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Heart of the Wild by Huussii Heart of the Wild by Huussii

You pick only what you brew, but you're still bound to anger a few.


Off to year 2016!

Zecora always struck as a mysterious, yet wise and strong individual. Even in the alternate timeline she's leading the refugees, whether it is just because she's the most knowledgeable of the Everfree or not remains a question. But to face all the dangers of Everfree, you'll have to be very cunning and swift.

But yeah, hopping back into some good old environment painting with less extravagant color play, and a bit of new studies about the rules of more muted tones. Also learning to handle some new brushes a little better. Trying to start the new year a little stronger than before overall.
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Wow, this looks amazing. 
cross-the-swirl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully done!!
GemKeeper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
That's great, how do you get the shadows to blend in so well?
caru36 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
Lo que mas desearia en la vida es que hasbro nos lleve al reino de las zebras eso seria un cap increible y mucho material para los fant arts
Pony-boutique Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
I wish the show looked like this! 
KH4 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2016
Such a wonderful picture! So much color, detail, and action! But as well it has a softness which is fitting of the show and of Zecora's character. No intense violence here. Just a quick escape on an average day.

Speaking of escape, what is that smoke supposed to be? Is it a smoke bomb? Does Zecora throw something down and make herself vanish in a puff of pink smoke?
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
We need some Zecora vs Timber Wolf action scene in the Series :D
bensacche Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Student Filmographer
Beautiful job!!! :D
strandedPenguin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Go, Zecora, go!
BB-K Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice details. :)

I hear the call of the wild! To my side!
FlaK96 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
damn this is art
TMNTFanGirlLover Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Could u do my OC with her mom Rarity
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! Wooow! This is so cool and epic! The action on this masterpiece is truly amazing! Love it! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Love that addition of the pink smoke bomb! Zecora looks badass, indeed! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
Excellent job! ;)
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is many ways of awesome. :)
VeoLu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She definitely is a great character and you did a good job showing that.
SummerShe-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Nickmane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Freaking awesome :D
Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! I love how dynamic this is!
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
grimnir11 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting effect with timberwolfes, like they merge with a background / like they be a part of it!
Paljon kiitoksia Huussii, that you create such magnificent artworks!
Bronyraimu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow! reary cool!
Persona22 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Is different from ponies and an outcast. Her eyes shine in the dark. Good at making potions, and has knowledge about magical plants and mystical creatures. Meditates...

Of course... Zecora is a Witcher!
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
:iconzecoraplz::iconthinksplz: Always pack extra in this sack, so you don't become their snack!
AbbySoto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
love this
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Down to the last leaf, stone, swell in the ground, and the made-up Zecora quote in the description, everything about this painting is impressive. And also a little muddy. Nice touch with the mud on her fetlocks, and making the timberwolves stand out despite being brown on green.

The muddiness actually adds to the motion blur effect. I think my favorite part of the piece might be the sparkly rainbow of flowers at bottom left.
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Artist
Another lovely work :)
Zeraio Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
I wonder how often this actually happens to Zecora living out there. I'm sure she must have some practice at this.
DivLight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is a fantastic work as always ! I've always wondered if you put the vegetation randomly (one leaf here, one fern there), or if you really calculates the emplacement of each plant ? ^^ Because it always look so natural :D
VengefulStrudel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zecora used smoke bomb, it is super effective!

Excellent work though, love all the detail you put into this piece - quite colorful as well, who says the Everfree always has to be dark and colorless? :P Well done~ ^^
templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
                        Chibi Zecora Icon 
TooCliched Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student Writer
Zecora deserves a lot more action scenes like this. :)
MaskedMenace833 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
I particularly like the leaves, clouds and furriness of the hooves.
Solid stuff.
DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty 
SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
This is very pretty. Zecora must indeed be either very cunning or very powerful to be able to live in the Everfree Forest. Timberwolves aren't even the most dangerous beasts that live there, so this must be a walk in the park for her. Also, even though Zecora uses mostly potions every time we see her, we do know she knows magic too and since we don't know how strong zebras are physically in MLP, we can assume that she might be as tough as earth ponies until it's confirmed otherwise. Dammit, we need more Zecora in season six. I'd love to know more about her past and her homeland.
Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016

In this race I must be the winner / Or else I'll be these wolves' dinner!


You did a fantastic job on the wise and sprightly zebra as she flees from the jaws of those menacing beasts. Gorgeous work on her form and especially nice job on her action pose as she flies through the air; her worried expression as she glances back is pretty terrific too. The fear and intensity really shine through in her alone, and then much more so when we see the malicious beasts chasing her. Meanwhile you did a beautiful job with the painting style for the forest, the background, and even the fast-moving beasts themselves. That big splash is great, adding a bit more emphasis to an already heart-pounding scene. Terrific work, and thanks for sharing.
Maruraba Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I kind of imagine this as "just another day at the office" for Zecora.
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Miko2660 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Way cool!
cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
The more I see her, the more I love that beautiful zebra. She needs more presence in the show.

Awesome work. Love it.
Sinister-Aglets Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Empty-bee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
I love this! Zecora hardly ever gets action shots.
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Simply perfect, and the pose really suggests motion.
Tyrannex Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
"I have no time to talk you see. For from these Timberwolves, I must flee!" - Zecora

Nice artwork! FAV AND WATCH!
PrimordialNothingnes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Great work
tokyofox200 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Run Zecora!
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TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
This is really delightful!  To the extent that i understand such things, it looks beautifully composed both as a work of art--in terms of palette, balance and chiaroscuro--but as piece of cartoon art in terms of action lines and sight lines.
Drakenhof Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Awesome concept
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