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Together We Plow by Mundschenk85 Together We Plow by Mundschenk85
This thing here was supposed to be less work than my last comic, but proved a worthy competitor! Making this had its ups and downs, including a computer crash which obliterated all the first 6 panels at one point, which had to be re-drawn from scratch. Yes, almost everything here is hoof-drawn, including all the backgrounds. Of course the reference for those came out mostly of S01E11 "Winter Wrap-Up", making me notice all over again how simplistic the S01 backgrounds are when compared to newer seasons. Didn't make the re-drawing any easier, for I'm still a beginner at backgrounds ;P
For the ponies' winter gear I let myself be inspired mostly by "Best Gift Ever". As I said before countless times, I prefer my ponies unclothed, but some of this winter stuff actually does look pretty cute :D

This comic was born out of basically two separate ideas. For once, I wanted to do something with Winter Wrap-Up for a while now. Second, I wanted to do something with Starlight and Trixie, whom I have grown to adore quite a bit! So the thought was, why not combine both? Story here is pretty easy and straightforward, centering around another one of those little slices of pony life. I hope you'll enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed drawing!


Credits!

These people supplied me with some awesome vectors as reference and guidance:

And those were responsible for all those Cutie Marks you see (as well as the Weather Team patch):


Some of the ponies have been released as a standalone pic in my Portraits gallery as well!

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SamuraiEchidna Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Pff... "Friendship". Sure, and those blushes on their faces is just heat stroke. Just shut up and take all the shipping fuel! Shut Up And Take My Money 
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Pony4Koma Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
Twilight and Amethist team up, yay!
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JibberJams Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
One of my favorite comics, bar-none.
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for the praise! But I think there are many many comic artists with much more talent and experience out there :)
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it's comments like this which can brighten up an artist's day! I really, really appreciate it :happybounce:

There is more to come! I'm currently working on a new standalone pic featuring more Winter Wrap-Up, and got ideas for 3-4 other pics and at least 3 comics waiting on the shelf... :D
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AJR001 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
More like the magic of Love, or FedEx. :XD::XD::XD:
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AceWissle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019
They would be so adorable together. Super cute!
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PacificGreen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Obviously it's the magic of shipping. :P

It'd be interesting if they maybe did some Winter Wrap Up revisit in Season 9, or even in a YouTube short.
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've heard that from a lot of people over the course of the last days. Seems like the fans would greatly appreciate another Winter Wrap-Up episode (me included) :D
Honestly, I wouldn't even mind if they made the season/series finale centering around the Wrap Up. Let's see everypony working together and using their talents to get things done. A good opportunity to highlight everypony one last time. I'd prefer that over just another run-of-the-mill villain battle...
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, Starlight have to avoid the suspicious, as you know, the job should go to Earth ponies. If not, the temptation to use magic is high.
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age3rcm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
these are soo sweet
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cajobif Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Great comic. Only one more month until actual Winter Wrap-Up
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My plan is to do 1-2 more pieces revolving around Winter Wrap-Up until then. No more comics though, just some standalone pics :nod:
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cajobif Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Ah okay. Can't wait for Spring after that snow we've got here the last two weeks.
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We've got our fair share of snow as well here, since the beginning of January. Fortunately it seems to get warmer now :)
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cajobif Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Then cold again to freeze all that water from rain and melted snow into a nice hard cold ice.
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was expecting Starlight and Trixie to use magic and fail, instead I got a rather clever subversion where they succeeded. I'm impressed!
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having them use magic would have been too... predictable. After all, we're talking about Starlight (who has got a nasty habit of instinctively using magic to solve uncomfortable situations) and Trixie (carefree attitude, always eager to use magic of any kind, though lacks the abilities in certain areas). No wonder why Twilight gets suspicious in the end.

Plus, those two have formed a quite unique and close friendship. I can definitely see them pushing that plow together, but they would never get this idea on their own in the first place... and they would never freely admit it to anypony afterwards :D
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
That was adorable and cute.
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Darkagumon2000 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
:icontrixiecutenessplz: Trixie's booties are ADORABLE!!!! Trixie icon 
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes they are :D
I thought she'd be used to travelling with her wagon even during winter, so she would surely use some kind of warm hoofwear :)
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spyrofuckingcynder Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
^^  
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EStories Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, FOA: I'm so b*****g happy that you included Siverlay here (especially on several panels TwT) -- and I didn't miss that she was burrowed under snow xD I laughed hard, trust me xD

Then:

There's so much going on in the background (several (my) little ponies here and there), it's a joy to go through your comic pages in detail!

Please let me know if you ever need a vector of mine with a slight edit of some sort. I would be very happy to help wherever I can /)^3^(\
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, glad you liked it! Yep, poor Silvie pulled the short straw for that little background joke :D

I love to clutter my pics and comics with all those minor details. Guess that might be some influence from Don Rosa's works, which I grew up with and admire deeply. He loved to put as many unneccessary details (as he himself calls it) into his comic panels as well.
Sure, it might make drawing more tedious and slows me down, but it's much fun... and seeing people appreciate it definitely makes up for the extra work!

Currently there are 1-2 other ideas about Winter Wrap-Up running around my mind, and one of them miiight include Silverlay again ;P
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KevinHz19 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2019
I can see and figure what just happened to Silverlay in Panel 11 and 14. Good comic by the way. :D (Big Grin) 
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
My Celestia...actually like the show!
This would make a great official short.
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I try to stick to the show's style (which I love) as close as possible.
I enjoyed the recent shorts! They captured the "heart" of the show better than the whole Season 8, in my opinion :)
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, & so true!
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AquilaTEagle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
So much work . . really fun!
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Mundschenk85 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, more work than originally expected... but it was fun indeed!
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