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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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No-Shining-Knight Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Absolutely beautiful...I'm usually on the fence about previous bearers of the elements of harmony, since the Mane 6 firmly hold that position in my heart. But this is so wonderfully fitting. The characters fit so well in an original way, I mean come on a skeleton as the element of laughter? It's brilliant! I do have some questions though...with the others it seems pretty obvious but are Surprise and Pallanen male or female? Also is Fenix a pony? The feathers and armor keep that a mystery, I can't tell if he is a pony wearing armor modeled after a phoenix...or if he is some manner of bird creature himself? At any rate absolutely brilliant, I understand why so many people want this as a desktop it's beautiful and Celestia and Luna are adorable. I truly wish for a comic of a fan fic based off this.
Gabriel475 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Ziom05 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Not sure how 2 ponies can wield one element at the same time, but the sheer epicness of this picture makes up for it. Especially the Doctor and the skeletal Surprise.
MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  New member Student General Artist
It's amazing how simple appearances convey so much personality, it's awesome. :iconbigheartplz:

Also very clever Doctor Whooves role in there.  X3  Helps the pistol make a lot more sense in context.
Phage-Marrowice Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Oh, that is sooooo awesome.
TheChibiArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's only 5.. And then there's Celestia and Luna, but that makes seven...
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are collectively Magic, so 6.
FlyingNinjagurl Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tough-and-Heartless Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I thought Whooves was Cpt. Jack Harkness lol very nice!
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