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Out of the Ashes, a New Story To Be Told by Huussii Out of the Ashes, a New Story To Be Told by Huussii
Had this rough idea for quite a while but didn't know how would I exactly present it. I did want to focus on trying to bring the scale of destruction into another light. Afterall that tree was pretty damn huge and old when you construct it by looking at the interiors. It had to be a significant loss for everyone, simply because of its age and place in history. Not to mention that amount of books that were certainly destroyed.

Of course, realistically a totally leveled tree wouldn't sprout again right in the middle of the trunk, but I took a little bit of freedom so it'd make sense in both artistic side and story viewpoint. I like to think that one day the old overgrown hollow remains of the golden oak would become one with the grown sprout, effectively renewing the tree in its glory.

I kind of regret not putting Spike in there. I just forgot about him after I threw away the idea of having the whole mane six gazing at the sproutling around Twilight.

(EDIT): There's a strange black line around the bottom appearing occasionally.. It's something on Deviantart's side, not being present in the full res picture. The whole site has been laggy as hell recently.
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Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful! THIS is what I would love to see in season 5! The castle is great, but the treehouse was so... cozy and warm!
Rarity encantada
kennyteya Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
this is amazing! 
TerrorWolfX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This piece just got second place in 'Most Impressive/Beautiful Artwork or Comic' of 2014 in /r/mylittlepony on Reddit!
PrimeTF Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cue Skyward Sword music.
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Everything you draw is so beautiful!
saxumsando Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful scene 
kot6 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the library fire in Alexandria... So sad, very beautifully drawn 
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Clap Beautiful, truly beautiful. The tree house will never be forgotten. :) It's got so much emotion in this. :)
1x1x1x1x Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for asking but are this he fucking tree the minotaur destroyed with his lazor?
Davidtechlife Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
You never disappoint :) (Smile)  
LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
beautifuWaaaah! Heart 
Smilley85 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Darn it. The library needs a song dedicated to it just so we can use this picture.
aymen11 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Hopefully they didnt grow the castle over the library and that the library is growing into a new tree and that in future seasons itll grow overtime
Fire-Link Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Awesome work. How's it going?
reulpoaderytphyotros Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hermoso :,)
ItsanotherDay Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Realmente increible  :)
silberhase Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
It's beautiful, with the candles and a smiling twilight and a few book that are still there.
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
That castle needed to be a tree, man.

And just to put it out there, I probably had the same expression Twi did when that crazy, jerk-tail freak blew up the beloved library. Seriously, dude, that was sad. :(  
turtwigfan505 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Does anyone else agree with me that this scene, kind of fits this theme just a bit?…
CocoTehRiolu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
turtwigfan505 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You agree? :meow::):D
KeybladeKnight99 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Writer
Great now I have to go cry, thanks a lot!
Valronic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Call me a hipster but I really like the tree better than the castle.  A better castle would have been to have the tree grow back like...ummm...a big ass tree castle ...with blossoms...and hookers.
ukulilia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Castles are so mane stream!
GSphere Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely incredible
StandingLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know. This is giving me so much feels!
ihamza995 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The heart grieved at this scene!
dinobenoid3 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
please tell me Celestia has copies!
TenthElement Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, and its almost sad
MapleTheMutt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god this is literally so fascinating! I'm amazed at your talent! this looks so beautiful and very touching! the lighting and texture of everything is so amazing 
JubaAj Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Kronoxus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
oh the memories
xSagefurx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The library... so many memories but this, I think, captures it perfectly.
I hope it becomes some sort of memorial in Season Five, and is that a small sapling I see?
AndreiAnaMaria13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
pyrophych Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this puts a whole new perspective on the library it looks enchanting 
Kh0nAn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, this is fantastic.
Dev-i Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This was sad.
JubePoney Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
What an amazing picture...
It's really sad to think the destruction of the tree. It was in almost every episode and now we will never see it again :( (except if they decide to bring it back but it would kind of ruin the feels so I don't want it back)
RainbowFlash5000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm kinda sad about Twilights treehouse/library thingy being blown up by Tirek bcuz well, a bunch of everything happened in tht place :'C its just not fair...sure she has a tree/castle now but ain't the same!
masterofThardus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Huh...this is faved by Sibsy (I came here from her, that sounds kinda creepy, now that I think about it. ^^; ). No wonder, though. Your artwork is AWESOME!
Ganondox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The biggest wham of the destruction of the library was just a few episodes earlier Twilight couldn't sell any of her books for sentimental reasons. 
g-master-artist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this artwork makes the tree house look much bigger than it really is XD
but still, condolence for her loss :iconcryforeverplz: dem memories
Fak3cz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Treehouse was pretty big actually...
g-master-artist Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm, then again... yea, maybe. damnit hasbro needs to release like a blueprint off all their houses XD
Huussii Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The notable thing sure is that the interiors of buildings in the show are always a lot larger than the exterior "models" suggest, to make the show easier to read I guess. I realized that even more when I started to construct the house here from various screencaps.
g-master-artist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol and also don't forget, at times, for "plot conveniences" XD:iconsillydiscordplz:.... haaa. but then again, i kinda like the idea that the tree house is big, well it is a library anyway:icondummywooplz:... so you got that going good fer ya, good job.. and the feels in this piece is strooooong
Fak3cz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
ya, they probably dont realise how big of a deal it is for this pathetic fandom x)
g-master-artist Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TrueMadayar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Lovely. Just lovely. Totally something Twi would do.
astrew Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
the beautiful thing is that acording with the producers one episode of the 5season wil deal with this
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