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Basking by Geomancing Basking by Geomancing
The second most important thing is knowing that others enjoy and appreciate your efforts. That someone, somewhere likes the product of your work gives you a warm glow of satisfaction.

The first most important thing, however, is enjoying your work yourself. Push the papers and books aside, walk away from the conversations that fill the day, and spare a moment just to look at what you've done, nod to yourself, and smile.

I did that.





Clouds are soft enough to sneak up on ponies basking in your sun without being noticed. Just tossing that out there.
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Goldcoast456 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I love the way you draw the ponies.
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Geomancing Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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PopAMolly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
This is a damn good picture.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Very nice!
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Saga-Sage Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... that description is really touching. Honestly- I feel like people need to hear more of things like that in their lives.
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FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And you did great at that note =D
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:iconwonderboltfanrainbow:
This is so cute! Finally a great one in my fav for shure!!!:DI :love: it! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!
btw a redo might be nescecery, cuz rumors says Twilly got wings soon O_o that cloud would be heavy!
I am seriously kinda jealouse on you you can draw GOOD! I.. ehmm I will fly back to magical kindergarten:P XD!
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sparkleBrush2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
celestias horn is tiny!
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tiedye237 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful pic with Celestia, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo together. :love:

And you're absolutely right, what really matters is that you please yourself and not worry so much about pleasing everyone in the world, I learned that too. ;) Like Rarity, I realized if you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one, especially yourself.

Dear Princess Celestia,
I learn that you really don't have to like everything your friends do, art, literature, interests or whatnot. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, so long as there's no intended rudeness, disrespect or hard feelings towards one another. For friends like each other for who they are, not for what they draw or write. While you may like some things your friends do, others just may not fit your taste. After all, what's a difference of opinion between friends?
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CmdrNIX Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought they looked more like they were closing their eyes, taking a deep breath of fresh air, and enjoying the beautiful day.
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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
Dem wings!
This looks wonderful!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is very cute, and Celestia looks very motherly.
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Words of wisdom, and a wonderful picture. :) Thank you for both.
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eshumaitreyus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Omigosh, Scootaloo, how did you get up there??? :D
I love your style-- so unique and very clean!
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KuwabaraVSYusuke Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
nice! ^^
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This is wonderful. It makes me fills me with fluffiness.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
You deserve an Internet! :iconinternetplz:
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IckleVoldiePoo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This is very cute. Great job!
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CelestialHusky Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I would leave a comment, but I don't have the words to describe how awesome this is. ...huh, I guess I just left a comment.
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soydiota-pah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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OCTAVIO-WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
WOW EXCELLENT AWESOME FABULOUS CUTE PRETTY AND BEAUTIFUL WORK AND BIG BIG ARTIST : 3 :headbang:
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thefan2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so awesome!
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I do want to actually do something, but my parents don't encourage me. Example: I really wanna learn vectors, but I don't get any support. All what my parents want me to do: study. That's it.

Any advice on that?
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Geomancing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell them that everyone needs time for leisure or a hobby. Speaking from personal experience in college, doing nothing with your time but constant grinding studying is counterproductive; you need time to do something you enjoy as a break in between study sessions. Without it, you get fatigued, foggy-minded, and resentful towards your educational efforts. Present your viewpoint clearly and calmly, and hopefully they'll be more open.
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like an idea.:) Thank you.^^
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ob2kenobi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Good advice. I'm taking that with me to work tomorrow.
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