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Friends in high places by Huussii Friends in high places by Huussii
COMMISSIONED BY ~Karhunenen, a friend of mine.

"Day 21.
Entry #1
Pinkie is still in no shape to walk on her own, due to her going off doing her hops skips and jumps we've got to carry her for two days. Guess we can't blame her, she can't help her personality, that's our Pinkie.

Entry #2
We've reached the higher peaks, nearing the highest of mountains. For now we found a good, easy to go path going along the mountainside. It's long enough for us to draw some breath after endless climbing, let alone those two fellows with wings. They're good to carry Pinkie now, while Rarity takes the hold of Dash's equipment.. After a hefty while of squabbling. That pony sure does anything to get her hooves out of work.

Entry #3
Dusk is falling, we're catching breath for a minute. It's about time to slow down and find a place for an encampment. Sky's pretty clear, going to be a cold night.. Not that we'd have trouble with it, but Pinkie hasn't been on her feet for a while. If someone of us were to catch a cold here, it'd slow us down way too much. Not to mention what it'd cause to Pinkie at her current state. At least she seems to be pretty well concious at the moment.
But we have to get moving now, before it gets too dark."

Well, yeah. I still suck at writing, I know. But I thought this needed at least some idea of a backstory going.
Finally I got this one out, have had this under my pencil for over three weeks for now as I've been pretty low on passion for drawing for a while now.

Overall this was quite fun one to do, especially figuring out the background was pretty fun. But oh, those mountains went through so many geographical fixes, I'm still not totally satisfied with them but can't help it.
And the piles of reference material I had to scavenge through was just inhumane, when I started this I realised how small my memory archive about mountains were.

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Luna-Brony Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
"Dear friends in higher places, carry me away from here." I can't help but think of this song when I see the title. Beautiful artwork as always! 
Phenometron Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Well done with this image. It just shows how much the magic of friendship means to the Mane 6.
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
"That pony sure does anything to get her hooves out of work."
Even in the direst circumstances, she balks at getting sweaty for a friend in critical need.

That made me hate her. I admit.
Benthemonky Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
fuck mlp it chers none up thay shoad be shot its not badass its for 6 5 year old girls its frigers do BULSHIT but you gurm ther hair... ther mother fucking HAIR! you maght say its got "great humer"my ass its comdy for little kids lunas the ony cool becuse evil powers but the charters suck ther just lifeles girly girls its killed dragons to a fucking mail brether a unicorn is not a pony a pegasis is not a pony this man made power puf girls that had fighting not a ponys life! CASE IN FUCKING PONIT STOP WACHING IT this is some beter shows for guys docter who power puff girls ben10 pokemon and o so many more that are better to wach
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I love the journal story description btw!

Rarity looks so small, I understand its the perspective, but you could make her a little bit like Applejack's size in the painting...

Still professional work on the painting, I love it! Scenery is excellent and beautiful, characters are nice.

TSMatchsticks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Heh, Twilight Sparkle now is a friend in a high place to the Mane 6.
DEADMANJAY631 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think this would be a awesome fanfic if you were to make one, i mean your a great writer so far from what i have just saw and just red.
ISMFOFWitMatches Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
That landscape is beautiful...
Septagons Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg this makes me want to hug Twily n.n
frans97 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, Pinkie :(
Nickiminaj456 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
you make beautiful art
amam2217 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I really like the setting, especially the sky and snow. : ]
Frostbite365 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! Your art is amazing!
Eratosthenes-fan1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That's great!
sixpathoffriendship Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OokamiTheWolf1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of skyrim.
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The environment and characters are beautifully done! :)
InvaderAveryx3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
...I have a sudden urge to write a fanfic for this...
thunderbolt3000 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
AMAZING STORY AND PICTURE :D I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Samuraijack5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wait, is there a fiction for this? Cos if it was half as good as this picture then it would be one of the best...ever...
Huussii Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. =p
Samuraijack5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well it deserves one! Seriously, awesome picture.
XxFengoxX Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
needs wallpaper size
iamli3 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
why not?........
Huussii Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because commissioner wanted the full res picture for personal usage.
iamli3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
XChevyX Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gay? Gay means 'happy', used for slang to mean homosexual. It doesn't need to be used instead of stupid. They arent even synonyms.

The reason why the commissioner probably didn't want it up for download was because it would be too easy for someone to steal it and take credit for it. There you go.

iamli3 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
....take credit for it?......
XChevyX Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone could take it, post it, saying that its theirs. Basically, art theft.
illuminatiums Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can't be serious :?
well I guess I can't use that for the wallpaper, cos well I'll be stealing.
iamli3 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
....aaand what's stopping someone from doing that right now?.......
McLarenMP4-27 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Wow, this is beautiful.
madman12000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Well, at least they didn't leave her there
Kennyfaerion Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful idea, both (picture and literature).
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
An amalgam of MLP and 'The Grey' movie
S008 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
I'm not sure how uploading the full image would hurt anyone's interest, but hey.
radda3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
MLP Fim movie?
GlowyPie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
That's an awesome backstory. We need an episode of the 6 traveling through in an arctic place.
distractedbrony Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

...I mean, cool.
Guadags Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Writer
inspiration can come from any ware, being a writer, i know this to be true, and inspiration has just struck me! thank you huussii!
BelovedDoll Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011   Digital Artist
The scenery you placed them is amazingly done. I wish I could do scenes that well.
Citrus--Rain Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
JAXEVANS Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011

ScootLoops Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Oh pinkie!! I kinda want this to be a fic.
CPP-ART Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
this would be an awesome story
Ludicrous1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I love the detail of the mountains surrounding them. It shows how much of a challenge the friends are going through and makes you wonder what happened to make them want to go through there. Hopefully they might stumble upon a group of friendly mountain yaks or goats. :XD:
paroapockinroo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so cool o.o
Roxor128 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to wonder what kind of mission they're on. My first thought was "ponies in the Antarctic", but the mention in the description of night coming quashed that idea due to how day and night work in polar regions.

On another note, this could make a good part of a multi-episode story arc.

On yet another note, you're mean for not allowing downloads. Nobody's going to be able to use your image as their desktop background if you don't let them download it.
small3907 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
awsome pic :D
Cafante Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
So Awesome /)^3^(\
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