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In the world where feelings can bring the endless winter upon a land, would you sell all of your emotions for a chance to save your family from starvation?


I'm sorry that I haven't posted anything last few days. I hope you'll forgive me :)

By the way, does anyone remember those few pictures with Spike looking for an artifact called Zenith? I was contacted by one really amazing writer, *TheDescendantofKehAn and he actually made me realise something. Well, long story short, he will write whole story so if you liked that rough sketch I gave you, I recommend you to check his work here on dA or on FIMFiction ([link]) and read at least one of his stories to see his style and watch him. It's really worth it.

I'm sorry that I refused some of you, who sent me a note if you could write that fanfic, but I dare to say that I was blind. Again, I'm sorry and I thank you for interest you have shown, it means a lot to me.


Edit: Few minor adjustments on "living" pony.

My Little Pony © :iconfyre-flye: © HASBRO
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:iconmissip:
MissIp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
awesome
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor little guy. :( I'd hate to have to make a choice like that. I really like his design, too. Something about it just makes me want to cuddle him and chase off the ghost with a flyswatter. :iconshakestickplz:
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:iconpaw07:
Paw07 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, ghost ponies. Love it!
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alyssahdawdy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is... WOW :iconohnoesplz:
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Gives off a Disney feel
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Rule of mythology: NEVER make a bargain with a ghost, demi-god, or Fae. It WILL turn out badly.
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I really like it! :D
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Dingus325 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Ho, yes! I love Descendant's style, I am thoroughly looking forward to this!

And, as always, fantastic pic! I love the somber tone of your works, they're just...pretty. :P
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TakeWalker Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Descendant's doing that? I'm so very excited. :D
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So am I!
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:icontakewalker:
TakeWalker Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
(Also I was interested in doing the very same thing, but I know he'll do a far better job than I. :3)
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:iconfundz64:
Fundz64 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, he looks like you.... wait, is that a bad thing?

amazing stuff, your art is definitely worth the wait and it takes a very talented artist to inspire so many people at a simple glace!
kudoes to you! :salute:
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't worry, he's not me :)

Thank you so much!
Brohoof? /)
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:iconfundz64:
Fundz64 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a brohoof from you?
'TIS WOULD BE AN HONNOR!
:iconultimatebrohoof1plz::iconultimatebrohoof2plz:
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No! Not the Ultimate brohoof! You're too awesome for that! I cannot handl-
:iconrainbownuke1plz::iconrainbownuke2plz: :iconrainbownuke3plz::iconrainbownuke4plz: :iconrainbownuke5plz::iconrainbownuke6plz:


I don't usually use plz icons, but I just couldn't help it here :)
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:iconfundz64:
Fundz64 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohyouplz: u so silly, aren't you!? :3
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Bronies and ponies made me this way. Oh, and I cannot forget Tara Strong. She had her part in that, too.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So, would this creature still be a windigo, or something else? Cause it looks absolutely amazing.
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She is not a windigo, but something similar :)
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:iconsire-sword:
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tellmetellmetellmetellme!
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, she feeds on feelings of ponies same as windigos or changelings do, but she does not do it against their will. She simply 'buys' them or tricks them into letting her take their emotions. At least that was main idea.
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. I gathered that, but name?
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She does not have a name.
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:iconsire-sword:
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean the name of what she is, not who she is. As in, what is the name for her species.
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, right! Sorry, I sometimes mess things up.
I don't really have a specific name for her. Just a spirit :)
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Anima-dos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this. Your technique of fleshing the backgrounds in a painterly style works wonders. you add just enough depth and detail, not too much, not too little.

Your characters are flowy and well staged. If you allow me some constructive critique, I think Your living pony could be a bit more integrated with the background if you make a clipping mask, set to soft light, making a four point gradient using the colors that surround it. After that, a slight rim light, caused by the light of the ghost hitting her coat, will totally sell it.

you did well not projecting a shadow, for in night it so diffuse that is not visible. :)

Keep up the awesome work! I would love to make a collab with you some day, if you like.
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Please, throw at me as much critique as you will! It only helps me get better.

I tried to do few adjustments as you said: [link]
It may be hard to see, but I added Soft light layer with some colours around him (Thank you for this really useful trick, by the way!) and then I slightly changed light hitting his coat. It's what you meant?

I'm honored that you would like to make a collaboration with me. Though I have no idea how does that works :)

Thank you so much and I will try to do my best!
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Anima-dos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is subtile, but it adds to the painting. Little things like that make it more believable.

A collab? It is very easy.


Basically, is ONE illustration, and two artists that make it together, dividing the tasks (you composition, me characters, or similar). Quite fun , and often you obtain unexpected results. If you do it while doing "Art Jam" Streams ( We skype and do livestream, checking the other through a special page that we made for that). You get to learn directly from the other artist, and therefore, improve much faster that you can do it alone.
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds fun! Very well, I would love to try it and if we will do it one day, I hope I won't disappoint you :)
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Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Faving this.. Spirit's gonna LOVE it :D

Really nice piece there.. on everything :)
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much! I'm so happy that you like it and that happiness will be doubled if she will too! (Random Luna's "Huzzah!" ?)
But seriously, it's so encouraging when you get a comment and :+fav: from someone you look up to. Thanks again!
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MarbleYarns Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
That etherial pony is so sinister...nicely done!
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it!
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Awesome work on the background and the spectral pony is amazing. The soft glowy edges and Windigo-style body really give her a unique look!
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words!
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:iconmagic3w:
Magic3W Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This is amazing. Nice job!

The expressions, the ghost, the background and the whole scene are fantastic.
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmagic3w:
Magic3W Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
No problem, thanks for sharing your art!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the background.
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:iconlysok:
Lysok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you like it.
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