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IT BEGINS :FIM title cards series by Jowybean IT BEGINS :FIM title cards series by Jowybean

“Most of my dreams are about frosting” ;p

It might be tonight if not I am sure it will be about the new season opener. Its after 2pm UK time when i am uploading this and it did take me over 9 hours to complete :yawn:. But I do not care i am just super happy :dance: that i had the motivation to finish this and do at a high stranded B-) compared to my pervious cards when season 3 was airing. :)

No spoilers bros just know that the two parter is full of humour, adventure, chaos and lots of mystery.

 The design of this piece is based off a stain glass  window shown in part 1 you see it within minutes of the episode so its not really a big spoiler me mentioning that) ^^;

Personally i think Princess Twilight Sparkle was a lot more engaging then the crystal Empire 2 parter (maybe it was the whole Gak joke and King sombra thing anyway enough with that.

The FIM title cards project aim is too create a quirky unique title card art for each of the episodes of the show we know and love =D Link to the series gallery…

At some point I am going to go back and edit the older cards to be up to par with the standard of my newer ones because some of the designs and finishes really bug me especially Sleepless in Ponyville. :x :nuu:

 One more thing

Yesterday I joined in on a live stream of the episode I had a little interview on the stream near the end of it which in UK time was about 2:55 :wow: I think (late pony am I not this weekend). It was called Brony Bash and you can check it out on youtube. When its done rendering it was a long long stream and I joined the tail end of it.

Until next deviation LATERS Bronies :peace: and Enjoy season 4 I fear the hype is very young and will grow stupidy fast during this season lol  :rofl:

painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom tablet 5

Epic FTW:woohoo: or Do Not want :rage: you choose :mwahaha:


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Critique by SEGASister SEGASister/critique/875066096">Nov 25, 2013, 8:27:42 AM
I'm loving this! I love how it's dark around the edges, but as we near the center of the card, it's much brighter. It pretty much shows Twilight Sparkle as a ray of hope. However, since this is a stained glass window (like the opening scene after the theme) parts of the overall window are, of course, made out of multiple pieces of glass. I like the "cracks" in the wings, as I find it symbolizing Twilight still getting used to her wings, and sees them more as a liability than an asset. I also love the blending of day and night in the window as well, as well as the vines. Overall, this is pretty damn good ^.^
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Critique by JustAnotherTimeLord JustAnotherTimeLord/critique/875780185">Nov 26, 2013, 3:33:05 PM
It appears we meet once again for my critiques. I shall notify you once again that you still seem to be earning a five-star rating all across the board once again. Truly, you are doing something right.

The vision in this painting is quite clear, and due to the nature of the episode itself, this makes for a far more interesting picture. The use of the vines and or gnarled roots making a barrier around the stain-glass window is very appealing, in a wicked sense. It is interesting how there can be a dichotomy within this picture, as the roots were drawn beautifully, and so was the window, but it is apparent that this is good versus evil.

As I have said before, the fact that you do these title cards makes it original in all possible ways.

The technique used here is rather interesting. Out of all the possible avenues you could have gone down to convey the message of the episode, you chose to draw a stain-glass window with Twilight centered in the middle. I suppose you could call this symbolic, if you watch the second episode, that evil attacks things seen as fragile, but little does evil know that it is far stronger than it had anticipated. I was also drawn to the fact that you made the glass in perfect symmetry, with Celestia's sun on the left and Luna's moon on the right. Though, I get a sense of over-glorification of Twilight in this sense, especially when her cutie mark/Element of Magic symbol is placed in the center of the sun. Of course, this is how the show usually plays out anyway, seeing as she is generally the main character, so this works rather well. Were it not based on the show, I would probably have found it detestable, as I have grown adamant towards the show's ploys at establishing Twilight as a super mare.

The impact is exactly as you wanted it to be, no doubt. The vines or gnarled roots surrounding the picture give a sense of forbearance, almost fear, as you feel constricted and quarantined. Though, the picture is the exact opposite of this. It has a plethora of colours, a rainbow beacon of hope, so to speak. It continues to shine even when the darkness closes in, and this is a major and resounding point through not only this episode, but the entire show.

Once again, all of these additive elements create a true work of art that conveys every possible sense of the first episode. One key point I should point out is that while the stained-glass represents hope, it is only shining on one side, not both. While one could say that that is due to Luna representing the night, does the moon not shine? For this, I could imagine it would be best representative of the two-part premiere, where you find great failure and fear before success and triumph can be achieved.

Thanks for your time, and thanks for the art!

