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NATG Day 12: The Thinker at the Gates of Ponyville

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By XeviousGreenII   |   
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Location  Equestria (MLP)
This time the topic was: "Draw a pony with a wild imagination / Draw a pony lost in thought". This was inspired by the famous The Thinker part of The Gates of Hell sculpture by Auguste Rodin. This was maybe a bit too big of a project for the time I had for tonight, for example the ponies in the background ended up looking a bit too rough - and I still wasn't able to draw as many as I would've wanted.

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Where's Gummy?
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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

He would've been great for this, although originally I didn't plan to have the scene from Slice of Life in the background. I just ended up with that because I didn't have the time and patience to come up with original poses.

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She's pondering on the deeper meaning of friendship. XD

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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

- "I live in the castle of friendship. If I got a ship, would it be the ship of friendship or just the friend ship?"

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Twilight probably thinking how the wheels (or the platform) still be able to withstand all the weights. And also, how that thing be able to move so fast, judging that Ponyville doesn't have paved roads. More so, how did the Twilicane appears out of nowhere. And how many ponies are injured when they was sent flying when that moving platform hit the Twilicane.

So many questions need answers...

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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

If only Twilight learned not to think too much about the ways cartoons work.

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Nicely done, great pose for her.

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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks!

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Welp she's missing out ^^
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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

Yeah...

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dempseyroll2019Hobbyist Digital Artist
But she'll get of over it soon ^^
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Meto30Hobbyist Traditional Artist

She can be so absorbed in her thoughts sometimes. XD Absolutely wonderful work again, Xevious! Octavia and Cheese especially turned out very nice. The ATG continues - and we continue our run.

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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

Alright, thank you!

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jimmyhook19202122Student General Artist

Unrelated to the artwork i know.... but... just wondering my friend: Do you prefer Twilight Sparkle's Alicorn form via the one she gained at the end of season 3, or the one she gained at the end of the show? ^^;

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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

I very much prefer the mini-alicorn form. The grown design isn't bad, but it's a bit lacklustre when you've been seeing artists making such awesome designs over the years.

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jimmyhook19202122Student General Artist

Plus in the case of latter.... it's just too similar to Princess Celestia, right? :/

Which brings me onto my next topic: Was ruling an entire nation even Twilight Sparkle's true desire at the end of the show? :/ I mean, she clearly didn't want it at all. :no:

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Yeah they seemingly just took the same body as Celestia and changed the hair.

I remember reading a way back of all these ideas Lauren Faust had and one was that Twilight would turn Equestria into a democracy. But to be honest, it was never that much shown how the political system works. Surely one pony can't decide everything even if they technically have the power. So I guess Twilight would delegate and let those who know do if there's something she doesn't want to do, probably just like her predecessors had done.

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jimmyhook19202122Student General Artist

Indeed, besides..... her mini-alicorn design (as you put it X3) made her unique among the 5 alicorns for one thing. Wanna know what that is? :)

Even though it was Lauren Faust's Original Vision to have Twilight succeed Celestia, she didn't even use the terms Alicorn or Princess for her.... right? :/

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XeviousGreenIIHobbyist Traditional Artist

I guess she's the only one to have the regular body type.

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jimmyhook19202122Student General Artist

Yep. :)

I mean... in my opinion, i personally don't see Tia and Lulu as the retiring sort of ponies, right? It would just make them OOC because of it. :/

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An amazing pic I love it Twilight Sparkle Cute Face plz #2

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Thanks, glad you do!

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You're welcome :)

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