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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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TheLamianArtist Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  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 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much as Epic as it ever gets!
juneopal10 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member  Artist
surprise doesn't look very nice...Oh gosh ogre face (media) +Sparta Emoji-17 (Noooo pengguin aaahh) =Scary face 
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  Student 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  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Mind, blownnnnn.
So Fenix died and left Philomena to Celestia? 
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