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Family Snapshots VI - Twilight Sparkle
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Published: August 30, 2018
Today we've got quite an interesting family here, including three alicorns as of yet, and a baby dragon!
When looking at the parents, it's very clear of whom Twilight inherited her adventurous streak, and who gave her her organizatory abilities. "Once Upon A Zeppelin" really shed some light on it, and it would be wonderful to see Twilight Velvet and Night Light in another episode again sometimes.
Before anypony speaks up, I just want to clarify: Yes, Silverlay is there, although she's not in the show. So what? She has earned a special place in my heart, and to me it never even occurred to leave her out of this, planned on having her here from the get-go. She is part of this family. And so is Spike. He is as much of a little brother to Twilight as Shining Armor is an older brother for her. Nod 

Not much fancy drawing here, it's another staged family portrait once again. A lot of work actually went into both of the parents, and Cadance. Phew, Cadance. Not that many good vector images of her around, I drew her completely from scratch... first time I drew a pony of her body shape myself, didn't work out that well at first. And I wanted to show her (and Twi as well, of course) without any regalia, after all it's a family photo and not a diplomatic encounter. =P (Razz) 


Credits roll:

Background by EStories :iconestories: this time! I toned down the colors a bit to make the ponies stand out better.
Cadance and Flurry almost completely drawn by me :iconmundschenk85:, Flurry being based on a vector by Chrzanek97 :iconchrzanek97:
Shining Armor made of two different vectors by ChainChomp2 :iconchainchomp2:
Twilight mostly by me, based on some work by DecPrincess :icondecprincess:
Spike by CaptnBlitz :iconcaptnblitz:... I still can't draw him just well =P
Silverlay, Twilight Velvet and Night Light all drawn by me :iconmundschenk85: again, after references by EStories :iconestories: of course, and ChainChomp2 :iconchainchomp2:


Have a bonus Silvie!

Silvie sitting prone by Mundschenk85  



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Okay, I've looked at all your family photos of the Mane 6, and I want to say... Twilight's picture is my favorite of the lot.

They all look so happy. We have:

Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Friendship and Element of Magic
Spike, the Faithful Scribe
Night Light, Devoted Father
Twilight Velvet, Supportive Mother
Shining Armor, Twi's BBBFF and Crystal Prince
Cadance, Princess of Love and Caring Sister-In-Law
Flurry Heart, The Infant Heiress
And (my favorite) Silverlay, Umbral Heartthrob

I've always wondered how our little Silvie would get along with Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer...

Anyway, thanks for giving me the pleasure of seeing this!Heart 
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Glad you like it! It's one of my favorite pics of the lot as well, though I've got some minor issues which I'd do differently in hindsight. :)

I've thought a lot about Silvie getting along with Starlight as well. There's an idea in my mind about a short comic featuring both of them together, but at my current rate of drawing it might take years to get to it... :(
TheTrueGerik's avatar
What a sweet family. All seven are happy to be together.
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TaionaFan369Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but feel we're missing someone...
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think so. Who might that be?
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TaionaFan369Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfillynyxplz:
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not in my "headcanon" Wink/Razz
Oh how I hate that word...
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Steampunk-BronyHobbyist General Artist
Seriously... why didn't I see that pic before? XD

It is simply amazing and adorable ;3

And Silvie!!! /)^3^(\ She's adorable!! And that blush effect make her even more beautiful!! :heart:MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Heart attack Hnng
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks for the praise! :happybounce:

Silvie is pure gold here, I'm really proud of how she turned out! This cat-like sitting pose with folded legs is weapons-grade cuteness.
The faint blush actually was a last minute idea, but a very good one indeed :D (Big Grin) 
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Incidentally, was this photo taken before Spike molted and got his wings?
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! My pictures don't always display the "present" time.
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Okay.  Just making sure.
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EStoriesHobbyist Digital ArtistFeatured
HOW - in the WORLD - am I supposed to find words fitting the appreciation I feel whenever I (do and will) look at this picture?! TwT

Not only is it absolutely heart warming, but... They're all there! Even Shining Armor Dx :cries:
If you had an idea how much this means to me, then you would be the one close to cry right now xD

Seriously: I thank you from all of my heart for this :cries:
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Whoa. Now I'm moved by how much it moved you!

Like I wrote in the text, when I planned this whole series of pictures, it never even came to my mind to leave Silverlay out. And when I look at this whole family now, she absolutely belongs there! Twilight has got quite an interesting family by now. Nod 

And of course happy Silvie is best Silvie :happybounce: 

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Wow. You two are connecting.. friendship really is magic.
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CaptnBlitzHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to know that my ancient stuff are still somewhat useful
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any Spike which I don't have to draw myself is useful for everypony :D
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Is AJ will join the family too ? (if she say "yes")
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they are getting married someday, yes :)
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Wait who’s marrying Applejack?
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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KAWAT3NGUSANStudent General Artist
WONDERFUL!! All the family is here, it's a lovely picture, they're all here, there is Cadence and Flurry and….wow I didn't expect you could put Silverlay too. 
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Mundschenk85Hobbyist Digital Artist
Silverlay is just as much part of this family as everypony else here, so she absolutely deserves it!
Plus, she's the cutest pony on this photo Love 
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