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30min Challenge - Good Bye by atryl 30min Challenge - Good Bye by atryl
45 minutes this time - It’s theme is simple: A pony meets his/her recolor, starring Octavia and Fiddlesticks. Draw what might in your opinion happen, you are free to draw whatever you please and comes to your mind.
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DatPersonOverDer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow your good at drawing!!! im not very good at it but im progressing, but every single mlp picture I do I always borrow a base. but the reast of my pictures I did do ;3 maybe u could check'em out
med1138 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I'm in love with this picture
FuzzyPeachez Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this challenge. is there a link to other submissions?
hollowguyver Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Wait i got some, nope damn i got one icy heart but i love how you did this.
Emojigo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have always adored your style of shading. I've been trying to work it out myself on how to make special lighting on objects realistic, and what you've down here is an excellent example. I think it is always the best choice to seek from the best. So if you don't mind, can you give me a few tips on how to operate such lightings? I will be ever so grateful.
atryl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just use references first until you understand how light works, it's hard at the beginning but will be fun to play with later :) Use the real world as reference.
ShadowOfW0lf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I've always liked to think that these two are sisters, separated at birth. Fiddlesticks was adopted by somepony in the apple family and Octtavia moved to Canterlot. One day these two ponies met and discover that they were both sisters, Fiddlesticks couldn't let go of the Apple family and therefore stayed in Ponyville. Octavia couldn't bare to live in Ponyville yet alone live with the Apple Family on a farm. Octavia went back to Canterlot and lived with Vinyl Scratch. The two sisters both forgot about each other.
(I once wrote a whole story based on the above, I never published it).
frans97 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tavi's destiny is in Canterlot... classical, high society music. Fiddle's is back in Ponyville... good ol' country music. I wonder if they would ever have an episode about these two, I mean it's a good gamble. There's so much to explore about these two ponies: why they have so many physical similarities, and their talents are all aligned to the same skill which is music? What happened and all that led them to who they are now?
cap1727 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
A tale of two sisters :nod:
Hyperwave9000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see what you did there :3
weasselK Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I presume they are half sisters. The one is a part of the Apple Clan and the other one is from different family. But they still related.
PsychicThief Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist
b-but.. why? D:
LordDivinity Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
! Nice idea :D sad aswell x.x
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'd imagine that this really happened ><
maggiedroid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fiddlesticks and octavia are twins or something
vinyl is like their crazy cousin
KillKatt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
So sad... and beautiful T_T
StarFlasher Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful ♥ :3
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting... And a very touching piece. :)
KadenJahusk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is now headcanon for me
Mrgame44 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I love the shading and color used here! I think that this could be an interesting story!
xargos32 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
There are those that say Fiddlesticks and Octavia are related and those that say they aren't. Personally, I like to think of them as at least being cousins. That leads me to thinking of Octavia's Overture when I look at this which only serves to increase the impact that it already has.

Nice work!
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depression ends with happiness.
StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Excuse me while I let out some liquid pride in the corner
SketchyStart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Jolly...maybe they'll meet again someday...
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Aw very moving
broznik592 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Aww... But Canterlot isn't THAT far away. They'll keep in touch... right?
Comickit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I think of Octavia's Overture when i look at this.
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That piece of grass behind Fiddlesticks looks like Shaymin D:
InsanePaintStripes Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
This is beautiful!
Fantast-kun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So... Octavia from Apples Family to?
Bank1610 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
It never through Octavia has sister!!!
Reeane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, Fiddlesticks is not her sister, just her recolor..resembling their looks except for their colors
EnkaiXiomasa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Poor Fiddlesticks. D:
BB-K Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is just sad. :(
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lux395 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
How about you stopped spamming links that have nothing to do with the drawing (nor, for the matter, with any drawing at all)? Thank you.
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I can shed Liquid Pride to this.
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I always thought there's a connection between those 2. This is a sad yet pretty image.
sithwolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
times have changed
like the seasons
that come and go
the feelings of the heart
are never constant
they always waver
to and fro
like a bow across a fiddle
or like yours across the lin
my heart belongs to music
that's why you could never win
to say i enjoyed your company
or more or less to say i didn't
i couldn't lie to you tavi
nor did i know how deep you were in it
We need the same thing
something that we ourselves can't suply
the sound that breaks the mold
the erruption that cripples the line
so find the bass to your trebble
find a beat that you can march too
for our feelings may have been diffrent
but i've always respected you

Good bye octavia

thank you for the inspiration atry i do appriciate it and this poem is a gift to you for such inspiration
Freefox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Makes me thing about it, would love see this two together in the show
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sad one.
ZuTakanawa Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
this was done in 30 mins? AMAZING!
AvidReader0 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Well that was nicely done. I do like Fiddlesticks.
dethlord57 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cursive-Spill Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I consider them sisters. In my opinion it was simply time for Octavia to find her own destiny which lead her to playing in Canterlot. Every family goes through the same thing.

Great piece Atryl! Fiddlesticks has got to be one of my top ponies.
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
The feels... And... did someone start cutting an onion in here?
EpocolypseSeer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
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