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a failed landscape exercise.
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I quickly needed a cover pic for a fanfic that I wrote today completely spontaneously. Used and credited here:

www.fimfiction.net/story/26498…
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Ventious Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
cool. i'll check it out.
^^
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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utahgy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
And I finally find the originator of this beautiful piece...
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:iconventious:
Ventious Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
i've been wanting to redraw this one, actually.
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utahgy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
It's something I would love to see, Ventious. You mention this being failed in the notes, but it strikes me as so familiar.

I grew up in the northern part of Utah. A place with some rather cold and snowy winters with a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees. With all the leaves fallen and the snow being thigh deep, it seems the forest had become a skeleton of it's formal self. The spaces between so alien, and the ones close together become a surprise. And even the lightest snowfall would obscure the sight of more than a mile or two.

It's honestly one of, if not the greatest thing I miss about moving further south. It snowed only a single time where I am now, and it wasn't until January. It gets cold here, but it's not the same. I miss the bite of the snow around my ankles. There is nothing compared to the quiet caused by the muffling snow.

This is what I remember when I look at this. This is why I'm happy I found it's origin. And, from what I've seen of your gallery, I have glad I am here.
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Submerged08 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, this is beautiful. background, details, twi, the snow and everything. i really enjoy your art <3
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful, and so touching.
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Chontica Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think you failed..A so called "failure" doesn't exist in my book.
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SomberPony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015   Writer
With dysthymnia, you always fail.  I've failed every single chapter of Project Horizons.  It doesn't matter how much people love them, they are all failures.
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Chontica Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
... What do you mean?
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DeppressedUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I clicked on it because December is the month with my birthday. I was not disappointed. Heart - Free 
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phylos7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sadness in death, or beauty in a sound, quiet sleep?
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ShadowBrony Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Look up an album called Disintegration by The Cure. It's really suiting for this picture.
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Beadedwolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I think it's awesome!
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AnthracksThePony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's magnificent Waaaah!
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CaptinCrunchKayce Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Stunning. Simple stunning ^.^
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CaptinCrunchKayce Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
*Simply

(Silly me)
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember, remember, the 5th of... Was it December or November? :XD:
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FenrisWonders Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
november
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I was joking...
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FenrisWonders Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I know
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Cecil475 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I know this may sound strange, but when I look at this I think of the song 'A long December' by the Counting Crows. I don't mean lyric wise. Just the tune.
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Safferon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This art gives the Limbo effect,that is pretty cool!
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:iconventious:
Ventious Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Limbo effect?
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Safferon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you don't know Limbo effect?
search Limbo on youtube.
You'll find the answer.
:)
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Ventious Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
K?
I've got it on the 360. Been a while since I've played it.
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Cdpaliden Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I could never, would never, wish this fate on another being, but how I sometimes long to could stumble upon a scene like this one in my woods...
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TheDisgusticifiedOne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't remember
What happened in December
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TastefulCostume6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what the story is.
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Ventious Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
depression.
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TastefulCostume6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty straight forward I guess XD
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orion1836 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Haunting.
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Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely breathtaking. The snow, the tree, Twilight's mane and eyes, everything about this is just perfect! :heart:
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KlalaskaXD Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god, these trees, man, youre a master Oo'
all the drawing is amazing. Looks so... sad and.... i dont know how to describe it *u*
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
That's a rather lovely, atmospheric image. I really like the snow and the fog; combined with the leafless trees, they create an impression of coldness and being alone in a place without live, far away from such things as fire or light or friendship.

Hmm. I was gonna ask why Twilight looks so forlorn there, but maybe that's it -- although personally, the feeling I get from this picture is also one of calm and quiet solitude, almost soothing.
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DoktorNick Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Absolutely amazing. I know I've found something special when it makes me stop dead and just look. This really hits home.

(And I would kill for a desktop wallpaper-sized version of this! :))
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TwiskaDash Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Mainecare Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feels like she couldn't study anymore magic and so she's so sad....
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Herp-Teh-MUFFINZ Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Your description instantly made me think of Portal 2.
But the picture is something else.
It looks amazing. Some say that art is meant to convey emotion.
I look at this and I get nothing but emotions. Well done.
Very well done indeed.
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Ventious Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
GLaDOS is actually my current wallpaper
<3
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Herp-Teh-MUFFINZ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Ha! Coincidence strikes again! Now aint that interesting.
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KingRegicon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE it! The mood here is perfect. This piece led me to your account. Is there a story behind this?
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:iconventious:
Ventious Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Not so much of a story, but more of how I've been kind of feeling lately.
: l
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metapsionic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Gloomy!
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely, melancholy image!
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Freefox Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I can see the sorrow in her eyes, such a picture filled with emotion and marvelously rendered, the kind of pics I like to stare for a while feeling empathy with it. also listening Linkin Park - My december. altough would be better a little bigger size to appreciate better the details
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Ventious Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
It is a bit small. I did have it a bit bigger, but I got lazy and downsized it so there would be less work to do because when I started this drawing I didn't touch it for 2 weeks. So I kind of got sick of looking at it and wanted to finish it as quickly as possible.
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FriendshipIsMetal777 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the feel of this picture! Really cold, kinda creepy in a subtle way. I love it!
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Abion47 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deep in thought, my mind does churn,
'Neath branches of this hallowed tree.
For my friends, my heart does yearn
And pine for that not meant to be.

The wintry breeze does carry through
The memories of those days long past,
But as this sky was once so blue,
So too must I move on at last.

Try as I might to leave this song
And push away those dreams so clear,
I cannot help to know the wrong
Of giving up what is so dear.

And so I mourn here in the snow
Of times that are both dead and gone,
I shed a tear for what I know:
This deep sadness will have no dawn.

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Anyway, nice piece. Very thought provoking.
...What?
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