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Snowed over in December
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:iconduytter:
duytter Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful dark atmosphere and colors, Ilike it :)
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconzegaroth:
Zegaroth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Why is everypony standing like a human?
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:iconspyroconspirator:
SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They think they're peoples!
...uhm, I dunno, I just like the almost-anthro anatomy of it.
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Zegaroth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, okay.
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:iconnova-w-hoof:
Nova-W-Hoof Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your style, it looks so deep. c:
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:icontoxicitzi:
ToxicITZI Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
this kind of reminds me of a scene that you would find in the walking dead, the ponies on the background I mean and the background itself.
This drawing, just, wow. You really thought of everything when drawing it, everything in it looks well planned out.
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:iconastral-spectrum:
Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
extremely excited to have to take a subway. Somepony should make those more interesting. Subway rides always blow.
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:icontheheadphon3:
TheHeadphon3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
good one
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:iconspyroconspirator:
SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconsergiosource:
SergioSource Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my everyday in a ponypic
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:icondiego-spike:
Diego-Spike Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist
heavy
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:iconendoriazel:
Endoriazel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very interesting piece. I enjoy looking at it. :)
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:iconspyroconspirator:
SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ Thank you.
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:iconpantzar:
Pantzar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that FoxInShadow's Coffee Bean in the top right?
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:iconspyroconspirator:
SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeyup. He's been a major source of inspiration for me, and is one of my favorite pony artists, so I thought I'd throw in an homage to him. Plus, I thought she fit in with this mopey crowd.
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:iconpantzar:
Pantzar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She does indeed, I really like the mood.
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:iconshangeilion:
shangeilion Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Full of desolation, Really nice ambiance, everyone looks sad and dark, that's 2spooky4me !
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Very creepy image.
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:iconkonrax:
Konrax Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Why do I think of Flutter Rex when I look at this o.o
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ummm... I dunno. Honestly, I'm not really up on my pony fanmusic artists. I'll have to give him a listen and see.
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:iconkleverdd:
Kleverdd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I look at this picture. And i hear a song.
FREESTYLER! ROCKTHEMICROFONE!!!!
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:icontakewalker:
TakeWalker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
There is something sublime about this picture that I love. I really can't explain what.
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:icontwisted-pegasister:
Twisted-Pegasister Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow what a beautiful work of art <3
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:iconspyroconspirator:
SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ Thank you very much.
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Twisted-Pegasister Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem <3
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:iconporttundra:
porttundra Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
JASON
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:iconspyroconspirator:
SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Press X to?
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:iconkujiiro:
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
The standing poses throw me off, but there's still something really cool about this. I really dig the grim style.
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And I can see what you mean about the standing... I was going for something a little more anthropomorphic, but it does look kinda strange seeing otherwise normal ponies walking around like people.
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x3z8 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I see that Wonderbolts badge as the station logo. I also see Pinkamena riding that escalator.
I want to know what that graffiti on the bottom right wall says.

Anyway, love this piece, awesomely depressing and has a great feel around it.
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x3z8 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Also just noticed that "Study" poster.
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AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
It took me quite a while to notice all the details, including graffiti on the wall, the lead pony label and... is this a Rarity's brand logo on a coat?
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:iconx3z8:
x3z8 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Looks like the Adidas logo to me.
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:iconspyroconspirator:
SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I didn't think anybody would be able to tell that was supposed to be Rarity's brand logo. Really good eye!
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Auto-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Oh my... Pinkamena on the background
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TheWrongestTrousers Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So, I assume that this ponies' name is "Raphael Trots" and he has a cocaine addiction? That's pretty messed, YO.
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I--what?...
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:iconthewrongesttrousers:
TheWrongestTrousers Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YEEEEAAAHHHH!!! *Highfive, BRO*
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utahgy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I think I'm starting to sense an overarching theme between your bigger projects. It will take a bit of thought and imagination to unravel it, but I think I'll just sit back and enjoy the style for now.

I'm loving this along with Twilight's Library. You're following through with experimenting on the eyes, and it's looking better each and every time. Another detail is the shading on the right column. Rather unique.

Story elements, if you don't mind me pointing them out, seem to be the picture of Twilight (Propaganda overtone) and the graffiti on the wall to the right. (Celestia... Slept?) There's a connection there to be found.

Anthro takes a bit of getting used to, ponies walking on their hind legs and all. At least they don't have hands. Ponies with hands weird me out a bit (These are just personal preferences, does not take away from the great piece.).

Color on the sweater of the main really stands out and the details are appreciated. What's he listening to?
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly didn't intend to have this theme, but it's sort of become a major part of how I think about MLP 'fanon,' as well as just stuff I think about passively, unrelated to ponies. I have some ideas on how to develop it further, and hopefully then there will really be something more fibrous to unravel.

I'm glad you like how the eyes are coming along still. Like I mentioned on your last post, I've been really pushing myself to learn how to draw human faces, and so I've been able to put more detail and better form into eyes (even if I haven't dared to post any portraits outside of my 'scraps'). I wish I had been able to put more texture into this piece, but I ran out of ideas... I wanted a lot more of the painting to have textures like the column on the right.

There is definitely a connection between the two story elements you pointed out--albeit, there are a few missing links, that might make the connection apparent.

Anthro ponies... I dunno why, but I really like this level of anthro-y-ness when I've seen other artists do it. But when they have hands, they totally creep me out. I can understand it throwing people off here, especially since I don't think I've found a happy medium on the level of anthropomorphication.

What is he listening to... I think I want to leave it to the viewer's intention, but I actually listened to a certain album while I was working on this, and it did help to shape the tone quite a bit. So much so, in fact, that I don't think I'm quite ready to reveal that just yet--I'm afraid it might give away too much of where I plan to be going with this.
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AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
NB on music: try "Voxis - Darkeworld Project One". So cyberpunk-y.

BTW, didn't I say this picture is almost an embodiment of cyberpunk?
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:iconutahgy:
utahgy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
You're making us think. I usually love it when the artist or author doesn't make everything too obvious, this is one of those cases of love. I see it as aproblem that needs to be solved by putting the pieces together, which is just half the fun. I'll see what I can come up with. Would you care if I share my guess when I believe I've come up with something solid?
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to hear your guesses!
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:iconutahgy:
utahgy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Do your Notes work, Spyro?
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, sorry for being so slow, I've finally responded.
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doomande Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Still looking good. But it is beyond my understanding what Ponyville need a subway station for, but just wait! There is sure a coming a story build on your picture if I know the web right
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, my internal reasoning was that it was more of a port to go to other towns.
A story would be so cool! But don't know if I did enough to suggest a narrative in this piece... I tried to add several elements that hinted subtly at a story in my head, but I really wish I had done more.
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:icondelvius:
Delvius Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Artist
I think we shall need a great many pinkie pie's to liven this place up.

But good art nonetheless!
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SpyroConspirator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt that even a gaggle of pinkies could turn this into a party.
Thanks!
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