Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Secrets of the Everfree by harwicks-art Secrets of the Everfree by harwicks-art
I've always found the Everfree Forest to be the most interesting part of the show's mythology. I love that they give just the barest of hints as to the backstory of it... Setting a castle that likely belonged to the two Princesses deep within it, making it the most frightening environment to the characters within the show, and then giving it a name as positive and benign as "Everfree". It all just whispers something happened here.

They've tamed their entire world down to a micromanagement of nature itself (the stress of maintaining such a grip on every aspect of it is a likely culprit in the high rates of mental imbalance among the pony set. They're like an entire species made up of frazzled postal workers.) But not that forest. That forest they have just written off... warning ponies to simply never go inside there.

No actual story behind this one... Just an attempt to draw Zecora that spiraled out of control a bit. Seems fitting, considering the subject matter.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwhatevagurl:
whatevagurl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
i really like the zebra one :)
Reply
:iconcandie-the-fluffy:
Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
*Stares at the bones* Ohmygod. NUUUUUU HE WAS MY FAVE CHARACTER XD
Reply
:iconthenextalicorn:
TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Umm Is that a decroniquis?
Reply
:iconmlp4ever-yay:
Mlp4ever-yay Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is in an MLP wallpaper app for tablets.
Reply
:iconfruit-batz:
Fruit-Batz Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Someone has stolen this:
unicornsfly23.deviantart.com/a…
Reply
:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you imagine an episode like this one??? We need more Zecora and more Everfree Forest discoveries!!! Now!!! :D :D :D
Reply
:iconhailmyself:
HailMyself Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
This should be good poster for next coming MLP RPG meeting with my friends.
Reply
:iconluxuryleopard:
LuxuryLeopard Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Daring Do and the Everfree Skulls!
Reply
:iconanimal983:
Animal983 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u are an awesome artist!!!!
Reply
:iconsecretagentjonathon:
SecretAgentJonathon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This, this is awesome. The detail put into this picture is amazing.
Reply
:iconstonehot316:
StoneHot316 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dis i liek
Reply
:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is quite an adventure!
Reply
:iconok-we-get:
Ok-we-get Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Cool
Reply
:icondedrixearthoc:
DeDrixEarthOC Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cool.
Reply
:iconzucca-xerfantes:
Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The tusk goat there in the Poison Joke is fine... She just passed out when she saw what the PJ did to her. She had a bit of a weight worry and the PJ acted upon it...
Reply
:iconmynameisanonymous09:
mynameisanonymous09 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
LOL RD's reaction
Reply
:iconnarrva:
narrva Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Ok....soooo...note to self: stay away from the blue flowers.
Reply
:iconsupernormalman:
SuperNormalMan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
So the Everfree is the one place ponies leave alone.  Could it be because someone *else* already controls it?
Reply
:iconbubdub762:
bubdub762 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
this is it! I have invisiond an episode in which twilight (as an alicon) rainbow, and zecora are tasked to venture into the everfree to talk with a tribe of xenophobic deer called sylvan. they hate ponies of all types  (considering pegasi to be cowards, and unicorns witches) zecora comes with them because she studied natural magic with the sylvan in her youth and they will listen to her. the sylvan are based on ancient druids their warriors wearing pony skulls as helmets, using only "natural" magic, and living in harmony with the everfree's chaos, can they see past their differences? what do ya think?
Reply
:iconsatansleftball:
SatansLeftBall Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice coloring and the use of lighting, but Zecora looks a bit. . . Floaty.
Reply
:iconpurpledragonpaws:
PurpleDragonPaws Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
HOW DO YOU DO IT?! Dx
Reply
:iconbluestar3445:
Bluestar3445 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is that...Discord's bones in the poison joke????
Reply
:iconyinyangdaisy:
YinyangDaisy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
IS THAT DICORDS BONES?
Reply
:iconxneonblossomx:
XNeonBlossomX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait didn't poisonjoke make something weird happen to whoever went in it?
Reply
:iconvoid-wolf:
Void-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Here I thought tbis is what happened to Grogar
Reply
:iconhogbroom:
Hogbroom Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So THAAAT'S what happened to Iron Will...WONDERFULLY MADE!
Reply
:iconridgegirl:
ridgegirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I simply LOVE no, ADORE your artwork. I love how realistic it is and the story's it tells. Keep up the good work!
Reply
:iconfire--bolt:
Fire--Bolt Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"I'm Daring Do!"

