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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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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Having a skeleton being the Element of Laughter??!

Well, if that's not something unexpected, I don't know what is. :-D
ArtSkepticBot015 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
I'm confused? shouldn't the element of laughter work for somepony more... alive! at the very least not somepony who looks like their scaring the poor young Alicorns.
Void-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Would it be all right if I corporate this as part of ficverse, in regards to the characters?

If not, that;s all right
Juan-Cena Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
I feel like there should be a fanfic to accompany this image.
ZiddersRoofurry Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. 
Braskasse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
To much epicness for my eyes :O
SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student General Artist
omg this is so great. I fucking love this idea.
Dusty21134 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reccaXD Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is like the best mlp art I've seen and personally this is something I would prefer over the magic friendship stuff!
PenRosa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG may I draw these guys??? THEY LOOK SO AWESOME!!! ~ <3
I promise to give you full credit :D
Masamune815 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
This is an amazing piece of artwork Ziom my friend.  My favorite ancient element is a close tie between Doctor Whooves and Surprise.  I love Doctor Whooves on principle, though I am surprised that he has a gun of all things on his back (I don't recall if he ever really used a gun in the Doctor Who series) but I love him regardless.  Surprise is fantastic!  the thought of an undead pony was awesome in the first place, then you give him the shadow cloak (mane?) that makes him look even more epic.  I don't know why, but this kind of reminds me of the Dark Souls/Demon's Souls franchise, especially when I look at Surprise and Fenix the Dragonslayer.  Am I the only one?  Regardless, great work!  I would love to know how on earth you came up with the concept cause it truly is genius.  Also, I am curious as to whether or not you could make another artwork of these heroes battling Discord.  That would be an impressive sight I would imagine.
Caish Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Student General Artist
These designs are awesome! 
I love the use of color and contrast. The use of grays and browns at the bottom and right side of the image really demonstrate the despair that emphasizes the hope displayed in the upper left corner. 
Each of the character designs are fantastic. Their so unique and each display so much personality. 
The use of direction is great.
keep up the good work
Fenix looks... AWESOME!!! You my friend activated the grand framework my mind is, My Little Pony: The Friendship Chronicles. You better be ready Larson ima taking over the Poniverse man. + You gained yourself a watcher, great job mein freund and thx. GIF Gravity Falls - Celestabellebethabelle 
the-mysterious-ponyX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
AspiePie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student General Artist
A skeleton is the element of LOL!
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A skeleton is the element of laughter? That's interesting
ALexandro22 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
never heard of the humor bone
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bad pun
I thought it was humerus.
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You might think fun
But I think it was a bad pun
fair enough. also there friend. my spelling was indeed correct. the humerus is a bone.
BLUPROPAGANDA Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a story?
Roth1000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
This is too awesome for words.
meh1428 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
love it.....needs fanfic
LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
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ZomZomtehSpringtrap Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student General Artist
My favorite character is Pinkie Pie, so definitely Surprise. The Doctor is a close second, and Pallanen is third.
BajanRainbow Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
platogkrone Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015
Celestia and Luna look like colts! Eye Zoom  no favorite for you sir.
NightmareGore Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
they are supposed to be its a long time ago T_T
platogkrone Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2015
they're supposed to be males??? really????? WHY?????????Rainbow Dash - DO I LOOK ANGRY?! [Free Icon] 
NightmareGore Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hotspot0626 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015 very cool! :D
Tesseradical17 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaahhhh blubglbugbglubgulgbulbglbgulbg drowning in awesome!
TNTDisco Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
HOLY *********!!!!

Now THAT is how heroes SHOULD look like!
sergeant1127 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Everyone is talking about The Doctor wielding a gun and the fact that the Element of laughter is a skeloton and I'm just sitting here admiring the Dark Souls, Dragonslayer Ornstein reference.
gamer4COD Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Only one problem with this, not how Doctot Whooves is in the past, not the fact he has a gun-he never needs a gun when he has his sonic screwdriver,just the fact that the Doctor is unquestionably loyal, but he has abandoned and lost almost every companion he ever had before and after being ponyfied
TNTDisco Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
It looks awesome, don't question it XD
gamer4COD Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No argument there
TNTDisco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
TNTDisco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Though you're right.
Even though he knows that his companions usually always "die" at some point (or something similar), he still goes and gets a new one Asap :(
DEADX555 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
The legends of equestria
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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...
Pencilmech Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
I was thinking that maybe...
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
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