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EqD ATG II - Day 10 - A Pony Making a Decision by muffinshire EqD ATG II - Day 10 - A Pony Making a Decision by muffinshire
My entry for day 10 of Equestria Daily's Artist Training Grounds. The brief was "draw a pony making a decision". I imagined Twilight's first trip to a public library, and how she might face having to pick just a few books to borrow.

I attempted to emulate the style of the show's backgrounds for this piece. I've always admired the gorgeous background art in the show, and this really made me appreciate the level of detail they put in. I think I've probably been a bit too strict with sticking to shape and perspective, where the show itself tends to be looser and freer with the geometry. I intend to try and develop a freer style with backgrounds in future pieces.

Update: This has joined several of my previous ATG pieces in being included in one of Equestria Daily's Drawfriend posts (#531 this time), thanks to someone else's submission.
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:iconfluttershycookie:
FluttershyCookie Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw. Can take 10. Idc

:twilightsparkle: : Yay!
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:iconeqfazrael:
EqFAzrael Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
This makes me think, "You do not choose the quill. The quill chooses you." (like Harry Potter's wand scene :D )
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:iconmagic-dream-pony:
Magic-Dream-Pony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I aded this AWESOME deviation to my favourites!
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:iconmuffinshire:
muffinshire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still love this drawing, even almost 2 years later (has it really been that long!?). This was partially what got me started on writing and drawing "Twilight's First Day".
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Is the librarian supposed to be somepony in particular? (I know the comics have a librarian character that used be a writer and a friend of Celestia.)
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:iconmuffinshire:
muffinshire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I just made her up on-the-fly. For these one-off background ponies I don't usually bother with character designs and just draw what suits the scene.
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:iconpopkool:
popkool Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Aw!
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:iconscyphi:
Scyphi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohgodtwilightplz::iconsaysplz: "But-but-but-but-but-but-but which five do I choose?"
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:iconaany12:
aany12 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Love it !!!!!Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love Heart 
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:iconpaintpalletpony99:
paintpalletpony99 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
can pibkiepie be hidden in the picture?
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:iconkingarthur5:
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
SO CUTE! My heart can't even handle it!
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:iconflames99fuse:
Flames99Fuse Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Lol, couldn't stop laughing.
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:iconanimalanimefan:
AnimalAnimeFan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
lol XD little Twiley WOULD do this :P
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:iconkamiraceeker:
KamiraCeeker Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Cute but what kinda library has a limit on books you can borrow? D8

All libraries I've been to let you borrow as many as you like.

But still very cute.
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:icondarkagumon2000:
Darkagumon2000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
My library allows up to ten.
Though if there were books on magic that WORKED, Im sure there would be a good reason to allow fewer books
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:icondiscordantprincess:
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Hee hee, I know that feel, Twi.
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:iconlive-to-art:
Live-to-Art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww.. ;u;
Cute!
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:iconmissar567:
missar567 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
aaaaawwwwwwwww so cute
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:iconspoilers-and-bowties:
spoilers-and-bowties Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have the same problem. I dont think the library has a limit but my mom says i can only take out like 5 at a time.
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:iconthethirdmoon36:
TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconbitchpleasememeplz: bitch please, our library only allows two books!
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:iconscyphi:
Scyphi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your library needs an upgrade. :|
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:iconrainbow-lizzard:
Rainbow-Lizzard Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You lead a sad life...
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:iconthethirdmoon36:
TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Indeed...
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:iconblazeheartpanther:
BlazeHeartPanther Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Bummer
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:iconiamabooknerd:
Iamabooknerd Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
ah, I know how she feels, the only five books at a time thing is stupid. they have it at my library to, I can't go to the library every two-three days!
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:iconlightningmaster2001:
lightningmaster2001 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I usually get like ten books at the public library but I got limited down to five by my mum!
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:iconsilvershadowpheonix:
SilverShadowPheonix Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
so me!
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
fiily twi is best twi! so adorable!
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:iconportaljumper339:
portaljumper339 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconiknowthatfeelplz:
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:iconmooreaz21:
mooreaz21 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
XD In my high school it was three. And I was just like little Twilight. Too many books, too little time.
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MaddieHatter3337 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeesh when I was that age the limit was two, no more then two books and two videos and two cassette tapes could be checked out until you built up a good standing then you could start and take out more and more books but that couldn't happen until you were in at least fifth grade or higher until then you were stuck with two books every two weeks.
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:iconpastellblau:
Pastellblau Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HNNNGH!
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:iconanimelover0962:
AnimeLover0962 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Artist
that happens to me at the library all the time lol
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:iconkomatsuzaki-xingqi:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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:iconcodiegirl:
Codiegirl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I've asked that question a few times in my life as well Twi.
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:icondaniel-choppy:
Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that feeling twi.
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:iconzeldatheswordsman:
ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Awww. I feel your pain, Twi.
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:iconthejboy88:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I feel for ya kid. I always wanted to take out more books than I was allowed to.
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Hahaha

I had this same problem with comic books back in my childhood.

This is very beautiful. I like your idea for this piece. Twilight is so adorable. Adorkable since young age.
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Twilight Sparkle why are you so cute
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:iconwillorrin:
willorrin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, sooooo twilight.
great job
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Oh Celestia... the diabeetus...

Pony is clearly responsible for the sudden increase in Type 2 these days...
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:iconspino495:
SPINO495 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
DOOOOOOM!!!!
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:iconillustratorerik:
IllustratorErik Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I remember when I moved to Ohio and got a new public library card they said I could only have 5 books and 3 media items out at a time during the first two weeks of the card. Given the size of the library's Art and Humanities section, it was the longest two weeks of my life, so I can relate to Twilight's plight.

Plus its Filly Twilight being cute with her parents!
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GuephRen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
An egghead Pony.

When I was in school we could only borrow two books at a time, and now in college you can only take three. We don't have huge libraries and usually people go there when they need a specific book, and it's usually a book others are looking for, so it kind of makes sense unluckily.

Really good picture! The background is really awesome!
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:iconnova225:
Nova225 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
It's so adorable, in a 'Twilight Sparkle' kind of way. ;)
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:iconjaysg2010:
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I know that feel Twilight.
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:iconleeshajoy:
LeeshaJoy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
This is my childhood summers in a nutshell.
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:iconprosaurusrex:
ProsaurusRex Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Congrats on EQD again, Dusk.
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:iconmuffinshire:
muffinshire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I think there's a bit of an identity mix-up here though - I'm not Dusk-in-Fire in the Starbound Bronies Beyond The Stars clan. I'd never even heard of Starbound until your earlier comment prompted me to find out what you meant by "BBTS".
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