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A Princess Here Before Us... Behold!  Behold! by harwicks-art A Princess Here Before Us... Behold!  Behold! by harwicks-art
I know a lot of folks are worried about where they might be taking the show in season 4, but by and large I'm not. I just can't see Twilight changing all that much, and since word has it that she'll be heading back to live in Ponyville, I suspect the show in general won't change that much either. Perhaps my lack of concern is due to the various epic fantasy stories I read while growing up... At first I was surprised they didn't save Twilight's ascension to Princesshood for the series finale, but on reflection I recalled that it wasn't all that uncommon for the farm boy to be made king halfway through a series after all. It usually is just the point at which he has to start learning how to be a good king, and maybe get ready to slay a god or fulfill an ancient prophecy or something. Pulling the sword out of the stone is often just the end of the first act.

This one was pretty experimental, allowing me to use a few new programs (WhiteDiamonds convinced me to give Paint Tool Sai a try, and I used it as well as my usual Photoshop in fleshing this one out.) For a while now, I've been meaning to do a pony sculpture... I don't have all that much experience with sculpting, but I've tried it once or twice. I thought, rather than just have a pony standing there I'd try and do a nice little scene of Twilight at her desk. (I never learn to keep things simple.) Then I got my hands on a copy of the 3-D figure software "Poser" and found out that there were pony models for it floating around out there (I snagged one credited to the talented KP-Shadowsquirrel) and I thought that I might do a computer model of the scene I was envisioning to use as reference when modeling the actual one.

At some point after creating this, I kind of wandered away from my original intention to do a sculpture altogether (something shiny probably grabbed my attention), but I had a rough render sitting on my hard drive that was kind of neat, so I ended up painting over it to produce the image you see here... Pretty much all of the lighting details have been changed from the render, and obviously tons of other detail has been added as well as all of the figure fixes that I couldn't begin to figure out how to do in the 3-D program. Ultimately though, I do like the sense of depth that the forced perspective of the original render gives the image.

I've posted the Poser render here, in case anyone is interested in seeing what was computer generated and what was painted in:
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:iconjuneopal10:
juneopal10 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  New member  Artist
that's what i could look like
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
bwahahahaha! the expression on her face as she's passed over those books is hilarious! XD
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:iconbencooneytheguardian:
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I told her not to stress herself with those.
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:iconchillywords:
Chillywords Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That owl would make for an awesome alarm.
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:icondowlphin:
Dowlphin Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The title is the best part. :D
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
*laughing* Ahhh she's gone for the week...
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:iconponyuniverse:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!
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Bloodwolf92 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does something like this usually take you? Just curious cuz you have alot of amazing art, and I've just gotten into drawing myself, some of I which I've posted already ^_^
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It can be hard to track, as I tend to work on them in my free time stretched over several days.  In general, they tend to take me a fair amount of time... 12-20 hours, although some of the simpler ones I can do in an evening.  The portraits tend to just take an hour or two at most, but I usually don't go for speed, being happy to just color and shade while I watch television.
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Bloodwolf92 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, thanks for replying....I posted the question 2 or 3 times because my comment would disappear after I would post it, so I wasn't sure if you seen it : /
As someone who has just gotten into drawing, I enjoyed being able to hear the typical drawing times of a fellow artist; I have to admit that your timeline of drawing is quite similar to mine, with yours obviously looking alot better in the end : ) I figure mine will look better after more experience, hopefully closer to how yours looks, as it's more of what I aspire to be able to draw =D
Any advice you can give me on improving my drawings, like techniques? I draw using Photoshop CS6, using my mouse, as I find drawing on the computer the most comfortable way for me to draw.
 
