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Sometimes... just... nevermind

I hope the picture tells most of the story

Was a rather quick one, but sometimes an idea is just as fast so you just need to try and capture it. And I hope I managed to do so and carry it over to you. :(

It was nice making snow for once, but I guess that's just part of exploring new things

Approx time: 1,7 hour

Edit: Wow, all the beautiful comments, it's heart warming :) You all make the best stories, All the feels, Thank you!
I'm sorry for my lack of replies, I'm at a loss of words for the beauty of all the comments.
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:icontravolore:
Travolore Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful but you'll forgive me if I'm getting some serious Empire flashbacks here. In a good way.
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InDeepSchit Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Photographer

Seeing how much snow has already covered her, she's obviously been in that position for a good while. And if she isn't dead from severe hypothermia already, she soon will be. Even if the figure in the background (presumably RD) reached Gilda while she was still alive, she'd still have to drag her out of the blizzard. She never had a chance, the poor girl.

This is a sad scenario indeed, and masterfully executed I might add. I love the way Gilda's talons are protruding from the snow, and her frozen tears make it that much more of an emotional piece. Well done! :clap:

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:iconkayanne21:
kayanne21 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's something universally sad about a dead bird.
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:iconvren55:
vren55 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh damn.... this is good nice story behind the painting as well... even though Gilda isn't my favorite character... dose feels ;(
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Shouldnotexist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Ooh! A crash, or a collapse from exhaustion, or grief if we want to go with 'Gilda feels guilty/betrayed/sad'

But what really interests me is the figure in the distance. If I were allowed to speculate I'd say it was Dash. But you can't tell if she's walking away, or running over to help, or even just standing and watching.

I do like the idea of this being a bit more metaphorical than that, 'left out in the cold' and all that.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
There are some that deserve such fate...but not her.
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:iconghostinthemachine92:
GhostintheMachine92 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
May I use this for a video I am making?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure!
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:icongxfan537:
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Guilder: *in tears* No...You...You were alive...I'VE FELT IT! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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:iconx4rn0x:
x4rn0x Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
...epic I.....
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:iconmadrigles:
madrigles Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wow. This is really sad. You make me shed man tears.
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:iconsmawzyuw2:
smawzyuw2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
powerful.
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:iconemberfiremane:
EmberFiremane Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Wow, the contrast of Gilda's dispair with the faint hope of a pony (RD?) coming to the rescue, leaves me with conflicting feels. Just beautiful.
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:iconbadgerqwert:
BadgerQWERT Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINNALY! she has paid for what she has D O N E .
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:iconbjarru:
Bjarru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Made your waifu cry?.. Ooookay. Now that's just childish
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:iconbadgerqwert:
BadgerQWERT Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAFUQ IS WRONG WITH YOU?! I hate "WAUFU". they make me sick. =_= I meant because Gilda is a bully. >_>
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:iconbjarru:
Bjarru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So is Trixie, Discord, Nightmare Moon, Queen Chrysalis... The only difference they didn't make Fluttershy cry. Brh, I guess it is all that matters XD
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:iconbadgerqwert:
BadgerQWERT Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true. CX :D :dummy:
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: I guess that's also a way to look at it
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:icondemonpanther:
DemonPanther Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Such a sad pic :c
But it implies a happy, touching ending!!! :love:
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:iconlegirian:
legirian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe this picture is metaphorical.
Gilda mourns Dash's "betrayal", and feels like she's alone out in the cold, with no friends left to help/comfort her. And in the background, one can see Dash, who has abandoned Gilda and is simply watching her suffer.

That's how I interpreted it, anyways. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Really cool picture.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think there's any right or wrong way. Thanks for sharing your view, I can definitely see how you got that angle.
Given what happened or maybe even didn't happen in her episode.

