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One Last Parade by harwicks-art One Last Parade by harwicks-art
A bookend companion piece to "First Day" , this one featuring the love of her mentor and #1 assistant, the memories of her friends and the thanks of grateful Equestria.

If you're looking to ask me for permission to use this artwork in a not-for-profit way, feel free and make something awesome with it, but know that I neither created nor own the characters. And, of course, please don't take credit for my work. It's just not a nice thing to do.
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MythicalTheWolf101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Yay I find pinkie pie on the finish of the art!
YoshiRingo Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
so this is where you got your adorable Spike icon X3
Sanderford Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
For some reason, I get the impression in this 'verse Twilight Sparkle passed away not long after this parade. State funeral, of course.
nightcore0 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Is she dead? And if she is why is everyone cheering and Pinkie is as young as ever?
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Writer
And in a way, everypony's there for it. Some in more ways than others.
shadowspirit777 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Artist
has anyone noticed pinkie pie in the backround?
Jester--Girl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] The feels... The feels are strong with this one.
Lpslover67494 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
The only thing is that spike will never get wings, remember on the episode where spike grows up, but he doesn't get any wings so he will never get them.
Hebbocake Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
That's still debatable. The dragons he met never found it "weird" he didn't have his wings yet or any at all even though they all had them. 
Spike has grown multiple times in the show. Once by greed and once by sheer magical prowess that made him into a derp dragon. 

Everytime this happened he has also grown without good proportions. I think that with much time he well eventually grown proportionally and with all his assets.
Ranluka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Eh.. thats not necessarily true.... in that episode his growth is from the greed rather then time. Given that every other adult dragon we've seen has wings...  It's possible wings come at a certain age and cannot be rushed... :)
Lpslover67494 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
I have a bit of a theory that when spike first hatched he didn't have enough time to start developing his wings because of the burst of magic twilight sparkle had and made spike a huge (and derpy) dragon.
Bluemansonic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
my gosh....this is so adorable/heart-wrenching!
MagicaITrevor Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Would you believe that it took me until today to notice all of the elements in the picture? (The feather, the scarf, Pinkie Pie, etc.) That just added another layer to this picture for me...
janfon1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can take it in two opposite ways:
- The sad one, in which you use a song with a deep meaning behind its' lyrics to balance out the bright colours of the painting, giving it the feeling of having to encounter the unstoppable,
- The cheerful one, in which you just need to find a happy melody (Tom Bombadil's Hey Doll! Merry Dol! for example) to fill up the blank space created just for the painted occasion.

It's a precious piece of art, and realizing how the time has passed between the beginning and the end of Twilight's story is just heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. It's a moment of relief for her, but it's also a few years of depression for us, people who are emotionally attached to her.
Well done, another one of these majestic creations which should not be overused, so its' beauty won't pass away. Ten outta ten, five outta five, whatever is the rating system you prefer.

PS - Thanks for giving me an idea for the alternate ending of the story I'm in the middle of creating. Time travel does seem to have its' pros and not just cons.
dragon567lover Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw Pinkie Pie and the genderbend of Flutter Shy
rangerkom Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Pinkie Pie is apparently immortal and watching us.
jebob1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
She also appears to be waving.
Leon-Z Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
EmLiminator Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NO! TWILIGHT IS OLDER, this is making me cry! 
So detailed. I like it
Meownimator Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is why I hate celestia so much, she's so op.
Meownimator Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
herp herp. do I spot fluttershy's son/genderbend?
Darksunrise957 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, Pinkie on the far right... Time traveling again, I see... XD
Meownimator Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow. >:D
Lpslover67494 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
derpy too
Meownimator Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
MarissaC702 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this so much Meow :3 
Great job
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, I never noticed before now that all of her friends' Cutie Marks are on the picture too. So sad, yet so happy that it means she'll probably see them again soon.
beartone678 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
I see all of them except RD's. Where did you see Rainbow's cutie mark? 
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, her representation here I think is the blue feathers. 
bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Student Writer
Or the book could be a Daring Doo book.
beartone678 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Oh... Thanks for the hint, I did not even see that feather before lol!
This is a beautiful piece of art and reminded me of Injuring Eternity
SteampunkPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
I spy a predictably pink Pinkamena progeny pronking.
Lucefudu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Pinkamena Diane Motherfucking Pie! Right fucking there! With that fucking grin! Transcending fucking time and space! OH MY FUCKING GOD!
ShadowKingdomLord Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Every time I look at this one i love it more but always want to cry
Twigw Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Is that Butterscotch (R63 Fluttershy) in the far left corner?
matanui2100 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that Pinkie who is still young?
batosan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT! WHAT? This was not in my favorites?.......I loved this piece the first time I saw it! I've corrected this grievous error! Once again ...THANK YOU!
(If I may ask.....Is Twi asleep, or, has she "passed on" in this piece?)
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
To my mind, she's just basking in the moment.
hoverbuglover Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Um,what is this?
KillerCats101 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student
And there's unaged pinkie pie...
timstro59 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
It's Pinkie.....Don't question it.
KillerCats101 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student
I wasn't questioning, just stating that she's there. 
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful and sad how she's been through so much, and now. Her final moments while being alive. :( Precious.
Myramarbles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
The blue feather- Rainbow dash, the apple- AJ, the butterfly- Fluttershy, the balloon- Pinkie, and the cloth- Rarity. :(
JNinelives Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well spotted!
SFaccountant Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Goddamn it, Pinkie. You're immortal, aren't you?
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
As a general once said : "Old age is like a shipwreck."
Dunstlaeufer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Photographer
What does Rarity's cutiemark do on that piece of cloth that is looking out of the bag at Spike's tail?
ZacBucklin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Man, now I feel sad. Amazing job with the artwork by the way.
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