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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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doodle-roses Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is so cool!!Snapshot Clapping Pony 
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tehflah Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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vree Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I love this backstory...
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Pinkamina-333 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Fanfic when? :3
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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:
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ArtFlicker Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this background pony...
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:icontehflah:
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
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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.
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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
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DavidFrasheski Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love your work.
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tehflah Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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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!
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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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cutemute34 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeyup. :)

No problem; I do it all the time, for better or for worse.
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gezibing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I really love the backstory!! It's always great when personalities can be applied to those who are otherwise just hasbro's "extra" toys or background characters.
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tehflah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

And yeah, I also enjoy when people create their own interpretations of the extras or background characters. I still want to expand on this somehow but I've been really out of the art groove lately. Sorry for the late reply XD
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Tuume Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Writer
This makes sense; there are plenty of other unicorns that probably have amazing talents, yet Twilight seems to be in a league all her own. It stands to reason the a few others would get jealous of her power and fame. Twinkleshine is a fine creation. I hope to see more of her.
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tehflah Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's never been very clear as to how much or how little magic regular ol unicorns possess. I'd like to think that they can all go at least a bit beyond telekinesis, but yeah, Twilight would have to be in a league of her own entirely. I bet Trixie falls into the jealous of Twilight fanclub as well. :p

I really should look into some more headcanons to see what everyone thinks on the topic of average unicorn magic.
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Xain-Russell Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Writer
She also wants to be a famous movie star if her brushable's description is accurate.
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tehflah Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She can be both! lol XD

Or maybe she stars in all the crazy movies that happen in her imagination from all the book book book book insanity. :p
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Esmelthien Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Really cool!

Although I've gotta ask; is the script (on the books' spines) fleshed out, and does it mean anything?
Or are they just random squiggles that happen to look letter-like?
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tehflah Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately no. I just sorta made it up as I went along, so it's just gibberish. I probably should have referenced the old Equestrian text style from the show a lot more. Ah well XD
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OCDonotcopy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Woah. Another person who loves giving the unpopular BG ponies.. backgrounds! :B I just wish I could draw like you :B
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tehflah Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From your gallery it looks like you're well on your way. Don't sweat it, just keep on drawing for fun and you'll probably pass me in no time! :3
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OCDonotcopy Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No way :L
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flaregirl1121 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS FUKIN AMAZING :D
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tehflah Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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