"Hmm.."

"Be careful, for you see,
There is poison joke in front of me."

Basically sums this up.
Reply
:iconbluestar3445:
Bluestar3445 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your name................... are you copying me? (jk)
Reply
:iconfire--bolt:
Fire--Bolt Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol!
Reply
:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Amazing pic!
Reply
:iconthesilverpotato:
theSILVERpotato Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
so now we know what happened to all the draconequises...not sure i spelled that right, whatever, yolo
Reply
:iconmisterkaos:
MisterKaos Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And now you know where poison joke comes from too!
Reply
:iconmisterkaos:
MisterKaos Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfancydiscordplz: :iconsays3plz: Please...the proper plural is "draconequi!"
Reply
:icondavionx:
DavionX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
they should really discover that forrest.
Reply
:iconryusukanku:
Ryusukanku Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Ever... Free of the chains that the ponies dare yoke the land with.
Reply
:iconsome-donkus:
Some-Donkus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Looks like that patch of flowers took the joke a little too far.
Reply
:iconfire--bolt:
Fire--Bolt Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*Puts on glasses*

"YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!"
Reply
:iconthebluebird27:
TheBluebird27 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LAWL!
Reply
:iconflamegrell:
flamegrell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
cool
Reply
:iconmarsuwai:
Marsuwai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Cool idea with the skeleton!
Reply
:iconrichfiles:
richfiles Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I find it interesting that the place where the bones of a draconequus lies is where a patch of poison joke rose from the soil.
It's now my head-canon that anypony dumb enough to hoof through a patch of poison joke will eventually find draconequus bones.
Fitting that the place where a draconequus' body lies for it's eternal rest becomes filled with the chaos it once embraced in it's life.
I'd also venture the idea, that the Everfree forest became the home of the draconequus race during the reign of Discord,
and that many of the mismatched creatures native to the forest were their playfully chaotic results of their creativity at work.
Discord was the one draconequus who made the mistake of venturing into pony territory and challenging their rule.
He paid the price with his "stoning", but I suspect that the race is itself, not evil... Just playfully chaotic, but too much for ponies to deal with.

Maybe, in some far away land, draconequui roam free and live in beautiful chaos, away from ponies.
Maybe a few draconequui even still live in the woods, agreeing to reign their chaos to the space of the woods,
and away from the rule of Princess Celestia.

:iconmlp-discordplz::iconsays3plz: W... Welter??? Oh my... Those bones... It... It really is you... ... Nice joke patch! LOLOLOL!!! :icondiscordtrollfaceplz:
Reply
:icontimstro59:
timstro59 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
My theory is that the sheer amount of magic contained in the Elements of harmony seeped into the surrounding area and somehow corrupted it.
That's my theory anyway.
Reply
:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Awesome work
Reply
:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool art here.
Reply
:iconnorbi9696:
norbi9696 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I'd like to see this as an episode! Nice job!
Reply
:iconlightningshadez:
LightningShadez Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
AWESOME!
Reply
:iconlordcronthus:
LordCronthus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Epic Journey!!! :w00t:
Reply
:iconfurryleia:
furryleia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you have inspired me to write a story about the everfree forest. somthing happened here... i like that. story most likely to be sad, or dark and... whismical.mwuhahahahaha
Reply
:iconpony-master:
Pony-Master Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
This drawing (Painting?) Makes me want to write a story like that too! Could I use this picture as the image for it?
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1500 × 2370




Details

Submitted on
May 11, 2012
Image Size
2.8 MB
Resolution
1500×2370
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
53,206 (9 today)
Favourites
2,732 (who?)
Comments
213
Downloads
1,988

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
×