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Outshined by tehflah Outshined by tehflah

I spent far too many hours on this… XD

I guess the backstory to this pic if it were to have one: Twinkleshine became jealous of Twilight Sparkles’ success. Though she too, was able to make it into Celestia’s school for gifted unicorns, Twinkleshine always felt as if she was living in the shadow of her classmate. Her hard work and achievements always paling in comparison to the gifted unicorn. Many years later, once news had reached Canterlot about the Elements of Harmony and their defeat of Nightmare Moon, Twinkleshine heard that Twilight had become the Element of Magic. She now spends her days locked in deep research at the Canterlot archives in hopes of one day surpassing her rival.

Yeah. XD

I thought about putting more into the background, but everything I came up with seemed to take away from the effect of the foreground… Maybe next time.

Link to tumblr location: [link]

Featured in EqD Drawfriend #426 (#23) : [link]
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vree Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I love this backstory...
tehflah Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thank you very much! I'd love to expand on it one day, but I don't know when or if it will ever happen so I don't wanna make any promises. :XD:
ArtFlicker Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this background pony...
tehflah Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, as do I! It's funny, originally I wasn't, but she kept sneaking into sketches and doodles and before I knew it she had grown on me. :D
fernindt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Awww, sad backstory-- but still a really neat picture. I particularly like the magic effects, and the lighting works well for the tone of the picture.
tehflah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very, very much! Sometime, perhaps soon, I might be revisiting this idea. I've been saying for a long time I've wanted to make a story/askblog about this sort of thing, I've just had a hard time clearing my plate to get to it XD

Thank you again! :3
DavidFrasheski Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love your work.
tehflah Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
cutemute34 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would be great if it was her, and not Trixie, that ended up being the Rival in S3E5.

Good job with the picture!
tehflah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe yeah! That would've been something else for sure. Would've spun a few heads :p

Sorry for the late reply, took an unexpected break there for a long time. XD
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