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Seed of a new age by AssasinMonkey Seed of a new age by AssasinMonkey
Finale art continues, I guess this would be #7.

Not sure if this is going to be the final one, I am noticing that the best parts I already kinda did haha :XD:
This one also kinda marks on the end of both the Finale and the Season.

I knew it was going to be a hefty one, but oh gosh... did I go with broad scope and everything, turning it in a landscape piece.
Because of that I approached this one slightly different than all the previous Finale pieces. A lot of focus on the environment, then I had to tackle that castle... gosh Architecture sometimes just isn't my strong point :P

Oh well, I do kinda like how the hills turned out, not perfect but good enough. Them houses though.

Anyhow, What y'all think of the new Twilight Shack? It shall be interesting to see this place in the next season.

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Seed of a new age [WIP] by AssasinMonkey
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I really love the lighting like how the the shining of the castle really stands out to me the most. Then the detail on the castle is amazing but I think the background and the landscape is a little bland because all I see are are some hills around 20 houses but far apart or close together and the only reason this bothers me is that this is in the middle of Ponyville. If it was done to make the castle stand out more it worked I really focus on the castle more than anything else. I hope this critique is good and helps.
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LegoniusSC7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   Artist
Painted-Pen Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Golden oaks library 2.0 Royal edition!!
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
1+ :iconthumbsupplz:
EndorsedBryce Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Still can't get over how out of place that thing is in pony vill. Honest had the given it earthy tones and bade the tree a real tree I feel like i would like it much better it would be more like the redux of the home twilight lost.
This image of it is gorgeous though.
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Now all this castle needs are some auto turrets and this baby will defeat any foal who dares disturb Twilight in her studies (well, except her best friends, of course)
Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I think this new castle will be expanded upon during season 5 of "FiM."
Dancing-firefox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
The massive size of the castle compared to the rest of Ponyville amuses me.

Gorgeous work.
shrivak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps it's the contrasting color scheme to the "castle"'s surroundings, but I've just not entirely warmed up to the design yet....

Maybe if we see it get some foliage growth along the roots in season 5....
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It'll be interesting to see how it'll go through the next season. The memories of Golden Oak library still overshadows the new castle a bit, so it still has to sink in a bit for me that there will be a new place.

Maybe some life around the base of it would be nice indeed. Or a new beehive! Oh gosh... the poor bees.
shrivak Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no.... That's right.
The bees got the brunt of it!
Nooo..... NOT THE BEES!!!!!!!!
JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Writer
Does this mean that Twilight is going to get servants? Cause their is no way that Spike can clean and maintain a whole freakin castle by himself! 
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014
If she can build a portal machine from a spell book and some rusty electronics from an Equestrian scrapyard, she can build robot servants that walk around and do her bidding!!
Tiger610 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< that must be
:33< maybe the're a variation of the royal guards
JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Writer
If she does get guards that would be the perfect excuse to Put Flash on the show
tophxomi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Trixie- Rotten lousy....GRRRRR
aymen11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I wonder what twilights new guards will be I mean in luna eclipsed her guards had batwings and had completely different armour in the episode castlemania you see a clip of the guards old armour I wonder what twilights guards will look like
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Who's to say she'll have guards

Trixie- Of all the...Lousy stinking
aymen11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
well she needs somepont got to protect herself from any potential dangers . I hope rainbow dash I captain of royal guard
Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I miss twilight's oak library. Sad fayse. But her new castle look so gorgeous. I love it. Love 
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Trixie- Yeah Yeah Oh So Wonderful....Grumble
Brackets002 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Writer
Love the picture, hate the castle.
Not just because it looks bad, mind you, but because it's a wasted opportunity. Search "tree castle" on Google Images and you find so many drawings of castles carved into or grown out of trees. We got a crystal castle on a crystal tree that looks slightly dead.
I wanted a literal tree castle, in the same way that Golden Oaks Library was a literal tree house. Living wood, enormous, leafy and beautiful.
artadorkable Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg live all of you're art keep on drawing
Gamerpen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Mane Six Clap 
Elythespidermare Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some how
BB-K Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One glorious castle. :D
Drakonitka Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Twilight Kingdome. Nice work.
WOLFart2001 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhhh, amazing!!
ZS3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Beautiful. But what happened to the other nearby cottages? Were they destroyed too?

Regardless, I'm still having trouble coming to terms with the new tree. It looks too…playset-y. But hey, at least it's got a sweet interior.
00Davo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
There were no other nearby cottages. The crystalbrary is in a different place to the old treebrary.
ZS3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
So it's in a new place?
00Davo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
ZS3 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Mind blown!

And I'm assuming that, out of the wreckage of the old library, there's a tree sapling growing straight out of the ground there.
Mrzeromaster95 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Artist
I wonder if the side-balcony is used for Sky-chariots. And the Crystal look on the tree itself still looks a bit weird. ^^;

Awesome work.
MudSlinger077 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sarxis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I love these colors. 
ninllot Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
HERMOSO, sigues impresionado nos con esos maravillosos trabajos.
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
The scenery turned out nice. It gives not only a great perspective of the castle, but I think it adds to the majesty of it.
Ihniwid Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
First of all, this is amazing, second, I think the new Twishack will increase real estate cost in Ponyville to wallet-Hell.
SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I get the feeling it'll come out of Celestia's budget XD
Futaba2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
first  good piece of fan art I come across when it comes to Twilight castle.
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome Q.Q
MrSpartin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You actually make the design look cool. Good job! :D
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Breathtaking!  :+fav:
TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Oh, such a pretty castle. I would want to live there.
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
DHX kinda screwed up if you ask me, the new palace seems completely out of place in the landscape.
Fixap Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Keen-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Yeah, I'm excited to see how everyone adjusts to the new castle. Hopefully it's still a library inside, and hopefully they manage to transfer that homey feel the old place has.
XGluon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Well, the Friendship Rainbow Kingdom playset DOES confirm that Twilight's castle has a library(and it's a rather homey-looking one, too).

HOWEVER, I think that it'll just be a PRIVATE library(as in, it's for Twilight); she'll rebuild/regrow Golden Oaks Library for the inhabitants of Ponyville to use.

I have four reasons as to why I believe this.
1: I'm apparently the ONLY person who remembers that one of Twilight's defining characteristics is her OCD(obsessive-compulsive disorder).  The Twilight we know wouldn't just leave Golden Oaks all mostly-destroyed!  And plus, she has a kingdom now, and she's naturally obliged to keep it in good shape!
2: Twilight can't juggle being both a princess AND a librarian!  It's better for her to pass on her title of "Librarian of Golden Oaks" to somepony else(I think that this "somepony else" would be Sunset Shimmer(considering how Twilight got her to start learning about friendship)...assuming that she'll come back to Equestria at the end of Rainbow Rocks) and have her own private library in her castle.
3: It would be a very, very, VERY selfless of Twilight to rebuild/regrow Golden Oaks so as to show her thanks to Ponyville's inhabitants for letting her use Golden Oaks all this time.
4: Rebuilding/regrowing Golden Oaks Library would give Ponyville TWO libraries; one for Twilight and one for everypony else.  Twilight will have her books(magically restored to good-as-new condition, of course), and Ponyville's inhabitants will have their books(also magically restored).  It's a win-win situation!   (AND it would keep the Changelings out of Twilight's castle, too!)
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