I liked to let the viewer interpret this picture on their own :)
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kira-no-mitsuki Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
:iconcrydesuplz: :iconsadplz:
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:iconsuperayaa:
superayaa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so beautiful...
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:iconcolorcoatedart:
ColorCoatedArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of End Of Loyalty ([link]) But with gilda instead of Rainbow. Beautifully done! You can really feel her emotion in this!
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Davidhedrick95 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Whoa... :'(
makes you wonder what really happened to Gilda...
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:iconmoonstone-fox:
Moonstone-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly beautiful, the emotion in it is so strong. I love it.
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:iconred-rover-fim:
Red-Rover-fim Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, just, wow. This one really jumps out and grabs you. Very touching and very sad. Well done.
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StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Aww... I'm conflicted on this one because on the one hand, it's beautifully done, but on the other hand, it makes me want to cry :'(
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I love the colors in this picture - the way you really made it look like a whiteout, freezing bitter cold in the middle of a snowstorm raging across a barren landscape, slowly covering that battered body with an icy blanket.

And like everyone else, I feel really sorry for Gilda, too. What happened? You have to wonder why she is the way she is, anyway; despite her being something of a jerk, I don't think she's fundamentally a bad person (And there must've been a reason for why Dashie used to be her friend.) Nonetheless, while she may have gotten away with rude behavior as a kid, it's obviously different as an adult, and I could see her finding herself a cast-out as a result; perhaps she never fit in too well anyway, what with being a gryphon and all, and perhaps she was driven away when her reputation was harmed beyond redemption.

One imagines that she may have found herself living in precarious conditions - exiled to the outskirts of civilized society, forced to live on the scraps; perhaps she eventually decided to seek a better life elsewhere, somewhere - anywhere. And perhaps she underestimated the difficulty, was overly confident in her abilities; and when conditions worsened, she lacked the experience to recognize the last chance to turn away. In the end, the storm trapped her.

One hopes that Dashie, or whoever it is in the background, will not be too late. But then, gryphons are a hardy bunch, aren't they? And with the help of the unicorns' magic, Zecora's brews, and the warmth of not just fires but also friendship, I hope she should be able to recover.
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039520 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
this is very depressing.. well done
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:iconaurora-gale:
Aurora-Gale Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
NOOO! *Saves the Gilda!!!*

Wonderful awesome artwork...but why does everyone wanna do sad things to these ponies...and nonponies...you get the idea..
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Oh crap~!! Somebody save her!!!
Beautiful image, though.
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Poor Gilda, frozen forever in sadness and lonliness. This was truly right the feels
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:iconsome-dude-called-jab:
Some-dude-called-JAB Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I know you're supposed to keep your poultry frozen until you want to eat it but...
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:iconyoshiart24:
YoshiArt24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
noooooooooooo Gildaaaaaaa.....
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Oh i did notice rainbow dash can rescue Gilda.
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:iconkingdragon34:
KingDragon34 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can't even look at this picture, it depresses me so much. Why? Why make a picture that is so heartbreaking?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw :(
For may we all get together to help her through this moment of darkness, for there is still hope in the distance :)
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:iconkingdragon34:
KingDragon34 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope she had children before hand. It would help soften then the mood.
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:icondan001703:
Dan001703 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
After reading Gilda's tragic background in Heart of Gold, Feathers of Steel (and the sequel where she gets a job as a cop and has to deal with her own demons as well as bigotry from coworkers) you really have to feel for her.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hope everyone can find them self in that. Being able to care for the worst in time of need. :)
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:iconfaithlesshyren:
FaithlessHyren Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO.
MANY.
FEELS.

This artwork is simply brilliant, and the amount of emotion it conveys is simply stunning!
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
I'm loving all the feels from the comments and reactions. It makes me happy to be allowed to share these emotions.
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:iconcalimink:
Calimink Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
She's a putz... but that is NOT what she deserves. Come on inside, Gilda. It's warm.
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:iconmirtar34:
mirtar34 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes, just what? I'm curious, and whats the story?
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think the comments have done an excellent job on creating the story :)
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:iconmirtar34:
mirtar34 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but there all random people
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Man-Eating-Llama Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rainbow Dash's outline in the background makes this for me. If it was just Gilda freezing to death in a snowbank, all it would be is depressing. The pegasus outline rushing toward her adds a faint touch of hope to the mix, making the emotion conveyed so much richer and more complex. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's fulfilling and warming to read your kind words, thank you :)
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