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Get Ready to Feel the Friendship by harwicks-art Get Ready to Feel the Friendship by harwicks-art
Happy Twilight Day everyone!  I couldn't let it pass without celebrating it in some small way, so I whipped up an image of Unicorn Twilight, back in her big crown thingie days.  Good times.  I miss our snarky non-princess unicorn, myself.  I wouldn't say that I'm against the fact that she has become a princess, but I do confess that my favorite version of Twilight lived in a tree and got very little respect from the world around her.  We still get to see the disgruntled, disrespected Twilight when Discord chooses to mess with her of course, and every now and then a bit of indignant attitude sneaks back into Tara Strong's line deliveries, but it's easy to forget how often she was grumpy and sarcastic in that first season of the show especially.

In any event, I love all forms of our bookish pony, and I'm glad I get to keep seeing her adventures!

Credit to KP Shadowsquirrel for creating the basic featureless pony model which I used for reference and lighting in knocking this out quickly.
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:iconsaber360:
saber360 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Awesome ^_^
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:icondaggerbark:
Daggerbark Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best pony!!!!! Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconcaldorosa:
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing
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:iconmsfoolofhearts:
MsFoolofHearts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Absolutely amazing 😸
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:iconziddersroofurry:
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! 
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
amazing!
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:iconchance-the-khaotis:
Chance-The-KHAOTIS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so pretty I really  love the cute glyph s and the background is really beautiful  amazing work  the lighting  reflecting off of twilight Sparkle is really stunning  . 
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
<3
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:iconartponymdp:
ArtPonyMDP Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
 ooooohhh pretty... would you maybe do a version of this with her wings spread out behind the cutie marks?
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templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Twilie will always be the best book horse! X3
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
None shall ever challenge her bookish dominance among equines!
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Eggheadedness is strong!
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:iconjustjoeking:
JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Get ready to feel this spitball, Smiley!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A good student like Twilight would never resort to a spitball!  You could take an eye out!
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:iconjustjoeking:
JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Ahm goin for da nose, of course! XD
*prepares a mega loogie*
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Happy late Twilight Day!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
And to you as well!  
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GrandMoffPony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Awesome!!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Awesome work.

I do feel guilty to like how she is around Discord.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She suffers for our amusement...

Thanks!
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Mostly Discord's.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the update, Bot!
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Sweet looking Smarty-Horse. I do appreciate Twi' in all of her evolving character, myself. It does a character justice when they go far but never forget where they came from, just like RL I believe.

Very nice job....(and sorry I'm late =p)
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I agree that evolution isn't to be discouraged.  Still, we all get nostalgic for the past...

Thanks for the kind words...  It's always good to see your thoughts, and they're always appreciated whenever you might find the time to share them!
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Thanks for the words of encouragement yourself =D

And I try to get to all of these wonderful works of all the artists I watch, though sometimes I procrastinate, sometimes RL rears it's ugly head, and other times I just forget to check DA some days =p

Anyways, I'll look forward to your future artworks with anticipation =)
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hunterandspyro Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
"The Magic or Friendship is strong with this one"
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully the show never blames midichlorians for that.
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SilasDion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
"but it's easy to forget how often she was grumpy and sarcastic in that first season of the show especially" - so much this! I miss the snark. :)
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
One thing that stood out to me watching the trailers and scenes from the latest EQG film is that the human Twilight has 0% snark in her.  I'm curious if this is an intentional character difference due to her never being Celestia's personal student, or if they've simply forgotten it was ever a part of Twilight's personality.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're not alone. I also miss her very much! :nod: I could identify with her to a substantially large degree.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I thought she was such a nicely rounded character by virtue of having some rough edges, ironically enough.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
She was! :iconhappytsplz:
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MrSpartin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta say, after Tirek (the first and most metal MLP villain ever!) was imprisoned and season 5 started, the show got a lot less interesting. I wouldn't say it went downhill, but if this tells you anything: I've been around since the start of season 2 with Discord. Up until that point I caught EVERY new episode as soon as I could. Now I watch 6-7 missed episodes at a time when I eventually get around to it and I'm not rewatching any of the new ones. I can't honestly say I'm thrilled with where the show has gone since roughly the end of season 3. Don't even get me started on EG. Still love the show overall though and I'm not going to stop being a fan any time soon! But Gravity Falls (BILL CIPHER) and Star Vs the Forces of Evil and Steven Universe have all gained a lot more of my attention where MLP once stood true.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I've honestly enjoyed the writing of the last two seasons in general, although there are plot elements that are much more hit or miss with me...  Maybe I'm frustrated by the bigger picture while still enjoying the details?  I don't know exactly.  I do think that there have been some real gems in there.

Regardless, I certainly understand where you're coming from.  I've admired all of those other shows as well, although I tend to catch them in blocks as you now catch up on MLP episodes.
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful 
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconblackwind06:
Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
no prob
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KopaLeo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my favorite version of Twilight also lived in a tree and got very little respect from the world around her!
and also depressed...
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Luckily, we can always revisit those earlier days...
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Sweet work on Twilight Sparkle Classic chillin' in the colorful stream of Harmony that supports her, along with her friends of course. Their emblems surrounding her (along with her own backing her up) a nicely symbolic of that bond and the power that it holds. Sweet work on the unicorn, with such a pretty and bright-eyed face and a loose feeling about her body as she goes with the flow here. Great job on the tiara too.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  Originally it was intended to be a more elaborate piece, with a real background and such, but real life interfered and I still wanted to get it out for the celebration of all things Twilight.  I'm glad to hear the more stylistic take worked for you!
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Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Twilight Day"? that's neat, I didn't knew such day existed, or is it based one something else related to the twilight in real life?
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually "International Friendship Day", but it seemed a good choice for celebrating the Princess of Friendship within the fandom.
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:iconraikoh-illust:
Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, that makes sense 
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
10/10, best pony :love:
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Would pony again!
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:iconbookhorse:
bookhorse Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Some things, like loving books, never change.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A love of books never dies.
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