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In the Hall of Concern by Jowybean In the Hall of Concern by Jowybean
Lets face it even though FIM is super fun colourful exciting and entertaining. Most of us Bronies have had our own crazy head cannons or back-stories to what happened in the dark mysterious 1000 years ago :P with the whole nightmare crystal empire thing (that still confuses me to this day) :?.

Any way after the two prater of season three I have been building up in my mind a visual idea of how I saw Equestria. Before the birth and events of the mane 6.
I some how imagine this Game of Thrones style war between Equestria the Changeling Empire and the Griffons kingdom :| . And it all leading up to Luna’s transformation in to the evil Nightmare :fear: . I picture a lot of tension between these different kingdom and I see it been played out in an epic traditional animation :headbang: (no surprise there :roll:. To keep this thing short I have had this one dramatic scene with Princess C meeting with the old Griffon king in his throne room. To discuss the situation of the war and the effect it’s having on their subjects. I chose to illustrate this in a speed painting style at a worm’s eye view showing the intermediacy and concern celestia has for the future and the lack of Alert from the king. :phew:

I am nowhere near a writer or a great story teller :no: (there are plenty of better well thought-out back-story ideas then this). But this is just my own personal interpretation of the 1000 years period that is so interesting and rich for the fandom to embrace and expand upon. It can keep you up for hours ^^; . Lol

And as an artist its fun to explore your fandom theories in picture form.

Maybe season 4 we will see some Griffons

Check out my FIM title card project…

Until next deviation LATERS Bronies :peace:

drawn and painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom tablet 5

Epic FTW:woohoo: or Do Not want :rage: you choose :mwahaha:
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reiler12 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Wait, wait, wait. May be, it is good that people from game of thrones kill you all bronies, esquarteja, mutilate their beloved ponies. big. idea.
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Looks like stuff is going down.
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
nice work man! I also love exploring the history left blank and filling it in with epicstyle wars n stuff. While i do hope they go into some additional info in s4 I actually hope they don't go into TOO much detail, kuz that would take away alot of what we have to work with for that type of fan creation
RunningOftheLeaves Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
The level of the griffon king's fluffiness is most acceptable.
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
This looks fantastic. You're using the idea of the changeling empire, eh? That sounds great, so do I. I base it off the Empire of Japan, due to their show creator basing their designs off horror manga. As for the Georgina, I often go with the German and Austro Hungarian Empires. What do you think?
Konrax Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Celestia: What you are doing is creating war!

High King: I do not care if you rise the sun, you speak to the high king of the griffins Princess, what I DO, I do for my people, just like what you would do for your subjects of your land.

Celestia: So, you will go on with this -MURDER- of innocents?

High king: <remains silent with a stern look>

Celestia: Very well, you lead me no option but to stop you. You will feel the full might of the equestrian knights, and as you look upon the very sky you fly, I will be there, to show you the true powers of the sun, and it will burn to ashes for your crimes.

To be continued....
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I'm SUper concerned. TO THE HALL OF CONCERN!!!
block1431 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Why is this piece so awesome? Oh... because the view is unique and it was expertly done. Makes a lot more sense now ^_^. Also, love your idea of a Games of Throne-like past-- makes me wonder what the equivalent of the Red Wedding would be...
CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your sight on the events wonders me.
Of course, there sure happened many dark things in the thousand years before Nightmare Moon's return and probably also before these thousand years.
But this has never changed.
Equestria is far away from a peaceful period.
There is Discord, Chrysalis and King Sombra, the Everfree Forest is a constant threat, there are dangerous dragons and when you read the official comics you know that there are more very dangerous places in Equestria.
And it's not hard to imagine that Equestria has many dark secrets.
Equestria is really lucky that it was not already overran by evil forces.
The live there seems peaceful and bright, but that's more of an illusion, than the truth.
Awdren Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I agree with you that we need more griffons, we've only seen two.  There are quite a collection of fandom made griffon characters that I enjoy as well.
SwordSparks Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, awesome.
tclego Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Nice! I like the bottom-up view, showing that they are obviously higher powers, and since they are arguing, you can tell that there must be some sort of negotiation or council going on.
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TheSteelViper Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Ha! Love it. The griffon king's expression is priceless, like "ugh. Not this shit again."
AppleCider1412 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!! i was hoping i could make a pic suggestion? but i don't wanna make you mad. to see if you could do a picture based on the season 4 premiere synompsis ...i did. i wanted to see what you'd come up with.
Jowybean Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist

Ironically i started working on an idea behind that but i just do not want to post it yet.

also i never get mad =D about requests or pic suggestions i am just so busy nowadays outside DA ^^;  

AppleCider1412 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 well, when you can post it. i'll be excited to see it XD. i just loved the summary and your artwork. i used the picture they gave out and made a wallpaper based on the element tree design. to try my hand at a really complicated picture
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