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s1e1 One day in the foothills of Canterlot.. by Noben s1e1 One day in the foothills of Canterlot.. by Noben
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One day in the foothills of Canterlot, a little pony read a story and got into a lot of trouble and made a few friends.
Fanart for episode 1 of season 1. Desktop sized as best I could.


This was drawn for myself, and it was fueled by the people that have said all those really nice things about my art and stuck with me while I was being thoughtless. Thanks. <3

Paint Tool SAI with slight adjustments in photoshop. Casually coloured, around 6 hours total.
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:iconthe-good-cat:
The attention to the background is by far one of this pieces strongest points with the cliff and waterfall giving a lot of personality. Twilight herself is well drawn though her jawline struck me as very masculine at first glance. The shading puts attention where it needs to be and the contrast of color with Twilight and her background helps pull the entire thing together. A little bit darker shading on the hill near the left side of the piece seems a little bold and pulls a little bit to much attention to itself. But what I see here makes me long for the ability to produce work anywhere near this level. Amazing Job.
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This is an amazing work of art that captures the spirit of the opening act. I would have to agree with The-Good-Cat and say that twilight's jawline dose make her a little masculine but then again an artist needs their own style and you got that in spades. No one can or should be expected to recreate the original art style of the creators nor should an artist be chastised for being unable to. The skill, patients, imagination it takes to create a work of art such as this is truly breathtaking. Keep working on that talent and you could accomplish much.
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Love her expression, and that valley scene.
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The nostalgia is coming right into me...!!! This piece of art looks sooo beautiful... :love: :love: :love:
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I remember this picture, I remember visiting your gallery at the time and you had barely 3 pony fanarts there. Too bad too that I, at that time, were only interested in Pony. Let's take a stroll through your gallery, shall we?

This one I like very much, it was my desktop for several months. I love the cheerful colours and the pony style, with the little wider face, thicker nose and very fluffy mane. The composition is good, the picture is quatered, every part has its own colour mood. It's pretty much flawless, well done.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
:D
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PonyMoog203A Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Elements of Harmony... I've heard about them somewhere... But where?
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:iconbokaj59:
bokaj59 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Would you mind if use this art in a video I'm making? Artist cred will go you of course, and I'll shoot you a link when it's done.
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:iconnoben:
Noben Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Please do! Yes! Thank you! ^_^
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:iconbokaj59:
bokaj59 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, thank you.
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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that feels like so so long ago... but in truth, it's just three years. Oh wow.
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
So cute!!
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thefezzXD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
This is my new desctop background.
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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Don LaFontaine voice*

In the beginning... when there was only Faust...
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somercet Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Love her expression, and that valley scene.
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:icontruedragon5374:
truedragon5374 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
lovely. but did she just jump in the river? her mane looks wet.
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:iconidiot-warranty:
Idiot-Warranty Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
I can't stop looking at this. It's just so exquisitely done!
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ColdGoldLazarus Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful. Looking back now, seeing how far we've come and where it all started... And you make it look as breathtaking as it is.
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thewatcher509 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Freaking beautiful.

FREAKING. BEAUTIFUL.
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:iconnoben:
Noben Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
<3 thank you
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:iconthewatcher509:
thewatcher509 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
No prob :iconfluttershyyayplz:
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darkoverlords Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
:iconprincesslunaplz::iconsays3plz:A-ha. "Beautiful" has been doubled.
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:iconthewatcher509:
thewatcher509 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Buck yeah
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:iconsnowy-kun:
Snowy-kun Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
That's so cute c:
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:iconnoben:
Noben Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Thanks!
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DevineEmperorMeiji Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
And so it begind :3
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:iconnoben:
Noben Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Yar, it indeed beginded.
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:iconwry-owl:
wry-owl Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHH I LOVE YOUR STYLE
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:iconnoben:
Noben Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Thank you.
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TheMoonRaven Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful~ :DragonCryingPLZ:
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thps48 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I've been given cause to believe furries who like ponies are roughly the nicest people one will encounter online, and your responses so far seem to confirm this... Oh, and this piece is nice, too. :D
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darkoverlords Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
The scene that started it all. Friendship's truly magic.
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someonetookVoxxin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to favorite this more than once. It's very beautiful.
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ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much! <3
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Sixcolors Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! I love it! :)
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HUZZAAAAH! It's the beginning of the awesome journey!
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superdupertails Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome i love it
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RainbowThis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow this reminds me of Okami.

Non-Princess Twi is Best Twi :D
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Noben Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I would agree. Got to see the latest episode yesterday (what can I say I've been behind for a while) and I have to say that even though she's on a pretty big path now with the new development and all, you can't ignore what's been enjoyed up til now.
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RainbowThis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said. Keep up the great artwork and till then I will just have to keep hoping that next season turns out better than I fear.
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MarrockV Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
If we only knew then what we know now...
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
lovely scene, cool background
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CaballineDreams Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
So it begins, the great friendship of our time.
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theoneviper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
It looks like someone is thinking with portals. I love it.

Don't know if you realized that you used the same colors of the portals from Portal the game.
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Domesticated-Hermit Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the style and the lush coloring!
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Nobodyspatzy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing background work! The setting is sort of fitting... perfectly beautiful day outside, lovely environment... and Twilight is reading a book ;p


Terrific job!
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Ballman64 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Terrific, great work!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This fills me with so much nostalgia.
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celestiawept Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty phenomenal stuff!!
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RoseOfStarlight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The beginning of it all. <3
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