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Bloodwolf92 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just gotta ask, because you have so many beautiful drawings......How long does it take to create a masterpiece like this?
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ashley902 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW YOU DRAW REALLY AWESOME
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Fiolee4ever136 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
jajajajaj mucho trabajo
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Aaaaaww!!! She's really tired because of her royal duties... poor girl... :(

Beautiful job! Simply love it! :heart:

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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sleeping princess. Hatsune-Miku-(Sleeping) [Music Girl] 05 
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Easle-Darkpaws Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aawwwww :D
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Karolkwiecjasz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I behold the royal salad! Lol.
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
actually I think she needs a royal espresso. :p
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:iconkarolkwiecjasz:
Karolkwiecjasz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
The owl can make one.
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:iconultimatebrony15:
ultimatebrony15 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
dat face holy shit lol
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Diltsman Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Could I have your permission to use this as a wallpaper?  I promise I won't sell it or pretend it's mine, or anything.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Yeah... saw her ascension coming (sort of), but I too was surprised by how quickly they stepped it up.
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ninnymuffin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is exactly how i feel at high school XD
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SecndLogic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Wow!  So amazing!  Your attention to detail is inspiring, and I like how much thought you cram into a single picture.  Your work method sounds a lot like mine.  

Is it safe to assume you've read the Belgariad by David Eddings?
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Dikken Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Красотища ! :)
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I like her. :D
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:iconrglloyd:
RGLloyd Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Haha Twilight Sparkle getting her wings just means Quills and Sofas is going to be sad...
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:iconworldtheory:
WorldTheory Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Twilight Sparkle, the Patron Princess of Cram Sessions!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconcrisy101:
Crisy101 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another amazing picture. Also lol, she so graceful
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TONY-theBRONY Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
wow, i really really want that mug
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Zarylo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Ohmy so adorable. Twilight in her element.
I can imagine the coronation pushes her to study harder than EVER before.
I love how she uses her OWN feathers for quills now ... that was so not unexpected.
Being a Student myself ... I almost think I have to print this out and hang it on my wall for inspiration.
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Crisy101 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha I didn't even notice that.....It's kinda weird seeing her use her own feathers though.....I don't really know why, but it does
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Zarylo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Pegasi: Living Pin-cushions pinned with feathers! I can imagine pegasi loosing feathers a single feather here and there, and if not, I can imagine Twilight jank one out if she ever finds herself in lack of one (being practical here right? Rarity would kill her though).
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Crisy101 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Living pin cousins? Haha
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:iconzarylo:
Zarylo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
cushions ... not cousins.
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:iconcrisy101:
Crisy101 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my mistake.
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Zarylo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
^^
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
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nerdboy20950 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I just LOVE the little details you've put in here!! Twilight's letter and checklist are hilarious!
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ShadowSketch91 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
can't really see the problem with twilight being an alicorn, she is the element of magic, this title alone comes with a lot of power i believe, going alicorn would just be the next reasonable step, besides all that, she is also a student is the magic of friendship, who else then that would be more suitable?
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bronybyexception Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
TS: ZZZZZZZZ I want a club sandwich on weat bread and I want it now ZZZZZZ
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:iconcobaltbrony:
CobaltBrony Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Veggie salad!!
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watcher25 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Ha!

If Twilight is a down to earth leader that goes to the grassroots of relations and issues and is more of a citizen than a decorated figure (ugh I don't like that regalia, it seems so garish on Twilight), including living among those she looks out for instead of being coped up in the Canterlot castle among the hyper refined higher classes that boarder on drolling dolls where most ponies never see her face to face, and at that only on formal occasions *retch*

that is a princess I'd never have much issue with: ever

and this pic... that's the pony I know... and that's the pony that makes a great leader
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool :D
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emmyzbunny Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
can i use this?
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Looks amazing!!! Love the detail! :+favlove:
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
An interesting idea for a comedic moment: Wing hygiene. Kinda like Delenn and her hair in early season 2 of Babylon 5.
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Nightfall777 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really-really awesome! I just LOVE the colors! All that vividness, the highlights and shadows, your attention to details - unbelievable! Every book and parchment catches attention. The plume, the cup - everything! And Twilight... just perfect! The mane, all the purple shades, the wings - just OMG!! Love it! You, sir, are a magician!
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BronyCrart Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
wow im completely speechless
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