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Twilight's Studies - Part 1 by Nimaru Twilight's Studies - Part 1 by Nimaru

I've been working on this for a few weeks little by little and finally got it done. I plan to write a "report" page for each of the original Elements.

This one was difficult because all the ponies and many of the poses are original while the last ones were just traces for the most part. I also did a lot of drawings to show the scenes as they played out because they were just too much fun :)

Love and gratitude to Lauren and Hasbro for the pony wold in which we play.

EDIT: Almost forgot: since I know everyone's going to ask, yes, Willow's dad is in the guard though I haven't named him yet. Her mother, a VERY sensitive pony, is named Maple Breeze.

Edits: Spelling.

Part 1 - Willow's Report
Part 2 - Rook's Report
Part 3 - Luau's Report
Part 4 - Crabapple's Report
Part 5 - Rose's Report
Part 6 - Road Trip
Part 7 - The Meeting
Part 8 - Spoink
Part 9 - Connections
Part 10 - Precious
Part 11 - Common Ground
Finale - Magic Hair
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went halfway thru part 1 of this... and I felt compelled to make a new favorites folder for your story! Your tales (and Snowdrop's (youtube - SillyFillySTudios)) are the kinds of historical tales that either the current ponies should learn about in an episode, or the stories (Celestia's previous mane six during the first battle) should be animated! Cheers, mate!
I'd love to do more but you know... life commitments :(
Do you mind if I use what you call the Elements in my story?
I don't mind at all :)
Ok. Thanks.
Ganondox Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interestingly enough up were she becomes able to differentiate her own feelings from others she closely matches a certain model for autism, and than afterward she diverges greatly, showing just how complex the notion of "empathy" really is. Like intelligence, empathy does not refer to a single concrete skill, but a generalized one. Here Willow seems to be highly skilled in most forms of empathy. 
kisiel345 May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
luv yer blog
SouthernNight May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't think of anything else to say that you haven't heard of at least 1000 times, beautiful works, great storyline, etc etc, except for... I love Willow's mane and tail XDDD they're very unique. Started at it for ages when I first saw her in your comics
X-I-L2048 Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, Winter Willow is adorable. I love her willingness to help ponies in need, and how her empathy is very different from Fluttershy's, in that she connects the deepest with ponies, not animals. That story about how she befriended and helped the class bully was both heartwarming and charming, and XD I love the panel where she's sticking her tongue out at Crabapple. Ah, young love. X3
I love Winter Willow and her quirks, but I especially admire her heart healing talent. It's just such a beautiful thing (not to mention quite useful).
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