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A life torn apart

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© 2012 - 2020 Nyerguds
This is the cover for my MLP:FIM fanfic, Flitter. It tells a story of a changeling living peacefully in Canterlot until some stupid Queen's full-scale invasion shatters his whole life.

The changeling is based on an image from the (now defunct) Ask A Changeling tumblr
The pony is a recoloured mix of a whole lot of free vectors from DeviantArt, including thisthis and this.
The background is a screenshot from the last episode of Season 2, edited to have a more visible shield at the right side.

Created with Gimp 2.0. I can't draw ponies, but I can still Art :3
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VixenandIndigoProfessional Digital Artist
How sad he looks like his day hasnt gone so well, but at least he has good hair!
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Well, the hair sadly disappeared with his pony form =p
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VixenandIndigoProfessional Digital Artist
Oh that's sad... Unless he can switch between forms 😋
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Heh, you kinda... gotta read the story to get all of that, I guess. Basically, he can only copy ponies, and the pony that form was copied from died ages ago.
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VixenandIndigoProfessional Digital Artist
Oh my... This is sad, sad pony oh noooo😓😓😓😓😓
Nyerguds's avatar
It's not sad... it's a comedy story. :-\
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VixenandIndigoProfessional Digital Artist
Hmm... I see, well I'm always looking for enlightenment🤗 I actually have a painting tutorial up now!

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Shay-SonHobbyist Digital Artist
ok sorry
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Shay-SonHobbyist Digital Artist
make this base
Nyerguds's avatar
Sorry, I put a lot of time into this to make this my story's cover. I don't want to make this a base.
FazedAudio's avatar
This story is still in my MASSIVE list of stories I have to read. But luckily, I've been enjoying stories involving the changelings lately so I really plan on reading this soon. I MEAN IT!
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Haha. I know the feeling. All these stories... I hardly ever have time to just sit down and write anything new =p
FazedAudio's avatar
My "read later" list currently has 150 stories in it...WHY DO PEOPLE MAKE STUFF THAT SEEMS INTERESTING TO ME AND THEN NOT GIVE ME ENOUGH TIME TO EXPERIENCE IT?!
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Well Flitter is pretty short :3
oie103's avatar
this story will be SO BUCKING SAD
SUFFERING SO MUCH AHHHHHHYHYYAAAA
Nyerguds's avatar
Huh? Have you actually, um, read it? Not much sad in there so far...
oie103's avatar
serius?
YAY
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It's more of an adventure story really.
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I like this. Like he was originally a sleeper agent and grew accustomed to Pony life but now finds it hard to help his original comrades in arms.
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Thanks!

He's not really a sleeper agent, though. He was from a completely different hive, which kept itself to rules that allowed them to slip in and out of Equestrian society without anyone realizing they even existed. He has no love for this queen and her locust swarm tactics, at all.
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I know. It was an idea of mine actually.
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janiceghosthunterHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dude, I love this. Some time I'll get to reading the fic. I have an OC changeling critter myself and the concept of there being more than one changeling living amongst ponies interests me quite a bit.
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Well, seeing as they were made for silent infiltration, it only seemed logical :)

As for the pic, I tried to get a nice horizontal and vertical line into it, with the breaking shield behind him forming a parallel with the disguise getting torn away. I think it worked out quite nicely :)
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