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The Darkness That is Twilight by LavosVsBahamut The Darkness That is Twilight by LavosVsBahamut
I've gotta admit that Twilight Sparkle is absolutely one my favourite ponies to draw. But when it comes to my favourite characters in general, The Great And Powerful Trixie gets one of the top spots. Of course she has to share the podium with Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy, but that's still pretty good for a narcissistic side character.

I've always though that Trixie and Twilight make great rivals, even though Trixie cannot actually compete with Twilights skills in the show. That's why I decided to draw this "Duel of The Fates" type of drawing of the two of them.

This was drawn by hand with water soluble colour pencils, and finished with white gel pen.

The credits for the ponies goes to :iconfyre-flye:
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spyrofan923 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Kinda reminds of yin & yang with how they're posed here and their opposing personalities.
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corruptpudding Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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MaintainsShy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Pencils? You can make such wonder with pencils?! This is amazing! *in awe*
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.

Though personally I think I'm pretty mediocore with pencils. My drawing style just happens to fit ponies pretty well, whereas it doesn't work all that well with human characters... ^^;
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Mylietus1991 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Writer
ah the grandure!
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Pietas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome coul I make a copy of this in oils or pastels?
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if you want to, then I see no problem with that. As long as you provide the necessary links to the original, like people usually do. :shrug:
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fkatwgs Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful, Mystical, MAGICAL... ;p
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
This looks great. Two pretty awesome characters, and I think Trixie has come a long way considering she wasn't taught by a goddess in the use of magic.
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Though who knows what kind of deal she had to make in order to get the kind of power she has in this pic.
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
That does bear thinking about. You're welcome.
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yayayayayala Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
omg wow
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Eagle3302 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Epic art is EPIC!
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Eagle3302 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
NP
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Primeeval Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Wow, this looks really good!
Trixie's face for some reason reminds me of Mew from Pokémon.
Twilight looks fantastically well done to be honest, the way the mane and tail flows is amazing.
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Hmm... I think I've heard that Mew comment before, and I know what you mean.

It's because of the large eyes, and the shape and orientation of the nose/muzzle, or whatever. :lol:
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:iconprimeeval:
Primeeval Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Yeah it is indeed. Still it's fantastic :)
P.S Did not expect you to respond that fast :D
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Duckyworth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah..... I love how pretty this picture is! :clap: This must have taken you so long to draw and colour in! :clap:
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.

I'm not sure of the exact time, but I guess it took me about a week to draw this.
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Duckyworth Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah... :aww:
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ChaosMax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Great job! ^^
I've always see them as great rivals.
Trixie: strives to learn more magic and sharpen her skills to get revenge on Twilight in any way possible
Twilight: fights to save her friends and herself, hopes to stop Trixie and wishes for her and herself to be friends instead of enemies
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I like to think of them as rivals too.

I actually don't see Trixie as someone who would train as hard as Twilight, in order to get her revenge on her.

But I see her as someone who would "sell her own soul" in order to gain unnecessary amounts of power. So I could definitely picture her as someone with a link to "dark arts". =D
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ChaosMax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, she does seem the type to do something like that to get revenge in Twilight.

In fact, in a Persona/MLP: FiM story I'm working on, Trixie actually helps the main villain by tricking some characters from the show, releases demons all over Equestria, and makes a pact with the demon of Pride(AKA Lucifer) so she can defeat Twilight.
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I really love it! <3 it's epic battle between Twilight Sparkle and Trixie.
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biscuitzftw Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Wow, incredible piece! Kinda dark, how you always manage to put something awesome to make the picture just perfect (the feathers in this case) is astonoshing!
I really admire your art, you got some serious talent brony.
~Keep it up! :) :)
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Serafin-VD Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This is absolutely amazing, I have a much bigger appreciation for Twilight now. I can't even begin to imagine the motions of how this came to be, or how long it took you. Please don't tell me, i'd rather not know.
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. Well, if this got you to appreciate Twilight more, I hope it does the same for Trixie. She's one of my personal favourites. =D

And honestly, drawing this didn't take me all that long. The timespan may be really long, but I tend to draw just a bit at a time.
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PatriotDash Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is the reason why i stick to traditional art, because of amazing drawings like this! A true inspiration, excellent work.
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you decided to stick with the traditional art. There's too much digital nowdays.
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A-young-soul Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Amazing artwork
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Jacquibim Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is honestly one of the best drawings I've ever seen. Is it completely hand drawn?
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you think so. Yeah, it's all traditional and hand drawn.

Of course there is the basic color management on photoshop, but that is something that has to be done, since scanners can never capture the colors as they are in the original drawing.
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Jacquibim Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's incredible, it looks better than most of the digital stuff I see.
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willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
ONCE AGAIN, TO ANOTHER FAN ART MAKER, AMAZING
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconnightmarelunaplz::iconsays3plz:THANK YOU!:iconsays3eplz:
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Babileilei Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I like the idea of them as rivals! Well, this picture made me like the idea of them as rivals...
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I hope we'll see more in Trixie in season 2.

With them as rivals...

...Or something...
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Babileilei Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o Or something? ^_^;
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MuZzKI Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
omg nice! awesome pic!
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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MuZzKI Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
np^^ :D
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jcharlesmachiavelli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Your traditional work is just amazing!
They really work as awesome illustrations
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you think so.
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evanthebrony Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
This. Is. Awesome. :iconawesomefaceplz:
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconderpyishappyplz::iconsays3plz:Thank you!:iconsays3eplz:
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MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
im speechless... YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LavosVsBahamut Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. =D
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MetaDragonArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
your welcome ^^
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