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A Story In Stones by Lysok A Story In Stones by Lysok
Ambient music playing in my head, while Spike and Twilight are exploring the ruins: [link]

This was a little painting experiment. Well, I'm not quite sure about it, but I wanted to post something before I will leave for ten days, so here it is.

Also I'm really happy for interview with Spiritto and LionHeartCartoon on Cutie Art Crusaders. Though I went to bed in 6 am., it was worth it (I know, I could watch it later on the YouTube, but I was hoping for Q&A). I only wish more colour theory by Spiritto.

Character Design :iconfyre-flye:
My Little Pony HASBRO



Edit: I just came back home after nine days out and I really don't know what to say. Thank you for your huge support, guys!

Edit2: Do you, fellow bronies, want to hear something epic? Because ~ocenatone (or better his Soundcloud: [link]) made an amazing theme for this painting: [link] ! And guess what, it's just a preview! I cannot wait for the completed tune!



This artwork has been given to Ami Havivy to help rise money to save Kiki, little girl with a brain tumor. If you are interested and you want to help, go here: [link]
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:iconmakenshi179:
Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
I'm loving this scene a lot!! :D Amazing artwork... and tribute to the Creator ^.^
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Soirema-pl Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !
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rwa96 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Twilight Sparkle ''THE PICNIC!'' icon : Who was she? The statue looks about 1,000 years old by the degradation. I didn't see any references to this pony in any history books. Does Celestia know her?

"Praise Harmonia, our great creator, and loving mother of the sun and moon."

Twilight Sparkle ''THE PICNIC!'' icon: "Sun and Moon"? She's Celestia's and Luna's mother?!
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ILM126 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your artwork was used here... :\ plus.google.com/photos/+Mylitt…
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Furrynation13 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What's the story behind these ruins? I want to know? :)
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HaloRecons12 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Reminds me of the ending of Planet of the Apes..............only this one is Planet of the Ponies, lol.    Nice work, :D
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AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
For the shear amount of intrigue it conveys via the scale, composition, lighting and texture, this is faved. Don't thank me, thank yourself.
A.G.
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Gungelion Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
there seriously needs to be back a story to this
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kermazinch Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah, this is so beautiful. I wanna be there so hard
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Deer-Hunter01 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I wonder what would Twilight think when she saw the statue of this unknown alicorn. In the fandom, she is considered the mother of Celestia or Luna. That would be a good story when the very inquisitive Twilight goes out to search who is this alicorn, & surprised to discover it is her mentor & her sister Luna's mother.
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Lexuzieel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so epic I forgot to fav it twice because I got distracted by this great picture!
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Zepavil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone else also made a theme for this. He hasn't credited you on the art because he hasn't found didn't find this page or know who to credit, as the picture was simply found on the net. The song is amazing though, and I suggest you listen, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKYoOb… . Also, the picture is utterly beautiful, something I wish to maybe make one day.
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AlabasterRae Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Permission to use for cover image on an upcoming story?  I cite and ask for permission like a good writer.
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TheBiancoAngelo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I used your pic as base to make a mugen stage, I hope you don't mind
sorry for not asking permission first, if you are not ok with it I can take it down
credit was properly given

check the release thread here:
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gidmp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
...and there lies the ruin of the old god; a primordial divinity that was eroded by time; forgotten for eons and eons. Still, the glistening moon and the stars brightly illuminates the grandeur of a ruin, as if they are eager to pass the tales of the forgotten old. But there is only silence.
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Clockspur Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a fascinating story this would make. 
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Am I the only one who thought about this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPfcim… XD
By the way, great pic. The lighting is amazing, the details are awesome, the characters look gorgeous, and the background leaves me speechless
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Icantevenart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
All of my goosebumps! 
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vthorrus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
woaw..
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:iconvthorrus:
vthorrus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
it's strong
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Soliassoul Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe that I found the perfect music for this here extraordinary painting. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnYuJV...

