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Trixie - I won't lie anymore... by Ziom05 Trixie - I won't lie anymore... by Ziom05
... I don't have to"

The Great and Powerful Trixie and her servants :)

The true legend of Equestria in the future?
What the kind of person she would be with great power?

What do you think? ;)

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Since becoming a brony it has never ceased to amaze me how talented the fan base is. As such this is an incredible piece of art. Just the visuals alone tell a tale that we all expect to happen. The foreground is incredibly rich and detailed, while the background has many details as well.
This piece also captures what each character would most likely become after the episode. Trixie learning from here past of lying trains and eventually becomes able to handle what she said she could.
Snails and Snips becoming her guards or companions and helping her on her path.
But the question comes up is this a path of redemption or revenge?
What do you think?
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87 out of 89 deviants thought this was fair.

I can barely even figure out where to start with this, so I suppose the most logical place is my first impressions.

First Impressions
When I first saw this piece, I was taken aback by the sheer scale of it, not only spatially, but with the implied story, as well. Here we see Trixie, Snips, and Snails under the looming presence of an Ursa Minor, a clear callback to the Boast Busters episode. This said, the painting strays from the episode when we see them looking off a cliff perpendicular to a very highly detailed Canterlot, which might be a reference to the crowded, detailed Japanese depictions of fantasy cities, such as New Pork City from the Earthbound series. I also notice that the artist omits the cutie marks in favor of showing each pony's purpose with clothing: Trixie is a mage, perhaps much older as indicated by her white hair, Snails appears to be a nomad and Snips a dwarf guard, both having joined Trixie as guards. I also must say that I love the inclusion of what look like weapons-grade scissors in Snips' side holster.

What follows are explanations for my star ratings. Within these, you may notice that I fail to mention the Ursa Minor. This is simply because I don't know what to think of it. It seems out-of-place from a story perspective, and my only explanation is that she once decided to tame one and keep it as a pet or something similar.

The artist's inspiration is apparent, here. He was obviously emotionally driven to paint this, and this emotion shows in every last pixel. The amazing part of this is that you can tell, by the ponies' gazes, what they've just been through and what they expect. You can see in their eyes that they trust eachother, and that they have just gone through something rather trying, but must press on for some unknown cause. Trixie is the most unfazed, probably due to her age, while her guards are only just now getting used to such experiences. Such powerful imagery captures me.

Though obviously influenced by modern fantasy RPGs' art direction, such as World of Warcraft, the originality of the piece is still obvious. As I describe in mt section on the Impact of the piece, I have seen many pieces which have captured my interest, and even a few which deserved my respect in my Awesome collection. This, however, stands out, as I have never seen a piece which shows show characters in such a fantasy setting whilst still being in-character, especially not one which does so in a single frame.

The technique used for this image is the perfect one for the subject matter; nothing else but oil paint can capture such dynamic colors and textures, and this is coming from a person who is a professed 3D imaging advocate. If I were to attempt to recreate this in a 3D environment, it would take me years to get such a look, and even then I wouldn't be able to capture the pure fantasy feeling of this scene.

In all my experience with the deviantART and brony communities, I've seen well over 2000 high-quality images, and countless speed-drawn ones for humor's sake. This said, none until now have driven me to write a critique, let alone such an extensive one. This piece is so very powerful that I am actually considering buying a print of it, if only it were available.

This piece speaks to me as an adventurer and artist, and I find myself wishing even to join her on her quest, whatever it may be.
What do you think?
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IAmCourage Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018
 This is amazing on so many levels! even the title is perfect!
Wyverntooth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
I'm not gonna lie, before becoming a brony, I'd only seen G2 and thought MLP was stupid. However, I've never regretted joining the fandom and this GORGEOUS portrait reminds me of that fact. Hell, it gave me a story idea for my fucked up grimdark/psuedo-realistic MLP fic. Probably not what you intended, but worth mentioning.
The giant scissors look badass and I think I'll forge those once I've got some experience with blades under my belt, as well as that staff! I'O YIIL JYK, WI' YIAELIL LAKYAEW!
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Tinyweasels Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
All these years later I still consider this the finest piece of MLP inspired art ever created.
Cherry-Lei Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lord of the Pony Rings? There has to be a spin off about this
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I recognized Snails, but I almost didn't recognize Snips then I was like "HOLY COW!" This whole pic just looks so awesome!
ProRaindancer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a humorously overkill picture compared to the canon. But it looks awesome, though.
Silnev Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Radical pic. Also never thought I'd see the day where snips is presented with such a magnificent beard. 
Corporal-Chaordic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
"One, two, on the third step you will get shot by me and that'll be it!... Oh man, I'm losing my edge. I used to bluff better in the past, but now I can actually do these things!"-Usopp, One Piece
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
This is so epic.

