didn't feed, he would've been long dead by now. Or as I first pointed out, he could've left the hive at a later date and wandered back to somewhere near the Crystal Empire. 
phantomlife20042016's avatar
 think Thorax has become one of my favorite characters. The show unfortunately failed to expand on his character outside of his debut episode and the season 6 finale. They could have done so much more with him! I admire his bravery for leaving the hive and trying to find his own path/find a way to sate his hunger in a peaceful way. I do agree his reformation was sort of rushed (minus any off-screen moments/possibilities between S2 finale and his debut) and the show didn't really take advantage of him as much as I personally think they should. While I think being shown true friendship while watching the main 6 fight off his brethren is a good start, I think there should have been more reasons as to why he would leave everything behind. Maybe it took until season 6 for him to appear because he was in an inner battle with himself on whether to leave his mother and siblings. I mean he was raised there. He had to have conflicted thoughts. Should he stay loyal to his queen and siblings despite not liking the means of which they sate their hunger? Or should he risk it all, even his own life, to try and find a better way? When someone is born different and/or thinks differently in a society with set rules and expectations, it's going to take time for that one person to turn on everything he was taught and be himself. Hiccup spent many years yearning for acceptance, then finding out he just can't be like the strong viking stereotype that is set in that world. It took meeting and bonding with Toothless for several months to realize his true talents and discover who he really is. 

In my eyes, Thorax must've gone through a whole lot to leave the hive. You can't just see a display of friendship and immediately decide to run off and find a way to share love. True I think Thorax naturally thought differently from his kin but his loyalty to his siblings and queen is also a strong part of him. There has to be a process that explains how Thorax went from random changeling drone to the brave individual that proved that the world isn't black and white. He would have to consider so many things such as betraying his queen and kin, leaving behind everything he knew, and risking death because he refuses to steal the love away from ponies. I do not believe that Thorax could've survived so long without feeding once in a while after the Canterlot Wedding. If he didn't feed, he would've been long dead by now. Or as I first pointed out, he could've left the hive at a later date and wandered back to somewhere near the Crystal Empire. 
bangayo's avatar
amazing work !
ChrysCorps's avatar
This goes beyond appreciation, this is godlike art!
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