The idea behind this piece is glorious! Possibly one of the greatest Pony artworks out there. It may not have an amazing style, but I've been blown away with the symbolism here. For Twilight and Spike to chance upon an ancient place so old that it dates back to the beginning of their world, to stumble upon a legend old as time, and to discover a lost truth. It is the best concept I have ever seen in relation to Pony art. Some stories lay forgotten in time, but they are for us to seek out and discover what was lost. Incorporating every element in this drawing, I would say that this deserves well beyond a 10/10 for the sense of great discovery, the impact itself, and the flawless idea being portrayed here. Overall, this piece is too astonishing for mere words to describe the miraculously, imaginative idea used in this excellent work of art! Unbelievable.
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Zam-Br0ny Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Some people have done something they don't like in their life, something that just wants to make them say 'the past is the past, so I should just forget it.'
But if we forget and don't learn from our past, what's the point of even having one?

All politics aside this would make an AWESOME story. I think there is, But I'm not sure.
It WAS inspired by your work, so maybe has this as a scene in it.
S'called 'Zenith' by The Descendant.
But for this pic, AND making me talk politics, You get a Zoidberg awkwardly looking at his claws.
(V) (V)(;,,;'|
Don't spend it all at one place. (But who am I to tell you what to do? ;D)
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Zam-Br0ny Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
(Selfreply)
P.s.
Zenith is epic, you should read it.
S'on Fimfiction.net
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levy120 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
I don’t really care much for the show, but I couldn’t avoid noticing this in the favorites of a friend. This looks amazing. Well done =)
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sparkleartist Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow.... this... this is just... breathless.... truly beautiful! :happycry:
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:iconkramze:
Kramze Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
That's one of the best pieces I've seen, mainly because of the symbolism. 10/10
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Stancet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One of the best pieces of Brony art I've ever seen; both in terms of talent and symbolism.

If this were canon in the TV show, that would make my day.
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Cookie-Le-Creepe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Ive got to say its amazing!
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Fimlie Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
awww I love this so much and what I love so much about it, is that you can imagine a wohle epic story behind it, well done :clap:
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IconoKlasm Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This gave me the inspiration to start writing.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, something like this would be AWESOME on the show. =D I really like the weathering on the statue, and how tiny Spike and Twilight are just hammer home how HUGE everything around them is. Great job! :clap:
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is what the actual creators of the show should be doing every episode or so.
It isn't a good idea to simply divulge Equestria's back story, you would lose the mystique.

However if they simply put in little bits and pieces of information for anyone to piece together in any way they saw fit it would make the show 10x more compelling.
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lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
this is super amazing! World building for Equestria is so fun, and just thinking up a few different ways for how this statue came to be makes my day all the more fun. great work!
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Corsair43 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
That's Impressive. Can't help but think about the backstory for this area of Equestria...
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa!!
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ssumppg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Just... WOW. :+favlove:
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
:wow:

I'm just speechless!!
Magnificent Master Piece

Your work is so so so so awesome!!

:star::star::star::star::star:

Imagination increasing by 100%. To avoid explotion take pencil and paper and draw, draw!
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DeAdP1nG Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
its quite magical with the music, and this does make sense since they don't have a queen in the show
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:icondeadp1ng:
DeAdP1nG Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
as soon as i saw this i got the chills O_O
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Frostbite365 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am speechless, this is serously awesome!
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CLONEBURNER Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
WOW this Picture gives a real good feel to it. Good Job!
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Klice Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Once again I look at it, once again it's powerful.. It can tell so much things ! :D
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SilencedMi6 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
My huge print of this just came in the mail from the fine folks at the EQLA charity, and it is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for donating it for such a good cause!
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
The pony-race is doomed to extinction.
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:iconsoliassoul:
Soliassoul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The beginning of the end. . . .
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ZearouAyedea Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[Zearou the Changeling]
So, this is one of the alicorns who created this world. I wonder what happened to her and what happened to this place.
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ZearouAyedea Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Regardless, I would like to believe that she created us changelings for a reason—if at all.
[Zearou focuses magic on statue, begins raising the pieces]
Is there no other soul brave enough to join me?
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:iconhellsender:
Hellsender Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
The Forgotten Queen...
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Kronoxus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
EPIC!
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Geheeld Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I see what you did there with the Lauren Faust alicorn. Clever man. Also beautifully done.
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