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From Whence We Came by wraith11 From Whence We Came by wraith11
EDIT:Huh... apparently this made it onto EqD. That explains a lot. Thanks to whoever nominated it.

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...and so we fled our home, abandoning it to the oncoming storm, and in our great ships we gave ourselves, wandering to the cosmos.

We found a new world in the depths of space; a cold world, far from any star, and to that bit of ice and rock we brought light and life: a rising sun, a setting moon and in our own mastery of the universe we basked; until how we had come to this new home was lost to eternity for all except a very few... and the truth of how it survived became little better than magic...


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GIANT STARSHIPS!

...and ponies. Because I could.



Been awhile since I drew either, so it seemed like the thing to do; and maybe get some environment practice to boot. Spaceship very much inspired by the old "Terran Trade Authority" books, which were such a part of my teenage years.


Part 02 ---> wraith11.deviantart.com/art/Aw…
Part 03 ---> wraith11.deviantart.com/art/Yo…


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is (c) Hasbro.
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:iconwraith11:
Cheers mate.
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:iconkrissjfig:
Nice artwork. It seems a logical endpoint for them is to explore space. Of course considering the stuff they already went through back 
in their planet, one has to wonder what lies in their journey throughout the cosmos.

Seriously though, I almost didn't notice the pony in the lower right until you mention it being in EQD.

Come to think of it. If I'm going to make an artwork, I would reference a whole lot of shows
, movies, video games,pop icons/famous figures,breakfast cereals etc just to gain viewers. 
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:iconwraith11:
Cheers mate.

Yeah, I wanted this one to be mostly about the starship. The ponies started off when I was sketching as a "I need something in the foreground", but as I worked on it I wound up creating a backstory as to how the ship got there and how it fits into Equestria's history and future etc. There's a few more images in this series I want to do, just got to find the time :sweat:
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:iconkrissjfig:
Well I would look forward to the series then. Maybe try crossovers if it won't hurt the feel of the series.
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:iconbrutalityinc:
"100 years ago, an airship that drifted off-course detected an object, buried beneath Badlands.

An expedition was sent investigate it.

It was discovered to be an ancient starship, hidden beneath the sands.

And deep inside was a marker that would change the history of Equestria forever.

Upon the stone was a map of the galaxy, with its six spiral arms.

And a single word that was older than the time of Nightmare Moon, Discord and even the Three Tribes themselves:

Harmony

Our home.

It was not long before Equestria, and then the world, was united by a common purpose.

In orbit, high above the planet, a great interstellar starship was build, an act that took over a hundred years. It bore down upon the world as a second moon.

Technology and magic joined forces. New sciences that was never even thought of was discovered. Sacrifices were made when it was demanded.

The greatest of these was given to Mana Starlight, descendant of Twilight Sparkle, a bearer of the Element of Harmony. To pilot the colony vessel, she was integrated, permenently, into its systems as its living core. No longer a pony, she is now Fleet Command.

The promise of the Guidestone united the whole world; every species, every kingdom and every mind became focused upon the true origin of their people.

And every effort was focused on building the starship that would seek it out among the stars."


(A parody of the intro of Homeworld, a classic Epic Science-Fiction videogame).
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:iconwraith11:
Haha, nicely done.

I actually only saw that cutscene about a week ago when someone was nice enough to link it for me. ^^;
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:icondragonsoulsong:
Incredible! ^_^ Hmm..."Terran Trade Authority" books? I'm quite certain I've read one of those before...definitely explains why the ship style looked so familiar to me. Awesome work, sir! :)
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