It seriously looks like the Arthurian Legends, or the Norse Edda saga, or any other ages-old epic poem.
So majestic.

I love the reformed/atoned Trixie Lullamoon. :-)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, amazing.
dromandkass Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
The detail.  Always the detail, small things add up to a greater story. Such as the fact that Snips has a sword like weapon with a hilt like a pair of scissors.  I love this image, the idea that Trixie finally become as powerful as she boasted, with her sycophants having become loyal companions.  Snips & Snails always looked a bit pathetic, but here the artist have managed to show them as mature warriors while still keeping their features so you can recognise them.
XxMax-artxX Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
omg. speedpaints. youtube. PLEASEEEEE
Mlp meets the Hobbit, good job
Philota Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cool :D
BlackPetals23 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A DeviantArt user by the name of chaosthecat36 has uploaded this picture without any indication in the description that it is yours. Stealing art is a serious issue on DeviantArt and should not be ignored. This user had also uploaded other work from other users across DA and should be reported immediately. If you did not give he/she permission to use your work, then I suggest reporting it to DA immediately to get it removed from his/her account.
KashmiraDragonGodess Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
someone stole this 
the great journey by chaosthecat36
LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Snips reminds me of Gimli
addisonphill Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey a drawing of Snips and Snales where I don't groan at them a wish they weren't there.
Angelwings200 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
But Trixie, you said you defeated a Ursa Major. That is a Ursa minor. Close, but no cigar. Still badass though.
Solvius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so awesome! :D
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, this picture get me wondering if Trixie is the descendant of Starswirl The Bearded.
just-Lis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!
spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so freaking epic!  I love this pic!
MrYolomolo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh may god
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Writer
This is too awesome for words, but I'm going to try anyway.

This makes me want to compose a heroic ballad singing of Trixie's quest for redemption.
DirtPoorRiceKing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only Ziom could make snips and snails look badass
TGTrixie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Artist
>Closes legs
 I-Ill be right back
WesleyAcePhadores Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You know what would be awesome. If in the later season, they have Trixie came back to Equestria alot wiser and stronger. Playing things smart, she convinces Twilight and the others she's changed and divises a plan to unlock the portal to the other world (our world) from "Equestria girls" and make a deal with Sunset Shimmer, having her help over throw Canterlot?! Thoughts?!

Just spit balling an idea. *Shrug*
ColdSnap777 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
You might not be too far off on the first part now...
MorgothOfArda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Sunset shimmer already made it into my top 3 favorites list because of the dramatic change from complete b**** to one of the absolute nicest.. I'd be soo disheartened of they changed that.. x'D what I do hope for Sunset Shimmer, however, is if they made her an alicorn to rule alongside Twilight. As Sunset is just like twilight in a lot of cases now. <3 I hope they actually make sunset shimmer apart of the mane series... but. that idea would work really really well if they didn't make Sunset shimmer an absolute gem in EG2 x'D 
sushero Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
This is the best  mlp  vision  Ever 
Ziom05 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
You actually bucking did it, I don't believe it, you turned Snips and Snails, two utter morons who got Trixie kicked out of town by bringing in an Ursa Minor into bearded Badasses. Wow, hats off dude, hats way way off. I'm impressed, I like the touch of Snips having weaponized his cutie mark as a giant pair of scissors and armored Trixie having a staff that allows her to control an Ursa Minor. I'm impressed, I hope that she managed to let the Ursa Major mother let her do that, because considering that that thing held the godzilla sized Ursa Minor in it's paw, yeah, that thing angry would be horribly bad.
1Wissam1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So epic. I can't take it hahahhaha so awesome
MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
DWARF PONY!  That was the first thing that went in my head when I first saw Snips and didn't recognize him.  X3  The leather vest though oddly screams biker, and that sword appears quite viking.

So we have a dwarven viking biker pony... GENIOUS!  :iconmindblownplz:
HappyGasProductions Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Holy shit.

Holy shit.

Nitocolus Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't really think of anything better to say than "fucking great", so... yeah.
Delphoxsparkle777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So much epicness!!!!!
missael111796 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Apparently, Snips and Snails grew up. And became badasses. And Snips grew an awesome beard.
Ponkool4 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Truly amazing! The outline of the Ursa Minor is a nice touch :D
DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! It makes me think of Lord of the Rings...
PoisonIgnorance Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well nice! I love it *-* 
rippedsnorlax Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I never really cared for Trixie, but this is glorious!
Look-back-Handal Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014

How it is even possible to make Snips and Snails look that awesome

Trixie looks awesome too

and the Bear's texture is excellent

*five thumbs up*
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic artwork. :)
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is so awesome ! And Trixie really looks bad ass here and prepared to show to Twilight who is the greatest wizard of entire Equestria. SO EPIC !!!
emrysmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and now my friends, we are ready. the end, begins...
thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Epic, just love the ursa major!
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