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The Ancient Elements of Harmony by Ziom05 The Ancient Elements of Harmony by Ziom05
Finally I can show you this picture :)

The Ancient Elements of Harmony... The team who were fought against mad ruler of Equestria - Discord, Lord of Chaos.

From right:

Celestia and Luna - Element of Magic
Fenix the Dragonslayer and his comrade-in-arms Philomena - Element of Generosity
Pallanen Lifekeeper ( ent deer ) - Element of Kindness
Doctor Whooves - Element of Loyalty
Ban Dragonheart ( buffalo ) - Element of Honesty
Surprise ( skeleton ) - Element of Laughter

Check my new poll and give the answer, who is your favorite ancient element of harmony :)

Maybe some comic one day...
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Oh my. Oh my, oh my.

It's really hard to describe the feelings that inspire when I see a picture like this.

First and foremost, it's beautifully well done. The characters, I'm assuming completely original, are brilliantly detailed. They all look different, yet all match the theme that you were going for. The background fits very well in the message you're trying to convey. Celestia and Luna both look well drawn, though my only complaint is that they don't look quite like the Celestia and Luna that we're used to seeing. Obviously that's because this is the past, but a little more likeness would have been good.

But apart from the art, the story that this drawing tells is just phenomenal. My mind is racing thinking of all the back story behind every single little detail, from the torn and beaten Celestia and Luna, to the destroyed background and to the five different element characters. I can envision nearly endless stories just by looking at each individual aspect of the drawing; I can only imagine what you were thinking as you drew it.

I can't honestly think of any negative thing to say. This is going up on my desktop, and I doubt it'll get replaced for quite a while. Very good work.
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Wow, this is, amazing. Very reminiscent of World of Warcraft....

And please pardon my grammar and spelling, it ain't so gud.

I have never written a critique but this, this deserves so much praise.

The characters are just, well phenomenally well drawn, the expressions on their faces and the amount of detail put into their outfits is mind blowing to say the least.

And the story, before reading your description of the characters my mind was racing to figure out why this situation turned out how it is. I'm wondering what happened to our faithful heroes? Who are our heroes in the picture? How are they going to stop the evil that they obviously must confront?

And yet, even after reading your synopsis, I'm even more interested... I want to know how they plan to stop Discord, why Celestia and Luna are possibly wounded or stranded.

You have taken a still frame, a image, and have drawn the viewer into a magical world. A simple image, more creative than some two hour films. Truly, very impressive.

Like another critic, this will be on my wall, for a long, long, time. You sir, have a new watcher.
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Kitan777 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Love Pallanen Lifekeeper <3
julibugs Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite clever, especially the skeleton, that's a good one.
Cos, y'know...
Ruzi-the-Spider Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Surprise!! I am a dummy! 

I agree the characters are quite unique and the art is astonishing!
Morlon01 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist
This would make for an AWESOME fanfiction (or comic, yes :D). Too bad, I'm too much of a lazy bum to write the fanfiction myself.
I really like Pallanen Livekeeper (guess I'm attracted to kindness, since Fluttershy is best pony), he really does look kind to the core. But the other characters also look very awesome, unique and true to their description. The doctor was a surprise though.
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I love it!
For some reason this reminds me of World of Warcraft.  

Fenix the Dragonslayer - Human
Pallanen Lifekeeper - Night Elf
Doctor Hooves - Gnome
Ban Dragonheart - Tauren
Surprise - Undead

I legitimately thought this was a mlp wow crossover at first.
Angelwings200 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
RainbowDxRainbowB Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love you forever 
Maxoverlord Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Doctor!!!!
I love you
gameking40 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
The Skeleton is the Element of laughter?


Am I the only one who really wants to hear some of his jokes.
aymen11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I dont know why but I expected dr whooves to be the element of laughter not the pony that looks like the grim reaper still a funny choice
PsychopathGod1984 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
I wanna blow thing up now!
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Writer
So, where do we go to find the poll? I wanna see what people think!

