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SpeedPaint: Aftermath by SilFoe SpeedPaint: Aftermath by SilFoe
Poor thing has got to have seen some terrible losses in her time.

Time: 1 hour

This one started out badly. My hand refused to function. I guess I warmed up enough during the process to make this one into something relatively decent.
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twink200 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconfeather4ever: This reminds me of the story :3
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Warriors77495 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
This is so..............................






wow.
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tyruvelp Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
i could fave all yr work - but i think my page would crash form shere awesome lol
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thedutchbrony Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh! this gives me an idea for a little story!   if you dont mind reading it :3
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Celestia looked over the fields, no sign of live was there anymore. It was like she was back on her childhood, the creating of the world. but this time it was not created but destruction.  Luna was gone, dad and mom , everyone was gone . And all because she did not see the proplem on time, if she only would been there for luna. If only she was on time . She layed down her axe and helmet with her magic. she looked over the burned landscape once again , admitting her failure she let down her head and began crying. Was there one way she could save equestria on her own, without her dear sister , how on earth could she appoligise to her sister if she was miles away , stuck on the moon . And that all because she was selfish and did not see the shadow she casted upon luna. " Could you ever forgive me?" she wispered quietly .
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sorry if there are any spellingmistakes , english is not   my main language
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh, very cool!
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thedutchbrony Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ;D
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VixyGamingWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you use to do this?!?!
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Digital Artist
This was all done in Photoshop CS5 with a few special brushes.
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VixyGamingWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolio!
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funnyart356 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Artist
this is really pretty and good art
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Dragonloverkm Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey I'm looking for software to use so I can make computer art, so do have any advice I could possible use, by the way love your art :3
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!

And sure, I have some suggestions. 
My highest recommendation goes to Photoshop since that's what I use 95% of the time. The newer versions are pricey BUT they're giving out the old CS2 version for free here (www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlem…. Or I think they still are. Photoshop, though, for all it's power and glory, doesn't have stabilizers on your brush strokes, so you'll have to adjust to working with out it and/or grab something like FireAlpaca from below.

Second would go to Manga Studio or Paint Tool SAI. I've only dabbled in the trial versions of those, but they're both pretty solid programs. Again, not cheap if gotten legally, but far cheaper than PS. 

Third would go to Fire Alpaca (firealpaca.com/en). I actually do use this one from time to time. It's very lightweight, so don't expect the same amount of tools as the others, but... It's completely FREE. Great for practicing and getting a feel for digital painting without dropping any cash or getting a cracked version. 

If, however you feel like trying something closer to MLP show style, try Inkscape (www.inkscape.org/en/) It's a nice, FREE vectoring program in the same vein as the bigger Adobe Illustrator.

I hope that helps. There's others out there, but those are the ones I have some experience with.
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Dragonloverkm Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thanks ur a big help
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AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
It's a miracle that she has retained a (seemingly) healthy, cheery outlook after well over a millenium.
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Cenrtergg Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
so strong...
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ColorCatty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I love this pic... ♥
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is yet another reason for I wouldn't want to be an immortal or go at war. I just don't want to know what she's thinking right now, most likely on all of the souls that she taken and even many others that were lost and she feels guilty for them.
But still, very good job.
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BronzeswordMLP Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really sad drawing....
1 hour? //thoroughly impressed
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done.
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheMaffiamaster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If we don't end war, war will end us...
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:iconinthydreams:
InThyDreams Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Writer
And if war doesn't change..., then men will...
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Shadowbolt17 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
fantastic work...
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MidnightWave Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
War sure is an ugly thing.



Nice job on this. This one picture sure tells a lot.
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GremlinGrenade Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
...We need to use this. It's just too perfect.
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Konrax Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
War...

War never changes..
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BenRG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Oh, yes. I have no doubt that, in Celestia's darkest moments, especially in the thousand years when Luna wasn't there to chase them away, her dreams are nothing but a long series of faces of friends and lovers long gone all screaming: "Murderer!" "Betrayer!" "Liar!" "Tyrant!" and other accusations at her. 

Sometimes, I really wonder how sane Celestia might be after all this time and all those dark experiences. You really capture her exhaustion, self-loathing and horror at what she's had to do, the crimes she's committed, without choice, in the name of sanity and of peace.

"I've been running all of my lives... From one end of this world to the other for every second of every minute of every day for thousands of years. I've fought for harmony in a world defined by strife. Now the time has come for me to finally confront the cost of all the choices I've made in the name of Celestia. The fate of all of Equestria now rests on the outcome of one, single, impossible day... The day I've been running from all of my life... The Day of the Alicorn."
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Damn that's dark... Well done!
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Axis-of-Rotation Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
"1 hour" :O
Wow, great job on this :3
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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Seems decent enough to be present in today's EQD drawfriend. Yep! With your other new one. A very good reward to your pain in your hand.

I suppose this would be the following of her in armor in another piece. Yes. Poor Celestia. Losing so many ponies... so many friends... and living to remembering them. Forever.

Wonderful work
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Indeed - one can only imagine what those eyes have seen, and what those hooves have had to do.
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Context?
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Digital Artist
There isn't really any context. I mean, if you wanted to, you could assume it's the tragic conclusion to this or just some other battle in history. Maybe it was a victory overall but she's mourning the losses or even a pony that was special to her. I have no story for it so that others can imagine what they want to.
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Assault on Discord, first battle ends poorly, Equestria had no idea what they were dealing with.
An alternate solution had to be found...
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Sounds like a good story to me!
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0Gamex0 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That must be hard. To live for thousands of years and see all the friends you've made fade into the sands of time. All the wars that must have took place on the edges of the equestrian border. Even banishing her beloved sister to the moon, locking her away with magical bonds. 

I just don't know how she copes with all this. : P
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Cake. That's how she copes. Eeeyup. Finding the joy in the little things like that.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Now every time I see her eating another piece of cake in the series I'll be imagining her futilely trying to escape the haunting ghosts of her past. :D
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0Gamex0 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that I think of it..... she did have a lot of cake in the series. 0_o  Hmm........
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ProjectRKA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Artist
Nice work, Sil. :)
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Keithsterling Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great scene and powerful pic
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Rafflessian Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that is so sad 
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iDrawWhatiLike Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow 1 hour ! the setting is so nice in this ! btw you can make some speedpaint vids in youtube, i would watch them ! 
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
EPIC! love it
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
War. War never changes.

Nor does Celestia, for she is eternal and shall live to the end of times, to the last of battles.

Blessed be her and her unbreakable will, for she protects us, now and ever.

I have no idea where that came from :V
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Randomreader-001 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Poor Celestia.    TT __ TT
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boofadoof Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
nnedz moar blood and guts!!
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Bluethealpha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I luv it! I wish I could do things like you!!!!
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KeybladeKnight99 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Writer
Love it!
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berushogun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
no one ever wins war
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