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Trixie - I won't lie anymore... by Ziom05 Trixie - I won't lie anymore... by Ziom05
... I don't have to"


The Great and Powerful Trixie and her servants :)

The true legend of Equestria in the future?
What the kind of person she would be with great power?

What do you think? ;)

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Since becoming a brony it has never ceased to amaze me how talented the fan base is. As such this is an incredible piece of art. Just the visuals alone tell a tale that we all expect to happen. The foreground is incredibly rich and detailed, while the background has many details as well.
This piece also captures what each character would most likely become after the episode. Trixie learning from here past of lying trains and eventually becomes able to handle what she said she could.
Snails and Snips becoming her guards or companions and helping her on her path.
But the question comes up is this a path of redemption or revenge?
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
62 out of 63 deviants thought this was fair.

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I can barely even figure out where to start with this, so I suppose the most logical place is my first impressions.

First Impressions
When I first saw this piece, I was taken aback by the sheer scale of it, not only spatially, but with the implied story, as well. Here we see Trixie, Snips, and Snails under the looming presence of an Ursa Minor, a clear callback to the Boast Busters episode. This said, the painting strays from the episode when we see them looking off a cliff perpendicular to a very highly detailed Canterlot, which might be a reference to the crowded, detailed Japanese depictions of fantasy cities, such as New Pork City from the Earthbound series. I also notice that the artist omits the cutie marks in favor of showing each pony's purpose with clothing: Trixie is a mage, perhaps much older as indicated by her white hair, Snails appears to be a nomad and Snips a dwarf guard, both having joined Trixie as guards. I also must say that I love the inclusion of what look like weapons-grade scissors in Snips' side holster.

What follows are explanations for my star ratings. Within these, you may notice that I fail to mention the Ursa Minor. This is simply because I don't know what to think of it. It seems out-of-place from a story perspective, and my only explanation is that she once decided to tame one and keep it as a pet or something similar.

Vision
The artist's inspiration is apparent, here. He was obviously emotionally driven to paint this, and this emotion shows in every last pixel. The amazing part of this is that you can tell, by the ponies' gazes, what they've just been through and what they expect. You can see in their eyes that they trust eachother, and that they have just gone through something rather trying, but must press on for some unknown cause. Trixie is the most unfazed, probably due to her age, while her guards are only just now getting used to such experiences. Such powerful imagery captures me.

Originality
Though obviously influenced by modern fantasy RPGs' art direction, such as World of Warcraft, the originality of the piece is still obvious. As I describe in mt section on the Impact of the piece, I have seen many pieces which have captured my interest, and even a few which deserved my respect in my Awesome collection. This, however, stands out, as I have never seen a piece which shows show characters in such a fantasy setting whilst still being in-character, especially not one which does so in a single frame.

Technique
The technique used for this image is the perfect one for the subject matter; nothing else but oil paint can capture such dynamic colors and textures, and this is coming from a person who is a professed 3D imaging advocate. If I were to attempt to recreate this in a 3D environment, it would take me years to get such a look, and even then I wouldn't be able to capture the pure fantasy feeling of this scene.

Impact
In all my experience with the deviantART and brony communities, I've seen well over 2000 high-quality images, and countless speed-drawn ones for humor's sake. This said, none until now have driven me to write a critique, let alone such an extensive one. This piece is so very powerful that I am actually considering buying a print of it, if only it were available.

This piece speaks to me as an adventurer and artist, and I find myself wishing even to join her on her quest, whatever it may be.
What do you think?
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:iconaddisonphill:
addisonphill Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey a drawing of Snips and Snales where I don't groan at them a wish they weren't there.
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Angelwings200 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
But Trixie, you said you defeated a Ursa Major. That is a Ursa minor. Close, but no cigar. Still badass though.
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Solvius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so awesome! :D
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, this picture get me wondering if Trixie is the descendant of Starswirl The Bearded.
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:iconelena-clio:
Elena-Clio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!
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:iconspitfire-panda:
spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Writer
This is so freaking epic!  I love this pic!
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:iconmryolomolo:
MrYolomolo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh may god
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Writer
This is too awesome for words, but I'm going to try anyway.

This makes me want to compose a heroic ballad singing of Trixie's quest for redemption.
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DirtPoorRiceKing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only Ziom could make snips and snails look badass
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:icontgtrixie:
TGTrixie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Artist
>Closes legs
 I-Ill be right back
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WesleyAcePhadores Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You know what would be awesome. If in the later season, they have Trixie came back to Equestria alot wiser and stronger. Playing things smart, she convinces Twilight and the others she's changed and divises a plan to unlock the portal to the other world (our world) from "Equestria girls" and make a deal with Sunset Shimmer, having her help over throw Canterlot?! Thoughts?!

