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Royal Guards by SagebrushPony Royal Guards by SagebrushPony
They say the world is getting smaller, and in many ways that's true. Communication, travel, information, etc. are faster than they have ever been, and are growing faster still.

Yet between our islands of civilization, there are reminders of just how wild much of the world still is, and just how small we are.

Back in my home state, I would spend my weekends hiking into the hills or driving into forests, watching the bars on my cell phone disappear one by one. I found it a humbling and enjoyable experience to be consumed by these vacuums existing past the periphery of modern convenience(at least until the insects decided it'd be enjoyable to try to consume me too).

Here are three Royal Guards, characters of mine, watching the sun extinguish itself on one of the wild places.

Hmm, perhaps some of you even recognize their names?
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Serveris7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Epic job on this pic.
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8loodyrain Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrainbowdashlaplz: :iconlunalaplz:
this is just..... woah dud the color's are very well done
and the shading is my fav part
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =). I find myself enjoying working on night scenes and sunsets.
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Arcolm Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Well... i don't know what to say.
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inaligrimalkin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't know the story ^^; but the picture is nonetheless lovely.
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough, I'm glad you like the image =).
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theoldhorse Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
*signs Queens spread your wings and fly away*
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FrankieG2233 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sage, this makes a really good background, you need to draw them more often.
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RainyDayLullaby Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
These three look good.
Nice job
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much obliged =).
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the-derp-man24 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I wonder if Celestia can't find colored ponies to be guards?
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I've made my own assumptions on the matter.
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HALOPONY3 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
awesome.
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =).
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techno103 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
drake: i dont like you guys and i have to run 'poof'
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm?
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techno103 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
drake dont like the Royal Guards.
heres drake
[link]
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see.
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techno103 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
+ he on ther must wanted list
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably not these three.
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techno103 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
um yes these three
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would that be?
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Total-Brony Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I love the picture Sage. And your description too. Reminds me of when i used to live in the wild parts of Wales. You could literally step out of your back door and be in endless forest.

I was wondering though. Previous comments, as well as your description, suggest to me that this picture is inspired by a fanfic? And a good one at that, from what I gather. I would be very interested to read a fanfic from the perspective of the Royal Guards, so i was wondering if you could possibly link me to the story?
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds like an amazing place to call home. Do you ever have the chance to revisit it?

As for the stories, they can be found here: [link]

They're meant to be amusing and lighthearted; they're sort of an atypical take on the Royal Guard as I've seen them portrayed.
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Pinkeepiper Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I immediately thought of Crack Shot, Check Mate, and Storm Stunner when I saw this is in the drawfriend.
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I'm really glad to hear that =D!
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Pinkeepiper Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's a great story, and I can't wait for the next chapter!
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tn-scotsman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. The lighting for the sunset is great.
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =). I messed around a bit with my technique for the sunset.
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M1Abrams Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Storm Stunner, Crack Shot and Check Mate! The best piece about Royal Guards I've read so far hooves down, which is why I actually remember there names!

Love this piece as well btw, the sunset is done beautifully!
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SagebrushPony Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =), it makes me super happy to know folks enjoyed the story; I hope I can pull it out with the next one. As for the art, I kept mulling about the colors of that sunset and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out at the end.
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