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The Ancients of Growth by Huussii The Ancients of Growth by Huussii
"As the very embodiment of life itself they roamed the earth, one with the land, life wildly sprouting and flourishing everywhere they tread. Rumors with long lost origins tell their essence still inhabits the forests of Everfree."


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Plant ponies!

This started as a random 30min character design for fun from an idea I got in AssasinMonkey's stream one night long time ago, I really recommend to take a peek and chat around his frequent streams, they're awesome. This one was so fun I wanted to get back to it, and finally did. I still wanted to keep it kind of rough and speedpainty, which actually got me greater results than I expected.. Total time ended up being around 3-4 hours.

I ended up going through a whole bunch of stories behind the picture, ranging from the source of Everfree's magic to the planters of tree of harmony and whatnot. EDIT: Refer to my newer picture, "Ancients of Wind" for more developed story.

It's something different, it was fun as hell to do.

Meanwhile, I've just given up with episodes for a while. I didn't find time to relax and watch episodes 10, 11 or 12 due to military, and then I just decided to keep stacking everything up for a marathon until I have a longer holiday once again.


The Ancients of Wind by HuussiiThe Ancients of Growth by Huussii
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:iconlj-atction-360:
LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I freaking LOVE THIS!
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SonataBlaze Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!
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Steam-Sothoth Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Alright. I can say, that I'm preety much amazed. Thank you for this masterpiece, as it brings good emotions to my day ;)
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Cps43327097 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I am groot
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monos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Gahhh this is amazing! I'm writing a fanfic about the Everfree Forest (among other things) and now I feel like I have to find some way to include these creatures! So evocative and inspiring...
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masterofThardus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Spriggans?
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:iconfelinefighter6:
FelineFighter6 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:iconfelinefighter6:
FelineFighter6 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am groot
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shrivak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Timberwolves.
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:iconlyanawolf:
lyanawolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
very nice
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:iconnuvolavolpe:
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
:love:
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:iconhorse1heart:
Horse1Heart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist
the look reminds me of a story on FimFiction where there was a tribe of tree-like equine.
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Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I freaking LOVE THIS! 
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TheHerpDerpWolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
That's awesome. I could never paint that in my entire LIFE.
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BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Note to self. Never, ever, EVER try to practice Wand combat against these things!
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Nachtana Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing. And if i did alreade made nine of them, this pice of art would be one of my inspiration souces. After all, it's still useful. They're not painted yet. So why not a bit like those.

The story behind my version of timber ponies is simple: i was searching for a replacement for those Manikins. Timber wolfes are too aggressive, so it turned to Manekins.
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AdmiralPopeye Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This is one of those arts that makes you sit back and just stare.. to take in all the details. To... appreciate it.
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ForgottonKeyblade Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful~!
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
I've always had visions of plant ponies eversince I was a young child. Nice image.
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:iconteam-friction:
Team-Friction Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Spriggans...
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:iconweabb:
Weabb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice artwork in my humble opinion. I like the background the most. Somehow the at ancient on the right reminds me of Sweetie Belle. :)
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TrueMadayar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
How come one can favourite ALMOST EVERY PICTURE YOU MAKE?!?
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:iconbubock:
Bubock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
OMG, this is beautiful !!! :)
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TheRealFry1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Digital Artist
How original! :iconpervyfryplz:
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:iconchriscstick:
chriscstick Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:drool: That Character Design
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:iconjohsfy:
Johsfy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're epic, You just earned yourself a +watch
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:iconkorsonoraakkeli:
KorsonOraakkeli Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow Ninja meditate before battle... 
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:iconpnfink:
PnFink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Weird you say that you got inspired by AssasinMonkey, because I find him to create art a lot like you do.
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needthistool Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Wicked concept here.
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:iconseanachaidh125:
Seanachaidh125 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really, really need to get back into creature design, this is gorgeous. 
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au32033 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
beautiful!
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shadw9austin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is very nice!
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Damn so cool :3
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:iconfixap:
Fixap Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
NICE!
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squaredare Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
omg this is so beautiful! i love the butterflies. it's all so gorgeous o.o <3 :D
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AmethestDrawPony Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you do request or art trades? ((sorry if this is annoyying))
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ShinyPinkKatydid Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Wow this is awesome!! And very interesting!
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temporos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't feel too bad about getting behind on episodes. I'm still on 313. I haven't even started Season 4 yet.
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sapiking Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
you'll get there ;) I just started enjoying the fandom and started watching the series around 6 months ago! haven't regretted it one bit!
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:iconspartangz:
SpartanGZ Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Once again, another great piece of work!
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bananaz0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they sort of made me think of ....peaceful pony timber wolves? idk, but i love it!
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ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool concept!
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AqomXG Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Awesome
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zoefrancesva Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG That is SO AWESOME. I absolutely adore the idea… If I ever do use it, I'll give you credit because… jeez… I want to build on this… Well… if that would be okay with you. :3
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TheCaringStallion Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
This is amazing!
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TheHerrHeinrich Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.
You know I was actually writing a fanfiction with these Equestrian" Spirits of the trees" but stopped because I couldn't visualize them in the correct way and every time i tried to describe one of them it always came out...wrong.  But these are magnificent! Wonderfully done Kind Sir  :)
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AbyssalEmissary Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An awesome picture! It somehow reminds me of some Sylvari artworks from Guild Wars 2.
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WitchOfCrimsonFire Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
creepy cute
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, a very intricate design and of course a marvellous execution! 
When I read that description I saw the 30 mins and went "WHAT 30 MINUTES!! NOWA- oh 3-4 hours i see" guess I shouldn't jump to conclusions Sweating a little... 
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous colors and texture, I love the forms and the play of sunset light mist-filtered and dark green shadows.
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