Just spit balling an idea. *Shrug*
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MorgothOfArda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Sunset shimmer already made it into my top 3 favorites list because of the dramatic change from complete b**** to one of the absolute nicest.. I'd be soo disheartened of they changed that.. x'D what I do hope for Sunset Shimmer, however, is if they made her an alicorn to rule alongside Twilight. As Sunset is just like twilight in a lot of cases now. <3 I hope they actually make sunset shimmer apart of the mane series... but. that idea would work really really well if they didn't make Sunset shimmer an absolute gem in EG2 x'D 
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sushero Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
This is the best  mlp  vision  Ever 
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Ziom05 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
:)
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ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
You actually bucking did it, I don't believe it, you turned Snips and Snails, two utter morons who got Trixie kicked out of town by bringing in an Ursa Minor into bearded Badasses. Wow, hats off dude, hats way way off. I'm impressed, I like the touch of Snips having weaponized his cutie mark as a giant pair of scissors and armored Trixie having a staff that allows her to control an Ursa Minor. I'm impressed, I hope that she managed to let the Ursa Major mother let her do that, because considering that that thing held the godzilla sized Ursa Minor in it's paw, yeah, that thing angry would be horribly bad.
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1Wissam1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So epic. I can't take it hahahhaha so awesome
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MindMenderEoin Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
DWARF PONY!  That was the first thing that went in my head when I first saw Snips and didn't recognize him.  X3  The leather vest though oddly screams biker, and that sword appears quite viking.

So we have a dwarven viking biker pony... GENIOUS!  :iconmindblownplz:
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HappyGasProductions Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Holy shit.

Holy shit.

...HOLY SHIT!
HOW DO YOU EVERYTHING
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:iconnitocolus:
Nitocolus Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't really think of anything better to say than "fucking great", so... yeah.
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Delphoxsparkle777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So much epicness!!!!!
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missael111796 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Apparently, Snips and Snails grew up. And became badasses. And Snips grew an awesome beard.
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Ponkool4 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Truly amazing! The outline of the Ursa Minor is a nice touch :D
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:icondarkstarwolf53:
DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! It makes me think of Lord of the Rings...
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PoisonIgnorance Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
well nice! I love it *-* 
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rippedsnorlax Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I never really cared for Trixie, but this is glorious!
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Look-back-Handal Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
WOW JUST WOW

How it is even possible to make Snips and Snails look that awesome

Trixie looks awesome too

and the Bear's texture is excellent

*five thumbs up*
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Xeerinare Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic artwork. :)
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is so awesome ! And Trixie really looks bad ass here and prepared to show to Twilight who is the greatest wizard of entire Equestria. SO EPIC !!!
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emrysmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and now my friends, we are ready. the end, begins...
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thundergalaxy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Epic, just love the ursa major!
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Blanknotes-plans Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE HOW YOU MADE SNIPS & SNAILS EPIC! Snips looks like a dwarf while snails loos like an elf.
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Ferote Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Damn, snips is a fucking viking.
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griffin535 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I'm thinking more along the lines of "dwarf." XP
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Ferote Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Would agree, but they are prettysimilar they?
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DabKilm Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Dwarf: Short
Viking: Tall
Both: Strong, bearded, reek of ale.
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griffin535 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I wouldn't say so, but that's just my opinion. :T
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obeliskovdeat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Snips looks fuckin' ballin' XD

He's like a ponified Gimli
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Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Snips with an epic beard, Snails looking dramatically into the distance, and Trixie with a tamed Usra= so much epic win.
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RHgame Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Used Here: rhgame.deviantart.com/art/EPIC…
THANK YOU VERY MUCH :)
:D
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alexyorim Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A new breed for epic.
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HailMyself Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
That is what all Brony want. The True Great and Powerful Trixie. We will wait. Until that day.
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Amazing! :+favlove:
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newsearching Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This is by far the best picture of Trixie I've ever seen! 
In my mind, this is Trixie in the distant future. She goes thru many years of intense training to master magic so she can finally catch up to Twilight after discovering she is an alicorn. She's like Vegeta to Twilight's Goku. 
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Drakozozh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She would make an truly impressive addition to any Battlemage Corps, although is the power to control the Ursa from the stave or from her own inherent magic?
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Decadent-Depraved Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Writer
Well, this may be how Trixie sees herself, anyway. Amazing art as always.
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Epicfeind Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
My god. I just noticed the Ursa. 0.o
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
WOW!
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the-moep Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet Starswirl is one of her ancestors...
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   General Artist
Aw, man! It took me ages to recognise Snips and Snails! That Ursa has got to be the coolest thing I've ever seen!
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
The Snailmancer is at her side. 
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