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seanchow806 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Where is part 2 of Princess Twilight title card?
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very impressive
Kfcnyancat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Pretty cool even though I HATE this episode.
ultrablud2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Kfcnyancat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
The entire episode felt like plot setup for something that was just barely used. It was boring. I generally don't like plot setup episodes.
POLE7645 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Am I the only one who's reminded of the Beauty and the Beast stainglass windows (especially the one that show the castle being cursed)?

That would make a wonderful title card.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! This cover ooks perfect for this episode!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bluemansonic Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
where's the part 2 card?
Dogman15 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
He hasn't made it. He might make it in the future.
Bluemansonic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
I know, its been over a year
ObsessedWithSpace Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wheres her horn

IncineratorCEO Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Behind the crown :3
ObsessedWithSpace Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yami-Marik93 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
At first. I thought queen chrysalis up to know good again cuz of the leaves on the vines.
Rainbow2-0 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
(Quote from Roman Pierce in "Fast Five")


EvaDraye Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My favorite from the series. Love how you depicted the impending sense of danger around the edges with the vines. The coloration is great, too.
NebulaNyx1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I wish these were official, they should be there that good.
idislikecake Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Twilight Sparkle: can't touch dis!
AVasquezArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
capture the whole 2 part.
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My word... wow. :)
Animewolfgamer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Wow that is awesome!
JamesRye Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Lemme guess: Part two gonna have black vines, right? XD
RainbowDashie41 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
OMG that is brilliant 
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
It's funny that you should mention the Gak commercials that aired during the S3 Premiere so long after the fact. We all hated them so much, but the marketing team didn't really care if we liked it or hated it, just as long as we didn't forget it.  The best way we could've made Gak go away was not by voicing our displeasure, but instead simply saying nothing and letting those commercials fade away to time.
Occitanian-Beast Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
It looks like a Sleeping Beauty artwork. :)
Ziggie1o1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
So... I have to ask, why are some of the episodes missing? Do you just not make title cards for the episodes you don't like?
Awdren Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I don't know for certain, but I don't think on the day of the premiere of Season 1 Episode 1 he said, "This show needs me to make title cards."  I don't even know how long he's been a brony (probably longer than me though).  Even then one would have to consider his need for food and sleep, not to mention employment and/or at least the minimal interaction with society to keep his internet connection.  And I'm sure like a lot of artists on this site he does commissions, requests, and personal projects which he may or may not post.

What I am for certain is that Jowybean has expressed displeasure in some of 'his' title cards, feeling like they were rushed, sloppy, or not thought out as deeply as others he has made.  Whether it be an artist of visuals, words, or both; I can see cause for pride in works of the author who appreciates their own work, and not just doing it to make cash.
twilicornplz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
In my eternal glory, I shall forever be a visage for all ponykind to see. Forever they shall experience the excitement* of having me as their most beloved princess. Well done, my loyal subject, well done.

* Excitement may be due to sheer fear and terror of their power hungry, blood thirsty, ruler.
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
LuRose98 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Wow! This has to be by far one of the best title cards you've done.
templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
HurricaneY Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yooooooooo. This is absolutely fantastic!
britpony Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
bucking awesome
Jakeneutron Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Love it... Where's her horn?
mattstorm360 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Look closely at her crown and you will find it.
A-hardie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Ok, nice colour, the slight wash out definitley makes me think of a stained glass window. However, my only slight criticism is I might suggest making the 'barriers' between the glass segments a little thicker and further shaded to give a sense of metal. Other than that, the edges are good, really feel like glass. The vines have an interesting feel, looking rather etheral, whether or not is intentional i'm not sure but it fits the 'seeds of discord' feel
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Amazing job, as always :)
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jupotmachine35 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
This. This is art in all its holiness.... 

I greatly envy you, sir...:iconmanlytearsplz:
Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome as usual! I like how S4 is already revitalizing the artistic juices of fellow artists, & this time I get to be a witness bs it's happening.
Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
werecass Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Artist
PegasusMeteor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist

Impressive and mysterious.

AppleCider1412 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol if you drew this title card for the premeire! and JUST episode one. can't wait to see what you draw after you see episodes 4 and 5.

(i know what's gonna happen in the first 10 episodes but i've been sworn by friends to a pinkie promise of no spoilers to people who don't want them. i can't tell if you don't want to know)

4 being a great episode together and 5 being my fav and one i know you'll love.

but i can't wait to see more title cards from you
SEGASister Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...I don't mind spoilers. Note me ^.^
SwordSparks Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragaun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Wonderful work as always
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anomaly10 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Oooooo! I likey!
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