Also, every single one of these guys is awesome!
Mrzeromaster95 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Artist
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Writer
Yes it does! Many thanks, kind sir or madam!
ZDForrest Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Writer
That's incredile!
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Well, I'm in love.

I think Surprise is my favorite, if only for the sheer hilarity that an undead skeleton is the Element of Laughter.
Yakshi7 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
There is a WoW joke to be made here...
World of ponies?
Elemants of Warcraft ?
nikolaj1998 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
okay doctor whooves why did you never tell me you became the element of loyalty during your last litle time travel trip
ojaio554 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
why no more this poster in welovefine?
Quick-5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Wow. This That's all I have to say. 
Eriks44 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Now Surprise is always smiling!
j03b0b0fd00m Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I feel like Ornstein- I mean Fenix should be Loyalty, seeing as Philomena is still with Celestia over 1000 years later, and phoenixes are known for their loyalty. That would make Whooves Generosity, which also fits him pretty well, I think.
connor3333 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
TheLamianArtist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you implied that doctor whooves is either a time traveller or at least long-lived, if not immortal. 
LordSleeper Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much as Epic as it ever gets!
juneopal10 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   Artist
surprise doesn't look very nice...Oh gosh ogre face (media) +Sparta Emoji-17 (Noooo pengguin aaahh) =Scary face 
NukeNova123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
freak out + running away = zombies

XD infection zombie
Lihodel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Great-granddaughter of Pinkie Pie Surprise seriously!?
PegLegPirate Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
This would make an awesome movie.
GERsuperMAN Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the art you have created and because of this picture you are in my watchlist and its a fave :) but I couldn't help noticing lunas hair is white for some reason, anyways I loved it completely
LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Doctor Whooves as Loyalty is a superb idea.
I can't even begin to say how much I love this pic. Made it my wallpaper for 6 months. It inspired me to write an epic Pony fanfic in a Tolkeinesque style which "will/could" included some of these characters in my story.

But I want to site my work properly. So I'll ask, can I use some of these ancient elements of harmony in my own work? I will of course site you with a direct link from my description.

I'd also love to be able to use one of your pics as my stories cover art, but I get the sense you don't grant that permission?

Either way, please let me know what permission you will grant?

Thanks so much for the amazing art!
MaeceusMan aka crunchybeandip
SilverCrystal93 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Beautiful drawing ... I liked especially the Doctor Whooves ( great idea) and Fenix ... I hope you do other designs on them maybe individually
Fylandas Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind, blownnnnn.
So Fenix died and left Philomena to Celestia? 
Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The skele-Pony who closely resembles death is the element of laughter?
dayum e 3 e...
Lihodel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
"Surprise" great-granddaughter of Pinkie Pie!!!
Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW!!!..
but...i didn't know she would be a Skeleton!!...
Ops..Skelepony i mean sorry
Eriks44 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
That was surprising, wasn't it?
Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh?....*Gasp* OHH!!!...OOOH RIGHT!
Ahahahah i get it! XDDD
Twizzler787 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aenaia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Great job the designs especially!

i love how used doctor whooves :)
xWolfwingx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing!Well done:D
revlp670svr Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
fenix looks like orstein from dark souls 
Shira-hedgie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
The ambiance is here, really beautiful and EPIC.

But if you want a critic, the shading is a little too flat so we can't sense enough volume and perspective ^^
WesleyAcePhadores Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. And friggon creative! You have acomplished a beautiful thing, in creating your own characters and putting more history behnid the development of these characters and were the Elements of Harmony came from, shows how vast this world is. You've offered so much to the mythology to this adored show.
thai322 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I was wondering if you would mind if I wrote a fanfiction based on this picture. If it's alright could I use this as a cover? If not I completely get it.
KateStroh90 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Doctor?!? What are you doing here? And where's your TARDIS?
Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
And this is why i think there should be a Fimfiction group for making fanfics inspired by fanARTS like this one.
It is very creative and well done, and it is also awesome so it is faved.
Anubic90 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT this is awesome
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